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Billy Gilmour: First, Last and Always

In our feature where we ask players to make selections based on their past, their recent choices and what crops up time and time again, Billy Gilmour tells us about getting his first Chelsea kit and the Scottish sitcom he recommends everybody watches...


First: What was the first football kit you ever wore?

It was a Chelsea strip when I was about five. I was a fan then because they had so many great players and were winning trophies.

Last: When was the last time you wore a football shirt of a team you weren’t playing for?

It was probably Andy Robertson’s Liverpool shirt when I swapped with him after the recent FA Cup game. I wear that sometimes at the moment, just out in the garden playing football.

Always: What is the best old football shirt you have kept?

I’ve always kept shirts and training gear from every season, from Boys Club to Rangers and now Chelsea. My mum keeps them safe in boxes in the loft at home.

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First: What was the first movie you really liked growing up?

Grown Ups or Step Brothers.

Last: What was the last film or TV programme you watched?

I’ve been watching a lot at the moment – Power, Prison Break. The last one I actually watched was Peaky Blinders and the latest series has just come on Netflix so I’ll have to watch that.

Always: What have you watched most often in your life?

It’s probably Still Game, which is a Scottish comedy. It’s just a couple of old Scottish guys who are really funny. It’s on Netflix now but I’m not sure people will understand it!


First: Can you remember the first phone you owned?

A Sony Ericsson when I was about 10-years-old. It was a Pay As You Go so when I was outside at the Astroturf my mum could phone me to tell me to come home.

Last: What was the last app you installed on your current device?

Zoom. That’s the main app I’ve been on recently with my friends.

Always: What do you spend most time on your phone doing?

Listening to music.


First: What was the first video game you bought?

FIFA 10 on the Xbox. I’m not bad, better than Reece after that performance the other day – that was terrible! He’s been getting plenty of stick in our group chat about that.

Last: What was the last video game you played?

Fortnite. I’ve been playing with my brother basically every day.

Always: Who do you play with?

I usually play online with my friends back home, although from Chelsea it’s usually with Marcel Lavinier.


First: When you were a child, where did you go on holiday?

We went to Turkey with my little brother and my parents. One time we went with some of my mum and dad’s friends so there were about 40 of us!

Last: What is the most recent place you have visited for a break?

I didn’t go away last summer because I was at the Toulon Tournament with Scotland but I did go to Turkey in the winter break earlier in the year.

Always: Where do you go to most often?

Turkey or Marbella, that’s where I’d like to go if we get to go away this summer.

First: Did you pass your driving test first time?

No, I didn’t pass until my third time. I failed first time for being too close to a lorry – I tried to fit through a gap where a lorry was parked and almost crashed – and on the second test I almost knocked down a cyclist turning left. I’m a good driver now though, I was just nervous!

Last: When was the last time you used public transport?

We went on the train to Manchester for a game with the Under-23s earlier this season.

Always: What music do you always listen to in the car?

When I’m driving home, I’d say it’s more R&B.

 

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