Today we join the Weymouth FC Match Ball for an exclusive interview for theterras.com. Yes, sadly it has gotten to this point already!
theterras.com: Hey match ball, how are things with you?
Match Ball: Bit deflated to be honest. Been self-isolating the last week in the boot-room. Have been left in the dark with the outside world since the Slough game.
theterras.com: Talking of the Slough game, what was going through your head when you saw McQuoid running up to take the penalty?
MB: I was checking out the keeper’s gloves. The Government advice is no hand contact, and his mitts looked disgusting. Not long after it was Josh McQuoid’s boot going through my head. I was so glad when I hit the back of the net.
theterras.com: Can you tell us what it is like being the Weymouth FC match ball?
MB: It makes me very proud. Nothing is better than being out in the fresh air, being passed around the immaculate pitch at the Bob Lucas Stadium. Some balls have a tough life. Either spend half their time being hoofed up in the air, or being kicked around a cabbage patch. The fans are great and always return me to the action very quickly. Many are envious of the role I play.
theterras.com: What will be your plans for the weekend now there is no football?
MB: I normally get really pumped upped for Match Days, so the weekends are going to be a bit odd. Hopefully I can spend some time with the practice balls. Hopefully the practice balls will keep me entertained with some of Wellsy jokes from the changing rooms. Has me in stitches.
theterras.com: You must get to spend a lot of time with the kit-man Dave Tune?
MB: I have so much time for that guy, he treats me so well. Not sure if I should tell anyone, but he does take me to the shower for a wash when he is cleaning up after a game. There is nothing I like more than hot soapy water being rubbed over me by his tender hands.
theterras.com: Any message for the fans?
MB: Buckle down, stay safe and follow NHS advice here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. Look after yourself and those around you. Don’t balls it up by making things worse. I want to see all supporters back at the Bob Lucas Stadium soon so we can carry on where we left off.