Neuilly sur Seine, FR
PREVIOUS CLUBS -
Various clubs as a young one, then play & drink clubs in University and after - like most of my bad habits, nothing more serious than recreational
CHILDHOOD CRUSH -
Princess Leia and Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - rowr!
FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OF ALL TIME -
I grew up watching Pele and he was always amazing to watch.....but, Ronaldo is pretty darn amazing too
FAVOURITE ODIAXERE CLUB PLAYER AND WHY -
I like you all! Plus - all you Brits (errrr, and other nationalities!) look alike, it's hard to tell you apart...
MOST DIFFICULT ODIAXERE CLUB OPPONENT -
Well - you're a talented bunch, but... My knee says John S and my mind says Big Rog (but only his wit on the field)
MOST MEMORABLE MATCH -
Euro 2016 Portugal v France - We had narrowed down the countries to where we would move to either France or Portugal..and we decided the winners of this game would determine our fate.... they both fought hard for us, but luckily for Portugal, they won us...I mean, they won the Euro Cup!!
BIGGEST THRILL -
The birth of our first child (the second one ranks highly too!)....indescribable to see and hold our first little one!
JOHN LENNON OR PAUL MCARTNEY -
OASIS OR BLUR -
Don't look back in anger when I say .... Oasis
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT -
There are so many: Big Rog's tired insult repertoire, the state of affairs in my home country, the list goes on....
But I'll settle on this .... Not getting to the Mt Kilimanjaro summit
Several friends (including my then-soon-to-be-wife) went to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... The first day of the climb, we ate a large breakfast before trekking out. It seems I was the only one who drank two large glasses of 'fresh' cows milk, against the recommendations of my compatriots.... After a several-hour drive to the base of the mountain, my stomach was already gurgling and by the time we'd started our ascent, I was already suffering from looser bowels than normal (that's putting it lightly).... by that night, after we set up camp - I was running behind the largest rocks I could find and gracing the mountainside with my liquified presence. Little did I realize that was to be the highlight of the climb - as shortly after it was coming out of both ends... I couldn't eat and I couldn't keep water down, which began contributing to severe altitude sickness. Anyways, 2 days later we ended up walking in to base camp (I literally stumbled into base camp) and I was too sick to summit with the group. They almost med-evac'd me due to extreme altitude sickness, but after a day of getting used to this altitude (while the others summited), and whatever I had finally "running it's course", I was healthy enough to make the descent with the team.... but I'll always regret not making it to the top
BEST COUNTRY VISITED -
So many to choose from and so many left to go - but Switzerland (Zurich and the Saas Fee area of Alps) are beautiful and rank as my favorite so far....
FAVOURITE FOOD -
Mexican - carnitas, burritos, tacos and a proper salsa with jalapenos!
FAVOURITE PORTUGUESE FOOD -
FAVOURITE DRINK -
Beers - Stouts, Browns, Porters then the rest - but generally anything brown and frosty
MISCELLANEOUS LIKES -
My kids (most days), homemade ice cream, beers with friends
MISCELLANEOUS DISLIKES -
My kids (some days), food coloring (do we really need neon blue ice cream?!), cancer
FAVOURITE TV SHOW -
I really enjoyed 'Lost' until the end.... but, I'm a sucker for any spy thriller.... just enjoyed Fauda on Netflix and currently catching up on Peaky Blinders
FAVOURITE FILM -
Star Wars IV
FAVOURITE SINGER -
Let's stick with favorite band - R.E.M. (they're also are from my University town)
FAVOURITE ACTOR -
Not sure I have a favorite right now....
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER
Two really, father and brother.... My father was an amazing role model and instilled a healthy work ethic in us... my brother helped me to land a job when in University that helped me to pay tuition and come out debt free, while launching my tech career - all good things!
BIGGEST DRAG IN SOCCER -
The US sucks so badly on the international stage... Oh, you said soccer... Well, we suck there too (except for us exports, of course)!
WHAT ONE ITEM WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND -
Ummm, going out on a limb here, but - I'd have to say "a boat"
WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET
Any easy-going person who's happy to enjoy a pint every so often....
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