Daniel Smith

Why Fulham?

Family tradition. My Grandad started it off in the 1940s and now my kids are 4thgeneration. I hope it’s a trend that will continue forever passed from generation to generation.

 

Favourite match?

Portsmouth away, great escape. The best atmosphere imaginable when Murphy’s header hit the back of the net.

 

Favourite goal?

Kasami vs Palace, I don’t think we will ever see Fulham score a better goal.

 

Favourite season? 

Got to be Tigana’s 2000/01 promotion but if we can get over the line on Sunday or even at Wembley through the playoffs, then this team will be up there given the unbeaten record!

 

Favourite current and/or ever player?

Matt Targett from the current team. He’s easily the most complete left back we’ve had in my lifetime. Mitro is fantastic but a left back as good as Targett is harder to find.

Ever would be Boa Morte, always will be my hero! Imagine Targett & Boa on the left flank, it’s mouth-watering! Chuck Sess on the right to cut in and score all the goals!

 

What made you get involved with the walk?  

Funny enough, it was for selfish reasons why I got to know Lee Adams. I was tipped off that he had contacts with ex-players. Obviously, that’s gold dust to me doing the Q&As so I tried to get some out of him…haven’t yet! But having got to know him, I quickly learnt all the great stuff he’s been doing for CALM and his passion for it is infectious. I’ve got a lot of admiration for him and he’s the kind of person who you can’t say no to. So, I guess I Said yes to this walk without thinking about how much was involved first!

 

How’s training going?

Not too bad, I found it hard to find the time for the long walks, but I’ve got there eventually. Looking forward to getting started now!

 

You’re going to need a few tunes to keep you going. Which artist features most on your playlist and what’s your guilty pleasure song?

I have the most random mix of songs on my playlist. The Killers would be top of the list! Got to have a listen to Andy Williams (Can’t take my eyes off of you) & John Denver (Take me home) just to get me in the mood for Sunday.

My guilty pleasure would be the Backstreet Boys. Generally, I can’t stand boy bands, they make me cringe, but I’ve always been a fan of them lol! Their songs are catchy to be fair, I’m sure I’m not the only bloke to admit this…

 

Will you make kick-off?

I think we should have left on Wednesday to guarantee it ha-ha, only kidding. Of course, we will!

 

What luxury item will you be taking with you?

Radox bubble bath! I do love my bubble baths and I’m going to need a little relaxation and a good soak after these long walks. I’m going to be livid if there’s no bath!

 

What’s going to be the toughest part of this whole experience?

Sharing a hotel room with Morgan for 3 nights seems a cruel thing to put anyone through! But on a serious note, it’s going to be the most physically challenging thing that I’ve ever done and combined with the fact that I’ve never been away from my wife and kids for more than a day or so, 4 days is going to be tough! There may even be a tear at some point.

 

Finally, Pie or Pasty, which filling?

Gotta be a Chicken & Mushroom pie!