Striker Blake Powell hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today and was a clear fan favourite; as he was over whelmed with questions throughout the chat. During the hour we learnt that Powell’s favourite pancakes topping is nutella and whipped cream, his favourite superhero is Batman and that Sydney is and always will be Sky Blue.
Striker Blake Powell hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today and was a clear fan favourite; as he was over whelmed with questions throughout the chat. During the hour we learnt that Powell-s favourite pancakes topping is nutella and whipped cream, his favourite superhero is Batman and that Sydney is and always will be Sky Blue.
This initiative has become a successful fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and Fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (27 Feb) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!
Here is a transcript of the 48 questions, with Blake Powell-s answers.
Tony Grewcock: What is ADP like in training? I bet he still runs his socks off. What a legend. Always works for the team(:
#SydneyFanChat Amazing, I love when I am on his team, because you know you-re going to score!
Adam Santarossa: Do you miss working as a Subway Sandwich Artist?
#SydneyFanChat I miss the free food, but other than that not really
Damian: Blake, how many times have you been nutmegged by Damian Sebastian?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t think many times, but I remember running rings around you at training!
David: Hey Blake my girlfriend thinks you-re hot, do you have a girlfriend?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I have a girlfriend, your girlfriend must have good taste in men haha
David Warriner: Blake, great performance at the weekend but how do you feel about the new guy Jarrod – going to be a lot of competition now.
#SydneyFanChat Yeah, there is a lot of attacking players but competition for players is always good for the team!
Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Blake. What is you fav pancake toping? And who do you think is the toughest defender in the world right now?
#SydneyFanChat Probably nutella and whipped cream. The best defender would be Carlos Puyol
David Warriner: U r 2 pts behind Mitch in the Skills Challenge vids on http://sydneyfc.com can u beat him in the final field goal challenge?
#SydneyFanChat My technique is much better than his at drop kicking – it all comes down to technique. So I think I got him
The S Word: Blake, to what do you contribute @SydneyFC change in form recently?
#SydneyFanChat I put it down to hard work at training, Frank has been great since he started – training has been intense lately
Ele Winston: Fantastic work this season. Great goals. What are some key things that turn a good soccer player into a great soccer player?
#SydneyFanChat Thank you, key things would be hard work, attitude, sacrifices when you are young & taking chances when you get them
Adrian Agius: Just how good is it to be playing alongside one of the greatest to ever play the game in @delpieroale?
#SydneyFanChat It is unreal, I had a poster of him in my room as a kid – so I always looked up to him, and playing aside him is great
Ele Winston: How do you feel about people watching your training sessions, asking for photos/autographs?
#SydneyFanChat It’s cool, good to see the fans coming out and watching us train.
Luke Cevolani: Hi Blake what’s the transition been like from NYL to A-League – has it been a big difference in quality?
#SydneyFanChat Yeah huge difference. The number of training sessions increased – I adapted quickly. The standard is much faster
*WOWS*: Hi Blake, Sydney is Red and Black, yes?
#SydneyFanChat No! #SydneyIsSkyBlue!
Liam Ruz: What’s your best memory in a sky blue jersey?
#SydneyFanChat Scoring my first goal has definitely been my best memory!
Liam Ruz: What motivates you to play harder in the dying stages of a match?
#SydneyFanChat Desire to get the three points
John Brady: Who did you support as a kid growing up Blake?
#SydneyFanChat Liverpool FC
Wally: Hi Blake, what did you think of the community strip you wore on the weekend?
#SydneyFanChat I liked it, something different. We should have more fan design competitions in the future
Rawya Jammal: Blake, can you please explain what you’re doing here
#SydneyFanChat It’s my best angle..
Kaela Larkin: Who are closest with in the team…p.s great goal the other week 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Probably Sherlock, he sits next to me in the change rooms and he came up with me in the NYL. They are all great guys
Steven Petrucci At your time at southo sharks who was the best team manager u had that would provide gum for you?
#SydneyFanChat There used to be this one guy, I have forgotten his name.. I think it was some guy called Steven
Alex Wain: What do you think sets you apart from Griffiths, Yau, Mallia & Chianese as a striker?
#SydneyFanChat My work ethic, but all four guys are top players
ZOVA: Blake – Do you listen to #music to mentally prepare for a match? If so what track/artist gets you in the zone?
#SydneyFanChat Not really, I just listed to the radio @nova969
Matt Coleman: What’s it like training and playing with the great man? Are the other players in awe of Trent McClenahan?
