0 Getting Personal with Graham Cox

Graham Cox - he loves an old book and Spurs!

Who are you? Graham Cox - Grounds Manager at Blundell's School.

Family status. Happily married to Vickey and proud dad to Emily and Josh.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Hosting England Women's cricket.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? Who's that bald fat bloke?

What is your favourite film and book? The Matrix and The Dark Tower.

What scares you? Wasps - not ideal in this industry!

What would your autobiography be called? 'Yeah … I reckon I could do that.'

What is your favourite sport? Football... COYS! Although, I attempt to play golf and squash.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Jennifer Lawrence, Trevor Noah and Stephen Fry.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? If it was the beginning of the day… would you leave it like that? Or, back yourself!

What's your favourite smell? An old book.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Frank Turner 'Keep England in my Bones', Jack Johnson 'In Between Dreams' and Queen 'Greatest Hits'.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? 'Can I book out that rugby pitch for a cricket fixture this weekend?' ... asked in November!

What's your favourite piece of kit? Dennis G860.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Honest, relaxed and loyal.

What is the most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsman? Meet people, ask questions, take criticism, learn and then back yourself.

What talent would you like to have? No more hangovers!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? A complete ban of dogs on sports fields. With the amount of information on the issue I'm surprised how big a problem it still is.

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