It was actually a “tape” or cassette on a family overseas trip and I bought Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. On returning home I thought I would love to see them live one day only to find out that Kurt Cobain had tragically died. It’s a classic album that still resonates today.
I drove my dad’s Holden Commodore VL for a while but when based in Italy with Inter Milan, I bought a Fiat Punto Sport and drove it around the city and to training with teammate and mate Carl Valeri. There wasn’t too much room for any other passengers unfortunately!
My last meal before a game is a staple of brown rice with chicken and onion. Or if we have a late game I will have try something like lamb chops with salad.
I once owned a go-cart with Jason Culina at our time at PSV Eindhoven.
At primary school my teacher wouldn’t allow me to go to the toilet and you guessed it, I couldn’t hold it in and wet my strides. Thankfully never happened again but never forgot it. On the pitch I would have to say anytime the ball crosses my goal line. Always tough to take, but you just have to shake it off quickly and move on and bounce back.
Train hard; listen intently to your coaches; don’t try to over think things and number one enjoy the game you love!
Not surprisingly it is “Coey”…Not much thought went into that one.
Communicating on the pitch and good hands. I feel I’m improving in my ball distribution and enjoy the way I can start the attacking movement from the back.
As a huge Manchester United fan, I loved watching Eric Cantona, but since becoming a full time keeper I enjoy watching Iker Casillas (Spain & Real Madrid) and of course the Danish keeping legend Peter Schmiechel.
I would have to say New York. It is one of the best cities in the world without a doubt.
Definitely nothing involving school as I just wasn’t good at it. Probably another sport like cricket or AFL as I played a lot of it at school.
High: Representing my country in my chosen sport, and being in the squad with the great Mark Schwarzer. Low: The disappointment of being eliminated by UAE after earlier beating favourites Brazil in the U20 World Cup. It was a bitter pill to swallow after having done so well against the might of Brazil
That would have to be Melbourne Heart keeper Clint Bolton.He can be followed at @bootsa22 on Twitter!
“The Wire” or “Band of Brothers”…… both classics
Would have to say Adama Traore or Diogo Ferreira.
Archie Thompson. Archie is always upbeat and makes me laugh. Hard to believe he’s 34. He’s like a big kid and keeps you nice and relaxed and chilled before a game.
“The Campaign” starring Will Farrell. His movies are always great for a laugh.
I’m not gifted in the singing department so I try to avoid karaoke at all costs. If I were to though I would have a crack at Green Day’s “Time of my Life”
I have played on some great pitches in Europe, but I would have to say that AAMI Park, Melbourne is world class and a great surface for football.
Improving; physical and underrated
Nathan Coe can be followed on Twitter: @coenathan