Noah Phillips: 'Get to Know'

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Interview of our very own Noah Phillips

Can you just tell us a little bit about your footballing background and when you joined Leyton Orient?

“At six I was at a local team, and then from the age of eight I signed for Tottenham Hotspur academy and was there until U-15. I was also there with Zech Obiero, I’ve been there with him through my academy time. Last year around January, February I signed my scholarship with Leyton Orient.” 

What position do you play, and what made you want to play there?

“So, I’m a goalkeeper, and I don’t know, ever since I was a little kid I just liked diving around, kicking the ball out the net basically *laughs*.” 

If you had to compare yourself to a player in your position that best resembles your playing

style, who would it be and why?

“I don’t really know if I play like anyone, but I would probably say my brother. He’s a pro and I look up to him and that’s sort of who, you know I’ve learnt a lot from him.”

What would you say is your best attribute?

“I would probably say my shot stopping… well I think I can keep the ball out the back of the net, because it’s my job, but yeah I would probably say that.” 

Do you have any goals that you want to achieve with your time at Leyton Orient?

“Obviously I want to sign a pro contract, that’s the main aim of my two years of being a scholar, and that’s what I’m looking to do.”

Can you remember what your first pair of football boots were?

“That is a tricky one, there’s one pair I can remember, I remember Buffon wearing them, they were a really old pair of Pumas. They had graffiti writing on them with pink, green and blue something like that.

What football team do you support? And who’s your favourite player?

“I don’t even support a team, there’s not one team. I play on the weekend so it’s just how it is. My favourite player is my brother, it’s who I’ve always watched. He plays for Cardiff so I’ve watched them a few times, so I would probably say them.” 

What is your favourite food?

“I don’t think you can go wrong with a spag bowl, or a Carbonara something like that.”

What sort of music do you listen to?

“I listen to a bit of everything, I listen to whatever is put on in the changing room, but I don’t really mind. I’m quite easy when it comes to music. Zech Obiero is the DJ, I’m not too sure about that though I think I’ll do a better job than him but usually after the games it’s me on the DJ, but before it will be Zech.”

What is your favourite song to listen to before a game?

 “There’s not a certain song, but I think Drake, anything from Drake or his new album I would definitely have that on the speaker.”

Who inspires you as a young person?

“It’s a hard one, obviously my brother inspires me. I think because I was at Spurs for so long, I think Hugo Lloris as well, he’s also a good leader as well and I think that’s something for me to look up to.”

What’s your all-time favourite TV show and film?

 “My favourite film is the Kingsman, and my favourite series is Prison Break. It does drag out a bit, there’s only so many times you can escape a prison.”