Player Profile – Luke Newman
NAME: Luke Newman
POSITION: Played them all at some stage, I have no clue anymore. Wherever Clive wants me, he has me.
BIRTH DATE: 27/12/1992
BIRTH PLACE: Kingston [UK]
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Kew Association, Old Westminster Citz
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I work with councilors at Surrey County Council, and enjoy my work, which probably makes me a little dull. I play football 4 times a week now, as to try and avoid a social life; however I do always seem to end up going out on a Friday somehow.
How did you end up at Merton FC?
My old club, OWC folded. Merton is my local club, therefore an obvious choice. I came initially to try it out; after a few games with Merton 5s I felt very comfortable and haven’t looked back since!
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Minus pre-season, I still have not scored for Merton, so it can’t be that. The double header victory of last season, and our only 2 wins of last season, stands out as the best moment. I look forward to more of those this season.
If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Definitely Fulham. In the next 10 years I hope we will get promoted, to experience that with the team I support would be great.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
As a deep lie-in midfielder, I find getting there on time is usually a good omen.
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Promotion with the 5s. More goals then own goals this season, or at the very least, equal on 0. Stop Darren from shaving any hair off my body.
Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Not started yet!
Childhood Team: Wimbledon FC
Favourite team in the UK: Fulham
Favourite team outside the UK: FC Copenhagen
Childhood Hero: Can’t think of any!
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Hobgoblin
Favourite Band: Steel Panther