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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 March 2007, 18:30 GMT
Kevin Nolan column
The Kevin Nolan column

By Kevin Nolan
Bolton captain

I'm doing something different this week - multiple choice.

Many thanks to all of you who sent in questions. Here are a selection of the best - answered as honestly as possible!


FA Cup final or England debut?
Having not won too many trophies so far I would go for the team option and choose an FA Cup final.

Snooker or darts?
Snooker. I have got a snooker table at home and very much enjoy a game.

Rugby union or rugby league?
This is a very tough one. I really like both codes and find it tough to chose between them, but would just about go for union.

Cricket or tennis?
Tricky. I used to play a bit of tennis when I was younger. Having said that, I have been watching a lot of the cricket World Cup.

Barcelona or Real Madrid?
Real Madrid or Barcelona?
There have been a lot of former Real players at Bolton so I feel obliged to go for them but I really like the way Barca play football and I'm going to opt for them instead.

Rangers or Celtic?
Celtic. I've always been a Celtic fan. I used to have a few of their kits when I was younger.

Kevin Keegan or Kenny Dalglish?
Definitely Kenny Dalglish. He is an idol of my dad, he absolutely loves him. I always knew about King Kenny.

Tiger Woods or Roger Federer?
Very tough one this. I would have to go for Tiger Woods. If given the chance to have dinner with one of them I would go for Tiger, though both are magnificent at their sports.

Pele or Maradona?
I used to like Maradona but I was not too happy with his exploits in the 1986 World Cup. I have not seen much of Pele so I would go for Maradona.


Coronation Street or Eastenders?
Living in the north and playing for a northern club, I think I have to go Coronation Street.

Tom or Jerry?
Jerry. I used to love watching Tom and Jerry when I was young. Absolute class.

Phoenix Nights or The Office?
I have got both these programmes on DVD. I guess the Bolton connection means that I'm swayed towards Phoenix Nights.

Jonathan Ross or Charlotte Church?
I enjoy watching Charlotte Church's programme but I have been a fan of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross for years. I'd love to be a guest - he is class and very funny.

Gary Lineker or Adrian Chiles?
Gary Lineker or Adrian Chiles?
Gary Lineker - an absolute legend and I think he does a fantastic job for the BBC.

Trinny or Susannah?
I'll have to go and ask the missus for some help on this one. Pure guess - Susannah.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
I was not really a fan of Star Trek. I can watch the Star Wars films over and over.

Royal Family or Royle Family?
Jim Royle is different class - and so is Anthony.

Big Brother or Big Sam?
A friend of mine, Mikey Dalton, was on Big Brother last year. He has been a good friend of mine for years and I went to his engagement party a few weeks ago. When he was on I really enjoyed watching it, but in all honesty I'd go for Big Sam before Big Brother every time.

Food & Drink

Salt and vinegar or ready salted?
Salt and Vinegar.

Curry or kebab?
Curry, but don't get me wrong, I don't mind a kebab every now and again.

Curry or kebab?
Cheddar or stilton?
Cheddar - I love it. Every time I go shopping I always buy a big block.

Sunday roast or chicken pasta?
Definitely Sunday roast. I used to go to my nans along with all her other grandsons. I now go to my fiancée Hayley's mums. She does a fantastic roast and I really enjoy it when I manage to get over there.

Poached or scrambled?
I like both but would have to go for scrambled.

Mars or snickers?
When I was a kid I used to love Mars. At one point I used to think that they made me play better.

Bitter or lager?
Definitely lager - I don't really like bitter at all. I have tried a pint but I think it is too heavy for me.

Red wine or white wine?
I'll have to say white because I had a bad experience on red wine years ago. Lets just say, I saw the red wine again before the end of the evening.

Tea or coffee?
I have a cup of tea every morning before training. I probably drink too many for a professional footballer!


Chris Moyles or Terry Wogan?
Probably Chris Moyles. I do flick along the stations but I enjoy listening to Moyles.

