Talking football and Piers Morgan with Lindsey Bowers
3 months ago, 14 Mar 18:15
Lindsey Bowers is is an award-winning digital producer and journalist. She worked on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid and, somewhat incredibly, likes Piers Morgan. You can follow her at @LindseyCBowers. This is the latest in a series that sees Guardian journalist Sachin Nakrani talk to minor celebrities who don’t really like football… Hello Lindsey, how’s the world finding you today? “So far it’s been good as I haven’t tripped up, broken anything or made a tit out of myself. Although that could be set to change completely after answering your questions.” Well, let’s see. First up…football. What do you make of it? “I don’t know much about it but I do know it’s important. I don’t support a team but I’ve always been around people who love the game and my interest is piqued when the World Cup is on. So I at least know England are crap.” You’re spot on there – England are crap. Have been for ages. It’s part cultural, part structural and part Steve McClaren’s fault. Moving on … am I right in thinking you come from a West Ham-supporting family? Is that because the Bowers are hard-as-nail East End cockneys? “Yep, we eat hammers AND nails for breakfast. Actually, I’m from Essex and also have a Manchester United supporter for a step-dad. If that rule by which you support the nearest team to where you grew up is a real thing, they should actually be Southend supporters. “I went to a Southend match the other week, actually, because the team started wearing a new kit with a cause very close to my heart on it – The Amy May Trust. I can’t remember who won but the kit looked splendid. And I got to sit in a box and eat really good food. They brought us sausage and mash and wine and chocolate cake. So my knowledge of the game didn’t increase but I did get a bit drunker and fatter.” Hangover level: Just ate a Pot Noodle for the first time since I was 18. And immensely enjoyed it. — Lindsey Bowers (@LindseyCBowers) February 25, 2018 That’s always a good thing. Back to West Ham, I’d like to test your knowledge of the club by giving you the name of five former Hammers and seeing how much you know about them. “Ah dear.” Ron Greenwood: “He should probably get that looked at. Yup, I’m going to resort to penis jokes to deflect, I’m afraid.” Not the best start, Lindsey. Let’s move on to No.2 – Bobby Moore: “I think I know this one. Famous sixties footballer? Possibly the first striker to score with a fag hanging out of his mouth?” Yes and very much no. No3 – Julian Dicks: “Well this just makes the penis joke thing a bit too ridiculously easy now.” Fair point. No4 - Florin Raducioiu: “I think I have a perfume called that.” It’s possible. No5 - Paolo Di Canio: “I just Googled this one ...
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