From "Zoom Quidditch"RODAK: 'MID TABLE FINISH IS OUR GOAL'
London Inquisitors. Probably not many of you have heard of this team and there's absolutely no shame in that. Established in Season 25, this small team from London led by coach Luke Rodak, former star of various German Quidditch League teams and Polish national team, didn't make the big news. But as they step into the lights of the main stage, advancing to the "Big Three", into the Silver League, we would like to introduce them to our readers. We've invited Luke Rodak for a small interview.
Zoom Quidditch: Welcome, Luke! It's a big day for you and your team, isn't it?Luke Rodak, London Inquisitors Manager: Hello, it's a pleasure to be here, thanks for the invitation. And yes, it is a very important day in our history as a team. We're debuting in Silver League.
ZQ: Not many of us recognize Inquisitors. Introduce your team to our readers, would you kindly?LR: Sure! We're London Inquisitors, not a big team, established... eight... nine seasons ago. Not so many achievements in our history. To be honest the fact, that we're playing in Silver is actually our biggest achievement so far.
ZQ: I've searched some old publications of ours and I've found only scraps about Inquisitors. Few seasons ago you were considered a "retirement home" for players from Honour. Fairfax Brick, Noelle Shine... Those were some great names in the days and they were in some point in time playing for Inquisitors.LR: That's right, but I've always thought that calling us "retirement home" was an insult, but not for us, but for those players, legends I could even say. Their experience really helped us and because of such transfers we are standing here, where we are. But as a matter of fact, our team now is completely different. Yes, there are some veterans in the main squad, but our young B team is very solid and I am sure that some of them will soon become our main stars.
ZQ: Just like Justine Cook?LR: I know what you're refering to. Yes, we're selling Justine Cook, even though she was our B squad member for a long time. She just didn't met the expectations place upon her. She is a very fine player and I am sure she will soon find a team that will be able to exploit her talents. It's just not us.
ZQ: Back to the Silver. Have you scouted your rivals? What are your expectations for the upcoming season?LR: Yes, we've made our homework. The competition is really firm, there are some very good teams in Silver, but we were expecting no less. We don't want to start revolution here. Mid table finish is our goal, avoiding relegation is a must and I will make sure that my players understand that.
ZQ: Once again you're facing some of the teams from Bronze, with which you were competing last year.LR: That's right. And those are some really good squads and players to face. But as usual, we're looking for one opponent with a special grudge. I am talking about Chester Bennington. Our teams have a very rough history of rivalry and I think our fans demand much more of us when facing them. Last season saw the best of us, but we will see what this year brings.
ZQ: Any big transfers coming up? We know for a fact that you were trying to buy Fox Mathias
, a very talented young seeker...LR: Indeed we were, but the price was too high for our budget. I am sure that Fox will be happy in London Nemeth. As for future transfers, we have one special player in our hindsight, but I don't expect any changes in the main seven.
ZQ: Thank you very much for this little interview, Zoom Quidditch would like to wish you many successes in the future.LR: My pleasure.