#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Nick Carle


Sydney FC midfielder Nick Carle was anxiously awaiting the live Twitter chat, running off the training field and straight into a massage whilst answering all your questions. Carle was very relaxed during the chat, making sure he stayed true to himself when responding to Member and Fans questions.

Sydney FC midfielder Nick Carle was anxiously awaiting the live Twitter chat, running off the training field and straight into a massage whilst answering all your questions. Carle was very relaxed during the chat, making sure he stayed true to himself when responding to Member and Fans questions. At the conclusion of the 60 minutes Nicky answered 40 questions and was the tenth trending topic in Sydney during the hour, which was a great effort from the social media rooky.

This was the fourth instalment of the live Twitter chat and will continue to be a fortnightly engagement for Sydney FC Members and Fans to interact with Sky Blue players, coaches and staff. The next live chat #SydneyFanChat will be on the 15 August at 12:30pm.

Here is a transcript of the 40 questions, with Nick Carle-s answers.

Patrick Wills: Who is the best player you’ve played with, and the best you’ve played against?
#SydneyFanChat For = Troy Halpin locally so gifted, overseas Victor Moses most natural ability I’ve seen. Against = Messi

[m.d]: Any chance of getting you on twitter permanently, Nick?
#SydneyFanChat No chance sorry. Not a social network guy, I don’t even have Facebook

Marq Darby: Nick, Did you ever contemplate playing club football in Sth America or was Europe always your dream when you were young?
#SydneyFanChat I did go to Uruguay for a trial @ Nacional when young – you can learn a lot but Europe is where I hoped to end up

liam ruz: Nicky, how many goals are you looking to put away this season?
#SydneyFanChat Depends on what position I play. Never been one to get many goals, if I can get 5-10 I’d be happy, I also like to create goals.

Phillip Stama: Spoke with your uncle John and he mentioned there will be a lot of tickitaka football the coming season. Is the title ours?
#SydneyFanChat I hope so, pre-season has been excellent and we’ve some great new recruits playing good football

Anthony Yacoub: Do you ever see yourself playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in the near future??
#SydneyFanChat I’m very happy here it’s my sole focus although I’m a west Sydney boy I hope they do well I hope to stay for my career

Bec Giddy: Hey Nicky, what’s the best way to get confidence back after a serious injury? Or does it just come back with time?
#SydneyFanChat The 1st year at Sydney I had a bad season, it motivated me to come back and work hard. Do the hard work mentally.

Doug Kors: Nick, Do you still get any grief for the failed rabona?
#SydneyFanChat It’s always good for a laugh. I have had my fair share of grief over it. If you don’t try things you won’t succeed

Alex Wain: Hey Nicky thanks 4 talking to the fans. Who’s been the most influential coach in your career so far & why?
#SydneyFanChat It is hard to pick one, as I have been lucky to have had many good coaches. Alain Perrin would be the most influential; I spent 6 months in France under him and learnt a lot

Andrew French: Have you set yourself a goal/assist target for the upcoming season?
#SydneyFanChat I’d be happy with anything more than 5 goals but as many assists as possible it’s a regular part of my game

Stefan Te Maari: What’s your future plans? Do you hope to stay at Sydney FC? Looking forward to being title holders this year
#SydneyFanChat Immediate plans do really well at Sydney FC and if I do well, sign for a few more years with Football you never know

Andrew French: Which team mate stayed best in shape over the off season??
#SydneyFanChat Dimi was very impressive when we first got back. Mitch really impressed me his results first week were great!

Aaron Anderson: Nick will you go back to England or another country to play or will you retire in Sydney?
#SydneyFanChat Ideally I’d like to stay here for the rest of my career but in football you never know!!

James Wray: Hey Nicky what’s been the highlight of your career so far?
#SydneyFanChat Being part of International Football

Alex Wain: @GingiRose just got a home kit w/ your name on it, told her you’d be staying on after this season! Will you?
#SydneyFanChat I hope so it’s important for me to do well this year and secure myself another contract.

James: Hey Nicky how is the vibe around the club now with the changes. Is everything shaping up for the season?
#SydneyFanChat The vibe has been excellent, funny new boys in the change rooms Fabio is always smiling, pre seasons been great!

