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Robbie Savage-from Zero to Hero

All my footie friends knows that when he was a player I detested Robbie Savage. I won’t go into the reasons as it’s all history now, but suffice to say I used to tell everyone that if I won the lottery, I’d buy Robbie Savage and confine him to the bench and make sure he’d never play again.

In fact, such were the heated debates at work that some bright spark managed to change the photograph on my national staff profile to one of Savage much to their hilarity and my despair!

I took an instant dislike to him on Radio 5-Live 606 and it made my day when he was hit in the face by a ball whilst reporting near the touch-line at Villa Park. I even applauded Dion Dublin off the Park for head-butting him in a particularly bad-tempered match against Birmingham City.

But things started to change when he stopped playing. I watched him bring his dad onto the pitch at his last game and cried my eyes out. His exploits on Strictly Come Dancing were heroic and hilarious and typically OTT and I now listen to 606 laughing my head off. Whatever you think about Robbie, he’s good entertainment and actually speaks a lot of sense. Tonight however was brilliant. He told a story about watching his young son play in a football match this weekend and it went like this;

Robbie: ” I was watching my son play football today and his team were winning 3-0.  (Proudly) My son had just scored a goal. Just then his mum rang and asked how he was getting on. I told her that the team was winning and he’d scored a goal”

Mum: “Ask him what he wants for dinner” 

Down to earth with a bump.

Mrs Savage sounds my kind of woman!

Strictly or X-Factor?

….what is a girl to do?

Like millions of others. I’m hooked on Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor. I rarely watch TV unless it is sports coverage so for me to want to cook dinner on a Saturday evening so that I can watch these programmes at the same time (I can’t possibly admit to sitting down to watch them undisturbed!) is a strange phenomenon.

But to me it makes sense. I have never aspired to be an actress darlings, and “comedy” leaves me cold but as someone who can have a go at most things without looking an idiot, the two things that I am unable to conquer are dancing and singing. It is this lack of talent that keeps me glued to the TV watching others go through the learning process and emerging as heroes in my eyes for just having the courage to have a go (apart for being paid handsomely of course)

I have always wanted to sing so that everyone stops to listen; and dance so everyone stops to watch. But that is never going to happen so I have to make do with the vicarious pleasure that I gain from watching others succeed to various degrees.

People who know me will appreciate my opinions of Robbie Savage on a football pitch but even before he has taken to the dance floor I have “respect” for the guy.

Go Robbie! (In week 1 at least)