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Team-mates: Alex Calvo Garcia

29 April 2020

As featured in our matchday programme, we spoke with Spanish midfielder Alex Calvo Garcia, looking at his team-mates during his eight-year spell at the club between 1996 and 2004.

LEADER...
Ive got to go for Chris Hope, he was the captain and a real top player. He was an example for everyone too, both on the field and off it. The way he trained every week, and every day was fantastic and, as I said, a great example for everyone.

BEST MATE...
I made a few friends whilst I was at the club, but the one I got on the best with was our goalkeeper Tommy Evans.

BEST TRAINER...
Ive got to think about that one because there were a lot I could say. However, If I had to pick one it would be Chris Hope again because he was an example and he trained superbly in every session.

UNSUNG HERO...
Sean McAuley was a top guy. He was very funny in the dressing room and one of the guys that you always want to have in and around the squad, because he kept the spirit up.

MOST SKILFUL...
Ill have to say Lee Hodges. He was only small, but he was very skilful on the ball and even though you knew what he was going to do, and you were expecting it, you just couldnt stop it.

JOKER...
Im thinking about Sean McAuley for this one. Ive got to go for him, but unfortunately I cant repeat any of the things which he did!

MOST INTELLIGENT...
Jamie Forrester was clever in the way he played the game, but he was also clever off the pitch too, and the first person who came to mind.

BEST PLAYER...
Peter Beagrie, without a doubt. Ive chosen Peter just for everything that he brought into the club and the dressing room. He was incredibly skilful too and he also had great experience from where hed played before.

WORST TRAINER...
I think it would be unfair to pick a name, because while I was here I played in some really good sides.

QUICKEST...
Certainly not me! Who was the fastest? Its difficult for me to decide because there were a lot of fast players in the teams I played in. There is someone I want to say, but I cant seem to remember his name!

THE BEST TEAM...
I have to say, as a complete team, the side which got promoted and played at Wembley in the 1998/1999 season was the toughest to break down, and we were so committed in everything we did.


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