"The ball doesn't fly or anything. I just wanted to see what it felt like."
-- Alasdair Maddock to The Daily Prophet (DP1)
The first in a series of Daily Prophet articles about Alasdair Maddock’s obsession with Muggle sports (DP1)
The Daily Prophet reported that Alasdair Maddock, chaser for the Montrose Magpies quidditch, had been spotted practising headers with a Muggle football in Dorset. He had previously been suspended from the team for employing techniques from the Muggle game of basketball during a game against the Caerphilly Catapults (DP1)
While the date printed on DP1 is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.