28 June 2016
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Razor Ruddock

Razor cuts to the point with Johnstone's Paint

He’s a no-nonsense footballing hardman whose nickname is as memorable as his rugged style of play. Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock is best known for his whole-hearted, uncompromising performances on the field of play and his infectious sense of humour off it.

September 2010

So when the former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur star declares that the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is a seriously significant competition, who are we to argue?!

Razor is the latest legend to add his name to our ‘Famous Fans’ features, joining Matt Le Tissier and Mark Bright onto our teamsheet.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Who is your club and how long have you supported them?

Neil: Millwall. Life! I was lucky enough to play for Millwall briefly at the start of my career and as a Wandsworth lad, I have always supported them.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Why do you love your club so much?

Neil: It is bread into you, once a Millwall fan always a Milwall fan!

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: What was your most memorable game / moment as a fan and why?

Neil: I have a few as a fan, but one will always stand out as a player. It was when I played for Liverpool, scoring against Man Utd to make it 3 -3 after being 3 – 0 down. I almost knocked myself out getting on the end of that ball, but it was worth it and a memory I’ll treasure.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: How often do you get to a game? Ever been to a JPT game?

Neil: I get to 10 games a year at all league levels and have been to see Johnstone’s Paint Trophy games. While I was not at the final last season, my old club Southampton’s 4-1 win over Carlisle United was a real spectacle and looked like a fantastic atmosphere.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: What do you think have been the major benefits of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to football?

Neil: Sponsorship always helps clubs at lower level and it gives those players chance to play at Wembley and to be noticed. As a player, I was a member of the Southampton side that reached the final of the Full Members’ Cup in 1992. It was a great day out as a player, so the prospect of doing well in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy should not be underestimated.

Neil is currently wowing audiences up and down the country courtesy of a number of after dinner appearances. For more information click on www.soccerspeaker.co.uk

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