Interview With Our 1,000th Twitter Follower and All-Around Hero: Daniel O’Neill
Many people aspire to do great things that will write them into the annals of history. At approximately 5:30 PM EST, Daniel O’Neill did just that. He became Third Kit’s 1,000th follower on Twitter. Yes, a bronze statue is already being constructed that we will use our new connects with John Henry to place outside Anfield. It’s fitting that Daniel is indeed a Liverpool fan.
Big D, as I’ve just nicknamed him, was nice enough to oblige us with an interview about his historic moment. Enjoy:
ThirdKit:This must be a surreal moment for you, no? It’s not every day you become a landmark twitter follower for a mildly popular (at best) football blog based in America.
Daniel O’Neill:It’s a massive moment for me. As a kid you dream of these moments in life, but they always seem like a distant dream, until it happens!
TK: Anyway, a bit about you. What do you do for a living beside follow Third Kit professionally on Twitter?
DO: Well to be fair following The third kit takes up about 90% of my time, the other 10% is spent stalking Steven Gerrard!
TK: Favorite beer?
DO: Not a massive drinker, but when i do it would probably be Carling……. Not too sure if you have it over there.
TK: Favorite LFC player?
DO: Current: Dan Agger Past: Ian Rush.
TK: So can we expect sleeve tattoos and a fantastic mustache from you in the future?
DO: Oh certainly! Sleeve tattoos of Ian Rush, and a big glorious moustache.
TK: Best moment you’ve had as an LFC fan?
DO: 2001 FA Cup final.
TK: Worst moment?
DO: Missing the entire second half of the 2005 champions league final!
TK: How… what… why… the whole second half?! What happened?!
DO: Well obviously we were down 3-0 at half time. I was devastated, tears building up in my eyes. My mate convinced me to leave the bar we were watching the game in, so i took an hour long bus journey home. When i get home my father, who likes to wind me up shouts to me “Why are you home dick head, its 3-3″ just ignored him then i seen the tv screen! 80 min 3-3. So i refused to watch the rest of the game as i was obviously bad luck that night and listened to the rest of the game sitting on the stairs of my house!
TK: Brendan Rodgers, what do you think about the lad?
DO: I’ve been very impressed with Rodgers up to now. He’s said all the rights things, seems to know what he wants and how he wants to do. Plus what he achieved with Swansea is nothing short of a miracle.
TK: What one player would you like to see BR sign?
DO: Realistically: Dan Sturridge from Chelsea or Theo Walcott from Arsenal…. Not so realistically: Messi and Iniesta from barcelona.
TK: Your Twitter profile says you live in London. If we came to London and crashed on your couch, where is the first place you would take us?
DO: Well to be honest twitter is lying bastard as I’m from Liverpool, so if you went to London you’d be a bit stuck, but if you came here I’d take you to Anfield (the home of football and the Reds) and the Cavern Club (the home of music and The Beatles).
TK: Sorry, looks like our intern got the info wrong. He’s “taken care of” now. Anyway, meet us at John Lennon Airport tomorrow morning? And pay for our flights? Taking care of the intern cost us a pretty penny.
DO: Pay for your flights?! You lot are the twitter celebs with over a 1000 followers. Buy your own!
TK: Do you remember where you were when you got the news that you were follower 1,000?
DO: Remember?! How could i forget, i was on the toilet!
TK: Yes! We were all hoping you were on the toilet! Was it a 1 or a 2? If the latter, was it solid?
DO: It was actually both, and yes very solid!
TK: You tweeted saying, “proud moment for me!” That much is obvious, of course, but is it the proudest moment of your life?
DO: I would have to say it is the proudest moment of my life and unless i have a son who turns out to be a cross between Gerrard and Messi, then i can’t see it being topped!
TK: If you had a son would you tirelessly work him into becoming a pro footballer even if he wanted to be, like, a scientist or something useless?
DO: Oh yer! He has no choice, even if i have a girl, she’ll be a footballer (soccer player to you lot).
TK: You asked it, so what would Superman do?
DO: Well I obviously can’t speak for superman, but i need to change my pants…… Got a little too excited.
TK: Brings up an important question for every man: boxers or briefs?
DO: Briefs for playing football, boxers for everyday!
TK: We see that you Retweeted Snoop Dogg twice recently. Favorite song?
DO: What’s my name?
TK: And finally, is it cool if we unfollow you on Twitter now?
DO: I hadn’t noticed you were following me!