Player Profile – Andy Lewis
NAME: Andy Lewis
POSITION: Still working it out
BIRTH DATE: 13/11/1991
BIRTH PLACE: Romford, Essex
PREVIOUS CLUBS: None, recently moved across from Rugby
1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
Hi everyone, I work for BT (like many Merton players) and live in South London, having recently departed my homeland of Essex. My degree is in Sport and Exercise science so completely irrelevant to my current job, but sport has always been something I’ve been passionate about and I’ve played loads over the years. I would describe myself as fairly self-deprecating most of the time, layered with sarcasm and the occasional witty comment.
2. How did you end up at Merton FC?
I was introduced to the club by my good pal Mike Stone, who used to work with me at BT.
3. What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
I’d say this is to be confirmed, but perhaps our dramatic penalty shoot out win in the cup a few weeks back. I bottled it and didn’t take one but we were all very happy.
4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Probably anywhere in the MLS for the weather and money.
5. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Nope, other than lots of stretching these days since tearing my hamstring not that long ago.
6. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
On a personal level I’d like to simply know my best position and be comfortable knowing what I’m doing on an 11 a side pitch. As a team we’ve had a tough start but I think we are good enough to push up the table before long.
Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football):
Childhood Team: Romford & Gidea Park RFC
Favourite team in the UK: West Ham United
Favourite team outside the UK: Flamenco
Childhood Hero: Jonny Wilkinson
Favourite Food: Curry
Favourite Drink: Premium Lager
Favourite Band: Oasis