This month our resident blogger and owner of ScoreMore blog, James Lupton met up with ex Arsenal, Leicester City & England striker Alan Smith for a quick Q & A session. Find out who made his all-time Classic11?
The former Leicester and Arsenal front man who was born in Hollywood no not that one, a village in Worcestershire, Alan Smith the man who won nearly every trophy with Arsenal including the league twice, the FA Cup and the European cup winners cup in which Alan scored the only goal of the game that night has held an exclusive interview for the Score More readers! Check it out.
ScoreMore: Question 1) Who was your footballing hero whilst growing up?
Alan Smith: My hero as a very young boy was Colin Bell at Man City.
ScoreMore: Same choice as another former Arsenal hero we interviewed, Lee Dixon!
Question 2) Who would make your all time classic 11 and who would manage that team?
Alan Smith: I will pick my all time classic from players I’ve played with; David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Kenny Sansom, David ‘Rocky’ Rocastle, Bryan Robson, Paul Gazza, John ‘Digger’ Barnes, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright. Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
ScoreMore: That is some team of collegues!
Question 3) Which youngster do you think has the most potential to become a footballing great?
Alan Smith: Youngster with most potential – Raheem Sterling
ScoreMore: Question 4) With Steven Gerrard agreeing a move to the MLS will the MLS ever make the breakthrough and become one of the worlds biggest leagues, or will it always be the league where players go to just before they retire?
Alan Smith: Football in US always promises to take off. Much more popular during world cups now but it all calms down afterwards. As long as TV networks prefer broadcasting traditional US sports football will always be the poor relation.
ScoreMore: Question 5) Out of all the staff behind the scenes who made the biggest impact on your career?
Alan Smith: George Graham was of course my boss so he was most important in terms of deciding my progress. But Tony Donnelly, our legendary old kit man at Arsenal, was a big part of all our lives, as was his wife Ethel who washed the kit upstairs.
ScoreMore: Alan that wraps up the interview I would like to say thank you for giving me your time to interview you for our Score More readers. As always all my interviews are found on my twitter page @scoremoreblog so get following!