A lot of rumours about City players and their drinking habits have been heard and posted on different internet sites, and Steve Flack admits that there has been certain ECFC players with habits not normally associated with professional football players.
- We have had a couple of players that enjoyed their drinks a bit too much. However, he stress, these players are no longer with the club. We are not nuns, and players might have a glass of wine with the missus after the game, or they go out and have a drink. Everything is based on trust, and if you eat the wrong kind of food or doesnít look after yourself properly, you will soon be found out.
The 34 year old striker thinks that a lot of rumours start with fans seeing a player with a pint, and when the story is passed on, one pint has suddenly become many pints. Personally, Flacky prefers to stay home with his wife and kids, and has lived a so-called quiet life. On his holiday in Tenerife this summer he was training regularly, and with plenty of pasta in his regular diet, he feels very fit in front of the new season, a season he has high hopes for.
- Yeah, the training sessions under Alex (Inglethorpe) are very good, shorts and sharp, and the players are fit. We have an excellent player in Jon Challinor, and although Billy Jones has been injured most of the time while here, he looks like a good prospect as well.
- I definitively think we are among one of the favourites to go up, and with one or two more signings, we should be in there with a very good chance.
The popular striker admits that he wants strengths in every department, and most of all, one more proper striker is required. With just himself, Jake Edwards and Lee Phillips up front, City could soon find them a player short when injures strikes and suspensions arrive.
- Three experienced strikers is not enough, but I am very optimistic about the teamís chances. Jon Challinor really looks superb, and with Dean Moxey making such an excellent progress last year, we should definitively get promotion.
Flacky is also optimistic on a personal basis. Having been at the club for nine years now, he will get a long deserved testimonial after the seasonís over.
- Iíve taken a considerable wage cut this season (reported to be around £10.000 a year, ed.), but hopefully the testimonial will make up for most of that.
- The chairman has a lot of contacts, and heís written to all of the Premier League clubs. Hopefully weíll get a very good side down to St James’Park in my testimonial in July/August next year!
Steve Flack will write a regular column for Exeter.no every month this season, all for free. In return, we encourage all readers enjoying his interviews/columns to turn up at his testimonial in one yearís time!