george bestMy sister’s football-crazed family has finally spawned a potential star. Tom, third boy of four, has been selected to train with Reading FC’s Soccer Academy. The Academy has a fine reputation for nurturing young talent. Tom’s only 14 (but nearly six foot tall with shoulders the width of a barn door) and his coach thinks he has what it takes to go all the way. Someone once said that to me when I was 14, but that’s another story.

Naturally, Tom turned to his wise old uncle for lifestyle advice. I told him to watch the drink (think George Best and Gazza) and avoid sleeping with prostitutes old enough to be his granny (Wayne Rooney). I also told him that, as his favourite uncles, Liam and I wouldn’t be the least bit embarrassed if he set us up in a luxury penthouse overlooking the Thames. After all, if he makes it into the Premier League, he’ll be bringing in more dosh than Denmark.

“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

George Best

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10 thoughts on “Booze, Birds and Fast Cars

  1. Jack, that is so awesome that a young man his age can get a recommend for a top notch spot such as he did. He must be very talented as I am sure they don’t just hand out invites like that willy-nilly. More power to him cause it will definitely be a big gold star for him to make the cut. And I agree, the girls and booze will kill a dream like that in a minute. Good luck to him in his future endeavors, and if the flat on the Thames works out, even better, eh?


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