0 Getting personal with Clive Pring

ClivePring TrainingGroundClive Pring - cheesy answers, but we like his take on gamesmanship and sin bins!


Who are you? Clive Pring, Estates Manager at Exeter City Football Club.

Family status? Married to the lovely Louise with a beautiful fifteen year old daughter, Millie.

Who's your hero and why? My dad. He has been the perfect roll model.

What would you change about yourself? I am happy in my own skin, who I am and what I have been given.

What's your guilty pleasure? Emmantal Cheese.

What do you drop everything for? Family.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Being on an open top bus through the city of Exeter after our promotion to League 1. I really felt a part of the team.

Glass half full or half empty? Half full.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fact, but I believe it's an evolutionary process. Our planet has survived before and will survive again. We are just here for the ride.

What's your favourite season? Summer.

What are your pet peeves? I don't like people who are disrespectful.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Anywhere warm, dry and relaxing.

What's the best part of your job? End of season renovations.

… and the worst? Losing a match to the weather.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? I'd like to take a year out and drive around the world.

Who wouldn't you like to be? A linesman.

Favourite record, and why? Young At Heart by Aztec Camera. Reminds me of my first holiday with friends. One of which is still my best friend and one who died at a very young age.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My wife. We've been married for twenty years, but she's still great fun to be around.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Congratulate my wife, because I don't do the lottery.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A bass guitar. Just goes about its job without making a fuss, but would be missed if taken away.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.

What's your favourite smell? Home cooked food.

What do you do in your spare time? Mainly DIY around the house and in the garden. I live in the countryside and love every minute.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? What's the pitch like?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Charterhouse Verti-Drain.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Generous, determined, respectful.

What talent would you like to have? I would like to be able to manipulate the weather.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I think we should introduce a sin bin system into football to try and reduce some of the cheating and gamesmanship and try to return some respect to the game.

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