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Author Archives: Christian Brookes

Darren Carter interview: Music a key fixture in Brum promotion hero’s life

Darren Carter celebrates his promotion-winning penalty for Birmingham City in 2002

As the 18-year-old in 2002 who scored the winning penalty to secure Birmingham City’s  promotion to the Premier League, Darren Carter has taken music with him throughout a career which had such a soundtrack-worthy beginning. Read more →

Ben Roberts interview: Samba beat still plays on for Boro cup final keeper

Ben Roberts to the right of Bryan Robson who lifts the trophy with Nigel Pearson as Middlesbrough achieve promotion to the Premier League in 1995

In 1997, Brazilian stars Juninho and Emerson helped Bryan Robson’s Middlesbrough side to two cup finals, leaving a lasting impression along the way on the local lad in goal, Ben Roberts. Read more →

Ian Sharps interview: Dance music got the push during blip says Shrews skipper

Shrewsbury Town’s centre-back and captain Ian Sharps reveals that former striker Matt Harrold’s dance music didn’t survive in the dressing room when results dipped last season. Read more →

Daniel Hernandez interview: FC Dallas captain sees dominance of hip-hop

Spending a thirteen-year career in the United States’ Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Primera Division, Daniel Hernandez has seen hip-hop become a firm favourite with teammates in both nations. Read more →

Chris Lines interview: Rovers midfielder the team’s resident DJ for all tastes!

Bristol Rovers midfielder Chris Lines has risen through the ranks at the Memorial Stadium in recent years, securing a regular starting place and also a slot as the team’s pre-match DJ. Read more →