#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Rhyan Grant


During the hour we learnt that all Rhyan wants for Christmas is to score more goals, his post-match meal is chicken schnitzel and chips and that unfortunately he will not be growing his signature ‘mop hair’ back!

Midfielder Rhyan Grant hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today and was keen to answer as many fan questions as he could as he settled into his fan chat. During the hour we learnt that all Rhyan wants for Christmas is to score more goals, his post-match meal is chicken schnitzel and chips and that unfortunately he will not be growing his signature ‘mop hair- back!

This initiative has become a successful fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and Fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (2 Jan) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 38 questions, with Rhyan Grant-s answers

Dr.Phil: Rhyan, you’ve played a more attacking role these past two games, what position is your most preferred?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t really have a preferred position, I am just happy to play

Dr.Phil: Many fans went home disappointed after the derby, how did the boys react after that loss and how is it being turned around
#SydneyFanChat Obviously it was a disappointing result, the boys weren’t too happy but training has been good so far this week

Anthony Vescio: Hi Rhyan. What did you ask Santa to give you for Christmas this year?
#SydneyFanChat More goals!!!

David: Rhyan how long more are you contracted to Sydney FC?
#SydneyFanChat This is my final year, would love to stay at @SydneyFC

David Lewis: Hi Ryan, I heard you were a Liverpool fan. What do you think of Rogers and is he the man to lead the club back to success?
#SydneyFanChat Massive Liverpool fan, I think Rogers is the man for the job, plays attractive football but just need results

Andrew French: Hi Rhyan. How is playing under Frank Farina? How does he differ to Crook and Lavicka?
#SydneyFanChat Under Frank it is a lot more intense during training, all three are great coaches!

Karl Power: Hi Ryan what is it like to play with Del Piero, Emerton & Culina and how is the experience playing with them?
#SydneyFanChat Great experience, all three have a lot of knowledge for the game which helps me and a lot of the young boys out

Luke Cevolani: Hi what has the transition between NYL & 1st grade been like? Is it what you expected or harder with competition for places?
#SydneyFanChat It is a step up, training and playing every day with professional footballer takes a while but is a great experience

Jake Marsden: Rhyan, what do you think of the cove’s chant for you? “He’s got S**t hair, but we don’t care” Bring back the mop?
#SydneyFanChat I love the chant, it’s always good to be able to take the mick out of yourself

Keith Dawson: Do you have a favourite away trip in the @ALeague
#SydneyFanChat Western Sydney, because it is the closest and the Derby!

Alex Wain: You-ve played lots of different positions in the team but which do you think you-re most suited to?
#SydneyFanChat I think it is up to the coach, where he’d prefer me to play – I actually don’t know where I am best suited!

J.B: Its Jules frm hills sports. Remember we use to giv brindle shiz and u use to say dw ms,I’ll be playing for FC lol
#SydneyFanChat Hahahaha yeah those were the days

L Askin: Rhyan, do you have plans to play football I. Europe?? If so when?
#SydneyFanChat That’s the goal, but I am enjoying football at @SydneyFC

J.B: Also you have been I think one of the standouts this yr #KeepItUp #You’reMyBoyBlue!
#SydneyFanChat I wouldn’t say that but thanks mate

Marthese: How does it feel playing with Jason Culina and Alessandro Del Piero?. Who is your favourite player in the #aleague?
#SydneyFanChat It’s an unreal experience playing with them; favourite player in the A-League is @sgallagher21

Alex Wain: Can you explain the lack of fight & desire from the team @wswanderersfc? Hard to understand as a fan
#SydneyFanChat I don’t think it was a lack of desire, I just think it wasn’t our night. No excuses though.

Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Rhyan, what’s your post match meal?
#SydneyFanChat Chicken schnitzel and chips

Liam Ruz: Rhyan, what was harder, cracking the first team last year or working to start on a week-to-week basis
#SydneyFanChat Cracking into the first team, you always have to do your best at training & take your chances when you get them

Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Rhyan, do you have any favourite goal celebrations?
#SydneyFanChat Any suggestions?? Mine was horrible!

marc reggio: Ryan how is it playing with del piero and has he bought anything new to the club tactics wise?
#SydneyFanChat Just try to give him the ball as much as possible because he can always do something amazing

ADAM SCHWEREB: Ryan are you disappointed that Sydney never kept more of the winning youth side, do you keep in contact with any of the boys
#SydneyFanChat We were all good mates, so would have been good to stay together. I keep in contact with the majority

Alex Wain: Congrats on 50+ games @SydneyFC, you’ve really stepped up this season. Will you re-sign for another 50?
#SydneyFanChat Thank you, have enjoyed the 50 games with @SydneyFC would love to stay for another 50!

marc reggio: What is the feel like around the camp lately?
#SydneyFanChat The feeling is positive, still a lot of games to go to prove ourselves!

Karl Power: Has Adam been excited or annoyed that Joel has joined the team lol & what is ur reaction to Joel’s signing?
#SydneyFanChat I think it is a great signing, he has showed he is a great player. Hopefully he is better at darts then

José Emanuel: Still think possible a classification for “playoffs” of the A-League?
#SydneyFanChat Yes definitely! Still a long way to go and things are looking up.

*WOWS*: Hey ryan, who is your favourite #wanderers player? ; )
#SydneyFanChat Shannon Cole, I am good mates with him and have been for a while

?Bec Giddy: Nandos or Oporto?
#SydneyFanChat Oportos Bondi Burger

David Warriner: Will Rhyan consider growing his hair like this again? #Gnarlydude
#SydneyFanChat Grow up Dave!!

jared coote: Rhyan, how does it feel to look like Elyse Perry?
#SydneyFanChat She’s a good looking girl, so I am happy with that comparison!

[m.d]: Funniest prank in the dressing room this year?
#SydneyFanChat Poking holes in peoples drink bottles so it goes all over them

David Puglisi: What was the Sydney Derby atmosphere like on the pitch?
#SydneyFanChat The atmosphere was crazy, it was great to see so many @SydneyFC fans show up and as always the Cove

JuventusClubSydney: Sorry to ask another ADP question, but what effect has he had on your development as a player?
#SydneyFanChat Yeh he is good, always giving you little tips and advice during training

Zee: Judging by Terry Antonis Instagram photos .. He has a pretty bad dress sense, would you say he is worst?
#SydneyFanChat 100% worst style at the club, followed closely by Seba Ryall

Daniela: Hi Rhyan 🙂 If you’d come play in an Italian team, which one would you choose?
#SydneyFanChat Juventus for sure

Matt Coleman: Rhyan, where’s your favourite place to grab a latte? Preferably no further west than Marrickville, thanks.
#SydneyFanChat Just the local cafe in Coogee

Luis C.: Does Farina have any plans to improve Sydney’s defensive strategies in upcoming matches?
#SydneyFanChat Yeah, it is important for us to sure up our defense and not concede

Joseph Martin: Hi rhyan just want you to know I’m your biggest fan! You-re so cool
#SydneyFanChat Yeah I know mate, I can see why – do you want a signed pair of undies?

David Puglisi: Who is the biggest joker in the team? My guess is the boss-man @BosschaartP
#SydneyFanChat Yeah @bosschaartp is up there, but Seba Ryall is just good to laugh at