EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GÜNTHER WEYRAUCH, HEAD COACH OF THE SHREKING BALLS
Günther Weyrauch’s tenure as Head Coach of the Shreking Balls hasn’t gotten off to the grandstand start that many of the yellow faithful may have wanted, but it hasn’t been without its high points. The signing of Ferdinand, the fifth Ogre to line up for the team, has given the team a solid attacking line.
In the build up to the match against the Purple Show Ponies, we managed to get an exclusive interview with the man himself.
How have you settled in at the club?
It has been a great experience and a real eyeopener. Everyone has been amazing and being the first human involved in the running of the club is a real honour.
Your debut as Head Coach was against the Magenta Maniacs. The goblins have been tricky in the division so far. What did you tell the players before that game?
I didn’t want to change too much too soon. The ogre siblings were told to ignore the fanatic and attack the goblins to whittle down the numbers. Of course Fergus saw the spinning ball and stood next to it all game. Thankfully we got the draw, and Fergus escaped with just a bit of bruising.
You were integral in bringing Ferdinand into the fold. How is he settling in at the club?
Very well. I brought him in to help the front line, letting Farkle have more room to get around the pitch. Well that’s the theory anyway.
Where did it go wrong against the Sisters of a Down? At one point it looked like a draw was almost guaranteed
I’m not too sure. One minute we have the ball yards from the opposition end-zone, the next the ogres are staring into the crowd, the ball is loose, and the Sisters score!
We have had a lot of attention training this past week, which will hopefully come to fruition in the next game.
The injury to Deej in the last game must have been tough. How are you preparing for the next game without him?
Deej could have been a star in the next game. Elves rely on agile running, and his defensive skills are the finest of the snotlings.
Ferdinand in particular is looking forward to the next game. Being the only non-sibling ogre gives him extra incentive to stand out.
After the game against the Purple Show Ponies you have a bye week. How will your team spend it?
That depends on the result. If we pick up a win then the team will be treated to a trip to the Swamp Spa. If we lose or draw then we need to spend the time training on defence.
Thank you for your time, sir
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