John Hayfield

NAME -
JOHN HAYFIELD

BIRTHPLACE -
BIRMINGHAM (5 MILES FROM VILLA PARK)

PREVIOUS CLUBS -
UK 'TRI CHEVY' (1955-56-57) OWNERS!
SERIOUSLY - I PLAYED AT SCHOOL THEN WAS A WORKAHOLIC FOR 20+ YEARS, SO ONLY KICKED A BALL AGAIN AT AGE 37.
(THAT WAS FOR A 'WORKS' 7-A-SIDE TEAM) A GROIN INJURY AT 40 STOPPED PLAY. THEN WALKING FOOTBALL IN PORTUGAL.

CHILDHOOD CRUSH -
LIMTED TO JUST ONE - OR ONE LIST? TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!
IN FILMS - AUDREY HEPBURN/TIPPI HEDREN/RAQUEL WELCH etc.,
BUT I SUPPOSE OFF THE TV AS A LAD - ALEXANDRA BASTEDO

FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OF ALL TIME -
FROM MY CHILDHOOD - GEORGE BEST. (SHEER SKILL & ABILITY)
FROM ASTON VILLA - PAUL McGRATH (READ THE GAME SUPERBLY)
FROM THE PREMIERSHIP - GIANFRANCO ZOLA & THIERRY HENRY (UNTIL HE CHEATED)

FAVOURITE ODIAXERE CLUB PLAYER AND WHY -
I HAVE TO SAY JOHN SWIRES. NOT ONLY FOR HIS ABILITIES, BUT ALSO HIS ENTHUSIASM & ATTITUDE.
THERE ARE SOME OTHER REALLY GOOD & TALENTED PLAYERS TOO - A SOUND BUNCH OF LADS.

MOST DIFFICULT ODIAXERE CLUB OPPONENT -
'BIG ROGER' - SOMETIMES WHEN WE ARE ON THE SAME SIDE!
(I KNEW A WOMAN WHO MOANED A LOT WHEN I PLAYED WITH HER !) 😉

MOST MEMORABLE MATCH -
UEFA CUP WINNERS CUP FINAL, 1999. VILLA PARK. LAZIO V REAL MALLORCA - BEST CROWD ATMOSPHERE I HAVE EVER WITNESSED.
1994 LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY. WAS A GOOD DAY FOR VILLA. GOOD GAME, 3-1 WIN AGAINST MAN UTD. (SORRY, IAN)
ALSO VILLA V ARSENAL , 1998. WINNING 3-2 AFTER BEING 0-2 DOWN AT HALF TIME. 'A GAME OF 2 HALVES' IF EVER THERE WAS.
(THIS WAS ALSO MEMORABLE FOR THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT WHEN A SKY DIVER HIT THE ROOF & FELL RIGHT IN FRONT OF US)

BIGGEST THRILL -
BEING AT THE BIRTH OF MY SON.

JOHN LENNON OR PAUL MCARTNEY -
WILKO JOHNSON.

OASIS OR BLUR -
DR FEELGOOD

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT -
POLITICIANS.

BEST COUNTRY VISITED -
CANADA.
(BRAZIL WAS EXCITING)

FAVOURITE FOOD -
TAUREANS LOVE GOOD FOOD!
I LOVE TO COOK TOO - AS MY WAISTLINE WILL TESTIFY!

FAVOURITE PORTUGUESE FOOD -
PASTEL DE BELEM, PIRI-PIRI, CHICKEN, FISH, 'BLACK' PORK

FAVOURITE DRINK -
TANQUERAY & TONIC, GOOD WINE (WITH FOOD), GOOD COLD CZECH LAGER

MISCELLANEOUS LIKES -
MUSIC - LISTENING & LIVE, READING - CLEVER HUMOUR,
TIME WITH FRIENDS, 'PROPER PEOPLE', DECENT BEHAVIOUR,
DRAG RACING, HOT RODS - 1950s - EARLY 70s AMERICAN V8s

MISCELLANEOUS DISLIKES -
DISHONEST, RUDE, IGNORANT, NEGATIVE PEOPLE
INJUSTICE, NEEDLESS WASTE, LITTER AND LISTS WHERE YOU CAN ONLY NAME ONE FAVOURITE ! 😉

FAVOURITE TV SHOW -
LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN (BRITISH COMEDY), HOUSE OF CARDS (BRITISH DRAMA), BREAKING BAD & SOPRANOS (U.S. DRAMA), FRASIER & CHEERS (U.S. COMEDY)
LATTERLY - KILLING EVE

FAVOURITE FILM -
THE GODFATHER
(BUT AGAIN - JUST ONE IGNORES MANY OTHER GREAT FILMS!)

FAVOURITE SINGER -
SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!
GEORGE MICHAEL - FOR A COMBINATION OF SINGING & WRITING.
LEE BRILLEAUX (DR FEELGOOD) WAS BEST FRONT MAN I EVER SAW.
MICK HUCKNALL COULD 'HOLD A TUNE', BUT IS AN ARROGANT TWAT

FAVOURITE ACTOR -
HOW CAN YOU HAVE JUST 1?
HOFFMAN / HOPKINS / NICHOLSON / EASTWOOD
CLOONEY / RICHARD E GRANT / TOM HARDY ...
ACTRESSES - WHERE TO START ?
JULIE WALTERS / HELEN MIRREN ... THAT COULD BE A VERY LONG LIST ...

BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER?
NOT SURE I HAVE HAD A CAREER! I DID MAKE A DECENT LIVING THOUGH.
IN ALL HONESTY, I WAS ALWAYS A VERY SELF-MOTIVATED YOUNGER MAN.
HAD MY OWN BUSINESS (FRANCHISE) AT 19 & WAS A WORKAHOLIC 30 YRS.
(WHEN MY FIRST MARRIAGE ENDED - MY GET UP & GO GOT UP & WENT!)

BIGGEST DRAG IN SOCCER -
CHEATING, CYNICAL FOULS, OVER-ACTING, BIG HEADED PRIMA DONNAS.

WHAT ONE ITEM WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND -
A GOOD BOAT WITH ENOUGH FUEL TO GIVE ME THE OPTION TO RELOCATE.

WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET -
DEAD - OR ALIVE?
LET ME OVERTHINK THIS ... (LIKE I DO WITH EVERYTHING ELSE...!)

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