My Matchday: Ryah Vyse
The Golden Girls talk us through their matchday rituals, routines and habits.
I would like to try and make my morning routine sound exciting but it is pretty standard to be honest. I get up, shower, eat and drive to the game...
Pre-game of porridge and banana or scrambled eggs on toast depending on what I fancy on the day - or if my bananas are still greenish, I can’t deal with brown mushy bananas. If we are travelling away and have got up early I will have pasta as well (M&S at Cobham services do a lovely spread).
I stick my football playlist on, and off I go. Singing isn’t one of my best talents so I’ll have the music up loud enough to drown myself out.
I listen to a bit of everything really (apart from heavy metal and rock). I made a new football playlist the other day actually that really gets me pumped for the game. It’s got a mix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Joel Corry, Drake, Whitney Houston, some house music, basement, you name it. But, if we are travelling away, I will start with some alternative, chill songs to mellow me out and then the last 30 minutes before we get there I will switch it up and put on my football playlist.
My all-time favourite boots are old-school Predators! For years, I have always had the classic black ‘defender boots’, Copas or Tiempos. However, I got my first ever white boots at the end of last season which I have been wearing the beginning of this year. I got some new black Tiempos the other week, some of the girls commented that I looked weird in black boots. So, now I’m on the white or black boot fence.
I love this season’s away kit! I always start off with the socks over the knee but I don’t know why I bother really because they end up falling down after the first jog during the warm-up.
I have always been so superstitious and my superstition often only lasts a season and will change the next. Over the years it’s gone from having to wear the same underwear for gamedays to eating half a snickers bar before every game! The only consistent superstition is that I always put my left sock and boot on before my right. I have got better with them as I have gotten older. When I was younger I would have to have a Lucozade before every game and when I forgot it one time I lost my head and actually made my mum come and bring me one. The Lucozade superstition was creeping back this year but I didn’t have one last week, so I think I have knocked that one on the head!
Post-match debrief is essential! I can talk for England so I will just talk about different parts of the game and how I think it went. On Sundays I will eat whatever I fancy really and dependent on how much I played. Then I normally just go home and wind down and watch Netflix.