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Ask A Silly Question: Rhys Oates

9 June 2016

Rhys Oates is next in to the hotseat as we pepper the youngster with a selection unreasonably random questions.

In this feature, Oates has picked twenty questions at random from our index of 100 - let's see what we can learn about the Barnsley-born baller...

4 What is your speciality in the kitchen?
I would say Spaghetti Bolognese, with a bit of garlic bread on the side of course! I do see myself as a decent cook, if I’m being honest. I’m not bad in the kitchen.

7 When did you last get angry?
I can’t really remember – which must mean it’s been a while!! Actually, I do think I should probably get angry a bit more when I’m on the pitch but I tend to stay quite calm most of the time.

12 What was your favourite subject at school?
I enjoyed school and I would say that during the last two years I most enjoyed doing Business Studies. I think I might have looked to keep on doing that if the football hadn’t gone well.

16 What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard shouted from the crowd?
Haha! Someone shouted at me to stop messing around with my hair during one game. I didn’t even notice that I did that but once I got the shout I realised I do it quite a lot!! Ha!

20 What’s your favourite aftershave?
At the minute I have got some Calvin Klein – I can’t remember the exact name of it but I quite like it. I have a few others on the go too but that Calvin Klein is the one I use most regularly.

24 Do you have any pets?
No, I don’t have any. I like with Jake Carroll and we were talking about getting some fish because he had a big fish tank. But then we found that there was a leak in it before we even got the chance to put any fish in it so it didn’t go to plan!

29 Did you ever fancy any of your teachers?
I wouldn’t say I fancied any of them but a few of them were quite good-looking I guess. I’m not giving you any names though, just on the off-chance they get to read this!

37 Do you decorate outside your house at Christmas?
No. I don’t think we’ve ever done that, as far as I can remember. Maybe we’ll do it in the future but usually it’s just loads of decorations inside the house.

38 What has been your worst ever hair style?
In Year 9 at school I decided to shave my head for a laugh – but it turned out my head looked like a melon! I got quite a bit of stick about that from my mates, as you can imagine.

46 Would you rather be without elbows or without knees?
I think I would go without elbows, definitely. I would rather be able to walk than be able to pick stuff up with my arms! Haha!

49 What do you order at Nando’s?
It varies. Recently, I have been getting chicken thighs, and if I go healthy I would go for rice and mash. The medium sauce is about as far as I go.

53 Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
I would like to be able to fly! Everyone I know lives quite far away from where I live now so I would be able to get there and see them quicker if I could just fly!

57 What nicknames do you have?
Oatesy mainly. Or Oakesy – Ronnie Moore called me Oakesy but everyone else says Oatesy! It’s quite funny!

60 How do you like your steak cooked?
Medium. I have been for a steak quite a few times recently and I am tempted to try medium rare, I don’t mind it with a bit of blood in there still!

66 Who is your celebrity crush?
I would probably go for J-Lo at the minute. I do quite like Beyonce as well, though.

72 In to which celebrity’s shoes would you like to step for a day?
Probably David Beckham. He’s so good at football and it would be amazing to see what his lifestyle is like and everything he does. I reckon it would be good!

77 Have you got any scars?
I think I have one on the back of my head – and I have quite a lot on my shins and my knees! They’re all from kicks and stuff playing football – I’ve not got anything from an operation or anything.

82 Would you rather take a guaranteed £100,000 or a 50/50 chance at £1million?
I would probably gamble on the 50/50, I reckon. You might as well risk it if you’re being given free money! Although having said that, you’d be gutted if you lost and ended up with nothing!

90 Can you speak any other languages?
I did an NVQ in Spanish when I was at school but it’s been a long time since then so I can’t really remember much of it now. I would be tempted to go back and pick it up if I had some time in the future.

98 Are you glad these questions are almost over?
Yeah! Well, maybe a bit of yes and no – they’ve not been too bad have they?

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