Flacky reveals new club!
First he scores his first hat trick ever. Then, at the top of his career, Steve Flack reveals the new club he has promised to sign for in June. Exeter.no tell you the whole story.
His God-like status might never have been bigger after his 98th goal for the club last Saturday. No wonder his hotter than Michael Ballack on the transfer marked, and in less than three months he’ll be playing for a new club.
- Yes of course I’d be happy to play for Exeter City’s Norwegian supporters’club in the ”Supportercupen” at Voldsløkka in June, the big man admits.
The most colourful football happening in Norway this year will take place i Oslo on June the third, and together with our sponsor we have managed to get Flacky over, where he’ll play for at least one of the two Exeter teams playing that day – both hoping to bring home the trophy we won in 2005 in sharp contest with 39 other teams.
- This sounds like great fun, Flacky admits with a big grin around his telephone (I like to think), speaking live from England's football capital (yeah, Exeter, for all you ignorant tossers our there!).
- I’ve never been in Norway, and would love to meet the Norwegian Exeter City supporters, both for a curry and a goal feast.
Flacky in the centre of a big party
The fact that there will be about 25 other (former) English football legends present at the ” Supportercupen”, including some with a World Cup medal, others with a more dodgy 80-style hair cut, doesn’t make the City legend less enthusiastic. Still, he is more focused on City’s on goings of today.
- We look far better now than we did a couple of weeks back, and morale is rising.
Two wins in a row has helped, but Saturday’s game away to Hlifax is a classical six pointer.
- We beat them 4-2 earlier this season, and should be in with a good chance. A pount would still be valuable, they are after all unbeaten at home.
Grays (A) and Stevenage (H) are also games our own God consider to be typical six pointers, but with eight other games still remaining, there is no reason to despair should the might Grecians only get away with a point in those games. According to Alex Inglethorpe, six wins in the elleven remaining games should be enough to get us into the play offs.
- Cup games can be a good thing
A copact programme with games Saturday-Tuesday-Staurday for the remaining part of the season does not however scare Falcky. Neither the fact that we have at least two more games in the FA Trophy.
- Grays are far away from the team they were before Christmas, and we have probably been lucky with meeting them now. In addition, traditionally a good cup run has a tendency of giving good results in the league as well, so I think this will only be an advantage to us.
At the age of (almost) 35, Flacky has finally scored his first ha trick (see article in Norwegian later this week!). Now he hopes for more games in the run in.
- I have been made club captain, while Cronin is still team captain. That means I aml helping out in the changing rooms with the talking, or if one of the players is having a problem.
- In addition, I have started the last two games, and the club’s fortune changed.
Flacky = winning formula
Flacky has started ten games this season, of which exeter have won amazing eight games!
- I think Alex (Inglethorpe) realized he needed more experience, in particular after losing our heads a couple times on dead balls – icluding the York game.
With Flacky and Buckle back in the team, there is no shortage of experience anymore. And now he is hoping for another contract.
- I am keen on playing two more seasons, and still feel I am good enough for this level - and for the level above us, Flacky finishes with a big grin around his receiver…
Marius G Vik
PS. Read more about Flackie’s first hat trick and his testimonial on this pages within the next couple of days. But do practice your Norwegian before you log on!