Other than at open top bus parades, I don’t think I have met any footballers other than Wayne Allison. While at Bristol City he was going out with a lady that lived in my street. Nice guy from what I remember, we were horrible kids and he never told us to strawberry float off.
I met former St. Mirren and Crystal Palace midfielder Andy Dorman after a Major League Soccer match in Boston a few years back. Lovely bloke - he spotted my brother's Blackburn top and made a point of coming up for a chat. Turns out his mum is from there.
Corazon de Leon wrote:If you're getting desperate for football the A-League is on BT Sport just now - Brisbane against Newcastle. Scott McDonald ( ) has scored the only goal of the game so far.
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this but it was one of the worst games of football I've ever watched. Bizarre amount of Celtic/Blackburn alumni involved in the match too - McDonald and Joe Ledley playing on opposite sides, Kenny Miller coaching Newcastle, Robbie Fowler managing Brisbane and Premier League winner Robbie Slater on commentary.
I met Des Walker in a pub once. I was more than a little pissed and probably made myself look a twat. But it was Des strawberry floating Walker and he's a god amongst footballers. Also, Steve Chettle lives just around the corner from me and I still have the urge to call him shovel foot. Doesn't look like the sort to laugh it off though so I've refrained.
Dowbocop wrote:I think it may be time for a new QOTIBFTP
Have you ever met a footballer?
Alan Hansen - About 1990. Was playing football in park and some bloke with about 3 kids ask if they could join in. Didnt recognise at first, but at the end of the game it was about 50 a side as other kids join in. I skinned him for pace down the left and passed it through his legs to score a goal.
Paul Dalglish - About 1993. On the library computers at college, guy next to me asks me how to log in. I said - "type your name in here". Then i double taked. He looked like his dad.
Ryan Giggs - About 1996. In the Hacienda. He was by himself with pretty much no one around him. Just having a beer, standing on the balcony watching the crowd.
Most of the Man utd team - 1999 after they had won the champions league. In a bar in Castlefield which ive forgotten what its called. Neville brothers, Ronny Johnsen, were the ones making the most noise from what i remember. Went for a piss next to Nicky Butt. He was really short and skinny, and no i didnt look.
Dwight Yorke - about 2000 in a club on Canal St. I remember him constantly grinning like the cheshire cat.
Mark Lawrenson - about 3 years ago. Crossed the road in front of me with his daughter on their bikes. I didnt appreciate their green cross code.