Footballers Lives

Young: this is my favourite track on Nav’s album – do you agree?

Ashley Young has added some new songs by Nav to the Manchester United dressing room playlist and wants to know if you agree with him about which is the best track on the album. Nav, the Canadian-Punj...

James Haskell’s guide to the perfect afternoon tea

Forget a massive steak on the bone or a whole roast chicken, England back-rower James Haskell says his favourite food is afternoon tea with dinky cake...

Jamie Roberts: my BIG breakfast…

Steak, smoked salmon, a whole pork steak, poached eggs, an avocado, houmous, broccoli, a sweet potato and other veg. A feast for a family of four? No...

Nowell: nothing reminds me of childhood like monkfish curry

The meal that reminds England rugby winger Jack Nowell most of his childhood is monkfish curry. The Exeter Chiefs back was born in Cornwall and his...

Nowell names the Chief food cheats

England wing Jack Nowell says his club team-mates are a bunch of food cheats. He reckons they claim to have cooked meals they just thawed from the fre...

Pete Reed has to strip off to recover from Christmas dinner

Olympic rower Pete Reed eats so much for Christmas dinner that he has to lie on the floor with his shirt off to recover. The triple Olympic gold me...

Zaha: no one can believe I play Johnny Cash in the dressing room

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is a big fan of Drake and Young Thug, but the unlikely song he plays before games is country classic Hurt by Johnny C...

Nowell and Slade: The hound’s testicles…

Henry Slade and Jack Nowell know each other so well they can even reveal intimate details of each other’s dogs… The England and Exeter Chiefs t...

Divers in sync over love for spicy food

Olympic gold medallists Jack Laugher and Chris Mears are perfectly in tune on the diving board – AND in the kitchen, where they share a taste for th...

Jimmy Anderson: I ate ‘lucky’ pasta dish for a month

Sportsmen are notoriously superstitious but England’s all-time leading wicket-taker took that to the extreme – by eating the same meal for a month...

Young and Rooney hold power in Man Utd ‘cool corner’

Manchester United’s Ashley Young is part of “the cool corner” of the team’s dressing room... but its real power may lie elsewhere. The wing...