What are the favourite sitcoms of football legends, that's what we wanted to know? So we asked Wolves' all time goalscorer and member of the Italia '90 squad, Steve Bull. The result was anarchy...
What are the favourite sitcoms of football legends, that’s what we wanted to know? So we asked Wolves’ all time goalscorer and member of the Italia ’90 squad, Steve Bull. The result was anarchy…
When he wasn’t tearing off the bench during England’s best World Cup campaign since 1966, Wolves living legend Steve Bull was wetting himself with laughter in the Three Lions Italia ’90 camp to the tune of The Young Ones. It seems the anarchic comedy stylings of the young Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmonson and Alexei Sayle tickled the funnybone of Wolves’ all time top goalscorer. Here’s what he had to say…
“I think me favourite sitcom is a bit of a sick one, it was The Young Ones. It was absolutely superb, I think it’s ‘cos of the witty humour. With Only Fools and Horses you had Delboy and Trigger, but with The Young Ones you had Vyvyan [Ade Edmonson] and you’ve got Neil [Nigel Planer], I just think it was a different sitcom all together, and made me laugh all the time.
“If you got to know me, it’s just the type of sense of humour I’ve got. I just loved Ade Edmonson and the character he played in it was superb. I can’t repeat anything that he used to say because there were quite a few swearwords in there, but he was really funny, I always had tears running down me face.
“[At Italia '90] I watched it personally in my room on my own. What we used to do at the World Cup was just have race nights, where we had a pre-recorded races, and Lineker and Shilton ran the book, and we played quite a few jokes on them one night where we knew the result of one race and we absolutely hammered ‘em.
“There wasn’t much time for sitcoms, absolutely not at all. It was all training – bed – sleep – get up – play the match – get it done and that’s it. Sir Bobby wouldn’t of had it any other way. Top man Bobby was, and if he ever watched The Young Ones well I bet it’d make him laugh as well.
“Gazza was a man to his-self, he was absolutely superb. He didn’t know sitcoms or anything to watch because he was a sitcom himself. He was a laugh a minute at the World Cup and when I weren’t in my room watching these sitcoms I was laughing all day long. It was to me, because I was a fringe player, one massive big laugh all through the World Cup.”
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