Q and A: James Runciman

Midfield kingpin, James Runciman, sat down for a chat with Neil Hobson and talked Stow, football and how it felt to lift the Waddell Cup.

1: Who was your favourite player growing up?

“Difficult question! I’ll go for Alan Smith when he was at Leeds United: I liked him because he was a really passionate guy who wasn’t afraid to get stuck in and gave his all for the club.”

2: What’s your best memory in football?

“My best memory is winning the Waddell Cup with Stow two years ago, it was even better considering it was against our local rivals, Leithen Rovers, who had a certain pair of Colin Smith and Alan McMath at the time!”

3: Who’s been the biggest influence on your career in football?

“My dad, even just spending time on the terraces at Tynecastle and talking about football was significant for me.”

4: What’s your worst memory in football?

“Signing for Peebles is up there! But seriously, for me, it’s been experiencing relegation with Stow. It was also tough watching Hearts and Leeds, the teams I’ve supported since I was a boy, go through administration

To hear more from James and get access to even more Peebles Rovers content, pick up a copy of “The Rovers”, the official club programme, on sale for £1 this Saturday. 

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