Skip to main content

Blue kid on the block – George O'Neill

Posted: Wed 30 Oct 2013

George O'Neill

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is striker George O'Neill.

Name: George O'Neill
Date of birth: 09.09.96 
Position: Striker

What school did you go to? The Royal Grammar School Worcester
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Nunnery Wood Lions and they were awesome! 
How were you spotted by Blues? Playing for my local team. 
How long have you been at the club? Nine years. 
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My family. 
What are your strengths as a player? Fast and good one v one.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My strength. 
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? To make a reserves appearance followed by a first team one. 
How much interaction do you have with the first team? First team equipment (jobs). 
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? The harder you work, the luckier you get.
What boots do you wear? Nike Vapors.
Are you any good at any other sports? Rugby and cricket. 
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Swimmer Michael Phelps. 
Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? I have a subscription to The Economist magazine. 
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Pasta with chicken. 
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Connor Perry-Holmes. 
Who are your best friends in football? Dom Bernard. 
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it's @GeorgeONeill16
Which team did you support as boy? Burnley. 
What is the best goal you have ever scored? It was in the Youth Cup against Norwich last year. 
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Lionel Messi.
What is the most memorable match you have played in? The Youth Cup tie above

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Reece Webb. 
Quickest? George McGee. 
Best banter? Me. 
Hard man? Nat Kelly. 
Biggest joker? Me. 
Most skilful? Reece Brown. 
Worst haircut? Tom Lang. 
Best dressed? Dom Bernard. 
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper. 
Future manager? Connal Trueman.