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JIC Feature Fan: Emily Birkett

18 May 2020

We look back through our featured Junior Iron Club members this season, with each selected participant answering questions for the matchday programme before getting an opportunity to interview an Iron player.

Emily was our tenth member to get the chance to take part, with the then-eight-year-old featured in the new-look Junior Iron Mini Mag for our younger supporters. She also got the opportunity to interview on-loan defender Junior Brown, asking him her choice of questions.

This interview was featured in our programme when we faced Port Vale back in November.

Here's her interview, plus Junior's answers...

Age? Eight 

What's been the best part of being a JIC member? The best thing about being part of the Junior Iron Club is going to Junior Iron events, winning competitions like this and the goody bag!

How long have you been supporting the Iron? I have supported the Iron for three-and-a-half years.

Tell us about your first game. My first game was against Port Vale at home on April 30th, 2016 - we won 1-0.

Tell us about your favourite game. My favourite game was against Swindon Town at home when we won 4-1.

Who is your favourite Scunthorpe United player of all time? Stephen Dawson.

Who is your favourite current Scunthorpe United player? Kevin van Veen.

Who do you come to games with? I come to games with my dad every week and also Uncle Dave, my cousins Louis and old man George.

Do you play football and if so, who for and what position do you play? No I don’t play for a team.


Emily interviews Junior Brown

What is your favourite colour? Orange.

Who is your favourite England footballer of all time? Paul Scholes.

What is your favourite animal? Sharks. I was lucky enough to cage dive with Great White Sharks on my honeymoon, so got to tick it off my bucket list along with seeing the big five while on safari.

What music do you listen to? I listen to all sorts. I’ve not really got a specific genre although to many people’s surprise I am a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and Metallica.

What's your favourite TV programme? Last time I did a programme interview, I said 24 because it’s right up there with the best but you can’t beat the old classics like Only Fools and Horses, especially at Christmas. I’m a Star Wars fan too, so I was looking forward to the release of The Mandalorian.

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