Saturday 26th October 2019
Buckingham United v Old Bradwell United
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two
Lace Hill Sports Centre
(This season’s) League standings:
South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)
Buckingham United 10th
Old Bradwell United 1st
(Last season’s) league standings:
North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division (11 teams)
Buckingham United 4th
South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)
Old Bradwell United 2nd
This game last season:
Last six games:
L 1-3 home v MK Robins 19th October BBST
W 2-0 home v Sarratt 12th October SSMFL
W 0-1 away v New Bradwell St Peter 28th September SSMFL
L 4-1 away v Tring Corinthians 21st September SSMFL
W 10-1 home v Clean Slate 14th September BBST
L 5-0 away v Harefield United 10th September SSMFL LCT
Old Bradwell United:
W 1-0 home v MK Gallacticos 19th October SSMFL
W 1-0 home v Mursley United 12th October BBST
W 2-1 home v Colney Heath 5th October SSMFL LCT
W 0-2 away v Berkhamsted Raiders 2nd October SSMFL
W 1-5 away v Mursley United 28th September SSMFL
L 1-0 away v Codicote 14th September SSMFL
Full Name: George John-Paul Zammit
Marital status: In a relationship
Preferred shirt number: 1
Most effective position on the pitch: Goalkeeper
Daytime job: Warehouse worker
Former clubs: Pitstone, Winslow, Aylesbury Fc.
We asked George:
How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?
It’s nice to have a couple of weeks to relax but after that I’m just chomping at the bit to get back playing again
Signed on for Buckingham United this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?
I had a couple of sides asking but with two coaches of the experience and knowledge that John and Sean have, it was a pretty easy choice to be honest. Even through my injury last season they both stuck with me which was a massive boost for me
How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?
I feel I’ve played relatively well, it’s always difficult to say that as a goalkeeper as people will see you’ve conceded goals, but I feel my personal performances have been good
What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?
Personally, it’s all about that clean sheet every week. I think the squad has quality, and the feeling is that we can do really well, and finish as one of the top sides in this division
Who has been your biggest influence in football?
I used to love watching Thierry Henry, but Keiren Westwood inspired me to become a goalkeeper
How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?
The belief is definitely there with the quality of player that we have, Ade, Paolo, Haggis and Jason are huge for us. Their influence on the pitch each week is massive
Home to Old Bradwell United this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?
I know there having a very good season and usually put out decent sides. I think they’ll try and play especially on our pitch which wouldn’t look out of place in the pro leagues. It’s a good opportunity for us to go and show what we’re all about
Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?
I’m going to go with George Armstrong on this one. He’s been injured but loves a little moan on the group chat
What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?
I like to relax and make sure I’m in the right frame of mind before a game
In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?
I think Lewis Parkin is definitely the most under rated. He’s a big lad, with a great turn of pace, he scored a header against Sarratt which just shows his ability in front of goal
Who has the worst dress sense at the club?
It’s got to be me, Nick Walton or Gary Mander our coach. We all wear terrible clobber in fairness
When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?
I always check Coventry as that’s my team, followed by a cheeky look at how Pitstone get on as I know most of the lads over there
Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?
Nick Walton, his music taste is all over the place
What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?
Pitstone, knowing most of those lads it becomes one of those you want to win just for the bragging rights
Finally, after you’ve saved a hattrick of penalties on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?
I mean if that happened, I’d want at least a crate of beer at a minimum
Sports Shots would like to thank George for his time this week