Interview Sam Russell

I’m just a normal Boro lad, some would say not normal, proud dad to my daughter Darcie, 38 going on 21. Coming from the north east, your just born into it, my dad was a goalkeeper for local level and taught me everything he knew, I loved kicking a ball about every day/night, outdoor and in the house! but just seemed to be a natural thing to just be between the sticks, And my dad brought that out more in me. Big Boro fans and just wanted to one day do what my heroes did. Well coming through at Lilleshall national school, and then into academy and young pro..

Interview Ben Worman

I’ve played football all my life, been a Cambridge United fan since I can remember. I Joined Cambridge age 8 after playing locally for water beach colts and have always loved football since a young age. Love to watch football whenever I’m not playing it and talk about it with my mates whenever I’m not watching it! It’s very important to me as it’s what I’ve grown up doing. It’s what my friends and family are invested in too, so they show great support in me and want to see me succeed that’s why it means a lot to do well as I’d like to try and make those around me proud.

Interview Mattie Pollock

My name is mattie pollock I’m 18 years old and I am at Grimsby Town my position is a defender I was born in London and brought up in Middlesbrough. Football is massively important to me it always have from being a kid grew up with everyone in my family massive on it having had my dad play and my older brother currently playing so I was brought up around the game and ever since I was young it’s been my number one priority. I would like to say I’m a little bit old school I like to put my head on things…

Interview Cameron Burgess

Hi Guys Cameron here. I have a few little things I like to do before the game mostly on the prehab side of things I’ve picked up over the years, different stretches etc. And I like to wear the same shoes If we won the week before, don’t know why! Apart from that it’s just the usual preparation. I was living in Australia at the time and through various avenues got the chance to come across to a few teams and train to see if I could get a contract. Loved it straight away at Fulham, just everything about the place and the people involved!

Interview Laurie Walker

I’m Laurie Walker 30 year old goalkeeper currently playing for Mk dons in in League 1. I wouldn’t say I have any specific strength of weakness, I work hard daily in training to try and improve my all round game to make sure I’m up to scratch and ready to play. Joining Mk as a kid is every kids dream come true, you take it for granted as a kid which is one thing I regret I wish I’d of spent more time on the training pitch at the time. But it was very different as I worked under two different managers who both had very different styles of play which was tough to adapt to quickly as a youth team player.

Interview Alex Whitmore

I think I can be classed as an out and out defender first and foremost. I enjoy the heading, blocking and tackling more than anything, but I do like to try and find a pass and bring the front lads in to play as much as I can. I think looking at it objectively my career reads like a slip down the leagues, but I don’t see it that way. I’ve made decisions best for me regarding the clubs I’ve joined and other times things haven’t worked in my favour. I’ve played across 4 leagues in my career and also in the youth systems at 18 and 23s levels so I’m fairly well versed across the board.

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