#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Nathan Sherlock


During the hour we learnt which Sky Blues player is the current 2012/13 FIFA champion, how he wants to score his first goal and that Shirls loves bonfires in the country!

Sydney FC-s eager young defender Nathan Sherlock arrived promptly to the office for the 60 minute live #SydneyFanChat. During the hour we learnt which Sky Blues player is the current 2012/13 FIFA champion, how he wants to score his first goal and that Shirls loves bonfires in the country! Nathan answered 48 questions during the chat, which was a great effort from the 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 (Oct 10) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 48 questions, with Nathan Sherlock-s answers.

David Warriner: What is your nickname Nathan?
#SydneyFanChat Groins is a common one in the office, but usually it is just Shirls

David Warriner: What’s the funniest thing anyone at Sydney FC has said to you?
#SydneyFanChat Dimi Petratos always comes up with some interesting one liners!

Ania Konopka: Nath, which #aleague team are you looking forward to playing against most & why?
#SydneyFanChat I think Western Sydney, the rivalry will be big and a great battle for

deano: Are you getting FIFA 13 tomorrow Nathan?
#SydneyFanChat Not tomorrow but maybe in a couple of days I will try and get my hands on it. Challenge??

Luke Cevolani: With all of the talent in the squad where do you see yourself playing this season and do you think you can secure your spot?
#SydneyFanChat It’s a very talented squad & that will make it hard for places, no.1 concern is to get myself fit ATM!

liam ruz: Nathan, which player has been the most influential in your career to date
#SydneyFanChat When I spent time at CCM a player called Chris Diog, he had valuable experience against top quality opposition!

liam ruz: Do you fancy yourself as a ball playing defender or just a solid back who gets the job done
#SydneyFanChat Probably a mixture of both. I am comfortable on the ball but at the same time – defence is the most important job.

liam ruz: How do you want your first goal in the sky blue to come??
#SydneyFanChat Doesn’t matter as long as it goes in last off me!

Jordan Lo Russo: Nathan, what’s the greatest aspect of your game in your opinion? What can you bring to the Sydney FC team?
#SydneyFanChat I am comfortable in general on the field quite composed. I will always give 100% & encourage those around me

sam jones: Has Del Piero’s arrival had an overall positive effect on the rest of the playing group. Does he share his football wisdom?
#SydneyFanChat Definitely he’s always willing to give others words of advice. For me marking him daily is a challenge in itself

[m.d]: Nathan, what do you hope to achieve with the squad this year?
#SydneyFanChat Finals Football and then hopefully go on the win the Championship!

Jovan Kljaic: Who are you and what position do play?
#SydneyFanChat Hey, how you going, Nathan Sherlock and I am a defender. Who are you?

Jordan Lo Russo: You’re a country lad from Orange if I recall correctly, what is the football like out there?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I’m from Orange country boy. Football (soccer) is not massive in the area. Dominated by other Football codes

[m.d]: Who is the biggest joker in the dressing room?
#SydneyFanChat Ivan Necevski, always good for a laugh!

Andrew French: What are your biggest strengths on the pitch Nathan??
#SydneyFanChat I am quite composed and always feel comfortable organising a team for defensive purposes.

[m.d]: For the new players who had to sing at SFC x-factor in Mackay, who were best and worst?
#SydneyFanChat The new physio Adib was easily the best, probably Ali was the worst with no song, just a dance!

Kareem: How does it feel having a player like Del Piero on the team?
#SydneyFanChat Del Piero is a top class Footballer, it is going to be a great year!

Jordan Lo Russo: Do you remember your debut last year against Perth Glory? What was it like?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I do, I remember my first touch was a back line clearance v Shane Smeltz at Campbelltown!

Jordan Lo Russo: You’ve only played a short while, but who’s been the toughest opponent you’ve come up against?
#SydneyFanChat I am going to have to say Eugene Dadi when he was at Perth Glory

Dan Findlay: Who is the best youth team manager you’ve ever had Nathan??
#SydneyFanChat A few years ago I was fortunate enough to have a person called Findogs exceptional bloke and great times.

Nic Bolt: Is del piero fitting into the squad well??
#SydneyFanChat Yes, the longer he is here the better it works for him and the rest of the team.

Mark R. M.: As a new fan from the US, what is the most important thing to know about Sydney FC?
#SydneyFanChat Good question. It’s a big club within Australia, won multiple titles and is ready to contend the title this year!

Nasty: Who is your favourite former Sydney player? Current?
#SydneyFanChat Former player Stuart Musialik fantastic player and a great bloke. Current player….. can’t upset any of the boys!

