PLAYER PROFILE - CRAIG PLOUGHMAN

Name - Craig Lambu Ploughman

Birthday - 23/4/1981 (St George’s day.  110% English me)

Place of birth -  Kings - Mill Hospital

Position normally played - Left wing, right wing when lucky.

How many years have you supported The Stags - 20 years.

When did you make your FTYBR FC debut - Grimsby away in 2005 (unused sub), came on as sub the following game at home against Macclesfield.

What if anything, can you remember about it - The pitch was like a bog.

What is the most memorable FTYBR FC performance you have played in - Has to be the first game against the Stags Legends, we got hammered 9-3 but I will never forget being on the same pitch as Greenacre, McCaffery and co.

What is the best goal you have seen scored by FTYBR FC - Martin Clark scored a couple of crackers away at Forest a few years ago, but they were both in his own net.  I would say Gary Bird probably wins it after smashing one in from near the half way line at Bristol Rovers.

How many goals have you scored and if any what was the best -Two.  The best is easy, back to the legends game.  Who cares that we got hammered 9-3, I got one of our three.  Dave Baxter played me in with a brilliant through ball, I ghosted past Simon Coleman as though he was not even there and cleverly lifted the ball over Ian Bowling with my knee (tricky skill is that).

Who do you think is the all time best player to have ever played for FTYBR -   Andy ‘Chicken Holmes’.

Out of all the away games, which one did you enjoy the most - Any where James Brown read us a pre match story from his collection of the finest English literature. 

And what about the worst - Easy, QPR on route to watch the Stags v Barnet.  QPR 10-v-0 ten men FTYBR.  Got up at stupid o’clock in the morning to get stuck in traffic and then play 90 minutes with a dodgy foot (same as any game really) in a mud bath and get thumped by the cocky cockneys.

Who is the most unusual player you have played with and why -  Keith Gilbert, I would love to know what it is like to live on planet Keith.

What about the worst dresser in the team - Martin Clark-King Chav

Who do you think eats the most - James Wheatman or Ricky Okon

And what about drinks the most - James Brown can drink Strongbow like it is going out of fashion.

If you won some major money on the lottery what would you buy FTYBR FC - A smart coach and something nice for us to travel in too (joke) oh and a tracksuit for Wayne Sharpe with his name on the back in bright gold lettering.

 

Now for slightly the sillier side of things…….

 

Favourite film and why - The Great Escape, because it’s The Great Escape.

What was the last DVD you purchased - Jenna Jameson does………ahem I mean The Italian Job (original).

Last time you went to the pictures and what did you go to see - Don’t Mess With The Zohan

Favourite kind of music - Rock/Indie 

Last CD you purchased - Stereophonics ‘Pull The Pin’ 

Ugliest girl you have ever dated and why - Her name was Donna, her dad owned a chippy and I used to get free kebabs.

Was her Mother even uglier - Oh yes, her name was Sish

Favourite flavour of crisps - Cheese and Onion

Favourite food/drink - Indian/Jack Daniels & Coke

If you were taken away by aliens, what part of your body would you least like probed - Any of it.  Well they would have to buy me at least one drink first.

If no one would ever know, bar yourself, what woman would you most like to take to bed - Dawn French, have you not seen her jubblies.

What is the worst ever item of clothing you have purchased - A hideous bright yellow Ben Sherman shirt, though at the time I thought it was ace.

Right then, what player in the world, past or present would you most compare yourself to - Goma Lambu

If you could sign a premiership player to play along side you who would you sign - Liam Lawrence, that way I could get ‘that’ lasses phone number off him.

Tell us at least one funny story about yourself - I am related to Martin Clark and that makes me laugh every time I think about it.

 

And Stags…..

 

Best ever game you have seen - Chesterfield 1 v 2 Mansfield (the perfect game).

Favourite player - Phil Stant

Best ground visited - St James Park - Newcastle U

And the worst - Saltergate

What do you think Stags can achieve in five years - The purchase of a fully working fax machine and then back to being a successful league club

What is your favourite ever Stags shirt - The 94/95 play off season kit.  Amber and blue stripes.  Very smart.

Best ever manager and why - Billy Dearden because his side at the start of the last promotion season produced the best football I have seen in 20 years of supporting the Stags.  

A difficult one for you…. Name your best ever Stags side - (1) Ward (2) Hassell (3) Barraclough (4) Holland (5) Foster (6) Fee (7) Lawrence (8) Disley (9) Stant (10) Greenacre (11)  Corden

How about worst - (1)  Trinder  (2) Cowling (3) Prinderville  (4) Sherlock (5) Lever (6) Moore (7) Slawson (8)Fraser McClachlan  (9) Joe O’Neil (10) Sale (11) Glyn Hurst  

 

(Please Note that all the photo's shown are thanks to Danny Westwell)

Profile Completed in October 2008