FWA Q&A: ALAN SMITHDaily Telegraph columnist ALAN SMITH on the Crazy Gang...Sam Wallace pressing all the right buttons...and Leicester’s lovely pork pies.
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
Only for half a day. When I was 18 I got picked from a long queue outside British Leyland in Birmingham to clean the oil pits during the factory holidays. Good money too - £100 a week. But couldn't stick it.
FWA Q&A: TOM HOPKINSONTOM HOPKINSON of the People on packing Hula Hoops and Hobs Nobs...the missing dentist’s chair...and no Kidding, looking like Ronaldo
Your first ever job in journalism?
I had three months on the Coalville, Ashby and Swadlincote Times but have always felt my first proper job was on the Romford Recorder. So many on Fleet Street got their breaks with the Recorder Series - it was and I'm sure still is a fantastic training ground - and I got mine when I replaced the man who replaced my People colleague, Dave Kidd. I'll be for ever grateful to Peter Butcher, our ...