Rock n Roll or R n B?
I like a bit of rock n roll when I'm out and can have a dance to it but I prefer to listen to R n B.

Girls Aloud or Sugababes?
Tough, tough one. I really like them both but I probably prefer the Sugababes' music. I have downloaded some Sugababes music on to my iPod.

Oasis or Blur?
Definitely Oasis. Liam and Noel are top class. I love watching them being interviewed. I don't think they intentionally mean to be funny but they most definitely are.

Arctic Monkeys or Kaiser Chiefs?
Gary Speed put me on to the Kaiser Chiefs and I really like them.

Kylie Minogue or sister Danni?
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Being from Liverpool I have to say the Beatles. The Stones are class - but the Beatles are world class.

Kylie Minogue or sister Danni?
Definitely Kylie. She has been at the top of her game for years.

Three Lions or World in Motion?
I would have to go for World in Motion - I love the John Barnes rap in it. I was a massive fan of his, so much so that I used to try to kick the ball with my left foot all the time.

Dr Dre or Eminem?
I have seen Eminem in concert and he was absolutely fantastic so I'm going to go for him.


Baby Bentley or Aston Martin?
Definitely Aston Martin. I used to have a DB9 and hopefully in a couple of years, all being well, I will have a Vanquish.

Tattoos or piercing?
I not really a fan of either. I would prefer a tattoo if I had to make the choice.

Night in with the missus or night out with the lads?
There is only one answer to this - a night out with the lads! I do enjoy a good night out and the other half would say I preferred that option but, in all honesty, I'd have to say a night in with the missus.

Dog or cat?
Dog - but I'm not that keen on either.

City or countryside?
When I'm a bit older I'd like to escape to the countryside but I love the city of Liverpool.

Blackpool or Bondi?
Of the two I have only been to Blackpool so I cannot really compare the two. However, I have a mate who has been living in Sydney and he reckons I would love it down there. I'm going for Bondi.

Shoes or trainers?
I have a lot of shoes but also a lot of trainers. I'm going to opt for the more comfortable option - and that means trainers.

Tracksuit or sharp suit?
It depends on the occasion. I like wearing a smart suit but on a day-to-day basis I wear tracksuits and trainers.

Pro Evo or Fifa?
Tough one but I think Pro Evo is now the one that all the footballers play. My little brother is absolutely class at Pro Evo.

Pedalo or rowing boat?
Oh dear. I'm gutted about what happened to Freddie Flintoff. I know him quite well and I think it is quite sad to see what the press are now trying to do to him. All my best goes to him. Rowing boat - the safer option.


Hello Kevin, What does a "fitness test" actually consists of?
Anil Buggal, England

I'm not too sure - I haven't had one in ages. However, I think that it would start with a warm-up, then maybe a few sprints, followed by some twisting and turning. Then the player might kick the ball, try a few volleys etc. The idea is to replicate the movements you would experience during a game.

Is it time to bring back terracing? It may be the only thing that brings the atmosphere back to football grounds.
Paul , Bolton, Lancs

I'm not sure - there seems to be a lot of health and safety issues.

However, when I first started watching football on the old Kop at Anfield the atmosphere was unbelievable.

Hi Kevin, I try to read your column every week. Do the other players at Bolton read this column? If they do, what do they think about it?
Kim Na-Ju, South Korea

I don't think they read it but they sometimes notice isolated stupid quotes pulled out of the column and published in newspapers. They sometimes ask me where they have come from - they think I have been doing sly interviews.

A lot of family and friends read it and really enjoy it.

What's your opinion of the Football League contemplating penalty shoot-outs to decide drawn games?
Stu Allen, Canada

Absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes you have a hard-earned draw and deserve that point. Also, if you are towards the bottom of the league a team might try putting 10 men behind the ball looking to win on penalties.

I'm sure everyone in football is against it.

Hi Kevin, love the column. The Championship is very tight at the moment - who do you think will go up?
Bluenose, Worcester, England

I think Sunderland and West Brom for automatic promotion with Birmingham up through the play-offs.

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