FWA Q&A: RAPHAEL HONIGSTEINRAPHAEL HONIGSTEIN on being tipped by old ladies...problems with the Gents in Munich...and a cell in Istanbul
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
I used to write about music and fashion before. I met and interviewed a few cool people, but the overriding memory from those days is a 10-hour wait in a New York recording studio while Timbaland was having his hair cut. At school, I used to pack bags at Munich's premier delicatessen store - Käfer. It was very badly paid, about 5DM an hour, but old ladies would sometimes tip nicely.
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 ...