0 Getting Personal with Mark Farrell

GreenockMorton MarkFarrell2Mark Farrell - reveille, engage brain, do the dishes; not a bad day's work!


Who are you? Mark Farrell, Head Groundsman, Greenock Morton Football Club.

Family status? Married to Tracey with two daughters, Scarlett and Olivia.

Who's your hero and why? Ian Botham - what a player he was.

What would you change about yourself? Engaging brain before opening mouth.

What's your guilty pleasure? Chocolate biscuits.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Still to come!

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Richard Attenborough, Clint Eastwood and Charles Darwin.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Adele - so that I can say; "I can sing".

Do you have any bad habits? I bite my nails.

... or any good ones? I do the dishes.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Yes - when wet weather forecast.

What are you reading at the moment? Turfcare magazines.

What are your pet peeves? People walking on a frozen pitch.

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

What's the best part of your job? Scarifying.

… and the worst? Unblocking toilets.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To visit every racecourse in Britain.

Favourite record, and why? George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - I like classical music.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Princess Grace Kelly.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy Greenock Morton FC.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A bugle - loud, abrupt and wakes everybody up.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? "Manage your time", from Ken Siems, ex Loch Lomond Course Manager.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut grass.

What do you do in your spare time? Watch and play cricket, cycling.

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Dennis G860 - it has been a game changer for Cappielow.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Tall, dark and handsome.

What talent would you like to have? To be able to ski.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? A uniform price across the board for alcohol. Stop shops selling cheap drink whilst pubs and sports clubs suffer.

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