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Today we feature Andrew Vincent who is a very active member on The Real Madrid Fan page on Facebook and loves the club! You can become his friend on Facebook or follow him on Twitter . Let’s get to it then!
Tanuj : First up, tell us about you.
Andrew : Real name is Andrew Vincent (23), born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently studying at the Institute Of Accountancy Arusha (BIT). Love sports, but football is my passion. Love to connect with Madridistas, lately I’ve created a page on Facebook (Madridistaz 4 life).
T : Since when have you been a Real Madrid fan? (if you happen to remember)
A : Since 15 May 2002 (the day we won our last UCL by beating Bayer Leverkusen). Was in boarding school and was the day that our school got its TV (screen) from these brothers from UK (they were on their projects in Africa). I heard from the brother that I looked up to (in school’s football team) that Roberto Carlos played for Real Madrid. Before that I only knew about WC 98 and I was a die hard Brazil fan. So I’d say that Brazil had a lot to do with me becoming a Blanco. Before that I didn’t know a single thing about football at club level, only I saw a tape of a ’99 Champions League final (Manchester United v Bayern Munich) but i was never interested.
T : What is your favourite part of Real Madrid football club?
A : The history, youth systems, the policies, the status and mostly the beautiful class and quality football. To sum it all up, I love everything about Real Madrid.
T : Which has been your all time favourite Real Madrid player?
A : San Iker, simply because he is a Canterano and the best in the world + Real Madrid symbol. To me, I only brag and pray harder for ‘our own made products’ (Canteranos) or the players that come unknown and make names while in ‘white’ (Ramos, Marcelo, Higuain, Canalito) and give their all to the club. But I also respect and love the likes of Zizou, Figo, Ronaldo (R 9), Becks, Sneijder and all others who bled white.
T : A Real Madrid moment you can’t forget?
A : I’d only talk about the good ones like the Capello’s winning season’s last match v Mallorca, the guard of honor incident, signing of Ronaldo (R 9) etc. But the best of them all was WHEN I BECAME A BLANCO IN ’02.
T : La Liga or UCL, which one would you love to see us win more?
A : I’d choose the ’10th’ UCL as it’ll give us back our confidence and respect in the world + a chance to claim another two big trophies in the world (the other a UCL winner get the chance to feature) + its been too long, we won La Liga back to back couple of years ago.
T : Which has been your favourite signing for this season? (excluding Mourinho)
A : Di Maria. Works harder and harder even when he ain’t playing good you can see that he tries harder + he doesn’t give those ‘Mou convinced me to come bullshits’ (I really hate to hear those).
T :Which game did you most enjoy this season?
A : There are many, bt i’d choose Milan’s games. The 2nd one showed the team’s comeback spirit, but the 1st one was marvelous, albeit we couldn’t score a lot of goals we dominated, MILAN WERE HELPLESS and it kind of released us from those ‘you win against weaker teams’ bullshit.