Danny Anderson Interview

An interview with Stonehaven’s Danny Anderson.  Thank you to Neale Scott for your assistance.


Can you think back to your very first football memory?

My first Aberdeen game that my Dad took me too – Aberdeen v Dundee United, Aberdeen won 2-1 Robbie Winters and Hicham Zerouali scored!

What team do you support and why did you start watching them?

(If different from above) Aberdeen, brought up supporting my local team.

Best match you’ve been to and best moment as a fan?

A few good Aberdeen games beating Celtic and Rangers (when they existed) but it has to be the Scottish League Cup Final in 2014 when we beat Caley to win the cup. Not the greatest of games but winning the cup made up for that.

Worst moment as a fan?

My first trip to Hampden, Rangers beat us 4-0, Jim Leighton stretchered off early on and Robbie Winters having to play in goals!

Favourite all time player and reasons why?

Zinedine Zidane – He was unplayable in his day, the game against Brazil in the 2006 World Cup and his goal in the Champions League Final at Hampden in particular will always be remembered!

Which youth sides did you play for as a youngster?

Mostly Albion Boys Club, I was with Aberdeen for a few years also.

How did you get into Junior football (player or coach) and what are your thoughts on the experience so far?

Originally I was sent out on loan to Stonehaven and have stayed here since.

What has been your favourite ground to visit/play at and why?

I enjoy playing at our home pitch, Glenury Park, or Dyce Juniors’ pitch as the playing surfaces at both are usually maintained to a really high standard.

Best player you’ve played alongside and against?

Alongside, Jordan Reid, he has a magic hat. Can’t think of any opponent in particular however.

Are you in favour of the league pyramid?

Undecided, a lot of junior teams are definitely good enough to make the step up however it depends if it is financially viable.

Your thoughts on junior sides playing in the Scottish Cup?

It’s great – I think if you win your league you should have the chance to test yourself against a higher opposition – East Kilbride v Celtic was a great example.

Are there any rule changes that you’d like to see introduced to the game?

Up it to being able to use 5 subs in a game – gives all the substitutes a chance to come on.

Traditional grass pitches or artificial surfaces?

Grass everytime – I have chocolate knees so they don’t tend to last too long on Astroturf.

Funniest thing that you’ve seen in a football match?

Kilmarnock’s Alan Combe attempting to throw the ball out and hitting Darren Mackie on the back of the head – the ball looped over Combe and into the back of the net.

Who has been the biggest influence on your football career?

My Dad, he has always been there and helped coach me when I was younger. He still comes to nearly all of my games to support!

Best manager or coach you’ve worked alongside?

Admittedly he’s not a coach, or a manager, but I would have to say Neale Scott!

Your ambitions for the club and as an individual?

To have a strong league campaign and hopefully win a trophy or two – We won a cup the first season I joined and we ran Bank’s of Dee close last year in the league so it would be good to go even further this year.

Are you any good at any other sports?

I am a hustler at Badminton.

Proudest moment in football?

Winning the Scottish Cup two years in a row when I was at Albion Boys Club was a great feeling.

What is your pre match routine and meal?

I usually have scrambled eggs and toast, will have that whilst watching Soccer AM and study a football coupon or two! Always have to make a trip to the bookies before a game!

Any interests outside of football?

Following Aberdeen and Scotland – love a good away day.

What is the day job?

Trainee Solicitor.

Favourite all time movie?

The Shawshank Redemption.

Do you read and if so what do you read?

The Racing Post…

What type of food do you enjoy eating?

Will eat anything really, can’t beat a good steak though.

Any words of wisdom for youngsters getting into football?

Just enjoy it for as long as you can!!



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