Player Profile – Clive Corrigan
NAME: Clive Corrigan
TEAM: Merton 5s
POSITION: Utility man
BIRTH DATE: 25/01/91
BIRTH PLACE: St Georges – Tooting
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Tooting Bec Utd & Old Mid-Whitgiftian RFC (Although a Rugby club, still has football in it – that counts, right?!)
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I’m a miserable git when it comes down to it, having been likened to the old man from Pixar’s “UP”, ask any of the committee members! (Not a que for certain individuals to dig about looking beyond my years too). Outside of the club I would describe myself as being pretty laid back and bit of a geek. I currently work as a Sales Exec/ Account Manager for a Security company specialising in CCTV.
How did you end up at Merton FC?
Was informed of MFC by current member Chris Outred after a few years out due to uni/ work commitments.
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
I think the best has yet to come, but to reel a couple from memory; my half way line goal against Bank of England last season, and being voted 5s player and club person of the season.
If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
My beloved Arsenal does spring to mind, as to play the possession style of football is something I’m looking for us to do successfully this season (the 5s that is). To pull on the shirt who greats like Bergkamp, Viera and Henry have in years gone by. Other than that I’d have to say Palace, as I have a soft spot for them.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
At the moment they go out of the window just before KO trying to get things ready matchday. But normally I’ll sit there quietly visualising a crunching tackle to pep myself up (sad I know). In the morning I normally have a bowl of porridge, some sort of fruit, a green tea (Mango and Lychee is the one) and about 8 glasses of water.
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Looking to bounce back after a disappointing season, ideally with a league win. We had a good team last season but it wasn’t until towards the end we had a regular 11 which with the success of preseason we’ve strengthened on, so I’ll be doing everything I can until then. I’d like to get a couple more goals and ensure we don’t concede even a 10th of what we did last season.
Player of the season (so far): Hard to say as I think it’s too early in the season, we’ve not even had a game yet!
Childhood Team: Arsenal
Favourite team in the UK: Arsenal
Favourite team outside the UK: Barcelona
Childhood Hero: Dennis Bergkamp & Alan Shearer
Favourite Food: Curry
Favourite Drink: Spiced Rum & Coke
Favourite Band: Currently playing George Ezra, but Bloc Party is my usual ring.