January 2017 featured player: Daryl Fairbrother



Daryl Fairbrother. 


Real age:




Grindr age:


Non existent.


Home town:


Newton Heath, Manchester. 


When did you join VMFC:


Summer of 2014.


Former clubs, if any:


Various. Pub local team. 


Greatest Village moment:


EuroGames in Stockholm; didn't win but was my first trip with VMFC.


What club do you support:


The better side of Manchester, MUFC!


Favourite Village bar (if not your thing, say where is):


Via is one I enjoy going to, but if I'm honest I'm generally shit-faced most of the time so tend to enjoy them all. 


What do you do for a living:




Do you participate in any other sports:


A little squash every now and then, though still class myself as an amateur (in other words I'm shit).  


What else do you do to relax:


Bake! Bake and more baking. 


Current favourite song:


Thinking About You - Frank Ocean.


Current favourite TV show:


Planet Earth 1. 


All time favourite film:


Far too many to choose from but I love stuff like 'Lord of the Rings' and such a big fan of Eddie Murphy.


Relationship status:


In a relationship. 


Favourite footballer (for football reasons):


Paul Scholes.


Favourite footballer (not for football reasons):


Juan Mata. 


Preferred position (on the pitch!):




Describe your playing style:


Something slightly short of greatness!! 


Premiership player your style most matches:


Juan Mata with the pace of Antonio Valencia. 


What made you want to try VMFC out for the first time?:


I got involved with VMFC because I wanted to mix with guys that had the love of football which I did and were also in the same boat as me, in terms of my sexuality, which previously to joining had no idea things like this existed.


Why should new players join VMFC:


I think anybody that has any interest in football should get involved with VMFC. It's a very welcoming club and great to be involved with. It's such good fun training with the lads and there's always a place for you, whatever level you're at. Since I started playing for VMFC I've met some great people and made some good friends and wish I'd got involved with VMFC a lot sooner.

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