Edmo spills his beans!
Name: David Edmondson
Team Supported: Used to be Brighton & Hove Albion as a boy
First Game Attended & it's Abiding Memory: I remember in the early 80's going to the Goldstone Ground to see a Division 1 game between the Seagulls and Oxford United. The abiding memory would be Oxford's centre forward Keith Cassell, great player.
Favourite Away Ground: Old Trafford
Favourite Ever Match: England dismantling Holland 4-1 in Euro ‘96
Favourite Ever Goal: A close one between Platt's volley v Belgium in 1990, Gazza's against Scotland at Euro '96, but I'd go with Owen against Argentina in 1998 for the sheer surprise factor, such a young kid against supposed world beaters.
1 - Peter Schmeichel
2 - Cafu
3 - Roberto Carlos
4 - Nicola Berti
5 - Rio Ferdinand
6 - Fabio Cannavaro
7 - David Beckham
8 - Xavi
9 - Marco Van Basten
10 - Zinedine Zidane
11 - Lionel Messi
Manager - Sir Bobby Robson
What state do you think English Football will be in 10 years time?: Could be a lot less professional clubs, or clubs having to operate within financial boundaries more stringently. At the moment there still seem to be too many getting into trouble.
First Single Ever Bought: I can remember having a 7" vinyl of 19 by Paul Hardcastle and may also have got the spoof version by Rory Bremner!
First Album Ever Bought: I'd have to go with first cd album as can't remember that far back, which would have been Deacon Blue's Raintown, around 1987 (marginally cooler than Five Star's Silk and Steel which I had on cassette).
Last Album Bought: Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Desert Island/Isle Of Mann Discs - What 5 Albums would you take?:
1 - The Cure - Disintegration
2 - Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
3 - New Order - Technique
4 - Radiohead - In Rainbows
5 - Gene - Olympian
First Gig Attended: Shakin Stevens at The Brighton Centre
Favourite Gig Venue: Any small club / theatre
Vocals: Martin Rossiter (backing vocals Beth Orton)
Lead Guitar: Bernard Butler
Rhythm Guitar: Roddy Frame
Bass Guitar: Alex James
Drums: Larry Mullins Jr.
Keyboards: Mylene Klass
Hero in Music: Roddy Frame
What state do you think the Music Industry will be in 10 years time?: A resurgence in proper bands, with the X-Factor style karaoke punters having been swept away by their own overkill.
First Film seen at the Cinema: Probably Flash Gordon
Favourite Films of All-Time:
1 - Shawshank Redemption
2 - Fletch
3 - Pulp Fiction
4 - Leon
5 - Spies Like Us
Favourite Actor: Kevin Spacey
Favourite Comedian: Chevy Chase / Michael McIntyre
Favourite Sitcom: I've only seen the last Xmas special but enjoyed Gavin and Stacey
Favourite TV Show: Sky Sports News
Favourite Author: I'm more of an autobiographies man
What 5 Books will you always go back to:
1 - It's not about the bike - Lance Armstrong
2 - Living Dangerously - Sir Ranulf Fiennes
3 - Football Against The Enemy - Simon Kuper
4 - The Miracle of Castel di Sangro - Joe McGinnis
5 - El Macca - Steve McManaman
Most money won on a bet: £700 on a free spread bet after I'd opened my Sporting Index account.
Favourite City: Sydney
Favourite Cuisine: Italian or French
Favourite Drink: Orange Juice and Lemonade
Who would you consider ‘playing away' from the missus with? (hopefully with her consent): Cameron Diaz
Who would you consider turning gay with? (hopefully with their consent): Please...("seen as you asked so nicely" - Ed)
Hero in Life: Sporting hero would be Lance Armstrong, although most heroic sporting moment was when Kris Akabusi ran down the American 400m World Champion, Antonio Pettigrew, in 1991 World Championships, 400m relay final.