On the Spot

On the Spot…with Curtis Allen

RECENT signing Curtis Allen is next up on our popular ‘On the Spot’ series as the striker answers a series of different questions…

1. Occupation?

Primary School Teacher.

2. Favourite player of all time?

Thierry Henry.

3. Favourite meal?


4. Pre-match breakfast?

Poached eggs, beans, bacon and toast.

5. Any lucky traditions?

Not really, just like to keep the same routine before a match.

6. PS4 or Xbox?

I used to play Xbox about ten years ago.

7. What teams do you support?

I love watching all football but I’ve always supported Manchester United.

8. Three guests for a dinner – dead or alive – who do you pick and why?

Peter Kay – for a bit of banter.
David Beckham – because it’s David Beckham.
My grandad – he died when I was very young and I would love to get to know him more.

9. Favourite movie?

Anything with Denzel Washington – American Gangster.

10. Your favourite moment as a footballer?

Signing my professional contract at AFC Bournemouth or scoring the winner in the Irish Cup semi-final against Crusaders. No-one gave us a hope and to score, win and then go on to win the Cup was massive for everyone.

11. If you were deserted on an island, which Coleraine player would you choose to be with and why?

Stevie Lowry would be sensible answer, but big Dougie would definitely give you a laugh.

12. Love Island – yes or no?

Yes, but only a summer one!

13. What other sports do you play?

I love playing golf.

14. What is your favourite away ground to play football?

I’d have to say the Ballymena Showgrounds because I always score there.

15. What was it like making the step over the water in your mid-20’s? Would you recommend that to others?

It was difficult but something I worked really hard for. Unfortunately I got injured pretty much as soon as I went which made it really hard to settle and get into the team.

I’d definitely recommend anyone who got the opportunity of full-time football to go. It is fantastic and can teach and develop you so many ways in football and as a person.

16. What was it like playing against Coleraine? You scored a few goals against us?

Playing against Coleraine when I first came back from Inverness was a bit weird as I always had a soft spot for the club, but it was just one of those things.

I’m glad to be back in the blue and white stripes and ready to score lots of goals.

17. You must be excited for the challenges ahead in your second spell despite the current break?

I’m really excited. This season has been one of the hardest in my whole career.

This injury has been very hard to overcome and I’m still not there yet. If anything the break we are currently having could actually help myself in getting a lot fitter.

It’s been fantastic being able to play the minutes that I have and I can’t wait to get fully fit again and scoring goals.