Today, we caught up with the first-ever TFF FC captain, Josh Keeble-Wells, as preparations begin to get underway for the TFF FC vs Gillingham Supporters charity match, to talk about Josh’s thoughts and feelings of the new project here at TFF.
Q1. Are you excited to have signed for TFF FC? A: Very much so, I’ve been a part of the website for a year and now to see the blog becoming part of projects like this is exciting. I’m looking forward to playing with the rest of the team.
Q2: Are you happy to have been made the captain at TFF FC? A: Definitely, leadership is one of my main qualities and for that to be recognised by the gaffer is brilliant. I look forward to repaying the faith put in me.
Q3: Do you have faith in manager Andrew Cliff and assistant manager Ben Wheatland? A: I think Andrew is a passionate manager and believe we are both on the same wavelength in football terms so I look forward to working with him closely.
Q4: Who would you say is your best mate in the team? A: It’s definitely between Alex Crowther and Jack Pattison, after them two it’s Danny Cook. They’re all brilliant lads.
Q5: With Alex and Jack obviously being CM’s, do you think there has to be a strong link between the three of you? A: Definitely, me and Jack are two very similar players who both like to get stuck in and play ‘proper’ football, whereas I think Alex is more mobile and could maybe play just in front of me and Jack allowing me to create more from deep.
Q6: Obviously the squad is brand new. What are your expectations for them? A: It will take some time for the lads to adjust to each others game but if we play simple football it won’t take time for us to get going. I think we’ll do okay but we’ll get better as time goes on.
Q7: Obviously the manager can only do so much. Do you think the main defensive line of Liam Drury, George Sneddon-Coombes, Kieran Masters and Ryan White will need to link immediately? A: In an ideal world they would all be on the same wavelength but these things take time and we as a time need to understand that and help the back line out as much as possible.
Q8: From what you know, what do you think our strongest formation is and why? A: 4-4-2 to begin with to just keep it simple, after we all get to know each other it’s anyone’s guess.
Q9: From what you’ve heard, who do you think our key player could be? A: Danny Cook.
Q10. As you will be captaining Gillingham Supporters vs TFF, will that be an emotional encounter for you? A: It will be a weird feeling I can’t lie. I’m looking forward to it though.
Now for some quickfire questions…
Messi or Ronaldo? Messi
Your best three attributes? Leadership, passing and versatility.
Team Joker in your opinion? Jack Pattison, other than me anyway.
Favourite Team? Gillingham/West Ham
Role model? Mark Noble without a doubt