Player Profile – Joseph Squires
NAME: Joseph Squires
TEAM: Merton FC 2s / 3s
BIRTH DATE: 28/01/89
BIRTH PLACE: Stourbridge, West Midlands
PREVIOUS CLUBS: University Futsal 3 years, Guildford Futsal 1.5 years, ST Martins 0.256985 years
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I work as a Quantity Surveyor for a commercial fit out company. I graduated from Plymouth university in 2014 where I studied Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. I played futsal there which I loved although I’m not particularly skillful it was the tempo I enjoyed. I’ve lived in London for just over 2 years now and I’m enjoying the lifestyle of having something to do whenever you like! Not enjoying the sweaty tubes especially in September. I enjoy going to festivals/music gigs (this year I went to Boomtown and SW4), watersports like surfing, sailing and spearfishing when I go to the coast, getting home for 6pm to watch the chase on ITV+1 among other random adventures. I would describe myself as enthusiastic about pretty much anything. I’m not a fussy eater although I don’t really like quiche (cold eggy pastry??). I’m easy going and spontaneous off the pitch. Negative: I get hangry if I don’t have my snickers (Mars bar).
How did you end up at Merton FC?
I asked my Pal how he found his team Clapham Old Boys and he said he found it on gum tree so I looked on gum tree and found the advert for Merton FC. So in short, Gumtree.
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Best = scoring my first goal, left foot 😉 Funniest = see latest 3s match report for funny moment with man Vs approaching football and wet surface.
If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Leicester City because I would say the atmosphere there is incredible and there are no big egos or divas prancing about and Jamie Vardy is a king.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
First I wax my legs, usually with Veet but if I’ve run out I will just wet shave them. Then I eat a whole pack of chewit extreme sour apple in one go. Then I listen to Slade. Then I get changed…. Just kidding, I don’t have any.
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Make some great mates, play enjoyable football, score goals and win games.
Player of the season (so far): The refs son who plays left wing. (insert name please)
Childhood Team: Aston Villaaaaa (don’t start)
Favourite team in the UK: Merton FC weheyy
Favourite team outside the UK: France? I don’t have a favourite club really I’m pretty neutral as a spectator I just want to watch exciting high quality football.
Childhood Hero: my old man
Favourite Food: chinese
Favourite Drink: London pride or any ale or G&T if I’m feeling fruity
Favourite Band: Arctic Monkeys