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Getting To Know... Paul Rachubka

9 June 2014

In this new feature, we get to know more about shot stopper, Paul Rachubka.

Who did you support as a boy?
I can't say I supported anybody. I played football more than supported anyone. Unless one of my friends are playing, I don't really watch much football.

Who was your footballing hero?
Peter Schmeichel - I trained with him when I was younger and it was great. I cleaned his boots for two years and I've got the gloves he wore in the semi final of the Champions League in 1999. The memories of training with him will live with me forever.

Who do you think will win the World Cup?
Brazil have to be favourites seen as it is their home country but it will definitely be a South American team.

Who has the best banter at the club?
Adam Lockwood is a funny guy. They all have better banter than me anyway.

What is the highlight of your career so far?
Apart from re-signing to Oldham Athletic for another season; making my debut in the World Club Championships with Manchester United.

Best match you have ever watched?
The one against Peterborough at Boundary Park last season. That was very impressive but I was also at the 1999 Champions League final and that is also up there.

Best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Roy Keane said to me: "If you do well, the money will come to you."

What is your favourite film?
It's got to be a classic. I like Top Gun, but I'd have to say Point Break.

Job you would have liked to have done if you were not a footballer?
Apart from a professional golfer, I would have probably been some sort of engineer. I like building things.

Three words to describe you?
Professional. Calm. Committed. 

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