Miguel Lopez (James Floyd) 2006-2007
First Regular Appearance: 10.2 (#389) Taking Your Chances
Last Regular Appearance: 10.32 (#419) The Final Whistle Part Two
Duration: EP: 389 - 419½ SE: 10.2 – 10.32
Squad Number/Position: #9 (Striker) (2006-2007)
Last Seen: Playing his part on the pitch in Harchester’s first Premiership title win in 21 years.
Growing up in
As a regularly selected member of Athletico’s first team, the appreciation Miguel received from those around him twisted his mindset into a one-man player, and his attitude to an arrogance that ‘what Miguel wants Miguel gets’. By his sixth year at
Brought to the club by Alex Rose, Miguel then has to contend with being coached by a nobody like Jimmy Craig, and a commodity like Tyre Boy Jason Porter. Miguel does though take a liking to Jason’s girlfriend Katy, and makes his move at the club’s Christmas party, receiving a black-eye from Jason and a public dumping from Gabrielle. One player Miguel does rate at Harchester United is Gavin Moody, and following his split from Gabrielle, Miguel has Gavin worried he might be planning on taking a January transfer out of the club. Cindi Moody thinks she can convince Miguel to stay by introducing him to her friend Silver, and Miguel is taken in by her, only for Silver to attempt to blackmail both Tony and Gavin before Miguel learns the truth.
With the arrival of Sean Campbell to the club, Miguel forms the ‘Invincible’ trio along with Gavin, and together the three are a strong force on the pitch. A darker element to the friendship comes when Miguel introduces Gavin and Sean into his world of gambling, at Fredderick’s casino where he has a close relationship with owner J.F. When the boys become addicted following a winning streak, they suffer a downturn and end up owing J.F thousands of pounds. With Jason’s help, they win the money back on Indie racecars, but Miguel decides not to hand the money over, selfishly holding on to the cash and letting the others believe he paid J.F. When J.F confronts the boys he accidentally chokes to death on his chewing gum, with Miguel coldly watching him die and seeing it as the end to his problem.
Miguel holds the others to sticking to a story how they were celebrating Jason’s birthday when J.F died, but when Jason is accused of being Dragonslayer and denounced by the Invincibles, he confesses to the police that he is not only Dragonslayer but was alone with J.F when he died. This convinces Gavin that Jason isn’t Dragonslayer and he, Miguel and Sean are forced to admit the truth on J.F’s death in front of the team, leading to no doubt further police interest for the trio. Jason returns to the team and is present with Miguel when Harchester face