#SydneyFanChat It’s great, he is a great player and bloke.
?Bec Giddy: Hey Blake! Nandos or Oporto? And do you support an EPL side? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Neither, subway! Yeah I support Liverpool
[m.d]: Awesome stuff from you this year mate. What aspects of your game do you think have improved?
#SydneyFanChat Probably my work ethic and I’ve improved smarter runs which @delpieroale has helped with
David Warriner: Hi Blake do you still wear the earring when not at training? If not, any plans to bring it back?
#SydneyFanChat Definitely not! It has gone forever!
Sean: What’s the best thing about playing for Sydney ????????!!!!!!!:):):)????????
#SydneyFanChat The best thing would be playing for my home club in front of all the fans!
[m.d]: Blake, who is your favourite superhero?
#SydneyFanChat I grew up watching Batman, he is pretty cool!
Set me on fire.: @SydneyFC you remind me a lot of nick powell, any relation?
#SydneyFanChat No relation
Anthony Vescio: Hi Blake! What is your favourite Cove chant and do you ever sing them in your head in games, or loud at home?
#SydneyFanChat The Rhyan Grant chant about his sh*t hair
CanadaBayPlaygrounds: Hi Blake, how old were you when you starting playing and did you get your influence to play from a family member or hero?
#SydneyFanChat I was 4yrs old when I started playing. My parents took me to the field and I loved it from the beginning.
Jaime Gomez: Hi Blake, who was your favourite youth coach? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Probably Steve Corica, I used to play my position and I have learnt a lot from him
[m.d]: Who’s the toughest defender you’ve played against this year?
#SydneyFanChat Probably Adrian Leijer – he is pretty physical on and off the ball
Ele Winston: If you were hosting a dinner party with 5 people who would you invite?
#SydneyFanChat Muhammad Ali, Maradona, Ali G, Miranda Kerr & Natalie Portman
[m.d]: Blake, who do you enjoy beating more… Victory or WSW?
#SydneyFanChat Western Sydney because of the cross city rivalry. But it’s always great to beat both
Anthony Kaltsas: Did you think you would ever play for a team like Sydney back when you played club football in Menai?
#SydneyFanChat That was my goal to get to the highest level in Australia, it’s a bonus I get to play for my home club
Jasper: Hi Blake, which club do you support and who is your favourite player?
#SydneyFanChat I support Barcelona and my favourite player is Lionel Messi
Theo Kofinas: Hey Blake is it true you used to wear a bright orange mouth guard in under 11’s? That’s what Peter says anyway
#SydneyFanChat No it was blue!
Brooke Dooley: Hey Blake, do you miss playing for the Sutherland sharks? The shire misses you!
#SydneyFanChat Yeah I miss all the boys down there – had some good times but would rather play for @SydneyFC
[m.d]: Best prank in the dressing room this season?
#SydneyFanChat There was a look alike of Yau compared to an alien creature from star wars that he lost it at
Joshua Auth-Sacco: Have you seen the community strip auction? And are you surprised with how much money has been raised so far?
#SydneyFanChat Really surprised since it only began yesterday the support for CMRI has been amazing they are a great organisation
Jasper: Messi or Ronaldo
Sean: Do u think u can get in the top four and win the league:):)?????????
#SydneyFanChat With the team and coaching staff we have I believe we can go all the way!
vincent troy: Do you think you’ll be playing for Sydney in 10 years- time? You’re a great player 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Yeah I hope so, it would be good to stay at this great club!
Jack West: What made you support Liverpool ?
#SydneyFanChat Probably when Harry Kewell went there and I loved watching Steven Gerrard goals!
Sean: What advice would you give to younger players trying to become professional footballers?? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Train like you play and practice, practice, practice!!!
David Moore: Hey Blake, the season is fast turning into a good one, was there a specific match that you think turned it around?
#SydneyFanChat The Heart game when we won 2-1 started our serge at home & 7-1 match v Wellington was a confidence booster
Alex Wain: You could have a scored any goal in the history of football, which would it have been & why?
#SydneyFanChat 86′ World Cup in Mexico, Marradong-s goal v England, where he dibbles through whole team and scores!!
The Sky Blues will be looking for a fifth home win in a row when we take on fellow Finals contenders Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium this Saturday night (16th Feb). A win could give us breathing space over our Finals Series rivals, as the race gets down to the business end. We need every bit of support, so get buying your tickets from Ticketek and help the boys push for the Finals. Adults start from $25, kick off is 5.30pm.