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Meet the Player, Meet the Man: Edardy

In the 9th of our increasingly bloated series “Meet the Player, Meet the Man”, we present the Bitchin’ One with the smile and the good-looking wimmin.

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Name: Edardy

Nickname:Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Adi, Dards, Dee, Eduardee, Edward??, Erdeedee… The list goes on. Somehow, people find my name impossible to pronounce on the first take and decides to mutilate it.

Highest level of football played: First division in the National Football League with Mountbatten Football Club (i think its been relegated to Division 3 now). I was selected to go for training for the youth under 16 Singapore National Team. But they dropped me after 3 trainings. Wasn’t good enough! Then alcohol, drugs and rock & roll took over my life. Ended my football career. HAHAHAHA

Which Football team do you support: It was Manchester United for a long time. It was a ‘by-default’ situation cause my dad won’t give me allowance if i supported another. Since I’ve moved out of home (its been 6 years), I’ve lost track of who is playing for who and who is leading what league.

The most memorable moment supporting your team: When Ryan Giggs made that amazing run to score against Arsenal which crowned their treble win that season. I’ve forgotten details really.

Favourite non-FAFI player: Its always been Gabriel Batistuta: Opportunist, Intelligent, Skillfull, Good Looking, has a hot wife, what more can one asked for…

Who do you imagine yourself to be on a good day: Everytime i have a good dribbling run or scored a satisfying goal, I reminisce myself 12 years ago (this is due to limited knowledge of foreign players and the lack of watching enough football on tv)

Who do you imagine yourself to be on a bad day: One of the Hobbits in Lord of The Rings. Too short, Too fat, with feet that are too big. (Also due to ignoring the football world for way too long)

How do you celebrate scoring a goal: I would start with congratulating the support I got from my team mates. Then I thank God for the talent he gave me. My record label that believed in me. My fans for buying my EP, LP and best of albums. My family for their support. Peace!

Best goal you’ve scored during a FAFI game: I don’t score much and I can’t recall anything being outstanding. Maybe one of those when i dribbled past 3 men and then the goalkeeper before gently placing the ball at the back of the net.

Worst miss seen in a FAFI sanctioned game: The ball in goal is really not a priority for me. I can’t remember misses.

Funniest thing you’ve seen on a football pitch: Some fight I got into while on the pitch in Bukit Timah and the guy shouted to me, “This is my court (referrring to the public court we were playing at)” It all seemed very 16-year-old-gansta-hollywood-movie. I half expected him to pull out a 9mm and get away in a black hummer with his Hommies shouting vulgarities out the tinted window. Why funny? I’ve never gotten into a fight on the pitch ever!

Which position would the manager of your favourite team play you? He would consider me as a sweeper, but I’ll begged for a midfielders role. He’ll point out my fitness/skill level and I’ll go, “mmm k”, Hang my head in shame and continue warming the bench.

When did you realise that you weren’t good enough to play for your favourite team: When the Singapore Team said I wasn’t good enough for their team?! Gasp! Scarred me for life.

Your favourite football-related book: Never read any.

Your motto on the pitch: I’m gonna have fun today! I’m gonna have fun today! I’m going to have fun today!

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  1. Santi
    Fri 21 November 2008 at 8:25 am

    Was that fight at bukit timah with a certain Dennis?

  2. rajiv
    Fri 21 November 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Wasn’t really a fight, more a heated exchange of views.

    A version of the original encounter can be found somewhere on the blog, but I’m not going to tell you where.

  3. Edardy
    Fri 21 November 2008 at 4:45 pm

    yeah ‘fight’ is too strong a word. But there was pushing though before people came to break it up. Bygones…

  4. Edardy
    Fri 21 November 2008 at 4:46 pm

    The poll is degrading to women.. but funny. hahaha

  5. Fri 21 November 2008 at 4:56 pm

    A version of the original encounter can be found somewhere on the blog, but I’m not going to tell you where.

    Yeah, I thought of doing a search for “Dennis” and “fight” in the search box, but decided against it, in case it over-worked the server.

  6. rajiv
    Fri 21 November 2008 at 7:41 pm

    In the 8th of our increasingly bloated series “Meet the Player, Meet the Man”, ….

    Tom, when’s the book coming out.

    This is the first of the series with a photo!

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