After watching Everton as a kid with @DowntownFrank @ChrisWilcoxDIB and my Grandad; post-match we always made the walk to The Mons in Bootle, have a couple of drinks and get a pink Echo for all the analysis. The turnaround that we could get a paper about the match so quickly baffled and impressed me in equal measure.

These past few days I’ve had chance to reflect on the quick and impressive turnaround #TeamDowntown have made; so here is my footballing comparisons:

Chris Wilcox – 10/10

The Arsene Wenger. The gaffer. Without him we would have been f*cked. He’s introduced new ways of working and implemented them overnight. Technical ability like no other and has brought the best out of the old timers.

Helen Bamford 10/10

The David Beckham. On Brand, AGILE and dictates the game; but instead of practicing free kicks, she makes lists and her distribution skills of said lists is phenomenal. Once I’ve finished this blog, I’ll get to mine.

Heather Thornton 10/10

The James Milner. A Yorkshire lass with leadership skills beyond her years. Professionalism, efficiency and star quality in abundance. One of those people who you quickly realise you want on your team; and learn so much from every week!

Frank McKenna 10/10

The Frank Lampard. He thinks he looks like him.

Sarah Wilcox 10/10

The Gareth Barry. Unless they’re on your team, you’ll never know. Invaluable cog to the Downtown wheel. Anyone who makes a mistake, she’s there to mop it up. Keeps things ticking for the team and always brings a smile.

Abby Goldie 10/10

The Jack Grealish. Star quality and loves a night out! Big personality around Brum with a big future!

Patrick Gaffney 10/10

The George Best. Turned up late and didn’t take part in pre-season but his skill shines through. One to look out for on the Manchester circuit post lockdown.

Cerys Evans 10/10

The Landon Donovan. The best loan signing in a generation. Sadly, will be lost in the summer returning to her club, John Moores University but will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Ajay Dhunna 10/10

The Carlos Valderrama. Exceptional talent but might end up more famous for his haircut post lockdown. Donation details are below.

Mark Jones 10/10

The Vinny Jones. Gets stuck in and brings entertainment in equal measure, always keeping spirits high. Watch out for him on the big screen #Batman

Sophie Rooney 10/10

The Wayne Rooney. Burst onto the scene and like Georgie Best missed preseason but no doubt will become a household name in years to come.

#playerstogether #DowntownDen

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