Defender Reflects On His Time In TangerineRight-back Danny Coid reflects on a 13-year professional stint in tangerine, having come through the youth ranks in 1998.
What can you remember about your debut?
I played in a youth team game before it and I got dragged in the last 10 minutes because I had to get down to the ground and be a sub. I couldn’t feel my legs from that moment. I went to sit in the changing room and all the older pros were laughing at me, people like Clarke Carlisle and Gary Brabin. I was very nervous but I managed to get a run out and it ended with the fans coming onto the pitch.
What would you say your favourite goal for the club was?
I’d say the one against Wigan when we won 3-1. I picked it up from just inside our own half and dribbled it through before putting the ball in the top corner.
If you could re-live one game from your career in tangerine, which one would you choose?
Probably the first play-off final because it was my first time playing at such a big stadium. The occasion was a big thing for me at the time.
In terms of dressing room banter, what was the best prank you witnessed?
We had a few cranks but not as many pranks.
On reflection, what achievement are you most proud of?
The amount of games I played. I know I had a few long-term injuries but to have been at the club for that length of time and play 316 games made me proud. 315 of the games were good ones.
Best player you played with…
In the past I’ve said Charlie Adam but looking back on things I think Martin Bullock was the best player. His dribbling, his pace and ability was just ridiculous.
I’d have to say one of the lads that Ian Holloway brought in who never played a game, Sal Sbai.
I’d say myself at times.
Shaun Barker was quite funny and witty, he made me a laugh quite a lot. I’d also say big John Murphy as well.
Most likely to become a successful manager in future…
Michael Jackson had a go at Shrewsbury last season and I’ve always said that he’d be a good one.