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Six of the boss

David McAlinden, Larne

Nickname?

Wacka. It was from my Cliftonville days, because I liked to have a shot every time I went past the halfway line.

Biggest triumph?

Beating FC Dinaburg of Latvia 2-1 over two legs in the Intertoto Cup to get Cliftonville’s first ever European victory.

Worst beating?

6-1 at Institute last month - not a nice experience.

Best junior player ever?

Paul Heatley. I first played against him when he was at Brantwood. He plays with no fear whatsoever.

Best one-liner heard at a match?

One of the supporters at Distillery, a big guy called Rab, always shouts “Torture, Whites,” whatever the score.

Favourite motto?

No excuses, just believe.

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