Terribly-Translated Aiden McGeady Interview

Terribly-Translated Aiden McGeady Interview
By Donny Mahoney Updated
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Thanks to the people at Greenscene, we've been spending the morning catching up on Aiden McGeady's exploits in Moscow. McGeady played 90 minutes against Saturn over the weekend, and set up a goal. It's very strange to hear the Russian commentators shout: "Mac-Gee-Dee"



We also stumbled upon a hilarious interview McGeady did when arriving in Moscow with the Spartak website. It had to be translated from Glasweigan into Russian and now we give you the best bits, via the magic of Google translate. Who knew McGeady was such a big fan of Spartacus's Valery Karpin?

- Tell me how to pronounce your name: Aiden or Aidan?

- Aidan. This is a fairly common name in Ireland. While among my acquaintance peers do not know anyone who would name the same way.

- You have arrived to Moscow with a friend?

- Yes. Her name is Claire.

- Why have opted for a "Spartacus"?

- It is a great honor to speak for the most winning and most popular club in Russia. Many have heard of him playing in Scotland. But the decision to move from Glasgow to Moscow was not easy for me. Please understand correctly: I still spent many years in one country and played for the same club. Therefore we first arrived in your capital to an elementary look. I liked everything here. The important role played in the transition and the fact that "Spartacus" in Russia is the huge army of fans. I played for Celtic, who also has a lot of fans. And that my dear former club with the current. The popularity of the team - a very important thing. But popularity has a downside. Naturally, the players the big clubs is a lot of pressure. And to this I was ready. I know that "Spartacus" is now in sixth place and an urgent need to rectify the situation. I hope to help his new team to climb as high as possible.

- And what he said on this occasion your father John?

- What I made the right decision. And wished me luck. I understand that initially there will not be easy, because of your country different culture. But I have already been convinced that many here say in English, the atmosphere is very friendly. By the way, I want to feel the Russian culture and try as much as possible, learn the Russian language. To be able to explain it is elementary, that is, help yourself in some situations.

- Some Scottish and Russian newspapers reported that you demanded from "Spartacus" bodyguard services and two cooks, if you do not like the menu in the dining room at the base in Tarasovka. What would you say about this?

- Complete nonsense. Put forward some requests - this is said in general is not about me. Even if I had everything that you listed, proposed, I would have refused. The only thing I will provide a club for the first time - the driver. Because I need to get used to left-hand traffic.

- Do you think the Russian championship stronger Scottish?

- Of course, otherwise I would not be here. Russian clubs recently in European competition have been more successful than Scotland. In my opinion, this is obvious.

- In his debut match for Celtic, you beat the ball into the goal "Hearts". Capable of repeating the same thing in "Spartacus"?

- I want very much and I hope that is what happened. It would be great!

- Under what number will appear in "Spartacus"?

- Under the 64-m. Those numbers, which I like, already busy with my partners on "Spartacus." In Celtic in recent times has played under the 46-m. If you rearrange those numbers, you get 64.

- Did matches "Spartacus" against CSKA and Lokomotiv?

- The game against CSKA was not looking, but with "locomotive" saw cuts key moments in the Internet. Very happy to win my team with such a spectacular game.

- The first time you fly to Moscow, where there was smog. It took this rare natural phenomenon?

- How to givenness. Of course, I was surprised, but I was told that such weather in Moscow occurred once in 150 years.

- Do you like our city?

- Yes. It is a bit like London.

- What?

- Scale. Moscow - a huge metropolis. Here is something to see. And it made the strongest impression.

- Your hobbies.

- There is nothing unusual for people my age. I love to communicate with friends and playing golf. When not playing football ...

- It is true that in the age of eleven you interested in Arsenal?

- True. But I said no, because I was born in Glasgow and dreamed of playing for Celtic.

- As a child, you learned how to juggle the ball great for golf, watching on TV the way it makes the famous Argentinian Diego Maradona.

- That is true. There is even a video that did as a child my parents. Maradona - my football idol. I have kept a lot of videos with his game. I love the players technically, who themselves enjoy the football and take it to the audience.

- You know perfectly well the history of Celtic. But will there be to study the history of "Spartacus"?

- Eventually. But I already know that a number nine in "Spartacus" recently played Titov, and under the 11th - Tikhonov. And it is loved for many players of Spartak fans.

- Do you remember the football player Valery Karpin?

- You bet! I clearly remember him on the game for the national team of Russia, "Celta and Real Sociedad. And everywhere he was a leader.

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