The visit of the England Women's team is upon us and excitement is high ahead of the World Cup Qualifier at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
With final preparations now being made for the game against Kazakhstan, we caught up with Lionesses star Casey Stoney, who answered YOUR questions about the match and much more!
Sammy Jones: You’re going to be playing in front of two sell out crowds this week, how much does that mean to the players?
I think it is massive for us, not just in terms of spurring our performance on, but also in showing how far the women’s game has come along. As players we want to inspire people to play football and watch football and hopefully this shows we are doing just that.
Nick Thomason: Which of the current squad do you think is the most talented?
We are very lucky as we have a really talented pool of players and everyone is talented in a different way. That said, I am really excited by our young players such as Mel Lawley who recently made her debut and Nikita Parris who is scoring lots for England – the future is bright!
Lucy West: What is your all time favourite footballing moment?
When I lead the Team GB side out at Wembley at the 2012 Olympics. It was like all my Christmases rolled into one.
Sarah Browning: Would you ever like to become a manager one day?Definitely – I’m doing my UEFA A Licence at the moment and I really see a future for myself in coaching.
Questions from St Gregory Church of England Primary School
Joseph T: Who did you support as a youngster?
Henry P: Who or what inspired you to become a footballer?
The game itself, I just loved playing the street with my mates when I was a kid.
Amelia T: Did you always want to be a footballer? What would you have done if you didn’t become a footballer?
I didn’t really think it was a possibility when I was younger, I didn’t think I could have a career as a footballer but that has changed so much. If I wasn’t a footballer, I would probably be a PE teacher, so still working in sport.
Daisy W: What does football mean to you?
It’s the next biggest thing for me after my family. It has taken me on such journey, I’ve seen the world, and met so many great people.
William D: What is the best and worst thing about being a footballer?
Best thing is I get to kick a football. The worst is playing in the cold!
Tommy B: Who is the most challenging opponent you have ever faced?
The whole Germany team from the years around 2007 to 2009 were the toughest I faced, especially Birgit Prinz.
Thomas M: Why do you like playing centre back?
Because I can control and dictate what’s going on in front of me, I really enjoy that aspect of the game.
Jake D: Would you prefer to play another position?
I’d be a centre-forward – they get all the glory!
Grace B: Can you see a day when male and female professional footballers play for the same team?
No, I can’t.
Tommy B: Do you have any regrets about your career?
No, because it has got me where I am today. I’ve done and achieved a lot and am really proud of that.
COMING TO THE GAME?
Our travel plan for Tuesday night's game is here. Please allow plenty of time to get into the stadium and please avoid bringing bags unless completely necessary.