[m.d]: Nathan, do you try model your game on another player?
#SydneyFanChat Yes and no. Taking parts of others games and trying to put them into practice with your own.

Ac Milano (|||+): How does it feel playing alongside a player like Del Piero?
#SydneyFanChat Still feels surreal; he is a top class footballer with a lot of experience and Championships under his belt.

Dr.Phil: Nath! Which team do you want to stick it to the most this season?
#SydneyFanChat As of right now, no one. But as the season begins I am sure a fixture will come up during the yr. Keep you posted

Phhil Chhow: Hey Nath, I asked Ivan last time, but do you prefer wood fires or gas fires? Ivan said gas fire heaters & wood fire pizzas.
#SydneyFanChat When we say wood we say trees as used as our bon fires in the country! Mmmm wood fire pizza – meat lovers!

Zee: Heya Nathan. Growing up who was your footballing hero or figure that you looked up to?
#SydneyFanChat The best figure you could ask for, my Dad. What’s for dinner Dad?

Ac Milano (|||+): Will we be seeing Sydney in the AFC champions league next season?
#SydneyFanChat I can’t see why not? It starts with a good result against Wellington next weekend.

Brad Snowden: Personal expectations for the year nath??
#SydneyFanChat Again finals football and hopefully make the Championship.

Andrew French: Who is the best to learn off in the team, who works best with the younger guys?
#SydneyFanChat A mixture of the coaching staff and older players. In particular for me the Boss @bosschaartp

Andrew French: What do you think a realistic amount of games for you to play this season is?
#SydneyFanChat I hope to play as many games as I can.

Willis: Hi Nathan, In your eyes whose going to be the next up and coming star in the Sydney youth squad?
#SydneyFanChat Not an easy question, all our young players at the club bring something to the table. All talented in own area.

kelvin(kingkel): How do you feel playing alongside Del Piero and what do you think of SFC vs WSW match? Is SFC bench stronger this year?
#SydneyFanChat It’s going to be fantastic playing alongside ADP. The Sydney game will be enjoyable and we have a very strong squad

Cam: Are you scared of playing against Berisha, who is a goal scoring machine?
#SydneyFanChat No, if given the chance to play against him I am sure it is going to be a great encounter.

Dane Anthony: Hey mate, do you ever get sick of people making Sherlock Holmes jokes?
#SydneyFanChat To be honest there isn’t a whole lot, only the odd couple.

Miki Martìn Zidane: Do u watch any European football in ur free time?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I watch the EPL, go Arsenal!!

Dane Anthony: What’s the feeling in the team leading up to the first game of the season?
#SydneyFanChat Excitement more than anything and looking to get a great result to kick start a successful year!

[m.d]: Who will finish top scorer this year for us in your opinion?
#SydneyFanChat Top scorer will definitely not be me (you never know). It will be the saviour Joel Chianese!

Dane Anthony: What are the club’s/your expectations (in terms of points) to secure out of the first three games? 7/9 points?
#SydneyFanChat We would like the 9 but there are no easy games, it will be tough.

Blake: How tough will it be to be a regular starter? Are Griffiths and Pascal the best centre backs at the club?
#SydneyFanChat Yes, the longer he is here the better it works for him and the rest of the team.

AEPainemilla Carreño: Who is the current fifa 12/13 champion? and does anyone have spinners on their car? (I kinda hope dimi does)
#SydneyFanChat Dimi is definitely the chump, Terry Antonis would be the champ, Rhyan aspiring to be the best. Dimi wishes he had.

[m.d]: Nathan, what’s your favourite Greek dish?
#SydneyFanChat I will stick to the meat pie and chips.

Dane Anthony: Not a question, just wanted to thank you and all the team for the gr8 work you guys do on & off the field! Legends!
#SydneyFanChat Not a problem, always want to play a part in the community. Thanks.

Zee: What’s it like being Coached under Ian crook, what qualities does he bring to the club?
#SydneyFanChat Crooky is a fantastic coach and I enjoy his philosophy on Football. He brings many qualities to the club.

Alex Wain: What’s the main difference between @BosschaartP@AdamGriffo8 and yourself as a player?
#SydneyFanChat One’s Dutch and one has long hair and I have short hair.

Ac Milano (|||+): Best defender ever?
#SydneyFanChat Maldini.

Alex Wain: Current or retired, who is the greatest defender in the game in your opinion? (Maldini for me!)
#SydneyFanChat Good choice, same for me too, Maldini!