Our new weekly segment called “GET AROUND HIM” starts today. It will feature and profile the new players that have arrived at our club in season 2015. It might save some of us the guess work at training.
To kick off we present Salvatore Di Falco who likes to be called “Sam”.
Sam is an Optometrist (that's a Practitoner who specialises in eye and vision care for the uneducated), and a Collingwood supporter who is married with two kids and dog named “Dexter”. More about Collingwood and Dexter later.
When asked about his reason for joining Sam informed us he wanted to 'give it a go' and that it was an opportunity to avoid his wife and kids on weekends! Fortunately Sam de-friended his wife on Facebook prior to this segment going to air.
He claims to be a right footer although he tells us that aside from a little Auskick and impromptu matches in the schoolyard Sam never played a competition football match in his life. We think though, with half marathon listed as one of his achievements, a green belt in Karate to his name and that he lists his hobby as “running”, he’ll likely acquit himself well on the field in the endurance stakes. We are reliably informed that he models himself off Peter Daicos who is his childhood football hero although he mentioned Rene Kink in there somewhere too.
Can we forgive him for being a supporter of the black and white? Maybe, because well, he appears to be a very confused Pies follower. He tells us that “he has a low tolerance for f…wits” which is what the rest of us normally associate with Collingwood supporters. It’s a bit of an oxymoron if you ask us.
Let’s wrap this up with a few home truths and secrets. As you have already read, Sam has a dog called “Dexter”. It is no word of a lie that Sam tucks Dexter into bed at night. He also revealed to us that he puts talcum powder under his armpits and despite having his backside busted from his karate Sensei he reckons he is too dumb and lazy to grade beyond green belt. I’m sure that will impress the coaching staff at Coburg Superules Sam.
Welcome abroad Sam Di Falco, GET AROUND HIM!