Player Profile – Alan Clowes
NAME: Alan Clowes (‘Clowesy’)
TEAM: Merton 2’s
POSITION: Anywhere across the back
BIRTH DATE: 14/06/1984
BIRTH PLACE: Carshalton
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Epsom & Ewell, Sussex Uni
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
Outside of the Mighty Merton FC I’m a Catastrophe Analyst for an Insurance company by day, and a music loving, travel junky, football addicted dad to be by night. I also like a beer/love a Predator.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
I left Uni in 2005 and found Merton FC on the interweb. 12 years in I’ve probably only played about 3 full seasons due to injury, travelling and deciding to marry a Jock!
- What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Promotion with the 1’s in my first season. Some very memorable characters in that squad and me as well. Closely followed by winning the Portugal Tournament a few years back. Still can’t quite believe Wellsey brought his bird. Genuinely shocking.
- If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
A Japanese one so I could win some headers
- Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Porridge with honey, banana and mixed seeds (type depending on what Lidl has in stock). This then helps oil the bowls for my pre game turn out. A Ryan Gresty cross country warm up was also a favourite of mine. Why save energy for a game when you can burn it all off in a warm up?
- Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
To get some more games in before it ends after injuring my knee a month ago!
Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Merton = Connor Murphy – extremely reliable defender. Professional = Sam Baldock (Brighton FC)
Childhood Team: Cheam Warriors, Warren Mead FC
Favourite team in the UK: Norwich City
Favourite team outside the UK: Juventus – Zidane, Del Piero, Nedved. Need I say more?
Childhood Hero: Alan Shearer
Favourite Food: Lamb Jalfrazi extra hot
Favourite Drink: Anything with a golf ball in it
Favourite Band: Very difficult. Between Kings of Leon, Kasabian and Editors