#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Mitch Mallia


During the hour we learnt which Sky Blues player spends the most time in front of the mirror, Mitch’s fondest footballing memory and if he were to play for an EPL club he would chose Manchester United!

After an early training session Sydney FC-s eager young striker Mitch Mallia hosted the 60 minute live #SydneyFanChat. During the hour we learnt which Sky Blues player spends the most time in front of the mirror, Mitch-s fondest footballing memory and if he were to play for an EPL club he would chose Manchester United! Mitch answered 49 questions during the chat, which was a great effort from yet another Twitter rooky.

This initiative has become a fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks, just days before the blockbuster clash against Melbourne Victory, we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 49 questions, with Mitch Mallia-s answers.

BossAnt: Who’s the fastest at @SydneyFC ?
#SydneyFanChat The fastest player is Joel Chianese, when I am not there.

BossAnt: What’s your preferred position?
#SydneyFanChat Probably central striker but I am happy to play anywhere

BossAnt: Do you play pranks on anyone?
#SydneyFanChat We all play pranks on each other in the changeroom, just swapping shoes or clothes around

BossAnt: Do you fold or scrunch?
#SydneyFanChat Fold

BossAnt: Sauce in the fridge or pantry?
#SydneyFanChat Fridge, I like it cold

Dr.Phil: what type of impact has @delpieroale had on your game for the first three rounds?
#SydneyFanChat A positive impact, not only for me but the whole team

Dr.Phil: How do you weigh up Sydney’s chances against a strong-looking Perth side next round?
#SydneyFanChat We have a very good chance at beating them, coming off a good win and a good week at training

Dr.Phil: What is your fondest football memory?
#SydneyFanChat My fondest memory is scoring my first goal with @SydneyFC, last year against Adelaide United

Matthew Di Maggio: What was the players reaction to the vocal Sydney FC support during the game? Could you hear us?
#SydneyFanChat All of the players loved it, we could hear them and they were our 12th man to help us get the win!

Andrew French: You have played under Crook for a bit now including in the youth team. How do you enjoy being under his style of play?
#SydneyFanChat I love it. I think it compliments how I like to play and how Football should be played

Andrew French: After playing on the wing mostly this season, what do you think is your best position, directly up front?
#SydneyFanChat I am a striker by trade, but I just enjoy being out there and playing the best I can no matter what position

Ivan christian: After 3 matches what do you think about @SydneyFC squad and do you already find the chemistry play with @delpieroale?
#SydneyFanChat We have gotten better with each half of Football, as we get used of playing with each other inc

Bec Giddy: Hey Mitch! Do you think Sydney are closing in on their best form after last weekend-s great performance?
#SydneyFanChat 100%, like I said before we are getting better with each half of Football and our best is yet to come

dom trimboli: Mitchy… Kevin Hart or Demetri Martin?
#SydneyFanChat Dom my good man, you know it’s only Mitch Hedberg, but also like Kevin Hart. My mumma told me to tell you…

Andrew Rupolo: Where was crookie playing you on the NYL? What do you feel is your preferred position?
#SydneyFanChat In the NYL I was playing up front and prefer to play striker but happy to play anywhere

oliver ilic: Hey Mitch what are your thoughts on the Goalkeepers at Sydney FC? #GoalkeepersNeverGetMentioned
#SydneyFanChat We have great keepers at @SydneyFC and strikers need to be at their best to score against them

Ele Winston: What would you say the steps are in becoming an elite soccer player? as in how did you get to be where u are today?
#SydneyFanChat Working hard off the pitch, spending countless days at the park with my dad training to improve my game

Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Mitch. If you are given a chance to play in any EPL club, what would it be?
#SydneyFanChat It would have to be Manchester United

Martin Butler: Are you the fastest player in the squad right now? Who would place 1st, 2nd, 3rd in a 100m dash from the team?
#SydneyFanChat It is between Joel, Yairo and I

[m.d]: As an attacker, if you could pick one aspect of your game to learn off Alessandro, what would it be?
#SydneyFanChat The one thing I would like to learn is his ball control

