#SydneyFanChat Transcript With Bernie Ibini

Current Sky Blue and Socceroo Bernie Ibini hosted the live Twitter chat today ahead of Sunday's clash with his former club. During the hour we learnt what his starter Pokemon was, if he really pushed Benny O'Neill into the elevators and what his nickname is.

Anthony Vescio: Hi Bernie. Which starter Pokemon did you choose? I always liked Pokemon as a kid. I always choose the fire one. Charmander! #SydneyFanChat

Sydney Is Sky Blue: Bernie, how was the Socceroos experience? Were you nervous? It was a great experience & i was a bit nervous but i think having people i knew so well there made it easier! #SydneyFanChat


Andrew French: @bernieibini With so much attacking power up front this season, does this create a healthy battle for spots? Yes of course it does, it can only bring out the best in all of us #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: Bernie, how are you feeling about Sunday's game Are you ready for your first game against your old team @CCMariners? Yeah i'm looking forward to the game. It's going to be something i've never experienced before! #SydneyFanChat

Cesar Chavez: @bernieibini how does it feel to be sponsored by a chicken company #StitchUp? It's great to be honest. I love chicken! #SydneyFanChat

Sydney Is Sky Blue: Youre contracted to a Chinese club but Ive seen it mentioned your ambition is a European move. Which league would suit you? I'd love to try and play in Holland or Belgium one day #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: Bernie, after you leave Sydney FC for a end of loan, who will you miss most in Sydney FC and why? I'll miss @Pedjbojic because I've known him for a long time and he's a really close friend of mine! #SydneyFanChat


Rory Carroll: Coming back from the Socceroos camp, were you feeling energised or exhausted? Both! I was buzzing because it was a dream to represent my country but it was also a lot of travel & hard work! #SydneyFanChat

Gianni Cognetti: Bernie, what's the atmosphere like from the cove when you step foot on the pitch? It's great! The support we get from The Cove is very special! #SydneyFanChat

Alex Wain: Hey @Bernieibini what’s the main difference between being @sydneyfc & being in the @Socceroos camp? Congrats on the call up! At Sydney FC you know the boys really well whereas it was my first time in camp with the @Socceroos #SydneyFanChat 

Dave: Bernie! What team do you support in the European competition? I support @FCBarcelona definitely! #SydneyFanChat

Dave: Bernie, would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or one horse sized duck? One big duck. I reckon I could take him! #SydneyFanChat

Dave: Bernie, If you were a free agent, how would you like to become my all age 5's marquee? Maybe in the future ;) #SydneyFanChat

Alex Wain: @Bernieibini now you’re @sydneyfc has your opinion of the club changed since you were @CCmariners or is it what you expected? It's hard to say. Unless you've been at the club previously you don't know what it's like. I can only judge it now. #SydneyFanChat

Marcus: hey bernie, being new at Sydney FC is it easy to understand and feel the rivalry with WSW and Victory? Yes! When you look at the fixtures I definitely look forward to those games because of the passion and crowds! #SydneyFanChat


Andre Baumbach: Arnie seems to have done everything right so far . What's his greatest strength as coach in ur opinion? His tactical awareness and his man management #SydneyFanChat

Daniel Irwin: Bernie, what was the feeling around the team like after the FFA cup loss? Did people feel like they had been robbed? We were very disappointed but that happens in football and we had to move on quickly to the game v @brisbaneroar #SydneyFanChat

Central Coast Mariners: Bernie, which coffee shop in Terrigal do you prefer: Bella or Driftwood? Definitely Bella! @CCMariners #SydneyFanChat

Simon Overall: Hey @bernieibini do you or any of the lads have any unusual pre game rituals? I don't have any. I don't know if any of the boys do because if it was weird everyone would notice it! #SydneyFanChat

Joel: Hey @bernieibini, do you see yourself staying at @SydneyFC beyond this season? Fans would love to have you stay! I'm enjoying my time @SydneyFC at the moment and we'll see what happens in the future #SydneyFanChat

Gino: @bernieibini Who is your favourite english premier league team? I don't really have one but I like watching @MCFC [Manchester City] #SydneyFanChat

Benny O'Neill: Bernie, you’re not with the Mariners anymore so admit it. Did you push me into the elevators doors that morning in Kashiwa? Nah it wasn't me bro! The doors just shut, i wouldn't do that to you! #SydneyFanChat

Zak Khan: hey Bernie, what do you think you need to improve on to play in Europe? Just my overall game because you always need to get better! #SydneyFanChat

Peter Gleeson: Hello Bernibus! Do u have a nickname at @SydneyFC or have I just created one for you? My nickname is usually just "B". That's the first time I've heard that one! #SydneyFanChat

Peter Gleeson: Hey Bernos, I'm at circular quey at the moment, want to hang out? I'd love to but I have a few commitments this arvo #SydneyFanChat

dosh: how's your day going so far? It's great! I'm enjoying answering all these questions! :) #SydneyFanChat

Yiannis Daras: @bernieibini who has the best lawn at @SydneyFC ??? Definitely @IvanNecevski! #SydneyFanChat

Alex Wain: @Bernieibini I know its early, but which @aleague teams do u expect 2 make the finals & which is a dark horse for the title? .@SydneyFC of course but it will be hotly contested. I think all teams are definitely capable of making the finals! #SydneyFanChat

Anthony Futia: Hi Bernie, what do you do to relax away from football? Catch up with friends for lunch, coffee and a little bit of FIFA! #SydneyFanChat

Johnson ZHANG: two years after the Grand Final, who do you miss the most from @CCMariners , Bernie? I miss @MatyRyan @ACaceres17 Nicholas Fitzgerald @mitchduke8 #SydneyFanChat


Spicey Football: Hey there Bernie, what do you like to eat while watching football? Do you match the food to the match? Not really, whatever is available #SydneyFanChat

Kieran S: Hi Bernie, which players have been examples to follow for you? Your style reminds me of Henry-Barca yrs. Definitely Henry, I tried to learn things off him, he's always been a player I admire & @didierdrogba as well #SydneyFanChat

Jason Kruger: Hi Bernie whos always checking themselves in the mirror ? Definitely @Pedjbojic #SydneyFanChat

Anthony Futia: Hi again Bernie, who is the toughest defender and goalkeeper you've come up against? I can't pick one, everyone in the @ALeague has their strengths! #SydneyFanChat

The Iron Ghost: Hey Bernie, how often does Nicky Carle hit the tanning booths? I think it's all natural! #SydneyFanChat

Ben Higgins: Bernie, who do you hate more? WSW or Victory? I wouldn't use the word hate, but wins over both of them are always really special! #SydneyFanChat

Marco: Hey Bernie, who puts more gel in their hair, Nick Carle or Marc Janko? One tub or two each? I think they use just as much as each other! #SydneyFanChat

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