«10 Quickies» is a series of short interviews here on scandinavianhammers.com. Each day until the new season kicks off we ask a new West Ham related personality or site the same 10 questions and present the answers for you here on our website. Today we have a real treat for you, it’s the Ribman of West Ham United, Mark Gevaux.
SH: Time to promote yourself! Who are you?
MG: My name is Mark Gevaux, BUT I am better known as The Ribman. And since I have been serving thousands of West Ham fans at home games – The Ribman of West Ham – which i LOVE.
SH: Why do you support West Ham?
MG: I Support West Ham because i grew up in a West Ham supporting family – My Dad, my Uncles & Aunties , my Nan and i think secretly my Mum, lol.
SH: Who is your all-time favourite Hammer?
MG: I don’t have a favourite all time Hammer. I have a long list with Bobby Moore, Billy Bonds, Alan Devonshire and Paulo Di Canio. As i said, it is a LONG list. BUT if i have to choose ONE, I will go for Julian Dicks – To have a Julian Dicks in your side, you have the heart of the team – Absolute LEGEND !
SH: What is the best West Ham game you have seen?
MG: The best game I have been to was probably the first time I went to the new Wembley stadium to watch us win promotion against Blackpool – WHAT A DAY ! Yes, there are better games, but sometimes it is about more than that. COYI
SH: Which team do you «hate» the most?
MG: When we say we HATE teams I always think that the banter has gone too far – I LOVE banter with other teams – ESPECIALLY Tottenham and Millwall, but that for me is all it is – BANTER
SH: Any pre-match rituals and how does a match day look for you?
MG: My pre-match ritual has changed since I became the Ribman Of West Ham – Although, when we are having a tough time or we really need a win, I will buy a new lucky hat – I have quite a few hats from last year, hahaha!
SH: What are your thoughts on the London stadium and the move in general?
SH: 4th place in the league or FA Cup win?
MG: I am trying to get a bet on for top 6 and a cup win, so I say BOTH!!
SH: If you could sign 2 more players for West Ham, who would it be?
MG: IF i could sign TWO more players? I think i would now start bringing our youth through – we have some outstanding talent and it would be great to see them start to get their chance.
SH: Whats your predictions for the 17/18 season?
MG: My prediction for the coming season is for us to finish ABOVE Tottenham, and Hernandez to score 20 goals with a nice FA Cup run to the final .
Thank you Mark and we really hope we find your predictions spot on when we come to end of May ’18!