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Q&A: PADDY MADDEN

8 June 2016

During last season, Paddy Madden answered questions sent in by fans for our matchday programme...

oliver_lad_69, via Instagram, asks: Which strike partner would you rather play with, Rooney or Vardy?
PM: “Wayne Rooney. He drops into the hole whereas I’d class myself as a last man striker where I can run in behind so I think Rooney would complement my game more because Vardy is more similar to me so we’d probably get in each other’s way by making the same runs all the time.”

_.fin__, via Instagram, asks: Who would you rather play with Ronaldo, Neymar or Messi?
PM: “Lionel Messi is the best player in the world for me. For me he is unbelievably good and his feet are a joke. He is a joy to watch and I’d say he is a more unique player than Ronaldo.”

Jay Ryder, via Facebook, asks: What is the best goal you have ever scored?
PM: “My Wembley goal for Yeovil at the Play-off Final. It was with the outside of my boot from outside the box and it sort of had everything. It had the occasion, a Play Off Final at Wembley, and it was also a good finish into the top corner so it was a good goal all round.”

Nicola Brooks, via Facebook, asks: What is the best goal you have ever seen?
PM: “As a Manchester United fan I’m going to go with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goal in the Champions League Final in 1999. For the occasion it was brilliant, even though it wasn’t the most difficult finish.”

Ryan Daly, via Facebook, asks: Who is your best friend in the team?
PM: “Stephen Dawson. We’re from the same estate at Dublin, we grew up together and I’ve known him all my life.”

Alex Taylor, via Facebook, asks: Who is the toughest opponent you have ever faced?
PM: “Nemanja Vidic was the hardest defender. I played against him when the Irish League chose an ‘all-star eleven’ to play against Manchester United in a friendly to open the new Aviva Stadium.”

David Ward, via Facebook, asks: What are your best attributes as a footballer?
PM: “Scoring goals, my speed and probably my work rate.”

Jack Brough, via Facebook, asks: What’s your greatest memory as a Scunthorpe player?
PM: “Promotion from League Two. To get any promotion onto your CV is always good and the fact that I wasn’t here very long and already got one was brilliant.”

Andy Gooden, via Twitter, asks: What’s the hardest part about being a footballer?
PM: “Sticking to diets can be difficult because you have to be dedicated. Most people can go out and eat and drink whatever you want but as a footballer you have to be strict on yourself so I’d say the diet is quite a tricky part.”

Samuel Scott, via Twitter, asks: What job would you have if you wasn’t a footballer?
PM: “I’d love to be a professional golfer. I’m not too bad and not the worst player but I’m not too sure I’m quite good enough to be a pro. But if I wasn’t a footballer that would be what I’d like to do.”

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