#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Ivan Necevski


Sydney FC goalkeeper Ivan Necevski was keen to answer as many fan questions as he could as he settled into his fan chat. During the hour we learnt who his celebrity crush was, the best prank he played on ex-teammate Mark Bridge and that he loves it when the Cove chant ‘Crazy Ivan’.

Sydney FC goalkeeper Ivan Necevski was keen to answer as many fan questions as he could as he settled into his fan chat. During the hour we learnt who his celebrity crush was, the best prank he played on ex-teammate Mark Bridge and that he loves it when the Cove chant ‘Crazy Ivan-. Necevski was just one question short of beating Bosschaart-s record of 56 questions during the 60 minutes.

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 (Sept 26) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 55 questions, with Ivan Necevski-s answers.

M. Fadhel Irawan S: ?Dear Ivan, I’m from Indonesia, How to Make your Season is Fun and who’s your Goalkeeper favorite?
#SydneyFanChat Winning the Championship & having a smile on your face! I looked up to Zeljko growing up & Peter Schmichael

Bilal B: Hello Ivan, has Del Piero scored against you in training already?
#SydneyFanChat Del Piero has not started training yet, he is still in Italy!

[m.d]: ?Ivan, what did you make of Australia’s poor result vs Jordan last night and do you think we can still qualify for Brazil?
#SydneyFanChat Disappointed with result we can do a lot better but we still have a couple of games and can still get in top 2!

[m.d]: Ivan, what’s the best prank you’ve played on a teammate? Who was it and what did you do?
#SydneyFanChat Round 1 last year after the game I hid in Bridgey’s locker & when he tried to open it I held it shut & jumped out!

[m.d]: Ivan, any chance of getting you on twitter? Someone needs to tame Bosschaart 😉
#SydneyFanChat My Mrs tells me I’m on the internet too much already and my phone bill thru the roof so not in distant future!!

[m.d]: nandos, oportos or ogalo?
#SydneyFanChat Oportos – large Bondi meal!

Matt Coleman: Ivan, who’s the longest in the shower? 😉
#SydneyFanChat Me because I like to take my time and what happens in the changing room stays in the changing room.

[m.d]: ?Who spends longest in front of the mirror before a game?
#SydneyFanChat Probably Brett Emerton spends the longest time, not too much before a game but definitely after!

James Wray: What’s the best place to eat in Sydney I’m hungry
#SydneyFanChat Italian restaurant in Penrith Westfield.

Tom Moxey: Hey Ivan, what overseas teams do you support?
#SydneyFanChat I always supported Arsenal when I was younger!

Dane Anthony: Hey Ivan! What do you think your best attribute is as a keeper?
#SydneyFanChat I think I read the game well and pretty comfortable catching crosses and kicking. I rate myself with my feet.

Dane Anthony: Ivan! If you could be any animal other than a turtle, what would it be?
#SydneyFanChat If I was an animal I would be some kind of a bird – it’d like to be able to fly & I already have a decent beak

Dane Anthony: Favourite flavour of potato chip, Ivan?
#SydneyFanChat Between Smiths Salt and Vinegar and Kettle chips honey baked ham, only for a treat though!

Adan Puyol Hernandez: Hey Ivan what’s your favourite airport beverage?
#SydneyFanChat A smoothie from Boost juice!

Phhil Chhow: Hi Ivan, how excited are you about having your name on the same team sheet as Alessandro Del Piero?
#SydneyFanChat I am pretty nervous about meeting him & having him in the team. I am like a boy waiting for Xmas, I am counting the sleeps!

pascal bosschaart: Ivy. Hugooooo’s
#SydneyFanChat Ivy Saturday night, Hugo’s Sunday night!

Juventus***: What does it mean to you and to the team that a player in the calibre of Ale Del Piero is playing in your team?
#SydneyFanChat It means a lot that he wants to come and play for @SydneyFC, it is going to be great having him in the team!

Raymond Wakim: Hey Ivan. Which EPL team do you support?
#SydneyFanChat Arsenal

Paul Frederickson: How will Sydney improve this year?
#SydneyFanChat Sydney will improve by becoming more organised and playing a faster and more entertaining style of Football.

Andrew French: Is it exciting going into the season as the number 1 keeper??
#SydneyFanChat Yes I always thought I would become number 1 and it’s great finally getting a chance but Vedran will push me hard.

pascal bosschaart: Why is the chat still not started. That is a fine. Being late for a promo.
#SydneyFanChat Our ice bath time was extended from 5 mins to 10 mins therefore massage moved back & shower time moved back!

James Wray: Also Ivan I’m in Sydney and quite bored wanna hang out? 😛
#SydneyFanChat Sorry mate, I’ve got to get home after this to the kids

Maree Di Martino: Ivan … How does this year-s team compare to last year-s team? Massive fan!!!
#SydneyFanChat I think we are more versatile and we have a lot of depth. There is a good mixture of experience players and youth

Bec Giddy: Which player do you think is going to be the first to offer ADP a lift to training?
#SydneyFanChat Depending on where ADP sets up I doubt he will be anywhere near me in Penrith! Probably Pascal or Griffiths!

Blake Moretti: Keeps. Will you try and save every shot from Del Piero? An then brag to your mates saying ” I saved all del pieros shots”
#SydneyFanChat I’ll try and save all of his shots.

