MEET THE MANAGER
|THIS WEEK: SIMON STOKER
Occupation: Professional Expatriate
Reason for knowing Gary or Neil: My first contact with Gary was when I was coerced into pretending to be an employer on the phone, offering him a job he really wanted... he took the 'joke' surprisingly well. Later he pretended to be my boss.
Clothing measurement of Choice: Size 13 shoe
Fascinating fact: Stevie Wonder's real name is Stevland Judkins.
Teams: Luke Perry All-Stars
So, Simon, how's married life?: A never ending roller-coaster smorgasbord of unexpected delights.
Has your wife filled the gap left by Glenn Hoddle's departure
from Southampton? You mean Shaye's been appointed the new boss at The
Dell?! Blimey, she never told me!
I am led to believe that you think the Saints are "marching
towards Europe" - are they going on holiday? Hmmmm two weeks in Bognor
Regis by the looks of it.
Do you think they are being punished for sins committed
by the players in a former life? Either that or an inability to score more
goals than the other team.
So, does your last minute Dreamteam FA Cup Final defeat
still hurt? It hurts like hell, but we couldn't have been beaten by a nicer
bunch of lads, it's an honour to come second to the AV Boys.
Do you feel that you had one hand on the trophy? We had it back in the dressing room full of bubbly...which proved a bit embarrassing...
Which of your players do you feel froze most on the big day? It's a team game.
So where do you think your team will finish? Winning is the only option.
Who has pissed you off most during the course of the season? George W Bush.
Despite losing in the Final, you must be pleased with the way your season has gone so far? I'll only be satisfied when I've got my hands on some silverware.
If you do leave for the States, are you gonna carrying on playing? I'll keep playing even if it's only with myself...