In the first of a new series of interviews with players from the Uist and Barra Football League, Adam Gordon pinned down arguably one of the league’s finest performers.
Remember we said arguably, so don’t let it go to your head!
Known for his deft touch, silky skills and composure on the ball, Am Pàipear was keen to find out how the man this very publication once dubbed the ‘Zinedine Zidane of Highland amateur football’ would fare under the entirely different pressure of our quick-fire questioning – will it be a pass or a fail?
As a little taster to whet your appetite, we can tell you, to his credit, he remained diplomatic when quizzed on the shortcomings of his teammates, but did reveal the identity of his toughest opponent, and also drew comparisons between his manager and a certain Portuguese coach!
On the spot this week…
Name: Angus Campbell
Club: Iochdar Saints
Adam Gordon (AG): Can you remember your first game in the Uist and Barra League, and if so did you win?
Angus Campbell (AC): My first game was against Barra at Talla an Iochdair pitch. I scored one and we won 3-2.
AG: Who is the hardest opponent you have faced in the league?
AC: The hardest opponent I have faced is probably Duncan MacQuarrie. He was very determined and hated losing. It was difficult to match him as he was a bit older. Ha ha – sorry Duncan. But we had some good battles.
AG: If you could pick one game as the best game you’ve ever played, which would it be?
AC: Maybe when we played Stornoway Athletic at Goathill. It was champions against champions and we won 3-0 in a great display all round. Or the 5-5 draw with Carloway a few years ago which we went on to win on penalties. The whole team played a cracker that day.
AG: Apart from yourself of course, who would you say is the best player in the Uist and Barra League?
AC: In my opinion, Harry Luney is the best player. He very rarely has a bad game.
AG: Who is the laziest player in training?
AC: Eh this is a difficult one to answer. Lol. We are all hard working at training and in games. Ha!
AG: Who is the biggest joker in the team?
AC: Just now I am going to say ‘Big Bad Rossi’ aka Ross Sutherland. Especially after EDF. It was a tremendous weekend.
AG: If you could describe your manager in three words, what would they be?
AC: Ginger Lightweight Mourinho.
AG: In a word, where will Saints finish in the league this season?
Verdict: A pass!
Another impressive performance by Nooie, who proved to be as slick and elusive off the pitch as he is on it. We commend him for not name and shaming the laziest player in training – such a gentleman! Although for we know it could be him…hmmm!
Keep glued to the Am Paipear Facebook page to find out who will be the next player to be put on the spot!
In you are currently strutting your stuff in the Uist and Barra Football League and think you have what it takes to be put on the spot, just drop us a message on our Facebook page, and we can see what you’re really made of!