#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Pascal Bosschaart


Sydney FC defender Pascal Bosschaart arrived early at the Sydney FC offices eagerly awaiting the live #SydneyFanChat. From the very start his natural competitiveness was evident as he was keen to answer more than Head Coach Ian Crook (46). On completion Bosschaart answered 10 more Member and Fan questions than Crooky, totalling a massive 56 question during the 60 minutes.

Sydney FC defender Pascal Bosschaart arrived early at the Sydney FC offices eagerly awaiting the live #SydneyFanChat. From the very start his natural competitiveness was evident as he was keen to answer more than Head Coach Ian Crook (46). On completion Bosschaart answered 10 more Member and Fan questions than Crooky, totalling a massive 56 question during the 60 minutes.

This initiative will become a fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and Fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (Aug 1) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 56 questions, with Pascal Bosschaart-s answers.

Nathan Blume: What did you really say to Berisha? Make sure you give him a proper SFC welcome next year!
#SydneyFanChat That’s a good question. I said to him that I didn’t like him.

Andrew French: ?How do you compare the @ALeague to the Eredivese??
#SydneyFanChat The A-League is the same at the Dutch Eredivisie, however the A-league is a bit more physical.

Andrew French: Are you looking more forward to FTT or the Sydney Derby?
#SydneyFanChat Looking forward to both games, especially the Sydney derby as there are a few of my ex-team mates playing!

Marcus D: Pascal, any chance of getting the more of the players onto twitter?
#SydneyFanChat Last year we lost Scott, I am going to get more players onto Twitter. Adam Griffiths has just joined @AdamGriffo8

Marcus D: What was your impression of the A-League and Australia before you came here.. did it change after you played?
#SydneyFanChat I had no impression of it because we don’t get it on TV in Holland and I was pretty surprised (in a good way).

Marcus D: What team do you look forward to playing most?
#SydneyFanChat I look forward to playing the Western Sydney Wanderers!

Dane Anthony: Boss, how are you going to feel playing against old team mates in the Sydney derby?
#SydneyFanChat It’s always special to play former team mates and I’m looking forward to playing against Megzi – Beauchamp

Dane Anthony: If u scored your 1st ever professional goal with @SydneyFC who would it be against & what would be your dream way of scoring?
#SydneyFanChat Score against Brisbane at home, a long distance shot, 89min, 1-0 win and when I do I will run into the Cove!

James Wray: Hey pascal how’s the injury? And will you back for preseason friendlies? There the only games I can make
#SydneyFanChat Injury is going well unfortunately I can’t make it for the friendlies but hope to make it to start the comp.

Dane Anthony: What’s the most Australian thing you’ve been doing ever since you’ve come to live here?
#SydneyFanChat I went to the farm with my neighbours in Caperti Valley.

James Wray: Hey pascal which signing do you think has been the most impressive at training so far?
#SydneyFanChat I haven’t trained yet with them because I’ve been doing recovery in the gym but I’ve heard all of them are good.

Marcus D: Pascal, what is your opinion on Vegemite?
#SydneyFanChat I tried Vegemite twice and I didn’t like it!

Phillip Stama: How many you going to score this season? 😉
#SydneyFanChat Hopefully one goal and that will be the one against Brisbane Roar!!

Phillip Stama: Rumour is Berisha will be joining us next season. What are your thoughts?
#SydneyFanChat To be honest he is a great Striker, if he is joining us I would welcome him.

Marcus D: How does the atmosphere at Allianz Stadium compare to the atmosphere in the Eredivisie (excluding clubs like Ajax, PSV etc.)?
#SydneyFanChat The crowd is less in the Allianz Stadium but they make just as much noise. Let-s get a full stadium this year!

Chris: Hey Pascal, Are you going to put Mark Bridge on his backside during the first derby?
#SydneyFanChat I am probably going to do that. On the field he is my opponent and off the field he is a great bloke.

David Orlando: Pascaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal! How are ya?
#SydneyFanChat I’m great thanks – bit busy right now but doing good. How are you?

Bec Giddy : Hey Pascal, What sort of things did you do to keep fit while you weren’t able to walk?
#SydneyFanChat I watched what I ate (so not much food) and did power and core training.

Andrew French: How do you compare the @ALeague to the Eredivese??
#SydneyFanChat I think they are similar and Sydney could easily compete in the middle of the Eredivisie, maybe not at the top

Jordan Lefebvre: Who is the best trainer? Who is the worst trainer
#SydneyFanChat As in the coach or the player??

Alex Wain : Which areas of your game do you think have improved since you joined @SydneyFC?
#SydneyFanChat Difficult question!! I think my touch on the ball – the right moment to slow down the play. I’m not so aggressive anymore

Daniel King: If you could only win one, would you rather beat MVFC or WSWFC?
#SydneyFanChat I would prefer to beat Victory because there is more of a rivalry at this point in time.

Cam!: Why did you bitch it to Berisha?
#SydneyFanChat I’m a sportsman and I will do everything to win.

AEPainemilla Carreño: hey @BosschaartP other than football what other sports are you watching now that you are in Australia?
#SydneyFanChat I am watching the Rugby League and I am a Roosters fan.

Jordan Lo Russo: What do you make of the new Western Sydney team?
#SydneyFanChat I think it’s good to have more teams in the A-League and they have some good players.

