0 Twenty Questions with Peter Ashworth

Peter Ashworth - loves an open fire, hates weeds, and wants a salary cap - not for groundsmen, obviously!


Preston PeterAshworth2Who are you? Peter Ashworth, Head Groundsman at Preston North End FC.

Family status? Married to Selina, with a two year old daughter, Lucy.

Who's your hero and why? Anyone in the armed forces. They do an amazing job in shocking parts of the world.

What is your dream holiday? I achieved this by spending ten days in the Maldives on my honeymoon.

What annoys you the most? Weeds - kill them one day, there's more the next!

What would you change about yourself? My six keg. I'd like to change it to a six pack.

Who wouldn't you like to be? The Prime Minister, whatever he does will never be right.

Favourite record? This Is The One, by the Stone Roses.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? It's got to be the wife, Selina (she'll be reading this!).

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a big house with lots of land.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A Tuba (big, bouncy, and cheerful).

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Always tell the truth. Lies will always catch you out in the end.

What's your favourite smell? My open fire when it's lit in the winter months.

What do you do in your spare time? Cause chaos with Lucy, and do my wife's head in!

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Why haven't you put the rain covers on the pitch? Because they're frost covers gaffer!

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Toro Pro-core. This can save you a match; with the speed you can solid tine a pitch before heavy rain is due.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Polite, happy, helpful.

What talent would you like to have? To speak another language.

What makes you angry? People commenting on the state of a pitch, when they have no idea what it's been used for.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Salary caps in all four divisions.

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