Question 1 – When did you join the Old Ruts and why?
I joined the Old Ruts in 2003 after being asked by Scott Hawley who played for me on a Sunday. I was supposed to take the first team, but changed to the reserves by choice.
Question 2 – What was your most memorable match and why?
The Semi Final of the Surrey Intermediate Cup in 2007 – Within 7 minutes of the game starting I was joined by Scott Rider having been sent off! Not a good start! As the game progressed we had a second sending off with Steve Nash. Thinking that we had previously beaten the side twice, at 1-0 down Richard Lines came on. We had a corner, he scored, we were then level at 1-1, as we celebrated we then had a 3rd player sent in Ryan Brown, so we were down to eight players. We lost and I cried at the effort of all the players.
Question 3 – Who were the Players who played for you?
Players in Reserves 2003/04:
Marc Hawley, Darren Rix, Mark Kerwick, Scott Hawley, Phil Lines, Darren Noonan,Steve Rowlands, Billy Finnis, James Bone,Stuart Hawley, Michael Lines, Piers Capper, Steve Berry, Courtney Sennett, Rob Goldsmith, Andy Flanagan, Paul Tuckey and Charlie Sergeant.
Won 1st Division and runners up in the League Cup.
Players 1st Team 2005/06/07
Ed Reynolds, Nick Raggett, Lee Poulter, Craig Welstead, Neil Marshall, Alan Whiter, Tom Hughes, Steve Nash, Richard Lines, Phil Rea, Darren Everett, Marc Hawley, Alan Morley, Jimmy Wilkes, Duncan Fraser, Wayne Alderman, Reece Smith, Dave D’Rozario and Luke Creates. Champions 2006/07
Question 4 – Your funniest Ruts Football Memory.
I remember going around a roundabout six times with the President at the time (Gavin Lennard) our Sat Nav kept telling us to take the fifth turnoff, when there were only four!
Question 5 – What is your least favourite Ruts Football Memory?
Losing the Surrey Cup Semi Final as mentioned earlier.
Question 6 – Best Captain you appointed?
I cannot choose between Alan Whiter, Phil Rea and Darren Rix.
Question 7 – Favourite Goal scored in match you managed
Sorry can’t choose one, as all goals are good!
Question 8 – Most embarrassing Ruts moment (Playing or Socially)
A player arrived drunk for the Senior Cup Semi Final, I told him to apologise to his team mates. I had to play him, he was sick on the pitch! No names mentioned.