strange hobbies.

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  1. Commachio

    Commachio Rambo 2020

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    Just watching a documentary on mike tyson, and the last thing i expected was for him to be a big fan of racing pigeons. Not just a fan but a real passion for it.

    He has his own coop and loads of birds, and actually enters them into races.

    Any one know of any footballers with strange or unexpected passtimes....
     
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    enjoyed a nights dogging with prem player but cant say who for legal reasons, dog was called Triggs
     
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  3. Lever Malone

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    From what I read in the press a while ago Wayne Rooney has a few strange pastimes.
     
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    Sean Thornton!!!
     
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    those were the days cant pick a winner on the NGR but my flapping days were good
     
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    Albert Quixall (Sheffield Wenesday and Man. U.) used to take ballet lessons. Perhaps the most successful 'hobby' of all though was Colin Grainger, the Sunderland left-winger of the 1950s. After an England game, he was singing in the bath and Nat Lofthouse suggested he did some stage shows. He made good money out of singing after that - I saw him at the Sunderland Empire once.

    Going on from Mike Tyson, Gene Tunney (world champion 1926-30) was an avid reader of Shakespeare. There was another world heavyweight champ who loved to photograph flowers, but I can't remember which one it was.
     
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    Every now and again, Ahmed Elmohamady tries his hand at this strange little thing called a 'cross'. It seems as if by passing the ball to the opposition constantly, you get extra points.
     
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  8. Commachio

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    bloody hell mate where did you find this stuff?

    have any footballers gone on too a sucessfull career after they finish, outside of the game?
     
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    Ian Botham?
     
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    Eric Cantona - Actor
    Viny Jones - Actor
    Curtis Woodhouse - Pro Boxer
     
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    vinny jones, lock stock, what a movie, how i forgot that i don't know...
     
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    Franny Lee (Bog paper)

    Dave Whelan (Shopkeeper)
     
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    probably doesnt count but Gordon Ramsey had trials with Rangers when he was younger, chef now obviously. Ally Mcoist, question of sport back in football now though.
     
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  14. cuteybuns

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    I believe the Liverpool legend, Billy Liddell, was a chartered accountant by profession. But the biscuit just has to go to Alfredo Robledo, who got a cup-winners medal with Newcastle in 1952, returned to Chile, got elected to their Parliament and eventually became a cabinet minister!

    At the other end of the scale, the great 'Dixie' Dean ended up a postman. Today, they'd pay him millions.
     
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    not a footballer but manny paqiou (sp) is a senator or mayor or something political in the philipinnes.
     
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  16. Commachio

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    nah mate, he's a ****ing superstar there, if he ran for president he would win.

    the man is a legend,

    but still want too see him fight mayweather?
     
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    If it wasn't for pigeons we would never have had Iron Mike. It wasn't untill a bully snapped the neck of a pigeon when iron mike first unleashed the fury.
     
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    Don't f--- with my pigeons

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    Jeez cutey, do you eat encyclopedias as a hobby?
     
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    Barry Siddall, postman in Blackpool
     
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  20. Commachio

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    always was good at giving people gifts...
     
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