Getting Personal with Nick Hyndman

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Nick Hyndman - talking 6 packs, poor pitch etiquette and fried bacon

Who are you? Nick Hyndman, Head Groundsman at Fleetwood Town Football Club.

Family status. Married to Stevie with two children; Riley and Lola.

Who's your hero and why? My parents, because they gave me everything I needed growing up.

What would you change about yourself? Change my 6 pack to an 8 pack. (We're not sure if he means stomach muscles or beer).

What's your guilty pleasure? Love songs.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Being offered the head groundsman position at Fleetwood.

What are your pet peeves? Poor pitch etiquette.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Las Vegas.

What's the best part of your job? Working with a good group of lads.

… and the worst? WINTER!!!!!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To retire in Florida.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? The wife, but if she's busy, Rita Ora or Ariana Grande.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would take all the family on a world cruise.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Drums, because I love a bang.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Charlie Sheen, Freddie Mercury and Donald Trump. I reckon they would all have some top stories.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I'd be my wife and stop nagging at me for one day.

Do you have any bad habits? Flicking my nose, which I've done since I was a kid.

... or any good ones? I'm too nice.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Not so much the workload, but I do feel the pressure if the weather forecast is bad before a game for instance.

What are you reading at the moment? Nothing at the moment, but I do like true crime novels.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Give people a second chance ... but not a third!

What's your favourite smell? BBQ or fried bacon.

What do you do in your spare time? Being a groundsman and married with two kids I don't have much spare time to be fair! Whenever I do get a minute, I tend to do nothing ha-ha.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? Do you have summer off when the season finishes?

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Dennis G860 is a decent bit of kit.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Witty, direct and sarcastic.

What talent would you like to have? I would love to be able to sing.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? All tuition fees should be free if you achieve your qualification. You should only be made to pay if you drop out or fail.

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