Gary Dodds

Gary Dodds #9

Full Name: Gary Dodds

Born: 05/08/71, Gillingham, Kent

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 12st

Position: Right Wing

This is not the usual Player Profile. Instead it’s a “Plus and Minus” as printed in the Clock End Times (Issue 3, 1994-1995 season). Used here with permission from Mike Ewer.


Choose 3 words to describe yourself…
Easy-going, happy and laid-back.

Against which team did you make your debut, and was it a good game?
For Medway Junior Bears v Southampton, first goal for club in first game.

Which player did you idolise as a kid and why?
Kevin McNaught, first coach at Medway.

What is the greatest game you have ever seen or played in?
Humberside v Nottingham at Wembley. McNaught got the winner in overtime.

Which current coach would you like to play for?

Which is your favourite rink?
Lee Valley. It is warm, has plexi glass and good facilities.

What is the strangest possession in your house?
Chopsticks and Glen Moorhouse.

Which player would you most liked to have played alongside and why?
Garry Unger. He always had time to give you advice.

As a kid, which position would you most like to have played?
I’m happy as a right winger. It is what I wanted to be.

Which team did you support as a boy?
Medway Bears (well, someone has to!).

Which cartoon character would you have printed on a T-shirt?
Sport Billy.

Who gave you your big break in hockey?
Steve Gratton.

Which uncapped player do you think should have played for GB?
Dean Edmiston (he already has) – but he should be recalled.

What’s your favourite part of the CET?
The jokes.

What’s the greatest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
House, Garage (you were fired when you answered these!).

Name the player you most admire, who plays in your position…
Darcy Cahill (God)


What’s the worst thing about you?

Which is the worst club you have played for and why?
Do I really have to answer that one?! (Laughing in the background, especially from the supporters!)

Have you ever played for a relegated team?
Stevenage, but they folded. Ask me again in 3 months.

Which rink do you hate playing at, and why?
Medway (work that one out for yourself).

Which comedian makes you turn off the TV?
Vic Reeves.

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
Dislocated shoulder.

Which cartoon character would you like to rub out?
Roger Rabbit.

Which exercise do you hate doing in training?
Backchecking drill – you get knackered.

Which sports do you hate watching?
Cricket – it’s boring.

What’s the worst hockey game you’ve seen?
Lions 5 Guildford loads on New Year’s Day.

Which position would you hate to play in and why?
Defence – you get plenty of stick.

Which newspaper would you use in the cat tray?

Who is the most difficult player you’ve played against and why?
Mark Thomas. He used to play for the Bears. We are good mates and we couldn’t stop laughing on the ice.

What type of food do you hate to eat?
Shepherds Pie.

What car wouldn’t you buy?
Steve James’s.