A fortnight’s holiday in Florida and a pair of Ledley King knees combined to do for Ryan Davison’s fledgling hopes of superstardom. Now one third of the team behind the superlative Leazes Terrace, he’ll be lining up on the left of midfield – sans Gauloises and Breton fisherman’s smock – for the Northern League Fans on July 9th. When he’s not busy posing for photos in the sea, he can be found on twitter here.
Position(s): Wide left but can be shunted to the right if there are better options available. A bit like Damien Duff in his early Chelsea days.
Teams played for: Westerhope, Ponteland High school and a forgettable season warming the bench at West Denton when I was mainly used in the Shefki Kuqi role.
Career highlight: Scoring a hat trick in Ponteland’s victory over Hexham watched by then Newcastle assistant manager Terry McDermott. The expected trial at St James’ Park just never materialized.
Player or team you’ve modelled your game on: Laurent Robert but with added awareness of defensive responsibilities, teamwork and a right foot. I’ve got a little bit of pace, am awful in the air and have a penchant for shooting from range. Along with my fondness for Aspers Casino, Gallic-influenced t-shirts and Kronenbourg 1664, the comparisons are inevitable…
Playing the Glen Johnson role to Ryan’s Damien Duff, Jack Watchman models his style of play on Stuart Pearce and Roy Keane. Luckily for Ryan’s midriff, they’re on the same side. Thanks to Steven White for providing the photo.
Position(s): Right Back.
Teams played for: Swalwell Juniors, Beamish & East Stanley Juniors, Redheugh Boys, Gateshead FC U17s
Career Highlight(s): Playing for the District against Sunderland Academy and taking on the Newcastle United Academy with the League representative team.
Player or team you’ve modelled your game on: Stuart Pearce for commitment and Roy Keane for attitude.