Teammate Tales: Ellen White, Claire Rafferty, Jordan Nobbs & Fran Kirby reveal all about the England squad

Whilst there’s a great camaraderie between the England stars when they go away, there’s always room for misfortune. We asked four England players to reveal some team secrets from behind the scenes…

Who’s the worst flyer in the squad?

EW: Eni (Aluko) can be a bit…

JN: Lianne (Sanderson), possibly. Definitely Fara, she loves being in control and she’s not when she’s on a plane!

EW: I had to hold her hand last time! Fara (Williams) is the worst, Fran (Kirby) is scared of flying too…

CR: Fara literally just sits there, dead still! Jill can be a bit annoying, Jill (Scott) is long too, she just gets in the way!

 

Who spends the longest packing and takes the most luggage?

EW: Steph (Houghton) takes a lot of trainers doesn’t she?

JN: Jodie (Taylor) is quite bad, she’s been living out of a USA bag pretty much and it gets bigger every time I see it, I think I could fit in there now!

CR: Toni (Duggan) and Eni maybe, they seem to take a fair bit?

FK: Toni and Eni take lots of stuff!

 

Who picks the music for the journeys?

EW: We only really hear Alex Scott’s, she’s in control but she tries to please everyone.

FK: We don’t really get a choice, Alex just sticks hers on and that’s it.

CR: Yeah, we just go with it, she’s good though, she’s quite decent with what she puts on so we’re not complaining!

 

Who takes the longest to get ready?

Group: Toni Duggan!

JN: Yeah, definitely Toni. All the scousers, the scousers take longest to get ready by a mile!

CR: Probably me to be honest at times! I’d say Alex Greenwood; the scousers are definitely the longest.

FK: I’m trying to think who’s always last on the coach now! Definitely Toni, Eni can take a while as well.

 

Who’s got the worst dress sense?

*Lots of whispering between Jordan & Ellen*

CR: I got told off for saying Eni when we did this with Chelsea, but she is a bit sparkly sometimes!

EW: There’s a few, but really I think we’re thinking of the same person…

EW & JN: Lianne Sanderson!

 

Who’s the best/worst roommate?

JN: I’ve heard Eni’s not the best, she’s nocturnal basically.

FK: I’ve heard a few rumours about Eni being bad to room with.

EW: Yeah, she leaves lights on and everything!

CR: She stays up really late apparently; she just doesn’t go to sleep. Apparently Steph’s quite a good roommate…

FK: Yeah I’ve roomed with Steph a few times, she’s great!

CR: I lived with Ellen for four years so I’d take her any day.

 

Who’s the least organised and most likely to get themselves lost?

EW: I’d say Jill is the least organised, there’s a few.

JN: Alex (Scott) always seems to be running to various things, she was last time anyway!

CR: Definitely Jill though. She doesn’t go away with us without losing her bank card!

 

Who’s got the strangest pre-match routine?

JN: No one’s really obvious with their routines. I have little ones but nothing major.

EW: People have their superstitions. I might put my right boot on first or something like that!

CR: Everybody complains about there being no fish fingers or butter before games, quite a few moan about that, I don’t get it!

FK: Some people just go dead quiet; Jill and Lianne also have a dance around. Jill never ever knows what the dance is but somehow she can do it!

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