Player Profile – Matt Nightingale
NAME: Matt Nightingale
TEAM: Merton 5’s
BIRTH DATE: 19/08/87
BIRTH PLACE: Carshalton
PREVIOUS CLUBS: St Martins
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
HAPPY HARD WORKER. I AM THE SAME AT WORK… HOME… OUT… ON THE PITCH.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
I ASKED MY BROTHER TO EMAIL ONE OF THE PREVIOUS HIGHER UPS AND THEY TOLD ME HOW TO GO FOR TRIALS. WELL HAPPY I DID.
- What do you like most about Merton FC?
TEAM SPIRIT AND THE BANTS
- If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
SUNDERLAND… THEY’RE MY TEAM
- Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
I HAVE A PAIR OF NIKE SHIN PADS. ONE HAS THE TICK AND ONE HAS THE WORD NIKE ON IT. THE TICK ALWAYS GOES ON MY LEFT SHIN.
- Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
TO FINISH IN A RESPECTABLE POSITION AND TO BAG A FEW GOOD GOALS. BUT MAINLY TO BE AS CREATIVE AS I KNOW I CAN BE AND AS INFLUENTIAL AS I NEED TO BE
Favourite Player (at Merton, or in professional football): CAN’T CHOOSE ANY ONE PLAYER AT MERTON, ALL GREAT LADS…PROFESSIONAL… CRISTIANO RONALDO
Childhood Team: SUNDERLAND
Favourite team in the UK: SUNDERLAND
Favourite team outside the UK: REAL MADRID
Childhood Hero: ZIDANE (THE BEST)
Favourite Food: MY MUM’S MACCARONI CHEESE
Favourite Drink: PEPSI MAX
Favourite Band: TRIVIUM