Month: August 2017

Player Profile – Anam Hassan

NAME: Anam Hassan

TEAM: 5s

POSITION: Centre Midfield

BIRTH DATE: 04/03/1989

BIRTH PLACE: London

PREVIOUS CLUBS: n/a


1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?

I work in a hospital calling up people to book appointments. It isn’t very interesting to talk about and I find people get bored quickly when they realise I’m not a doctor – which is awkward when I’m halfway through performing a prostate exam. Otherwise I would describe myself as mediocre at everything I put my hand to. On the pitch I see myself as a creative player, somebody who brings stability to the team through technique.

2. What was most memorable moment in your MFC career till now?

Ordinarily, scoring my first goal – for the 7s – would be my standout moment. However, it was my performance for the 5s two weeks later – where I grabbed an assist – which made me believe I could compete at a decent level.

3. What is your favourite quote?

I’m all about self-improvement and pushing myself so I tend to hark back to this boring quote attributed to Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

4. Tell us something about yourself that most of us at the club probably aren’t aware of…

This is my first season playing 11-a-side..urm.. ever really, at the ripe old age of 28. Similarly hard to believe is that I’m also 28 years old. I’ve had to relearn a lot of stuff from when I was a kid, but at the same time, acquired extra wisdom watching all these years from the sidelines. 

5. Ask a friend for a reference and post their response of you – can be a family member, friend or teammate (E.G: “He’s a lovely boy” – Mom)

“My Anam is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star.” – Dad

6. Lastly, share with us your goals/expectations for the season…

To cement my place in the starting lineup for the 5s. I’ve seen Tiago step up, which provides me inspiration because he did it despite strong competition in midfield. But to do that, I need to settle on the type of midfielder that I want to be; to play deeper or start higher up.


RAPID FIRE:

Player of the season (at Merton): Andy Bitmead

Favourite team in the UK: Arsenal

Favourite team outside the UK: FC Messi

Childhood hero: Ash Ketchum, then later, Cesc Fabregas

Favourite word: My English teacher used to always say I was ‘facetious’.

Favourite band: RnB or soul music. Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get it On is my favourite song.

Favourite food: The Chocolate

Dream job: Footballer or Music Producer

Player Profile – Dwanye Bedford

NAME:  Dwayne Bedford

TEAM:  Merton 5s

POSITION: Left Wing

BIRTH DATE: 27th December 1991

BIRTH PLACE: Kingston, Jamaica

PREVIOUS CLUBS: Void


1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?

The devil

2. What was most memorable moment in your MFC career till now?

my most memorable moment…hmmm probably my first game with merton, started on the bench and within 30 seconds our player ‘harry’ got red carded and gave away a penalty. I remember thinking wtf am i doing here

3. What is your favourite quote?

Information is not knowledge

 

4. Tell us something about yourself that most of us at the club probably aren’t aware of…

I never hold onto bad feelings, especially when it comes to football. once the match is over everything that happened on the pitch can stay there

5. Ask a friend for a reference and post their response of you – can be a family member, friend or teammate (E.G: “He’s a lovely boy” – Mom)
he really hates losing

6. Lastly, share with us your goals/expectations for the season…
promotion. no more no less


RAPID FIRE:

Player of the season (at Merton): Delman Babaker

Favourite team in the UK: Man Utd

Favourite team outside the UK: VOID

Childhood hero: my dad

Favourite word: can we swear? (if not probably idiot)

Favourite band: i don’t really listen to bands

Favourite food: oxtail & rice

Dream job: to never work