0 Getting Personal with Chris Moody

Rolls Royce Leisure Chris Moody 2Chris Moody - Only Fools and Horses, wanting more hair and Amanda Holden.


Who are you? Chris Moody, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Rolls-Royce Leisure.

Family status: Single.

Who's your hero and why? My parents. They have always supported me no matter what, and they have given me honest advice (and actually, I should have listened more).

What would you change about yourself? I wouldn't mind a bit more hair… on my head.

What's your guilty pleasure? A quiet night in, involving an indian takeaway, lager and Only Fools and Horses.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Becoming a Head Groundsman, and actually loving it.

What are your pet peeves? Laziness and arrogance.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? A beach somewhere hot with a steady supply of ice cold lager.

What's the best part of your job? Looking back at the end of the day and thinking, yeh, I'm happy with that, ready to go again tomorrow.

… and the worst? My apprentice's attempts to make a cuppa! Sorry mate :-)

Do you have a lifetime ambition? I'd actually love to be a football commentator.

Favourite record, and why? The Script, Hall of Fame. I've played it on the way to my last two interviews and it must have brought me some luck as I got both the jobs.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? I have a bit of a thing for Amanda Holden.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy all the family Nottingham Forest FC season tickets for life.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A triangle; simple and effective.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Brian Clough, David Attenborough and Noel Gallagher... they would have some stories to tell!

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Any one of the Top Gear guys. Just to be able to do something crazy and get away with it.

Do you have any bad habits? Biting my nails.

... or any good ones? Picking up litter around my place of work. I hate it! It ruins the hard work we put in to making the complex look as good as it does.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? No. I think it's important to switch off, but 100% commitment during working hours.

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? I don't really do books as such, but read the local and national newspapers online daily.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? If you're happy to take the praise when it's due, then you've got to be able to stand there and take criticism when it's warranted.

What's your favourite smell? A burger van at the football; fried onions and the works!

What do you do in your spare time? Eating out and about. I enjoy cooking too. Can't beat a Saturday down Forest with my brother and mates.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? When initially marking out a pitch, I was asked which was the correct measurement for the penalty spot; 36 foot or 12 yards? I tried to explain that both were the same but the guy was having none of it.

What's your favourite piece of kit? A transfer wheel line marker and string line. Nothing better than crisp, straight, bright white lines to finish a job off.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Dedicated, passionate and clumsy.

What talent would you like to have? Just to be able to play pool or snooker. Any of my mates will testify that I'm horrendous at table sports.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? St. George's day should be a bank holiday.

Chris talks through the vast array of facilities on this thirty five acre complex and you can view the article here

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