Luke Cevolani: What was it like being coached by Vítezslav Lavicka, and how is Ian Crook different?
#SydneyFanChat They are two very different coaches. Crooky makes instructions a lot clearer

Dane Anthony: Immense performance by you in the derby, Mitch! Where do you feel you did well? How do you think you can improve?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks mate, I think my fitness and defence was good. I would like to do more in attack and score

Billy Morrison: What do you do before a match?
#SydneyFanChat I chill out, play video games and try to get my mind off Football

Scott Thompson: Did u jizz ur pants at the thought of playing alongside Del Piero?
#SydneyFanChat Not quite, but something along those lines

[m.d]: Mitch, congrats on the win in the derby. How did the atmosphere feel for the players on the pitch? Were we louder? 😉
#SydneyFanChat Thanks, the atmosphere was great. The Cove was amazing and outdid the Red & Black Block

Vincenzo Bonello: Can you please give me del pier’s contact information?
#SydneyFanChat 1800 LEGEND 🙂

ADP10 Unico Capitano: What do you think about Alessandro del Piero?
#SydneyFanChat Amazing footballer and person

david frendo: What are you eating. I’m hungry
#SydneyFanChat I am eating pasta

Joely: Rumour has it you’re terrible at FIFA? Is this true?
#SydneyFanChat Whoever said that is lying, I came 13,000th in the World & have a picture to prove it 🙂

Jake Marsden: Favourite team in the league other than Sydney? And least favourite
#SydneyFanChat Sydney FC is my only team

Nathan Rodrigues: Mitch, is it strange to see yourself on FIFA?
#SydneyFanChat Yes it is very strange every time I see it

Rhyan Grant: Where’d you get your clothes from? The toilet store?
#SydneyFanChat Same place as you get your jokes from…

ADP10 Unico Capitano: What is the funniest player?
#SydneyFanChat @RhyanGrant and his hilarious tweets!

Raymond Wakim: Who is your all time favourite striker in the EPL? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Eric Cantona, very elegant player and lived and breathed football

I.P Freely: Are you secretly a bear?
#SydneyFanChat Nope, I am human

Jordan Santi: Would you rather play for sydney or in MLS?
#SydneyFanChat For @SydneyFC right now, loving it!

[m.d]: Mitch, who spends longest in front of the mirror before a game?
#SydneyFanChat Joel Chianese

Dane Anthony: We loved ur reason for picking 14 & you’ve already lived up to the #’s memory, but how do u hope to stamp “Mallia” on the #14
#SydneyFanChat I try to give 100% every game and hope to start having some goals to show for that very soon

AEPainemilla Carreño: Hey mitch which pastizzi is your favorite? also do you like Kinnie? my wife loves it but I can’t stand the stuff
#SydneyFanChat My favourite pastizzi would be between curry beef and peas and no don’t really like kinnie

Jordan Lo Russo: Who’s the worst dressed and biggest joker in the team Mitch?
#SydneyFanChat The worst dressed is between Antonis & Seb Ryall. The biggest joker is Seb Ryall

Tommy P: Hey Mitch what did you think of Daniel Petkovski’s debut he looked good in my opinion
#SydneyFanChat Dan is a great player and looked comfortable in the game. I am sure he will have a well deserved great season

Sal: Hi Mitch! Great to have to on the team. Random question: If you had to take three team mates to the moon, who’d you take?
#SydneyFanChat Seb Ryall, Rhyan Grant & Hagi Gligor

Dane Anthony: Last movie you watched, mate? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Scarface

Jake Marsden: Do you have any nicknames?
#SydneyFanChat Just Mitch and Mitchy

Meowth, Thats Right.: Who has the funniest accent?
#SydneyFanChat Fabio

Zee: Who is the so called ‘pretty boy’ amongst the lads,(spends most time on his hair,outfit,grooming) ??
#SydneyFanChat We have a few, between Hagi, Dimi & Joel

Chris Gouw: Do you follow the English premier league? And if so what team do you go for?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I do, I follow Manchester United

[m.d]: Have u got your own twitter account?
#SydneyFanChat No I don’t, but I am considering getting it

Sal Hey Mitch, which player makes the most noise at half time?
#SydneyFanChat The coaches do the most talking