We're back with our 'Get to know you' player segments and this time we chat to club captain and midfielder Josh Thompson, to get to know more about the player outside of just football. The 26-year-old joined Durham City in June 2023 ahead of our current season. Josh formerly played for Sunderland RCA.
How did you get into football?
I got into football through my family who are all football mad - grew up playing with my grandad and my dad before playing for proper teams
Who do you support?
Newcastle United - had a season ticket for several years until I started playing Saturdays
Who is your favourite football player, past or present?
Paolo Maldini - hands down the greatest defender of all time in my opinion - grew up watching him play for AC Milan and was even lucky enough to meet him in America
Favourite football moment? Can be your own or one you have witnessed.
Tough question but I think it would have to either be the chieck tiote equaliser in the 4-4 draw with arsenal or the papiss Cisse last minute winner in the Europa league against anzhi - on a personal level I have won leagues and cups and was in the ground for the 5-1 win against Sunderland but in terms of one off moments they always stick out
What is your go to song to get you pumped up for match day?
Kasabian - club foot or fat boy slim - right here right now
Any superstitions or pre-game rituals you have to do?
I’m not really a massively superstitious person but I always put my left boot on before my right
What is your favourite food? Can be a meal or cuisine
My fiancée Amy makes this amazing pasta dish from time to time that I could eat for every single meal it’s incredible - she never quite remembers what she puts in so it changes slightly ever time but honestly it’s unbelievable
Do you have any other hobbies outside of football?
I enjoy walking and staying active as well as gaming
What do you like to do in your downtime?
love to travel with my fiancée so any chance we get we like to go somewhere new and we always enjoy a good road trip listening to some country music - normally like to be out and about but do like to chill out and draw from time to time too