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+The A-Z of Simon Davies

Posted on 15 December 2004  - 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?
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, she is a beautiful lady and in the film Entrapment she looked stunning.

BOREDOM…What do you take on a long journey to keep you occupied/amused?
Lately we have been playing cards quite a lot. If we are not playing cards then I use my portable DVD player to pass away the time, especially when we are staying away in hotels.

CARTOONS…Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Homer Simpson, he is just a legend!

DESTINATION…What is your favourite town/city and why?
There are so many and London is a great city, but I think I will say Vancouver, which is a bit different. I went there in the summer, it was a really great city and it was right by the beach, which was fantastic. It was my second visit, as I have family there, but the first time I had spent a lot of time in the city.

ELECTRONIC…Are you a gadgets person and what is the most hi-tec piece of equipment you own?
I'm not really a gadget person, but I just bought a new digital camera. When you take a picture with it, you then plug it straight into it's printer and the photographs come out instantly. The pictures are like normal photos, it's very good.

FAMOUS…What's the best/worst thing about being famous?
I can't say I'm that famous, but sometimes it helps to be known if you want to get into restaurants a little bit easier. You tend to have a lot of contacts, which can be useful. The worst thing is the odd time when you get someone who says the wrong thing at the wrong time and you have to try to bite your lip.

GROUNDHOG…Which day would you like to repeat over and over again?
Our match against Stockport County in the F.A. Cup fifth round in February, 2001, when I scored two goals. I really felt that I had stepped up to the First Team then.

HARASS…What annoys you, or winds you up?
Losing games.

ICON…Who is your all-time favourite sports person?
There are two obvious ones, Muhammad Ali and Tiger Woods, but anyone who gets to the peak in their sport, like Ronnie O'Sullivan. I admire that genius and they are always people to look up to.

JACKET POTATO…What filling would you have in a jacket potato
Tuna mayonnaise and sweetcorn.

KARAOKE…If you had to sing a song, which one would it be?
I've got a karaoke machine at home, although I don't really use it, but it would have to be New York, New York, by Frank Sinatra.

LUCKY…Do you have a lucky charm or a superstition?
No, I don't have any.

MOVIES…What's the last film you saw?
Collateral, with Tom Cruise. It was alright.

NERVOUS…What are you scared of?
Spiders. When I get one in the house I can't go near it.

ORIENT EXPRESS…What's the best journey you've ever been on?
I always like the drive home, that's my favourite journey. It takes about four and a half hours in the car, but it's the last half hour up near the coast - with the beautiful views - which is unbelievable. The last five miles is right along the coast and it is beautiful.

PARANORMAL…Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen a ghost?
I do, but I have never seen one. I always watch those programmes like 'Most Haunted', I know there are a lot of sceptics, but I think there is something in it.

QUICK…Who's the quickest player you've ever played against?
Probably Thierry Henry.

RECIPE…When did you last cook…and what did you cook?
I haven't cooked for a long time, the last thing was probably scrambled egg on toast or something similar. My brother Nathan lives with me and he does all the cooking, and we get by, although we do go out quite a lot. He always cooks up a good chicken and pasta before games though.

SOUNDS…What did you listen to in the car today?
Virgin Radio. I prefer listening to the radio, but I do have some CDs in the car at the minute - Morrissey and U2.

TOMORROW…What do you always put off until tomorrow?
Getting shirts signed. I have got several shirts at home that I keep promising to people and I keep thinking I'll do it tomorrow, I'll do it tomorrow….

UNEXPECTED…What's the biggest surprise you've ever had?
Probably on Christmas Eve 1999 on a normal training day at Peterborough and being told that Tottenham wanted us (along with Matthew Etherington). We had to go and see our chairman late at night on Christmas Eve. We didn't expect anything to happen around Christmas time. We were then told that we had to wait four or five days, we couldn't play for Peterborough, so we could go home for the Millennium. That is the only year I have been home for New Year, since I have been playing football. The whole thing was a great surprise.

VANILLA…What's your favourite ice cream flavour?
Cookies and Cream, Hagen Daas.

WITHOUT…Is there anything that you just can't live without?
My family and friends.

XYLOPHONE…Have you ever played a musical instrument?
I played the recorder at school and tried to learn the guitar a few years back, but I didn't have a lot of patience and I haven't even got the guitar now.

YELLOW CARD…When did you last get a yellow card, and did you deserve it?
I can't remember…ages ago…I'm not sure, but it might have been when I got sent off against Arsenal at Highbury two years ago. And no, I didn't deserve that.

ZOO…What's your favourite animal at the zoo?
All the big cats, but the lions in particular, top of the food chain!