QH: You’re sleeping in a Hostel for the night, do you?
a) Put PJ’s/Underwear on and sleep under the blanket
b) BYO sleeping bag? Hostels are dirty…
c) Sleep naked on top of the bed for all to see
TD: c) - The humidity was unbearable.
QH: Please put into words the feeling of being ‘nuffed up’?
When the lights are on but nobody is home.
QH: Two part question:
You lost your car keys on Sorrento front beach late one evening. How did you lose them?
TD: In a Shakespearean moment they fell out of my pocket and I paid a heavy price for not immediately searching to retrieve them.
QH: How did you get your car back to Melbourne?
TD: Shanks drove me back to Sorrento the following weekend, where I had to get it towed to the nearest Ford dealership (Rosebud) and they kindly cut me a new key.
QH: The only way to eat a counter meal steak is?
TD: Eat the chips first so they don’t get cold. Cleanse the palate with the salad. Then eat the steak. It’s excellent for the digestive system.
QH: How did you get the nickname ‘Shovel’?
Year 9 school camp. It just stuck. (Editor’s note: the information we heard differed – while camping Tim was regularly seen with the shovel as he was frequently heading out to the woods to relieve himself)
QH: Best post-flag operator?
TD: Tyson Thomas, fun follows the man.
QH: Best FT operator and best FT you’ve been on?
TD: Probably Hong Kong, Sydney a very close second. Shaw & Wynne travel well in tandem.
QH: Who is the best club supporter/fossil you’ve encountered over the journey?
TD: All of them (special mention to Terry Landrigan).
QH: How do you prepare yourself to play on two men every weekend?
TD: Minimal preparation is required. Blame the rotations (Dish), the midfielders or Wynne if one of them kick a goal.
QH: You find a dead body in the backyard – which team mate do you call first to help you out?
TD: Chris Waller. I trust him and he’d know what to do.
QH: How does it feel to be retired by the club?
TD: It wasn’t mutual. I didn’t see it coming.