Ive met quite a few of the players.The funniest encounter that springs to mind was with David Beckham.I used to work at a place called Mayfield kennels which is on the bottom end of Agecroft road right near the cliff,it was a boarding kennels,a quarentine kennels,they sold puppies,and was a pet superstore,still is actually but now its got a daft name,dogs 4 u or some bollocks like that.I saw a handfull of players whilst I worked there at random times,but Becks used to come in every week to buy his dog food,I often wondered why he bought 6 x 2.5kg bags of dog food instead of the 15kg bag,its since emerged about his OCD so it makes sense now,he wouldnt want a big ugly sack of dog food messing up his cuboard!Anyway back to the funniest encounter,Me and my mate had watched only fools and horses,and its the episode where Rodney tells Trigger that his names not Dave,Trigger asks if your names Rodney how come everyone calls you Dave? For the rest of the day we were calling each other Dave.Part of our job that day was to do a stock take of all the stacks of dog food up in the rafters at the sides of the store,I did one side and my mate did the other,totally over looking the shop floor,all we could see was the rows of shelves below us,and each other of course on opposite sides of the building.We started shouting 'allright Dave?' In our best Trigger accent at each other,and cracking up laughing,there must of been about 50 'alright Daves' from all corners of the roof of the building,'coming for a brew Dave' was shouted,clambering down from the rafters,walking through the isle,we were greeted by a very paranoid,very red faced looking David Beckham.
.On a saturday that place used to be packed,Salford zoo I used to call it,something to do on a saturday afternoon.I was covering the till whilst Brenda had her break,I was serving a lady,suddenly she turned round and said in her best scolding voice "you'd best behave yourself" "I mean It",to a very red faced Nicky Butt,he tried to shun it off with a "I will" but she was pointing with fire in her eyes,he took of his cap and said with puppy eyes "I will" "you'd better mean it,I mean it Nicky".Turns out it was Giggsys mum.It was the week before Beckhams wedding,i can only imagine she was talking about that.
Ive got a story about horse shit and Eric Cantona.