Matt Le Tissier Signs For Guernsey FC, Set To Make Debut This Sunday

Chris Wright

8th, April 2013


By Chris Wright

For those who may have missed it over the weekend, Matt Le Tissier is set to come out of retirement after signing with Guernsey FC in a bid to assist the Channel Island side as they muddle through their mind-boggling fixture pile-up.

After a slew of cancellations and postponements earlier in the season, Guernsey now need to play 17 games in the space of a month so 44-year-old Le Tissier, who was born on the island and is an honorary president of the club, has agreed to help out by pulling on his boots for the first time competitively since retiring from the professional game in 2002.

Le Tiss told BBC Radio 5 live’s Weekend Breakfast show that, Saturday’s are a no-go due to his Sky Sports commitments, he’s ready and willing to help out when and where he can:

“[Guernsey] need all the bodies they can get. The first squad I’ll be available for is next Sunday’s game [14 April] at home to Raynes Park Vale.

“I was born and grew up on Guernsey. Hopefully my hamstring won’t snap! I’ve been doing a bit of training for the Guernsey half-marathon in June and have been pounding the streets of Southampton.

“Saturday games are out but there are probably four or five games I’ll be available for. While I’m in semi-reasonable shape, I told them that if they need me, I’ll be there.”

And now, because it’d be rude not to, here’s some of Le Tiss at his graceful best set to Mozart…

You’re welcome.

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  1. porcelain sandwich says:

    Don’t teams have to put forward a 25 man roster at the start of the season? How come they’re just allowed to bring in another player free of charge? However, hours of Soccer Saturday buffoonery had clouded my memory of how good Le Tissier was, simply incredible.

  2. DB says:

    They may not have put forward a full 25 man squad, in which case you can bring in free agents whenever you wish – or at least thats what Football Manager leads me to believe

  3. JJ says:

    Simply sublime that Mozart and Matt Le Tiss Mix. Thank you Pies!!

  4. Patrick says:

    Wowza. That’s just awesome.

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