Jacob Francis

Why Fulham?

My great-grandfather grew up in Fulham, and so the love for Fulham has just been passed down. 


Favourite match?

I would have to say Hamburg (H). Going a goal down and then coming back to make the Europa League final was a magical feeling.


Favourite goal?

This is a hard one, but I would have to give it to Papa Bouba Diop for his goal against Manchester United at home (1-1).


Favourite season?

This season.


Favourite current and/or ever player?

Current Player- Sess.

Ever Player- Saha/Moussa Dembele (Spurs).


What made you get involved with the walk?

It’s a charity very close to me and to see Lee’s passion for wanting to change the stigma surrounding mental health inspired me to be part of this fantastic cause.


How’s training going?

No comment… it’s a working progress.


If you could pick one person from Fulham past or present to walk the final few miles with you who would it be & why?

Jimmy Bullard. It’s going to be a long 3 days of walking and I think that he would be the personality that would keep us going towards the end.


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?

Probably the Killers or Level 42.


Will you make kick-off?

I’ll run it if I have to.


What luxury item will you be taking with you?  

Erm…my phone?


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

Friday 7 am, after the Reading walk in August, my legs were in pieces for 2/3 days. This will be a massive test!


Finally, pie or pasty, which filling?

Steak pasty, Chunk of Devon does the BEST pasties. They are an absolute dream!