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+The A-Z of Rohan Ricketts

Posted on 11 January 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

ACTOR…If you were an actor, who would your leading lady be?
Halle Berry

BOREDOM…What do you take on a long journey to keep you occupied/amused?
A PlayStation 2 with the Pro Evolution 4 game.

CARTOONS…Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Plastic Man — one of the old school characters.

DESTINATION…What is your favourite town/city and why?
South London — it’s the most liveliest part of the capital and it’s where I’m from.

ELECTRONIC…Are you a gadgets person and what is the most hi-tec piece of equipment you own?
Yes, I do like all the gadgets — I’ve got things like an iPOD, MP3 player and a state-of-the-art phone which has so many features on it, I haven’t discovered them all yet !

FAMOUS…What’s the best/worst thing about being famous?
Probably the best thing is that you get certain special privileges, while the worst is that you are always in the spotlight and people think it’s ok to make your private life public.

GROUNDHOG…Which day would you like to repeat over and over again?
When we played at Anfield in only my third game for Spurs and drew 0-0. I played in the midfield alongside Jamie Redknapp and was up against the likes of Steven Gerrard and Harry Kewell. My debut a couple of weeks earlier was great, but playing against Liverpool that day felt special.

HARASS…What annoys you, or winds you up?
Whenever anyone tells me to shut up !

ICON…Who is your all-time favourite sports person?
Pele and Ian Wright. Pele was simply a legend, my Dad had tapes of him in action which I used to watch, he was awesome. Wrighty was a fantastic goalscorer and I think he was one of the last big characters in the game.

JACKET POTATO…What filling would you have in a jacket potato
Cheese and beans

KARAOKE…If you had to sing a song, which one would it be?
I’ve got a good voice, ask the boys ! At the moment, I’d go for All I Ever Do (My Boo) by Lemar.

LUCKY…Do you have a lucky charm or a superstition?
No I don’t

MOVIES…What’s the last film you saw?
I went to see The Grudge, a horror film but it wasn’t very good.

NERVOUS…What are you scared of?
I’m terrible, I’ve got phobias of everything ! I’m claustrophobic — although I don’t mind tight spaces in the penalty area — and I also don’t like heights or spiders. And I have a bit of a fear of flying as well, I’m not good on planes !

ORIENT EXPRESS…What’s the best journey you’ve ever been on?
The journey of love — she knows who she is…!

PARANORMAL…Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen a ghost?
No, I’ve never seen one and don’t really believe in them.

QUICK…Who’s the quickest player you’ve ever played against?
Thierry Henry, no question.

RECIPE…When did you last cook…and what did you cook?
About two months ago I cooked for the first time. I did a rice dish with chicken — I called it chicken supreme and it came out ok actually.

SOUNDS…What did you listen to in the car today?
Snoop Dogg

TOMORROW…What do you always put off until tomorrow?
Opening the post

UNEXPECTED…What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
It would probably be when I found out that Jacques Santini was leaving — it came as a real shock.

VANILLA…What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

WITHOUT…Is there anything that you just can’t live without?
Oxygen….no seriously, I’d say the three Fs — football, family and friends.

XYLOPHONE…Have you ever played a musical instrument?
I used to play the piano a little bit when I was younger — and I bashed the drums a bit too.

YELLOW CARD…When did you last get a yellow card, and did you deserve it?
The only yellow card in my career so far came on my Spurs debut at Birmingham at the start of last season. I got booked for a foul on Robbie Savage ! I’m sure I didn’t deserve it.

ZOO…What’s your favourite animal at the zoo?
The tigers