Meet

Rob

Name:

 

Rob McPherson

 

Real age:

 

29 (I turn 30 later this month!)

 

Grindr age:

 

29 (if I had Grindr). What is the point in lying about your age!

 

Home town:

 

Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Home of James Nesbitt and a raft of sports stars.

 

When did you join VMFC:

 

That long ago it is hard to remember! It was in 2006.

 

Former clubs, if any:

 

None. A 'one club man' me!

 

Greatest Village moment:

 

It is a tough choice between two. Winning the GFSN Cup as captain in 2007 is the greatest moment but winning EuroGames in Budapest in a 9,000 seater stadium was pretty special too!

 

[Note from the editor - there weren't 9,000 people there!]

 

What club do you support:

 

Liverpool

 

Favourite Village bar:

 

As long as it serves adequate beer then I am happy! If pushed I would say Via.

 

What do you do for a living:

 

Admin/Communications for a recruitment company.

 

Do you participate in any other sports:

 

Nope. Played rugby when I was younger (everyone does in Northern Ireland) but I am too precious for that now!

 

What else do you do to relax:

 

I love reading and always have a book on the go. I also play FIFA and Football Manger. And having a beer and catch up with mates always relaxes me too.

 

Current favourite song:

 

Depends on what mood I am in. Current stuff is good but one song that always puts a smile on my face and that I listen to a decent amount, even though it isn’t current, is Euphoria by Loreen.

 

Current favourite TV show:

 

Modern Family.

 

All time favourite film:

 

Not really a film person but Titanic is always a good watch.

 

Relationship status:

 

Touchy subject that currently…

 

Favourite footballer (for football reasons):

 

Jamie Carragher

 

Favourite footballer (not for football reasons):

 

Jack Butland

 

Preferred position (on the pitch!):

 

Central Defence

 

Describe your playing style:

 

Strong, competitive, always give 100%

 

Premiership player your style most matches:

 

Jamie Carragher – not the most talented but does a very good job!

 

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

 

I had recently come out and wanted to get some more gay mates. Plus I had never played for a team before and wanted to play competitive football.

 

Why should new players join VMFC: 

 

Joining VMFC is one of the best things I have done since moving to Manchester nearly 12 years ago. I have made some brilliant mates, been on football trips away that have taken me to places I may not have otherwise seen, played in stadiums I could only have dreamed of and I have had the chance to play competitive football for a team that is actually quite good. Why would anyone not want to join that?!

June 2015 featured player: Rob McPherson