Vedran Janjetovic’s hosted the live #SydneyFanChat on Wednesday 5 December after his stellar debut performance against Melbourne Heart; which handed him the honour of becoming the 100th player to play a competitive match for Sydney FC.
Vedran Janjetovic-s hosted the live #SydneyFanChat on Wednesday 5 December after his stellar debut performance against Melbourne Heart; which handed him the honour of becoming the 100th player to play a competitive match for Sydney FC. During the hour we learnt what his favourite Nando-s meal is, who the biggest joker at the club is and which goalkeeper he looked up to as a youngster!
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 (Dec 19) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!
Here is a transcript of the 42 questions, with Vedran Janjetovic-s answers.
Dr.Phil: Vedran! You had an excellent game vs Heart on Sunday! Can we expect to see more of you on the pitch in the future?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks mate, it will be good to play as often as I can!
Dr.Phil: Which striker gives you the hardest time at training?
#SydneyFanChat Probably Mitch Mallia – he never gives me a break
Dr.Phil: What kind of impact has @Frank_Farina had on the boys so far, in terms of morale?
#SydneyFanChat He has definitely lifted the morale and the intensity; I think the boys have responded really well
Anthony Vescio: Hi Vedran. How was it to make your A-League debut at home in front of the Cove
#SydneyFanChat It was awesome, something I have always wanted to do and I finally got my chance! The Cove was outstanding on the weekend!
William Chau: Vedran, you-ve come a long way since Joey Banks! What is it like to play alongside ADP? Has he given you any tips?
#SydneyFanChat It is incredible, not many people get the chance, I am very thankful for it. He always gives everyone tips!
Jordan Lo Russo: Vedran mate, you’re not on Twitter very often! What’s going on there?
#SydneyFanChat I am not much of a technology dude!
Jordan Lo Russo: Who’s your favourite ever keeper, and who’s the current best in the world?
#SydneyFanChat Favourite ever was Peter Schmeichel, now probably between Buffon and Casillas
Jordan Lo Russo: You spent time in Croatia with NK Bjelovar. What was it like & what were the differences you felt? Miss it at all?
#SydneyFanChat Time in Croatia was a good experience, the standard is better here, I don’t miss it too much.
Jordan Lo Russo: An injury kept you sidelined after NYL, and no contract given. How good does it feel having worked hard to be back?
#SydneyFanChat I was sidelined with an injury for almost 2 years which was a big setback for me. All the hard work is now paying off!
Jordan Lo Russo:You’ve trialed/trained at Heart, Roar and WSW, albeit briefly. How did it feel finally landing a permanent spot?
#SydneyFanChat Getting a permanent spot at a club that’s close to home was probably the best thing that could have happened!
Andrew French: How was your debut Vedran? I bet memorable because you made some very good saves.
#SydneyFanChat It was probably the best debut anyone could ask for, a win would have topped it off!
James Wray: Hey ved can you keep in my indoor team? The kne we have now is terrible haha
#SydneyFanChat Wish I could but indoor gives you really bad habits as an outdoor keeper
? Pabli ?: How is Del Piero? is injured? 🙁 Take good care of our Captain 😛
#SydneyFanChat Check out the injury report here
DelPieroInSydney: Well played Sunday. Favourite moment from your debut?
#SydneyFanChat Favourite moment was probably walking out with the team for the first time and hearing all the fans!!
David Lewis: Ved, great game Sunday! Well done. How did you feel before & after the game?
#SydneyFanChat Before the game I was relaxed with a few nerves, after the match I was happy that I had a clean sheet!
Zee: Sensational debut by yourself. Growing up which international GK did you look up too?
#SydneyFanChat As a youngster I looked up to Peter Schmeichel
deano: Vedran, are there any particular techniques to give you the best chance of saving a penalty?
#SydneyFanChat There is a few techniques like watching the body position and their run up – the rest is all luck!
Brendan Small: Why is Ivan so crazy?
#SydneyFanChat Just because he is a goalkeeper
Mitchell Peacock: Vedran after a great game on Sunday how do you plan on retaining the no.1 spot and keeping Ivan out?
#SydneyFanChat Continue training hard and doing my best
Andrew French: Were you always a GK growing up?
#SydneyFanChat Yeah, I started late but I was always a goalkeeper
Mitchell Peacock: Any pre-game superstitions that help calm the nerves?
#SydneyFanChat Nope nothing at all, no superstitions here – just good preparation!
Chris: Nandos or Oportos?
#SydneyFanChat Nandos – whole chicken and chips!
Andrew French: How has @frank_farina impressed you so far? What changes has he made?
#SydneyFanChat Frank has a positive attitude and lifted the morale!
Zee: If you weren’t a GK what position do you reckon you’d be in?
#SydneyFanChat If I wasn’t playing football I would probably be doing something else like gyprocking
Michelle Dost: Barca or Real Madrid?
#SydneyFanChat Neither, I follow Man United
[m.d]: Vedran, who spends the longest in front of a mirror before a game?
#SydneyFanChat 1. Brett Emerton, 2. Joel Chianese
James McGrath: ?How scary is it facing ADP when he takes free kicks at training?
#SydneyFanChat It’s not scary but it’s a big challenge!
[m.d]: Best prank played within the squad this year? What happened?
#SydneyFanChat Players putting holes in water bottles with darts!
Dale Roots: Vedran, you’re much shorter than Ivan & Zeljko. Do they ever put things up high to annoy you?
#SydneyFanChat Haha I’m not that much shorter than Ivan – but when we have our meetings my does neck starts to hurt from always looking up
Four At The Back: Vedran, you’re part of a historic A-League season. Whats surprised you most about the league’s newfound popularity?
#SydneyFanChat I am glad to be a part of it, the A-League’s bigger than it ever was and hopefully it will just keep growing!
JuventusClubSydney: ?Vedran, what goals have u set for yourself in your career? What goals have u set for this season? ps: Great debut
#SydneyFanChat The goals that I have set are to break into the first team and long term to be based overseas!
Caira Martinez: ?What has been your most important save and why?
#SydneyFanChat Most important save was in a GF game, we were winning 1-0 and the save in the 85min saved us the game!
Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Vedran, I’m not a goalie, what’s your tip when to go out of the gk position to stop the ball 1v1 w/ opponent?
#SydneyFanChat When 1v1 with a player, you have to stay big and push them to one side
Zee: Who is the most Stylish squad member at Sydney? Who is the worst?
#SydneyFanChat The most stylish is @bosschaartp and the worst would probably be Blake Powell
Gladys & Rachael: We waited to take a photo at around 7 or 8 pm. Do u remember us ?? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Yes I remember you girls 😉
Michelle Dost: Biggest joker in the squad?
#SydneyFanChat The biggest joker is probably @bosschaartp
Matthew Jurman: Hi Vedran. Great game on the weekend, what was your pre match meal? Your my hero!
#SydneyFanChat I had some grilled chicken and a salad, get off Twitter and go work on your right foot – love you long time!
Stephen Armstrong: Hi Vedran, Red Bull, V or Mother?
#SydneyFanChat Red Bull but water is always the best!
tamara hodzic: If you could play for any club in the world, who would it be?
#SydneyFanChat Manchester United!!
Cam Iaquinto: Vedran, what’s it like to have Zeljko as a GK coach?
#SydneyFanChat It is really good; he has a lot of experience and knowledge because of where he has played in his career!
Stephen Armstrong: What would you say is your best goalkeeping attribute?
#SydneyFanChat My organisation
Stephen Armstrong: In manager mode on #FIFA13 have you traded yourself to another club?
#SydneyFanChat Unfortunately I do not play FIFA13
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