Teddy Sheringham

Morning, Teddy. Is it true that you still can’t grow sideburns?
Morning. It’s true, but it doesn’t bother me. It’s better than being really hairy and having to shave all the time.

Wouldn’t you like a massive pair of Elvis sidies for the day?
Well, my dad had massive burns, proper big ’70s one, when I was younger and they were great. It was the law back then.

What's the longest you’ve ever stayed awake?
All night, playing poker. You start at 2pm, the adrenaline kicks in, and suddenly it’s 9am and you have to go to training. That’s the reason I stopped playing.

Makes sense. Do you like board games, as well as poker? Buckaroo perhaps? Hungry Hippos?
I like Scrabble a lot. I’m pretty good. Countdown, too [mimics the clock].

More than Deal or No Deal, the footballer's favourite?
Deal or No Deal is shit.

Surely Noel Edmonds is a national treasure.

I’m not having it. Deal or No Deal is just people guessing, it’s rubbish. Countdown is pure skill. I’d like to give i

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Nick Moore

Nick Moore is a freelance journalist based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He wrote his first FourFourTwo feature in 2001 about Gerard Houllier's cup-treble-winning Liverpool side, and has continued to ink his witty words for the mag ever since. Nick has produced FFT's 'Ask A Silly Question' interview for 16 years, once getting Peter Crouch to confess that he dreams about being a dwarf.