My name is Andre, I’m 17 years old, and currently I’m a goalkeeper at Morecambe FC. I’m Portuguese, was born in Brazil where I spent 6 years of my life then moved to Portugal where I first had contact with actual football and played football for a team. I only started playing football because of my cousin, which is one year older than me, I went to watch him on his first session with the club and the coach invited me to join. I got put straight in the goal, even without gloves…
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Tony Thompson, I’m 25 years of age and I was born and live in Liverpool. I play part time football at Altrincham FC, and I’m scaffolder by trade. Football is in my blood and growing up as a young lad in Liverpool I’ve always wanted to play football and never thought of anything else, other than that. When I made the decision to go part time it was a massive shock to the system