Position – Centre Back
DOB – 2/11/1977
Debut v Luton – Jun 2003
Nicknames – Bally, Testicle, Bo-Lock, Shutthefuckup
Mat was introduced to WIFC by Sterry and Mathers following the “Buy Back the Vic” match in 2003 and made his bow in that year’s Furry Cup. Since then, it’s been a non-stop barrage from the verbose Ball, who picked up the Managers Player of the Year award in 2005. Mat also played for the England IFA side against Scotland at Worldnet 2007. A hugely successful four years as club treasurer also gave him the opportunity to use his verbal talents to the full, and he took on the role of manager from 2008-11, securing the club’s 5th consecutive top ten finish in the league, an IFA Cup Semi Final and a trophy, the Stevenage Tournament, in his first season.
Bally’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
A sentence isn’t long enough
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Forest at home in the early 80’s, I was a mascot and saw Elton John in the changing room’s as well as GT and all the players
Finest ever WFC memory
Palace in the play offs – loved beating them
Worst away trip and why
Hull – Funbus – Shit
WIFC playing highlight
Scoring from inside our own box against Orient
Favourite WIFC moment
Getting to the Worldnet Final
All-time favourite Watford player
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Coton, Gibbs, Demerit, Palmer, Robbo, Wright, Neilson, Barnes, Kennedy, Mooney, H
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’