Bec Giddy: Do you have an superstitions or rituals you go through before games?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t eat too much before games as I feel heavy but I do have a Red Bull on the way there.

Andrew French: Ivan, which of the young guys do you think will have a breakout season??
#SydneyFanChat I think Terry Antonis will have pimple breakout but I think he will also step up this year, Mitch & Joel will also both have great years.

???Dean Polidano???: What do you think about the legend Alex Del Piero?
#SydneyFanChat He’s a superstar and he’s going to help us achieve winning the title this year

Azqa BellaDonnaAle?: Ivan what do you think about joining @delpieroale in your club? Who’s your favourite clubs and players?
#SydneyFanChat Favourite club is Arsenal and Robin Van Persie is my favourite player!

Phhil Chhow: Hey Ivan, as a goalkeeper you probably get this question a lot, but do you prefer wood fires or gas fires?
#SydneyFanChat Gas fires in winter, Wood Fired Pizzas!!!

[m.d]: Ivan, do you know what FTT stands for and do you dislike Melb Victory as much as us?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I know what FTT stands for, I don’t hate them, they are a great competitor -it’s a great rivalry between us

Zee: Heya Ivan, what was feeling around the grounds, after the news of ADP signing and realistically what can SFC achieve this yr?
#SydneyFanChat Exciting and buzzing for him to come here. We want a top 2 finish and to win it.

Diego: What do you think about Del Piero’s arrival to Sydney FC and Australian Football in general?
#SydneyFanChat This signing will take the A-League to a whole new level – I think other players of his calibre will follow!

Bec Giddy: Who is your celebrity crush?
#SydneyFanChat My mate V8 Supercars driver@michaelcaruso34

J?U?V?E: Ivan who was the best Jordanian player ?
#SydneyFanChat I didn’t watch the game – probably the goal scorers!

Azqa BellaDonnaAle?: ?IVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN what makes you interested to playing in @SydneyFC ?? and Plis take Good Care my Captain @delpieroale
#SydneyFanChat I’m Sydney born and bred so it was always going to be a goal of mine to player for @SydneyFC

James Wray: Oh and have you ever been to katoomba? Top of blue mountains? If you come to my work we do good food 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Yes before I played football I did all the servicing on the fire equipment at the Katoomba scenic railway.

Scott Jamieson: Are u going to become the Mayer of Mount Druitt ????
#SydneyFanChat Dad has taken over the Mayor of Mt Druitt I have taken the job as Mayor of Penrith – $77 fine if you don’t vote

Juventina ???: Are you excited for the next match like me?
#SydneyFanChat Yes very excited

Mathew Evans: What did you think of Juninho? Best of luck for the season.
#SydneyFanChat One of the nicest blokes you’ll meet and in my top 20 best players in the world

Dale Roots: Ivan, if you could have the Cove sing one chant about you, what would it be and why?
#SydneyFanChat I always like when they sing ‘Clean Sheet Necevski’ & they think I am crazy & I like when they chant ‘Crazy Ivan’

Chris DEL PIEROOOOOO: Hey Ivan, what’s your thoughts on FFP and do you think it will work?
#SydneyFanChat Can you explain FFP?

Weston David Pagano: Does toilet paper start from the other side of the roll down in Australia?
#SydneyFanChat No

Dale Warburton: Based on this photo do you prefer@YellowFever_NZ to the Cove?
#SydneyFanChat No I always prefer the Cove the photo was with a guy from Syd who was over and asked me to wear the hat.

Ivancic banda: Ivan, any further news on if Culina will sign for @SydneyFC ?
#SydneyFanChat Not sure, would be nice to have him in the team. He is a great player and would be a great signing.

[m.d]: Ivan, whats the biggest difference between Lavicka and Crook?
#SydneyFanChat I think it’s easier to understand some of the things Crooky wants so probably the communication is different

J?U?V?E: Who’s the best goalkeeper in the world?
#SydneyFanChat Besides Vedran and I, Gianluigi Buffon!

John La Scala: How does it feel to have a world class defender in front of you like @BosschaartP 😉 must give you confidence?
#SydneyFanChat It feels very good but he’s injured so we’ve replaced him brilliantly with Seb Ryall @AdamGriffo8 and Trent.

[m.d]: Ivan, What is once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in a thousand years? 😉
#SydneyFanChat M

Chris DEL PIEROOOOOO: Financial Fair Play, the thing FIFA are trying to bring in to stop all the big European clubs from overspending
#SydneyFanChat Don’t know enough about it to be honest.

Dane Anthony: @SydneyFC favourite tune to whistle, Ivan?
#SydneyFanChat Blow my whistle by Flo Rida

jelena sostaric: @SydneyFC according to your wiki page, Culina has signed as number 6
#SydneyFanChat Congratulations if he has!

Alex Wain: In your opinion who’s going 2 replace Mark Schwarzer as GK for@socceroos? You (!), Adam Federici, Langerak or Mathew Ryan?
#SydneyFanChat Me if I get the call up but second Mitch Langerak. Holger my number is…

Brendan Gan: Mr Necevski hows the Riff goin rrrrrrrreeeeeeee!!! Hows the grass in your front yard? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Riff’s going unbelievable & my lawn in going great thanks to Joe Nuitta!

Adam Griffiths: ? Ivan are you going to try to emulate ur mentor spider kalac’s hair style? #bangin #countdracula
#SydneyFanChat Maybe I’ll emulate his hairstyle but not his habits!