FWA Q&A: NICK SZCZEPANIKNICK SZCZEPANIK on a wee problem at Portsmouth...a chilly Big Apple reception for mustard...and feeling dicky in Bucharest
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
Quite a few, most recently arts publicity. Best football-related memory of that is spending a day while a Brighton Festival press officer with the late, great Brian Glover, Mr Sugden from Kes. And a Barnsley fan.
My Week: Nick SzczepanikNICK SZCZEPANIK on playing with Pele...fish on the field...and trying to be banned by a club (and failing)
Monday April 2
The Guardian asked me for a 700-word obituary of Giorgio Chinaglia, the former Lazio and New York Cosmos goalscorer, for their website. Before long, I was asking if I could go up to 1,000 words – with reasonable optimism as, let's face it, you're in trouble if a website tells you they're short of space - after delving into Chinaglia's fascinating character and career. He went from Tuscany to the USA via Swansea and Lazio, and ended up playing ...