Player Profile – Mark Chappell
NAME: Mark Chappell
TEAM: Merton FC … That’s who we ALL play for J
POSITION: Centre back / Keeper
BIRTH DATE: 12/7/1970
BIRTH PLACE: London
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Charring Cross, Ditton
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I’m a recruitment consultant by trade and spend most of my free time doing stuff behind the scenes for Merton FC (or so Mrs Chappell would say). I have a wife and young daughter who fill up all my remaining spare time.
I have always been a sore loser and passionate player – often times too passionate for my own good. I cherish my friends and my team mates, and will defend both until my last breath
How did you end up at Merton FC?
My brother joined the season before me and encouraged me down. Scored at both ends on my debut at Bank of England for the 3rd XI… 23 seasons ago!
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Captaining the 5s to league victory and nearly going unbeaten in season but for the meanies at West Wickham
If you could play for a professional team,which would be it and why?
Any that would be silly enough to pay me money .. Except Chelsea .. You couldn’t pay me enough to wear that shirt
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Usually too busy chasing around organizing stuff!. I’ve always worn a 2nd pair or socks or compression socks under my pads – but its far from a superstition
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
For someone, ANYONE, to collect some silverware at the end of the season. As for the 6s I think we have a great squad this year and will be up there – Can’t say we will win the league as Carshalton are clearly playing players playing beneath their abilities and will run away with it sadly
Player of the season (so far): For 6s – Paul Onomor… Despite his finishing
Childhood Team: Wimbledon
Favourite team in the UK: AFC Wimbledon
Favourite team outside the UK: Miami Dolphins
Childhood Hero: Don’t believe in Hero’s
Favourite Food: Italian
Favourite Drink: Mojito
Favourite Band: Phil Collins / Genesis