Jamie Kingsman: Whats the I thing u do b4 you play a match
#SydneyFanChat I listen to music, but I am really relaxed before a game, I do not have any superstitions

Marcus D: When are you aiming to be back and playing? Is Round 1 possible or a few weeks into the season?
#SydneyFanChat Round 1 is possible as everything is going to plan. Hopefully back in training a few weeks before that.

Jordan Lo Russo: Of all the younger lads coming through at Sydney, who do you think we should look out for the most?
#SydneyFanChat Terry Antonis, I think Terry is the best young player I have ever seen.

Joey Ratcliffe: What should I say to football fans who don’t watch A-League to get them down to watch Sydney play this season?
#SydneyFanChat Tell them there is no better day out for the family and a lot our game get settled in the last few minutes!

Marcus D: If you had to pick 3 people to have over for dinner, who would they be and what would you make?
#SydneyFanChat At this moment I would choose my Dad, Mum & Jim Carrey and I would make some Dutch food.

Alex Wain: What makes @SydneyFC fans different in your mind, from the supporters of your previous clubs?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t think SFC is different All the clubs I’ve played for have been big family clubs and Sydney is no differnt

Dean Hopkins: Would u get a Sydney fc tat?
#SydneyFanChat If we win the A-League Grand Final I would get a @SydneyFC tattoo!

NOTMironBleiberg: Why is there a F#$%@# framed Manly jersey in the @SydneyFC offices?
#SydneyFanChat It’s a MacArthur Rams Football Association shirt. We play them @Campbelltown St 1st preseason game Tues 14 August

Simon Renkema: Being a PSV supporter myself pascal, who do you think will win the Eredivisie?
#SydneyFanChat Hopefully Feyenoord will win it but I think Ajax

Marcus D: What are the chances of getting Nicky Carle on Twitter?
#SydneyFanChat I think the chance is nil but I will ask him!

Terence Sparkes: Hi boss, have you noticed much change in style of the football we will play this season?
#SydneyFanChat It’s difficult, I havn’t been at training yet, however Crooky wants to play more technical Football this season!

Andrew Sellen: Why should I continue to support @SydneyFC this year rather than @wswanderersfc ?
#SydneyFanChat Because we are the better team and we offer FREE public transport for Members to and from Allianz Stadium!

Chris: What is one thing that is different about Crook from Lavicka?
#SydneyFanChat Lavicka is from Czech Rep and Crook is from England! It’s difficult to say really as I haven’t been at training

Jordan Lefebvre: Player? Who tries hardest at training? Who doesn’t?
#SydneyFanChat Last year everyone tried their hardest and I can’t pick out one individual who didn’t do their best.

Dane Anthony: I’m still trying to work out whose name I should get on my jersey. What’s one reason I should get BOSSCHAART 4? 😉
#SydneyFanChat Because I will never let anyone down and I will always 100% in each game!

Chris: Can I convert you into a @Cronulla_Sharks fan?
#SydneyFanChat I’ve seen “The Shire” so no chance!! 😉 But maybe if you renew your membership I may be persuaded!

deathbybinary: @Sy What’s your favourite beer here and from home?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t drink beer I drink vodka orange.

Peter Ivancic: Any talk amongst the squad about Round 3 derby?
#SydneyFanChat Yes they are really looking forward to it.

Ben Hawes: Pascal, can you confirm or deny if @masokicks weighs over 100kg or not?
#SydneyFanChat I think @masokicks is under 100kg probably 99kg..

Alex Wain: You’ve played 377 games w/ 4 clubs but never scored. Are you planning on changing that this season @SydneyFC? 😀
#SydneyFanChat I scored in UEFA Cup for Feyenoord and Cup games for Utrecht – but hope to score this year

deathbybinary: Did you ever spend time in the cafés we tourists love so much in Amsterdam?
#SydneyFanChat I have not spent much time in Amsterdam but I spent a lot of time in Rotterdam

Jake Cohen: Who is the best player you’ve versed in the A-League and also in your whole career.
#SydneyFanChat In my career Drogba or Shevchenko and in A-League Archie Thompson

Marcus D: What’s the perfect topping for Dutch poffertjes?
#SydneyFanChat Sugar and they are the best!

Scott Jamieson: Who is the best dressed now that I have left ?
#SydneyFanChat I am STILL the best dressed 😉

Alex Wain: In your eyes, who is the true Dutch master? @bergkamp_dennis or @Persie_Official & why?
#SydneyFanChat That’s a difficult one as they’re very similar but for me @bergkamp_dennis is still the master

Anthony Smith: Do you intend to finish your career at Sydney FC
#SydneyFanChat Probably but I am not sure yet.

Chris: Who has the worst bad habit/s in the squad and what are they?
#SydneyFanChat Seb Ryall is always smashing glasses.

Jarryd Evans: What is your opinion on the new signings this season?
#SydneyFanChat I think they are all good signings, we lost 9 players from last season and have recruited 5 back They are all quality players

Dale Roots: What’s the biggest difference living and playing in Aus compared to Europe/the Netherlands?
#SydneyFanChat The way of living is better and the people are really friendly. The way of playing is very similar.

SydneyFC: When are Carle, Chianese and Mallia signed up till?
#SydneyFanChat I’m not sure – you will have to ask Gary Cole when he does his twitter chat!

Dale Roots: Who would you want to play you in a movie? Vinnie Jones?
#SydneyFanChat I am The Godfather!!!