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In The Spotlight: Colin Doyle

19 August 2015

Goalkeeper Tackles The Questions

After getting the nod for the number one jersey at Colchester United, Colin Doyle was impressing between the sticks until injury struck.

The goalkeeper has spent his time in recovery since then, determined to be back competing with Kyle Letheren sooner rather than later.

Here he is under the spotlight, as we learn more about the former Birmingham City stopper.

If you were the dressing room DJ, what songs would be on your pre-match playlist?
Something by Coldplay or Mumford and Sons, which probably shows my age. I’m not into all this R&B that gets played.

What is your favourite piece of football memorabilia that you own?
I’d say my Irish cap. It’s green with gold tassels and is still in pristine condition. 

What is your favourite away stadium to play at?
Probably Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge. I’ve had a few decent performances there and saved a penalty from Juan Mata once.

What is the biggest name in your phonebook?
Football-wise it’s probably Joe Hart from my Birmingham days.

What can you remember about your first job?
I had a part time job painting a pharmaceutical factory back in Ireland and I got a decent wage to be fair. 

To date, what is your most embarrassing moment in football?
Swinging a back pass in Europe. Jonathan Spector passed it back to me, it was coming across me, took a bobble and when I swung I missed it. Thankfully we won the game so it got brushed under the carpet a bit. 

What is the best sporting event that you’ve watched live?
When we won the Carling Cup in 2011. Obviously I was there even though I was suspended, and got to go on the pitch afterwards. 

What were your first pair of football boots?
Lively red Asics. Everyone had black boots back then so I looked ridiculous in them, but they were my choice.

What TV series are you addicted to currently?
I love Suits. I’m watching Breaking Bad at the minute while waiting for more Suits episodes, which is filling a gap.

Including yourself, what four players in world football, past or present, would be in your 5-a-side team?
Jaap Stam, Juan Sebastian Veron, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona.

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