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CHANGING PLACES: Who would City loanee Josh McQuoid change places with in our PUSB match-day programme feature?

30 December 2014

Don't forget to pick up a copy of the award-winning PUSB on Monday, January 12th when the Sky Blues take on Swindon at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City's award-winning match-day programme PUSB has been brimming with fantastic content this season from your Sky Blues squad.

One of the features to gain plenty of recognition among City fans this season has been 'Changing Places' where we ask each City player if they could change places with someone, who would it be!?

It is one of the features which helped PUSB claim the League One programme of the year, from the Midlands Programme Club, along with many other exciting features.

Check out one of our Changing Places from earlier in the season with Josh McQuoid below and remember, PUSB will be available around the Ricoh Arena on Monday, January 12th for our home clash with Swindon with lots of fresh new content!

Josh McQuoid does changing places

WHO WOULD YOU CHANGE PLACES WITH?

Cristiano Ronaldo

WHY CRISTIANO RONALDO?

He’s the best player in the world. A player like Messi has a God-given talent but Ronaldo is a product of pure hard work. Not to say Messi doesn’t work hard, he does, but Ronaldo has had to work at it more I think. Look at his free-kicks for a start. Not just his football either but his athleticism in general.  And just look at the amount of goals he scores!

WHAT IS HIS BEST QUALITY?

The man’s got a beast of a physique.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY OF HIM?

You could pick loads but I do remember his free kick for Manchester United when they played Portsmouth at Old Trafford. David James was in goal that day and he spent some time at Bournemouth when I was there and I asked him about it. He said “You just can’t do anything about them.”

IF YOU COULD PICK ANY OF HIS QUALITIES FOR YOURSELF WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

Probably the way he strikes a free kick. I’ve tried it in training, tried to copy his movement and his technique but I end up skimming the ball across the ball or way up in the air. I think it’s just something he can do from years of practice and perfecting it. Nobody strikes a ball like he does. He’s unique.

IF YOU COULD ASK HIM ONE QUESTION WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’m not sure. I would probably ask him what have been the most constant qualities he’s needed to make it as far as he has. What has he always been able to rely on to turn him into the player he is.

PROFILE
CRISTIANO RONALDO
Age: 29
Birthplace: Funchal, Madiera, Portugal
Occupation: Footballer
Clubs: Sporting Lisbon, Manchester Utd, Real Madrid 
Honours: 2 x Ballon d’Or, 2 x Champions League, 3 x Premier League, 1 x FA Cup, 1 x La Liga, 2 x Copa Del Rey among many others

BIOGRAPHY
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the most famous face in world football at the moment next to Argentina’s Lionel Messi whom he regular competes with for FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year, or Ballon d’Or, award.
Having been signed by Alex Ferguson for Manchester United from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon as an 18-year-old, Ronaldo’s rise has been meteoric.

His contribution to United’s three Premier League titles, FA Cup triumph, two League Cup trophies and Champions League success as well as his first Ballon d’Or during his six-year spell at Old Trafford gave him iconic status and also secured him with a then world record breaking £80 million move to Spain with Real Madrid in 2009.

In the Spanish capital he has been nothing short of a phenomenon, winning a Champions League, a La Liga title and two Spanish Cups.

Just as impressive as his team honours have been his individual achievements. He pipped Messi to this year’s Ballon d’Or and to date has netted an unbelievable 281 goals in 267 competitive appearances for Madrid, possessing the greatest goals-to-games ratio in La Liga history.**

Although Ronaldo became the world’s most expensive player when he signed for Real in 2009 for £80million (since eclipsed by Gareth Bale to the same club for £85million) it was reported that Los Blancos recouped the money they spent in just a few days from shirt sales with Ronaldo’s name and number printed on them.

**Correct as of December 8th 2014


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