MARK CHILD



Debut: vs. Union Latinos (04/05/03) Lost 2-7
Born: 6/7/1973
Country: England
Playing position: Right Wing / Right Back
Childhood hero: Steve Coppell
Football team: Man Utd, Brighton & Hove Albion
Bio: Top moment in 2003 was scoring his debut goal for the club in front of his father-in-law in May (update 08/02/2004). In the two years since, has been an almost ever-present, raiding up and down the right side, although hamstring problems over the years have slowed him down and now often helps out in defence. Still chips in with occasional goals, but becoming as rare as hens teeth these days (updated, April 2006). Took over running of the club when Keaty stepped down in 2007 and led the club to its best year ever; repeated the feat in 2008. Despite this, according to Sablack, "Mark Child blows" (10/2008). In 2009 became the first Partisan to reach 100 appearances for the club but suffered disappointment as the team finished a poor 4th in the inaugural Expat League competition. Administrative duties multiplied in the autumn as the club began competing in two leagues simultaneously - Expat Season 2 and Prague League; but reaped the rewards in the former as Partisan swept to the title almost unchallenged. Periodically considering retirement but legs still more or less functional so the playing career goes on. (5/2010)