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Spiderladd

Name

Kev Dalton

Location

Ireland :flag_ie:

Organization

Trim Cletic AFC

Position

Goalkeeper

Where did the nickname "The Spider" come from?

spider i got in school i’d trials as a gk and i was in like my first or second year and few the older lads i didn’t know at the time were watching the trials and one just goes he’s a spider and then since then just been called the spider

How long have you been playing football?

played since u7 at that age we kinda always switched positions around then at 12 we play full rules games and we find out positions partially i wasn’t as good outfield and naturally wasn’t a bad gk so i fell into gk position i started as a second choice but after few years HARD work i got to playing at the right level
i got a transfer to a bigger club and too and my coaches there brought me up well so they deserve some credit too

What do you enjoy most about being the goalkeeper?

eh idk first it was what i’m good af but part of it when a strikers in on goal being able to stop that becoming a goal appeals to me, also i’m a real field general and gk is a perfect position to command the outfield and support the guys infront of me
just all round it’s the position that i really naturally fit into

What would you say is your proudest moment, so far?

thing bout being proud when i play a great game i see it as just doing my job when i come off my field after doing a good job i’m always proud. if i’d to pick a great moment in my career so far, possibly a semi final against kells last year i’d been suspended for a national competition the week before and we lost that game we would have won otherwise, came into dressing room for semi all eyes were on me i wasn’t very popular pre game even in warm up i didn’t speak to anyone i’d my head down focus on proving why they need me cos fr night before i was pissed with my manager for suspending me, game started soaking wet with rain and i held onto every single shot and got MOTM bringing us into the final
i was talking about leaving the club after they suspended me, after that game i was hero again

possibly being a coach but my career is barely even started yet as a coach
 
actually proud of my country if that counts, 2016 beating germany and then italy in the euros 100% proudest time of my life being irish
What are some of your goals for the future?

progress closer to being a professional coach 100% im already doing my badges and going college for soccer so that’s definitely the big goal, with college being a player at the highest level i can is another goal i’m working on always. just constantly improvement each day coaching and playing and try make it pro that does take like 5 years to be qualified

What kind of training/preparation are you doing in the meantime?
well coronavirus im sitting in my house rn :joy: but other then that to be a pro coach there’s a pyramid of qualifications to get through i’m currently through some of that and then i’m coaching as a job for the summer, i’m playing and training 4nights a week and i got college next september
i gotta work a normal job too cos need make that cash to keep me going

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