0 Twenty Questions with Michael Curtis

MichaelCurtisWho are you? Michael Curtis, Head Groundsman at Bury Football Club.

Family status? Married to Helen and we have a one year old son, Charlie.

Who's your hero and why? Kenny Dalglish. Growing up in the late 70s and early 80s, that's all you used to see on the television - he wasn't a bad player!

What is your dream holiday? Any holiday in Cyprus. I'd move there tomorrow if I could.

What annoys you the most? Lazy people and ignorant drivers.

What would you change about yourself? Try not work as many hours, and then try and spend some more time with my family.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Wayne Rooney's solicitor. You try and sort that mess out!!!

Favourite record, and why? The Cars, 'Drive' - it reminds me of my youth!

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Obviously the wife, if I ever got the time!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy the club a state of the art pitch, making sure we don't share it with anyone. Buy a big house, but keep on working!

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A 'one man band', I have to do a bit of everything.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? The green bit goes at the top! Trust your instinct, it's usually right.

What do you do in your spare time? Spare time, what's that? When I do get any, either watch a bit of cricket or spend time with Charlie.

What's your favourite smell? The wife's perfume!

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Obviously, what do you do in the summer? And how do you make those patterns on the pitch?

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Patient (very), Conscientious, Grumpy!

What's your favourite piece of kit? Our Bobcat, very versatile, like a swiss army knife! And, not forgetting our two Dennis G860s.

What talent would you like to have? Being able to predict the future would could come in handy for those lottery numbers!

What makes you angry? Goalkeeping coaches who are intent on wrecking pitches before games, especially the ones who NEED to use the goalmouths. Managers who know your job better than you (do we pick the team?). I must add that our current manager is the best one I've worked for. Very understanding.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Tougher laws on benefit scroungers, tighter border controls and prison the idiot who brought the idea of cap cones and ladders into the pre-match warm up routine!!

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