MARK MATTHEWS



Debut: vs. PSV L'Hay-les-roses (29/05/04) Lost 0-2
Born: 06/08/1974
Country: England
Playing position: Wing/Forward
Childhood hero: Georgi Kinkladze, Alan Ball
Football team: Man City
What others say about him: Started off well - an easy game against a stag night "team" where he bagged a hattrick with his first 3 touches. Showed his impressive speed to destroy a backline consisting of a goalie wearing plimsoles, a left back blowing chunks, and Skile. But from the moment the playing committee decided that the opposition was too poor to count for the official stats, it all started to go wrong. Hasn't been able to put the ball in the net ever since, earning him (unfairly? - you decide) the nickname "Banjo boy". Still, he's quick (did I mention that already?), enthusiastic, can run all day, and is surprisingly gritty for such a small fella. Can do better. (last update 13/10/2004)