Twenty Questions with Paul Bradshaw

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PaulBradshaw.jpgPaul Bradshaw - a quiet, obsessed, perfectionist except, perhaps, when Blackburn Rovers pay a visit!

Who are you? Paul Bradshaw, Head Groundsman, Burnley Football Club.

Family Status? Married to Nikki and we have a little boy called Callum who will be three in February.

Who is your hero and why? I've no modern day heroes but, when I was a kid, being a Burnley fan I idolised Billy Hamilton. I loved his style on the pitch with his socks rolled down and no shin pads! A true centre forward.

What is your dream holiday? The Bahamas, where Nikki and I went on our honeymoon.

What annoys you the most? Arrogant coaching staff from opposing teams on match days who ignore where you ask them to warm up and just do their own thing.

What would you change about yourself? I need to be more organised!

Who wouldn't you like to be? A Blackburn Rovers fan!

Favourite record and why? True Faith by New Order but, if I'm honest, 'Ba Ba Black Sheep' by my two and half year old son Callum beats everything else!

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Book a holiday!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? If you're not sure about something - ASK!

What's your favourite smell? Fish and chips.

What do you do in your spare time? Spend time with my family - what spare time I get!

What's the daftest work related question you've ever been asked? How do you make those stripes? Is it different grass?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Our new Dennis G860s.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Quiet, obsessed, perfectionist.

What talent would you like to have? I'd love to be able to play the drums and also to speak another language.

What makes you angry? Inaccurate weather forecasts!

What law/legislation would you like to be introduced? Football related, I'd like to see proper, strict laws brought in regarding pre-match warm ups. It's a major concern to many groundstaff and it's not taken seriously enough.

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