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Post by Roy D Hacksaw Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:27 am

Just doing a little research for a possible future project, and I was wondering if between us we knew what all the City players did for day jobs.

I know we've got a fair few fitness coaches and sports trainers among the ranks, but what else do we have?

The programme this week tells me that Kington works in a flower warehouse, and I believe that Simmo works in a bank and Pratty's a plumber - but do we have any more interesting professions among the ranks to the best of anyone's knowledge?

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Post by Sir Ged Roddy Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:04 pm

Sorry, but I can't stand this approach to players. They are footballers, full-stop, and it makes no difference to fans what other jobs they do. The BBC always tries to find out if Grantley Dicks is a fork-lift truck driver, etc. It's nothing to do with football, and I think that it is very condescending.

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Post by comrade powell Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:45 pm

The worst is when tv features a non league club in the cup and we get the usual teacher, fitness coach, plumber rubbish.

I've no idea about the present crop, Roy, but in the past we've had a goalkeeping coach who was a grave digger and the legendary Mike Denton worked at Victoria Park (on the horticulture side, not selling ice creams).
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Post by Steve Whites Missus Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:37 pm

Chas is one of those living statues I believe....

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Post by comrade powell Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:41 pm

Very Happy
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Post by stillmanjunior Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:37 pm

Chris Allen is a chef.

It's something I'm not keen on either. It's the same on 'talent' shows when there's the whole 'in my spare time I stack shelves in Sainsbury's, but I can also sing quite well'. It's as if it is absolutely staggering that they can do both.
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Post by yuffie Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:15 pm

I understand that when mainstream media covers football at our level the whole 'main job' thing comes over as condescending but I always think it is interesting to find out what job our players have. No different to being interested in what anyone I know slightly does for a living.

Andy Watkins is a lecturer/teacher isn't he?

Matt Coupe is a po.. (actually probably best not to go there!)

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Post by stillmanjunior Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:26 pm

I can remember during Relaunch Week Rob Skidmore said on the Ken Loach documentary something along the lines of "I work for the Ministry of Defence...although I'm not technically allowed to say that".

Nicky Brooks was also in some sort of well-paid job I believe and was quite well spoken, a contrast to the way he charged around the pitch, throwing himself into challenges.
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Post by Roy D Hacksaw Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:29 pm

Jump down my throat before you know what I'm doing, why don't you! :-)

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Post by comrade powell Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:43 pm

So what are you doing, or would that get you into Skidmore territory? Wink
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Post by Roy D Hacksaw Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:06 pm

Just running through a few ideas for something that might have been a bit different to the usual angle...

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Post by Luton Roman Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:28 pm

Frankie was driving a cab in Bristol in July.

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Post by BenE Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:34 pm

Roy is one of those Tax dodgers at the moment or full time education as he calls it.
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Post by Marc Monitor Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:23 pm

Considering the wages mentioned on the other thread, I am surprised they do anything else.
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Post by Roman Mike Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:20 am

Steve Whites Missus wrote:Chas is one of those living statues I believe....

That made me laugh. If only there were some sort of 'like' button or an emoticon Very Happy
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Post by Dave Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:05 am

Apparently wingers at Sutton with no day job and a young family to provide for get paid well enough to cover it... Shocked

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