My Wimbledon: Jack Midson

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By julie_cross | Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 13:54

My Wimbledon: Jack Midson

Footballer Jack Midson, 28, is AFC Wimbledon's top striker. He's been with the club for nine months having previously played for Oxford United, Histon, Dagenham & Redbridge and Stevenage. He's also a children's tennis coach in his spare time.


For more details check out his website or his twitter feed: @jackmidson

Best pub or bar, name it, why and favourite tipple? The best pub in Wimbledon is Henry J Beans, great drinks and food and regular discounts and deals. Favourite tipple is Stella Cidre when I'm allowed to drink, ha! 

Best Indian or Chinese takeaway in Wimbledon? Where and what's always on your order? It's hard to name just one favourite takeaway as I do sample a few and not just one. But if I had to name one I would say Bamboo Baboom.

I don't have many takeaways but when I do I'll have either Indian and Chinese. If it's Indian I'll have a chicken tikka masala, if it's Chinese I'll go with special chow mein, crispy chilli bean etc.

Favourite way to spend on an afternoon off in Wimbledon? My favourite way to spend the afternoon in Wimbledon is watching the tennis on Centre Court as I do every year, nothing compares to it.

Best place for brunch? I very rarely have brunch as I eat at the football training ground, but I would say on a Sunday, as I mentioned above that Henry J Beans does great food.

Most romantic place to go in Wimbledon and who would you take? The champagne area at the AELTC Wimbledon tennis club, looking up at the stadium, with all the history that surrounds it, drinking champagne, eating strawberries and listening to the live band. That has to be the most romantic location.

Best walk in Wimbledon? I don't do many walks as I my career involves exercise, so I like to rest when at home. But, I have heard there are some organised walks online showing the best of what Wimbledon has to offer, there is a walk Wimbledon to Tooting which starts outside the Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Best sporting venue - Wimbledon or Wembley? I do like Wimbledon AELTC as it's a great place to be and watch tennis on a world stage, but I'll have to say Wembley is better as I've played there and seen all it has to offer and provided me with ever lasting memories. I could be persuaded to say Wimbledon if someone wanted to show me around the whole place.


Beer or wine? I prefer wine as I don't really like the taste of bear and if I'm going to have a rare drink then rose or red wine is better for me. I'd prefer to drink a rose wine whenever possible.

Waitrose or Morrisons? Morrisons do good deals, Waitrose have some quality products but a lot is overpriced for what it is. I can find a lot more of what I want for a good price at Morrisons.

Elys or Debenhams? Debenhams purely because I've never shopped at Elys and from my experience Debenhams have a wide range of different makes and good quality stuff.

Gary Lineker or Alan Shearer? Shearer because I think he was a better all-round goal scorer than Gary Lineker and I preferred to watch Shearer than Lineker when they used to play.

Harry Redknapp or Jose Mourinho? I'm a fan of Mourinho's man management ways, he seems to get the best out of the players. But, I have to stick with the English man Redknapp who has similar traits but I just prefer the home grown talent.

Abbey Clancy or Cheryl Cole? Abbey Clancy over Cheryl Cole as I think Abbey is better looking and has a better figure and Cheryl has just become a bit annoying lately, sick of seeing her on TV. To be honest I can't stand either of their accents.

Jack Midson is to climb Snowdon on May 12 for the Anthony Nolan Trust, the charity that helped save the wife of football manager Terry Brown. Click here for his JustGiving page if you would like to sponsor him.

For more details of his and other teammates fundraising efforts click here.

Previous My Wimbledon features include, Dean Parsons aka Haydon the Womble, Merton's Council Leader Cllr Stephen Alambritis

and Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Williams.



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