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Gary Lineker gets stuck into an interview
Gary tells the world he's after a short, back and sides

BBC's Gary Lineker reveals all to the Academy

I could always tell when I was warming up whether I physically felt ready for a game.

Generally I was pretty calm building up to an England match.

I was very superstitious as a player though.

I would wear the same gear if I had done well in the previous game.

In the warm-up I would never shoot at the goal because I didn't want to waste a goal!

I wanted to save those for the game!

And I'd always change my shirt in the second half if I hadn't scored in the first.

But I'd keep wearing the same shirt if I had scored!

If I ever went on a bad run, I'd always get a haircut.




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Did you know?
Gary's final school report read: "He must devote less of his time to sport if he wants to be a success"

GARY'S PROFILE
Born: 30.11.60
Clubs: Leicester, Everton, Barcelona, Spurs, Nagoya Grampus Eight
Career goals: 322
England caps: 80
England goals: 48




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