Levi Ulman: What do you do during your off season to keep fit?
#SydneyFanChat I chase 3 kids. We all got given a home program by Craig, which I followed and felt great coming into pre season

James Wray: Hey nick, who in your opinion, is has been the most influential signing so far?
#SydneyFanChat We have been lucky to have had many good signing, still early in the pre-season to pick one

pascal bosschaart: How is Nicky on the massaging table?
#SydneyFanChat I enjoy my massage mate – I’m getting close to answering 56 questions and beating you!!

James: Who is the best in FIFA12 at the moment?
#SydneyFanChat Rhyan and Dimi fancy themselves, but I think Terry Antonis is better

marc reggio: What do you think about the new western Sydney side … New rivalry??
#SydneyFanChat I think it’s great for the city for west Sydney and the A-league, hopefully we can beat them in all three games!

Mendy Berger: Where in Sydney do all the boys live?
#SydneyFanChat Sydney is such a big place, the boys live all over

Adam Goldring: Are Brisbane Roar still the team to fear or beat to the title??
#SydneyFanChat Not fear but to beat yes. They’ve played some fantastic football over the last two seasons and can lift us all

[m.d]: What team do you enjoy beating most? Do you know what FTT means?
#SydneyFanChat Any 3 points are good it’s always sweet to beat Victory & I look forward to beating WS. I have just been told, so I now know what it means

James Wray: Hey nick would you guys do a preseason game in the upper mountains where I live? Would be awesome
#SydneyFanChat That is up to the club. It is close to home for me so it would be great!

Mendy Berger: When you retire would you become a member of the cove??
#SydneyFanChat I’d love to stay involved around the club when I retire so hopefully I can be part of that.

Stefan Te Maari: You had a cracking season last year, one of our best players. Who do you think our best signing this year has been?
#SydneyFanChat As I said before all of our guys have been great but we’ll have to wait til the season to see who really impresses

B: New manager, new players. How confident is the team going into the new season?
#SydneyFanChat We are very confident with Crooky, his ideas on Football is brilliant, enjoying the pre-season so far!

Andrew French: With SFC obviously going to be a faster team this season, especially up front, do you think this will be a positive for us?
#SydneyFanChat It is very important to get some speed up front, it helps me alot being a midfielder

James Wray: If you could play for any team in the world (besides @SydneyFC ) who would it be?
#SydneyFanChat Barcelona – I love the way they play Football

Andrew French: What’s been your favourite Sydney FC moment so far since being at the club??
#SydneyFanChat It would have to be the final game of last season against Jets to get us into the Finals when we won 3-2

[m.d]: Nicky, do the players feel the rivalry as much as the fans with Melbourne Victory?
#SydneyFanChat Yep, as I said before it is always nice to beat them; it has been a great rivalry over the years

Dean Southern: What-s the general feeling about new cross-town rival-s @wswanderersfc in the Sydney FC camp?
#SydneyFanChat Good for the league and hope they do well for the league but hope to beat them all three times

B: Apart from Emmo is the rest of the team fit and ready?
#SydneyFanChat Pascal coming back from a big injury and both hope to be ready for the new season but everyone fit & raring to go

Stephen Armstrong: How is the new attacking imports shaping up for the new season? Also what will your role be on the pitch be? Ta.
#SydneyFanChat All attacking options look good, there is lots of speed. My role is up to the coaching staff, whatever they want me to do; I will do

Levi Ulman: Wanna have a kick-around in the park this afternoon? That would be awesome!
#SydneyFanChat Sorry I can’t. On Wednesday nights I coach my boys under 7s team, it’s something I really enjoy doing

Xanthie Rallis: Hey nick what-s your agents name heard he-s really good? Are you the only player he looks after?
SydneyFanChat Tony is his name – like you don’t know!! And yes I’m very lucky to have him but don’t tell him that!

Joseph Sunshine Barr: Nicky when u going to get your hair cut?? Save yourself a fortune on Brylcream.
#SydneyFanChat You’re right but too scared to get rid yet! Maybe if we can earn enough for a charity I’ll go short, not off!!

Alex Wain: Love to see you at next #WorldCup you bring something different to @Socceroos how are u feeling about your chances?
#SydneyFanChat Was very happy when I got called up last year would love to be a part of it Focusing on my club form to get me there

Brendan: What do you listen to get pumped up Nicky?
#SydneyFanChat I’m not a big one for listening to anything but know I-m about to play the game is enough!

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