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It's top secret: Kevin Davies

16 Apr 2011 02:23:57

It's top secret: Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies of Bolton Who is your sporting hero?  Bryan Robson.  What would you be if you weren't a sportsman? Teacher, probably. I got nine GCSEs and I always enjoy visiting schools. Which other sportsman would you like to be?  Lee Westwood. When I was left out of the England squad, he texted me, saying: 'Keep doing what you're doing. You've worked incredibly hard to get where you are.'  Career highlight? Playing for England against Montenegro at Wembley.  ... and the worst moment?  The end at Southampton. I couldn't convince Gordon Strachan I was worth a place in the team. If your house was burning down, what one possession would you save? I'd pick a photo from my childhood, with all my family around me. So many memories.  Best advice you've been given? Sheffield United released me as a 15-year-old, and I doubted whether I'd make it. My older brother, Andrew, drove me on. He said I had the potential to reach the top.  Favourite karaoke song?  I've tried to avoid it since being stitched up at Chesterfield. I was young, just sitting quietly when one announced: 'Kevin Davies is going to do Tiger Feet by Mud!' I've been mentally scarred ever since. The most-listened to songs on your  i-pod? I like Rihanna, especially What's My Name?  Last film you saw?  Due Date. Last book you read?  I'm reading Alan Sugar's autobiography. I can identify with the money-making schemes he came up with as a kid. The manager of my first junior team had a meat stall. I scrubbed the blood off the walls for ?5 aday! Highlight: Kevin Davies in action for England against Montenegro Favourite pre-match meal?  Pasta and a bit of scrambled egg. Can you cook? Best dish? My beef casserole generally goes down quite well. Not with my wife, though - she's vegetarian!  Your favourite holiday destination?  We went to Bahrain last year and made friends with Prince Nader Al Khalifa! He's a Spurs fan and he recognised me as we watched a local tournament. He asked if I'd play for his team. It was 42 degrees, but I did a bit of training and played the next day. We've been friends ever since.  In a film of your life, who would YOU like to play you?  Russell Crowe. What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought?  At Southampton, I splashed out six figures on a Ferrari. It wasn't worth that much by the time I got round to selling it.  Tell us a secret... I could have had a career in basketball - I played for Sheffield. And I was javelin champion of Sheffield at 15. Kevin Davies has set up his own charity, Kids of Bolton, to raise funds for disadvantaged, disabled and other youngsters in the Bolton area. Visit www.kidsofbolton.co.uk  Power and the Rory! I knew it was getting out of hand when they asked me to throw a Christmas pudding over a double-decker Steinsson hails 'lunatic' Jaaskelainen ahead of FA Cup showdown  Explore more:People: Rihanna, Gordon Strachan, Kevin Davies, Bryan Robson, Russell Crowe, Alan Sugar, Lee Westwood Places: Montenegro, United Kingdom, Bahrain


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