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 Gary Liddle

33 year old, husband and a father of 2. Played for league clubs including Hartlepool, Notts county, Bradford, Chesterfield, Carlisle and Walsall. No rituals/superstitions, just don’t like to feel too full come kick off so just eat food around 10am every game day and that does me other than a few sweets and drinks in the dressing room. Scouted playing for my Sunday league team around the age of 11 and invited for a trial at Middlesbrough academy…