The Smoking Boot

The footy stories that are too hot to tickle…

Which cultured veteran full-back collects the skulls of former child-stars?

Who’s the tricky winger who owns 33% of a company that aims to pioneer the inflatable shagpile carpet?

Which midfield hardman likes to build giant papier-mache statues in his garden with widescreen televisions for eyes?

Which prolific striker stays fresh during the summer months by travelling to the Swiss Alps where alternative gurus catapult him into the side of snow-covered mountains?

Who’s the eccentric international who enjoys an unusual type of acupuncture by sleeping for two hours each afternoon on a cactus?