Congratulations to our May 2nd Axe Society Members of the Match – Mark and Cathy!

03 May 4:39 pm

Congratulations to our May 2nd Axe Society Members of the Match – Mark and Cathy!

By Nicole Tillett

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Mark and Cathy won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution match on May 2nd, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Mark a few questions after the match:

What was your first memory of supporting the Timbers?

Growing up in London and having football in my blood, I was excited to take my two young sons to those early seasons when the Timbers first started, back up in the then A League. The crowds were sparse, but the fun was there. What I remember best is hearing the sound of some distant drumming and realizing it was coming from Timber Jim who was perched on a telegraph pole at the far end, beating a rhythm on his drum! I couldn't imagine that at any other football game in the world!

What was your favorite moment of this match?

My favorite moment was the give and go between Valeri and Nagbe in the first half, while the shot did fly over the bar, the lay off from Nagbe was exquisite!

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?

Player of the Match for me was Chara, while we know he can run box to box endlessly, he has now added the telling pass to his repertoire, another great game for him.

What is your prediction for the next match – Timbers versus FC Dallas?

Dallas will be tough, realistically a draw would be a good result, at the moment though with the way the Timbers are playing and creating chances I'm going for a 2-1 Timbers win! 

What else should we know about your Timbers fandom? Any match day superstitions?

My son Simon and I usually go to Alexis restaurant on Burnside for a big plate of calamari prior to a Timbers  game. If we are lucky we may get a free shot of ouzo to help us on our way!

Thank you for a lovely evening, Cath and I had wonderful time! I think what made it a night to remember was the care and consideration that came from everyone on the Timbers staff, it did make us feel extra special!

Thank you again for a memorable night!

No Mark, thank you! And thank you for your wonderful support!

If you are an Axe Society member and would like to enter to win the title of Member of the Match, please register here.