#SydneyFanChat Transcript With Richard Garcia


Fresh from his stunning goal against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, Sydney FC striker Richard Garcia hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today ahead of the Sky Blues clash with Newcastle Jets this Saturday night at 7.45pm.

Fresh from his stunning goal against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, Sydney FC striker Richard Garcia hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today ahead of the Sky Blues clash with Newcastle Jets this Saturday night at 7.45pm. During the hour we learnt what Richie-s favourite thing is about Sydney, his weird pre-game superstitions and what the best job in the world is.

Simon Latham: What-s your favourite thing about the Sydney?
#SydneyFanChat Going to the picturesque city. I very much enjoy spend time there.
Jake Campbell: What were you feeling when you scored your first goal for Sydney ?
#SydneyFanChat Excitement – happy to get off the mark.

Gaston Arevalo: Hey Richie how much improvement do you think the team still have in them? Or is this the best it will get?
#SydneyFanChat Still a lot of building to go but we’re getting there.

Bec: Do you have any weird pre game superstitions?
#SydneyFanChat Not superstitions but everything is done at a certain time such as I put on my boots 25 mins before we go out.

goku cumy melare: What is your favourite team outside of the Hyundai A-league? Nice goal on the weekend by the way.
#SydneyFanChat Thanks! Favourite team would have to be Real Madrid – always supported them as a young boy.

lusito75: Congrats on a thumping goal last Sat. How confident are you we can improve on killing these games off in future?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks mate. I’m very confident because we are still improving week to week.

Alvin Ng: What really happened between Rich & MHFC? I heard Heart offered him a good deal but he was stalling?
#SydneyFanChat The club decided to sign Orlando Engelaar instead.

Alvin Ng: What’s it like being best friends with @carras16??.
#SydneyFanChat It’s like being best friends with anyone really – he’s just a great normal guy

Daniel Meta: What’s your fondest memory from your playing time in England?
#SydneyFanChat The play off final to get promoted to the Premiership with Hull City.

Alex Wain: How has @Frank_Farina & @Sydneyfc improved your overall game?
#SydneyFanChat Playing under a new manager and with a new team always sets new challenges

Jimmy Tran: How many days a week do you train and what sort of training do you do?
#SydneyFanChat We train 5 days a week and it varies depending on the day

SydneyFC: Great shot on Saturday Richie! Top strike.
#SydneyFanChat Thanks mate

Angelina Flokis: What has been the most memorable goal you have scored?
#SydneyFanChat Probably my first goal in the Premiership against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Craic Dealer: The goal against Nix, is that your favourite way of shooting, mid-range powerful strike?
#SydneyFanChat Not necessarily – I just like to score goals however they go in.

Craig Smith: Who do you see out of our young guys coming through as the one to watch out for?
#SydneyFanChat There are a lot of talented young guys but of the guys not in the team at the moment – someone like Hagi Gligor.

MC Whiskey: Nando’s or Oporto?
#SydneyFanChat Nando-s

David Moore: How are the Movember moustaches going? Who is getting the most stick for their effort
#SydneyFanChat They are going pretty well at the moment. Nicky Carle is the most self-conscious about it.

MC Whiskey: Sydney or Melbourne?
#SydneyFanChat Both are great cities with different characters.

MC Whiskey: What standard is the @aleague honestly at compared to Europe? Can you compare a competition to it. Such as League 1 or 2?
#SydneyFanChat Difficult to compare due to squad size and weather conditions have a role to play.

Alex Wain: Which @aleague team would you like @Sydneyfc to face in the grand final? We are going to get there right?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t really mind as long as we are playing in that game

Jeremy Jack: Rich, would you be up for copping a head-butt to the chin before every game to help score goals?
#SydneyFanChat Not really no!!!

MC Whiskey: Is the Despot as angry as he looks?
#SydneyFanChat He’s actually the complete opposite – a really nice guy

Bleeder: What’s it like finally winning a game away from Melbourne?
#SydneyFanChat Not really thought about it.

MC Whiskey: Where in Perth did you grow up and what was your junior club? Any love for Gosnells city?
#SydneyFanChat Junior days spent at Balcatta and I love all of WA.

Tom Read: Mighty Ducks or Cool Running-s, Richie?
#SydneyFanChat Cool Running-s

Braden Thompson: Sydney FC favourite opposition to play? 😀
#SydneyFanChat I don’t really have a one

ARIANA PLS: Besides Sydney FC, who do you think has a chance of going the whole way? (judging by previous games)
#SydneyFanChat Very tight league and it’s hard to guess. It’ll be about form leading into the finals

Alyaa Najwa: What is the best moment for you as a footballer ??
#SydneyFanChat Everyday – it’s the best job in the world!!!

Michelle O’Riordan: Do you face much sledging in #ALeague or is it milder here than other professional leagues?
#SydneyFanChat It’s milder than overseas. A lot of the guys know each other.

Luke Cevolani: Hi Richard, as someone who went to England quite early, do u have any wise words for those looking to do the same?
#SydneyFanChat It’s harder than you think so be prepared and if at 1st you don’t succeed then don’t give up

Daryl Matthews: What was the best English ground to play at and why?
#SydneyFanChat The Emirates – because the playing surface was always immaculate.

Alex Wain: Do you still hold aspirations for @Socceroos & which young @aleague player do you think is a future #Socceroo
#SydneyFanChat Never give up on wanting to play for your country @alexwain A lot of young talent in Australia – depends on how they develop

David Moore: How big was the roller coaster of emotions on Saturday?
#SydneyFanChat It was a very big rollercoaster and that’s the beauty of football!!

Peter Vernicos: Richie, any chance of a shoutout in the celebration after your next goal?
#SydneyFanChat If I remember I will but you may not hear me!!

Ben & Logan Podcast: What are you most looking forward to this summer?
#SydneyFanChat Spending time at the beach and playing some great games @AllianzStadium like on Boxing Day v @brisbaneroar

Alyaa Najwa: Who is your favourite football legend ??
#SydneyFanChat It would have to be Maradona and Emilio Butragueno

David Warriner: Can you explain this picture?
#SydneyFanChat Yes I can – I finished 3rd in the go-karting the boys took parting for a bit of team bonding

Geoff: Richard, you looked unhappy with onus on you at Heart, now you seem to be the player ADP @SydneyFC badly needed .Big change?
#SydneyFanChat Wasn’t unhappy with the onus on me and still feel it is being one of the more experienced in the team

Alex Wain: Would you like to extend your stay @SydneyFC at end of season or keep your options open?
#SydneyFanChat Haven’t really thought about just concentrating on football and still too early to think about that sort of stuff

Jarrod Radcliffe: Sydney FC favourite position? (regardless of where the coach plays you)?
#SydneyFanChat Been versatile my entire career and enjoy every position I play really.