Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fanatic of the Week no. 5 - Marshall Sayer

This is the last one of these I could find that was still in working order. Maybe some more digging another eight years time from now will unearth some more of these. 

If you would like to add your name to the gimmick, I'm happy to receive emails answering all the questions below.



Welcome to our sixth 'Fanatic of the Week'. This week’s fanatic is Marshall Sayer from St. Kilda who hasn’t missed a South Melbourne match in Victoria for three seasons.

See below for full fanatic profile:
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NAME: Marshall Sayer

AGE: 17

SUBURB: St. Kilda

INTERESTS: Soccer, music, socialising with friends, footy

FAVOURITE CLUBS:
South Melbourne, Arsenal, Fiorentina

ARE YOU A SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMBER?
Of course

WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
14 years old

FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
The two Grand Final wins in 1997/98 & 1998/99

MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
Against Melbourne Knights in 1998 (2-2), when Bill Damianos hit a beautiful 40 yard strike into the top corner

FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
Michael Petkovic

BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
Paul Trimboli

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
The team performing the best in the country, development of complete multiculturalism amongst supporters, the complete turn around from last season, and the boys in the administration offices

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
Nothing

WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
No way

WHY?
I could never support any other team simply because I love South Melbourne just that little bit too much!

THANK YOU MARSHALL FOR YOUR TIME!

13 comments:

  1. OK Paul,

    Ill give it a crack :o)

    NAME: Lycourgos Fukakakis AKA Mike O'Lotripas

    AGE: pretty old 42

    SUBURB: Bundoora

    INTERESTS: Soccer, music, eating, breathing etc

    FAVOURITE CLUBS:
    South Melbourne, Panathinaikos, Liverpool

    ARE YOU A SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMBER?
    Havent got 2017 membership yet, waiting on first home game.

    WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
    pretty young, around 7-8 years old. Was the match at Middle Park when Alan Davidson swallowed his tongue - 83 or 84 I think.

    FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
    Huge cliche but has to be Joey Pala scoring in 91 GF with minutes to go .... the shootout was almost an anticlimax as I knew the game was ours by then :o)

    MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
    As above but have been many others... recently Semi against the Bergers at OV last season made me smile just because of the fact that I discovered there is some passion left in the old bones.

    FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
    Oddly, Epifano just for the potential I see in him.. also has the old Hellas "tsambouka" ... yes I know I will be called strange :o)

    BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
    Paul Trimboli - Hands down Trimmers, but also Dougie Brown, Steve Blair, Taliadoros, De Amici, Boutsi, JA, Orlic, Coveny etc etc

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    Despite a bunch of random Croatians telling me I should feel otherwise, I can still follow the team I love without feeling the need to justify my cultural background to anyone

    WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    I dont feel we market ourselves effectively. We are a massive club with a superior "product - for lack of a better word" and despite the racist FFA keeping us in the basement, we should be able to attract more than the 1-2K rusted on supporters we do.

    WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
    No, although Red Bull South Melbourne Hellas might sway me :o)

    WHY?
    Because my parents where born in Greece and the FFA, the Australian media and Slavic people tell me I am not allowed to follow another team :oP

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  2. God bless this bloke and still follows us to this day

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    1. Cheers ... will follow Hellas through thick and thin ... as the Westfield Cartel keep reminding us "Youve gotta have a team" :o)

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  3. Give the people what they want, Paul: bumgate analysis

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    1. Bum-gate analysis AND Monbulk-tie-reversal-gate!

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    2. In the next match post.

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  4. NAME:
    Lucan

    AGE:
    39

    SUBURB:
    Reservoir

    INTERESTS:
    Football, Music, Ice Hockey

    FAVOURITE CLUBS:
    South Melbourne FC, Arsenal

    ARE YOU A SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMBER?
    Of the $220 variety, no less.

    WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
    14 (I think)

    FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
    2006 VPL Championship. After the debacle of the “new Football” trying to bury us by cherry picking the Crawford Report forcing us into administration (which was a blessing in disguise).

    * special mention to the Boutsianis double against Marconi in 2002

    MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
    Carlton Grand Final.

    FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
    Rock Roganovic

    BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
    Michael Petkovic

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    The history, community, and friends made.

    WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    The continuous bullsh!t that comes from all directions.

    WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
    Irrelevant question

    WHY?
    Because the NSL no longer exists, you silly duffer.

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  5. NAME:
    Con (non Fruiterer variety)

    AGE:
    34

    SUBURB:
    Maribyrnong

    INTERESTS:
    Football, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM.

    FAVOURITE CLUBS:
    South Melbourne FC, Liverpool, Oakland Raiders

    ARE YOU A SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMBER?
    Not this year.

    WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
    5

    FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
    Sneaking into the members grandstand at Middle Park by climbing on the metal barrels near the front, thinking I was top shit.

    Special mention to a "memorable" moment of South Vs Knights circa 1993/94 at Middle Park. Massive biffo between the fans at fulltime, watching people grab the hot grillS of the bbqs to whack random cros / skop combos on the back with.

    MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
    Clash of The Titans 2-0 win over Marconi at Middle Park, then racing home to watch the replay on SBS.

    FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
    Milos

    BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
    The obvious is Trimmers, but special mention to Boutsi.

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    Growing up with the club as part of the family. Friends ive made via the terraces and the fact that we always aim to be the best, even in a shit situation. Put the club in a rubbish dump, and we will be the Kings of Waste.

    WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    The fact that our fans can sometimes be an embarrassment, that need to stay off Twitter (D. Trump-esque)

    WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
    Fuck no back then, and fuck no now. Couldn't give a rats ass about any other aussie club. If south were to die, then so would my soccer supporting days in Australia.

    WHY?
    See above.

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  6. I hope that long haired so-called South fan gets what he deserves after trying to king hit that man from behind on Friday night. This shouldn't happen, it has embarrassed the club in a huge way.

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  7. NAME:
    Sam Poutakidis

    AGE:
    40

    SUBURB:
    North Morang

    INTERESTS:
    Hair Gel

    FAVOURITE CLUBS:
    Oakleigh Cannons

    ARE YOU A SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMBER?
    Sam Poutakidis fan club

    WHAT AGE DID YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST MATCH?
    2005

    FAVOURITE SOUTH MELBOURNE MEMORY?
    KK's pointy finger

    MOST MEMORABLE GAME WATCHED?
    Mia Khalifa vs Basketball team

    FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER?
    KK

    BEST SOUTH MELBOURNE PLAYER EVER?
    Sam Poutakidis

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    Sam Poutakidis fan club

    WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT SOUTH MELBOURNE?
    No more Sam Poutakidis

    WOULD YOU EVER SUPPORT ANOTHER NSL TEAM?
    I only follow SPL - not the scottish league, the Sam Poutakidis League

    WHY?
    Sam Poutakidis

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    1. Bonus points for the hair gel gag. Minus points for not managing to work in a reference to Sam's kickboxing career.

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