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 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 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.

Interview Luke Waterfall

My name is Luke waterfall , I am 29 years old and play for Grimsby Town FC in the League 2. I would say I am an old school type of centre back. I like to defend first and for most and organise the team on the pitch. I joined Barnsley at 13 years old and went through to the u18s with them. At the time the club was in the championship , and likelihood of playing at the time was probably slim. The first team manager wanted players who would be ready for the first team, and released all my age group…