Friday, July 28, 2017

The Soccer Life - James Cormack

Much like Wednesday's Soccer Life entry, Brandon Cockrum, today's participant is also part the Indy Eleven blogging community. However, James is not just a writer in the Bloody Shambles stable, but the founder of the group after spending some time contributing to other blogging and podcasting groups. James has also been a periodic contributor to your gameday poster collection, having provided the design for the RailHawks game in the Fall Season of 2014, the Open Cup game against Louisville FC in 2015, and the Jacksonville game in the Fall Season of 2015. Oh, and that tat on the left is believed to be the first of its kind, inked shortly after the team announced their official name and crest? That's Cormack's.

Those are some of the details I knew of him beforehand. Now let James give you his responses to my general Soccer Life questions. Thanks for participating James!

Photo: Doug McSchooler/ The Star
1. Name:
- James Cormack

2. Role (Player, Parent, Coach, Referee, General Spectator, All of the Above, None of the Above, Other):
- Football blogger/podcast

3. Soccer-specific Nickname (and any story behind it):
- None.

4. Age became interested in soccer:
- 5

5. First recollection of the game:
- Listening to BBC Scotland on Saturday afternoons to get updates from all the games as none were broadcast live back then.

6. Highest level of play achieved:
- County Level League and Highland Amateur Cup, Scotland

7. Honors/Awards
- Got my name in national newspapers after my team got beat 15-1.

8. Last competitive match – Date (if known) & Level of Play
- Fall 2016 CIASA Over 45 league.

9. Position:
- Right back

10. Jersey number:
- #3

11. Coaching experience:
- Player/Coach Men's Team, County Divisions Scotland. Scottish Football Association First lvl coaching certificate. (mentor Ross Jack)

12. Refereeing experience:
- If I ever become a referee, I will probably be the most hated.

13. Most memorable moment(s):
- May 5 1998, Celtic defeating St Johnstone 2-0 and stopping Rangers FC from winning ten straight league championships.

14. Least memorable moment(s):
- 2003 Celtic defeat in the UEFA Cup Final against Porto in Seville.

15. Favorite World Cup moment(s):
- 1978 World Cup Final, and the whole competition itself, it was my first one and it pretty much changed the rest of my life. The final and the atmosphere was the most spectacular thing I had ever seen.

16. Favorite team(s)
- Celtic FC, Indy Eleven

17. Favorite Historical player:
- Henrik Larsson

18. Favorite Current Player
- Scott Sinclair

19. Indoor vs Outdoor:
- Outdoor

20. Grass vs Turf:
- Grass

21. Other sports played (and to what level):
- Rugby, High School

22. Other Comments:
- If you have ever worried that football may have taken over your life, it probably already has.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Commented to James on Twitter regarding the tattoo