Full Name: Mark William Salisbury
Born: 04/12/70, Hove
Weight: 12st 7lb
Position: Left Wing
This is not the usual Player Profile. Instead it’s a “Plus and Minus” as printed in the Clock End Times (Issue 2, November 1992). Used here with permission from Mike Ewer.
Choose 3 words to describe yourself…
Outspoken, aggressive and lazy!
Which player did you idolise as a kid?
Gary Stefan, he was the best import around at the time.
Against which team did you make your debut, and did you have a good game?
One of my first games was against Lee Valley. I scored 2+1 in a Cup match, we gave them a good thrashing!
What’s the greatest game you’ve ever seen or played in?
A 7-7 tie playing for the GB Under 21s against Italy at Cardiff.
Which current coach would you like to play for?
Alex Dampier, he’s the ideal coach, so knowledgeable.
Which is your favourite rink, and why?
Telford, their fans drive me crazy!
What is the strangest possession in your house?
I haven’t really got one, but people think I’m strange for being mad about VWs!
Which player would you most liked to have played alongside, and why?
Jeremy Roenick, the best forward I have ever seen.
As a kid, which position did you want to play, and why?
As defenceman, I liked the look of all the checking!
Which player would you most liked to have played against?
Which team did you support as a kid, and why?
Streatham – they were the best.
Which cartoon character would you have printed on a T-shirt?
Pluto! I like dogs.
Who gave you your first big break in hockey?
Which uncapped player do you think should have played for GB?
What’s your favourite part of the Clock End Times?
The picture last month of Steve down the toilet!
What’s the greatest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
The theme music from Once Upon a Time in America.
Name the player you most admire, who plays in your position…
What’s the worst thing about you?
Which club was the worst you’ve played for, and why?
Streatham last season, because of the rink manager…
Have you ever played for a relegated team?
Yes, when Streatham Redskins were relegated from the Premier in ’89.
Which rink do you hate playing at, and why?
Medway, their fans have the mentality of @*?$!
Which comedian makes you turn off the TV?
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
Getting my teeth knocked out at Chelmsford.
Which cartoon character would you like to rub out?
Daffy Duck! I can’t stand his lisp!
Which exercise do you hate doing in training?
Skating! I’ve got to get up for work in the morning!
Which TV programme do you always switch off, and why?
Aussie soaps… I can’t stand foreigners!
Which sports do you hate watching?
Bowls, and any women’s versions of sports, like football.
What’s the worst hockey game you’ve seen?
Basingstoke v Lee Valley this season!
Which position would you hate to play in?
Goalie – the blame is ALWAYS on them!
Which team do you hate playing against?
Medway, for the same reason as before – their fans!
Which newspaper would you use in the cat tray?
Who is the toughest player you’ve played against, and why?
Mike Rowe, he’s an animal, he intimidates everyone..
What type of food do you hate to eat?
None – I eat ANYTHING!
What car wouldn’t you buy?