George Boyd: My pre-match meal used to be a ham and cheese baguette from Tesco

Boyd was released by Charlton Athletic aged 15 and duly snapped up by Conference National side Stevenage, for whom he made his senior debut in 2002 and left for then-League Two Peterborough in 2007.

Since then the 31-year-old has played in each of England’s top four divisions, and finally made his Premier League debut for Hull in 2013/14.

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.