#SydneyFanChat Transcript With Marc Janko


Sydney FC international marquee Marc Janko hosted the live Twitter chat today ahead of Sunday’s #SummerFootball clash against the Wellington Phoenix (kick of 5pm). During the hour we learnt what languages he speaks, how good he is at skiing and just how many Hagi Gligors it’d take to reach the top of his head.

Nathan Hedges: come say hello to me and my friends in the cove after the game on the weekend? We do every week! I hope to see you on Sunday! #SydneyFanChat

Brendan Bender: Favorite Stadium to play in, Marc? It would have to be @AllianzStadium 🙂 #SydneyFanChat


Charlie McLean: Do you think Australia will win the Asian cup? I definitely hope that Australia will win the @afcasiancup and i wish them lots of luck! #SydneyFanChat

Gianni Cognetti: If you were to play beside any player of your choice, who would it be? Depends on if i like to have the ball or not! #SydneyFanChat

Dan #14: Do u guys play FIFA? If so, best and worst at the club? 😉 If I play Playstation i usually play Pro Evolution Soccer #SydneyFanChat

Dylan Reddy: hey Schnitzel, How do the Australian beers compare to the Austrian beers? I’m not much of a beer drinker #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: What was it like to play against the German import Thomas Broich at Suncorp Stadium, Marc ? It was nice at Suncorp, but like I said I respect every player in the @ALeague #SydneyFanChat

Dan #14: Who did you look up to when u were a child? I looked up to Michael Jordan because he had the gift to inspire people who didn’t know anything about basketball #SydneyFanChat

Brendan Bender: Have you watched any cricket while in Australia? Because a game can last up to 5 days, I haven’t had that much time yet. #SydneyFanChat

Billy How do you compare living in Sydney to Europe? It’s not such a big difference. I think Sydney is quite multicultural though the sun is more aggressive! #SydneyFanChat

Ivan Necevski: can u confirm or deny your nickname at training? #shnitzel First of all you spelt it wrong! Secondly, everyone knows I don’t have a nickname 😉 #SydneyFanChat


dylan halliwell: do you have a favourite EPL team? No not really although i do follow the EPL #SydneyFanChat

Marcö Leönardi Outside of football what are you most passionate about? I love playing golf and spending time with my friends and girlfriend and family members if they’re around @Polo91AFC #SydneyFanChat

Dan #14: Hi @JankoMarc… Are you ready for the Australian Summer? Yes i’m looking forward to it though the last few weeks have been a bit cloudy! #SydneyFanChat

dale ashton: Is there someone in football that u admire? There are some players I admire such as Zidane, Henry, Ronaldo, Messi because they always delivered every week #SydneyFanChat

Peter Altamore: best achievement from your career? Every trophy is nice and important. It’s difficult to pick one, it’s like picking your favourite kid! #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: guten tag, Marc. do you think the goal you scored against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium was your favorite? It was definitely one of my nicest goals & quite unusual to score outside the box! #SydneyFanChat


Reilly: Can Hagi Gligor walk through your legs? No #SydneyFanChat

Iain Strachan: How often do you hit your head on door frames? That’s why I have curtains at home instead of doors! #SydneyFanChat

Andre Baumbach: Mark : die wichtigste fragen. Nein -Nicht “Oporto or Nandos ” sondern “Gösser oder Stiegl” [the most important question . No -Non ” Oporto or Nandos ” but ” Gosser or Stiegl”]? Aufgrund meiner Salzburg Vergangenheit wuerde ich Stiegl sagen [Based on my past Salzburg I would say Stiegl] #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: out of “football” questions, have you been to Essen Restaurant ? They have your favorite schnitzels there. No I haven’t been there but it’s good to know! #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: Who is the toughest opponent you faced in #sydneyderby and why? I wouldn’t mention anyone in particular, I respect everyone #SydneyFanChat


Johnson ZHANG: Will we ever see you score a goal in front of the home supporters at @AllianzStadium ? I hope that we can celebrate one together this weekend #SydneyFanChat

Peter Vernicos: what is your favourite aspect of playing for sydney fc at the moment ? The fact that we are progressing as a team and that the passion for football is growing in Australia #SydneyFanChat

Cesar Chavez: Did you know @DavidAlaba27 is part Filipino? Yes of course i knew that David Alaba was part Filipino. He has very nice parents by the way! #SydneyFanChat

Cesar Chavez: What are your thoughts on having a Summer Christmas rather than a Winter one? It’s a different approach definitely and i’m looking forward for my first experience! #SydneyFanChat

Tim Verrender: What is the secret to a perfect Semmelknödel? I’m not sure, i’m blessed that my girlfriend prepares my meals so you’ll have to ask her #SydneyFanChat

Jake Campbell: what was your reaction to the quality of the league? surpised? Shocked? I was surprised! The standard is very good and the game is always becoming more popular! #SydneyFanChat


Collin Ernst: was this your Favourite goal? It was definitely one of my most important ones and I love this video because of all the emotion people are showing! #SydneyFanChat

Ross Anderson: Marc, what are the disadvanteges ogpf being 6’5″ tall?  ….nothing! Maybe more likely to get struck by lightning #SydneyFanChat

Alen Koro: hi Marc! What do you most like about Australia? The lifestyle in combination with the great weather and the people! #SydneyFanChat

Vince Pelle: Are you a good snow skier ?? Yes, I would say almost every Austrian is a good skier! #SydneyFanChat

#408 AdaⓂ 63*: Have you ever told someone you were Austrian & then they said… G’day mate? No never, my accent always gives it away #SydneyFanChat

Bec: Hey Marc, Nandos or Oporto? Hard for me to say, I haven’t been to either yet! #SydneyFanChat

Simon Overall: How many Hagi Gligors does it take to reach the top of your head? At least 5! #SydneyFanChat


Francesco Strati: would you prefer to win Euro 2016 as the Austrian Captain or A-league title with Sydney this year? That’s a tough one! I want to win both, but I will take either trophy! #SydneyFanChat

Reilly: Hey Marc, how easy has it been adjusting to Australian life? It was easy to adjust to the Australian lifestyle but it took a while to adjust my body! #SydneyFanChat

Anthony Vescio: Hi Marc. Which starter Pokemon did you choose? We had Pokemon in Austria but I never watched it! I was busy playing football! #SydneyFanChat

YUMNA: Hi Marc,I want to know.. How many languages could you speak fluently..?? I can speak English and German fluently, though I wouldn’t say my English is 100% fluent! #SydneyFanChat


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