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Meet the family - 20 Questions to BrianC

By BrianC
August 1 2003

To help get us through the long rugby-free summer we're going to be introducing you, by means of 20 quertions, to various members of the family. We're starting with your editorial team, today BrianC.

Meet the family

Twenty questions to a 'Usual Suspect'


Real Name Brian Campbell
Location Amersfoort, The Netherlands (About 40 miles inland from Amsterdam).
Occupation IT Consultant, specialist in UNIX if that means anything to you.

Movie(s) Chinatown, Dark Star
TV Programme(s) Don't watch much TV, always liked Yes! (Prime)Minister and Fawlty Towers.
Book(s) Anything by Roddy Doyle, 'A Star called Henry' in particular. Also enjoy Ian Rankin's 'Rebus' series.
Music Very wide tastes from Meatloaf to Motzart. Particularly fond of Mark Knopler.
Radio Station(s) In the UK, Radio 2 for Terry Wogan in the morning, then Radio 4 or 5 for the rest of day. In NL Sky Radio (Musical Wallpaper) and BBC World Service.
Food(s) Almost anything well prepared, Chinese at it's very best is hard to beat. I make the meanest prawn bisque in the world.
Drinks(s) In no particular order - AG, Pimms, Champagne, Cider, Cognac, Wine, Woods rum with coke.
Place(s) to visit Thailand and Donegal, both for the people, the former has the sun the latter the scenery.
How long supporting LI? Since the last year at Sunbury 98/99 Season.
Best ever LI game (Excluding 2002 cup final) At the Stoop 4 years ago, cup match against a very dominant Leicester side. We all went to the game expecting to lose, in the end we beat them 47 - 7. I still remember chanting 'We want fifty'.
Favourite LI experience off pitch (Excluding 2002 cup final) This is a difficult one, so many great times. Tour to Vallodolid was particularly special. The weekend of this years St.Patricks game was also sticks in my mind.
How did you start supporting LI? I used to live in Hampton, about mid way between the Stoop and Sunbury. Always interested in the game at International level but unable to get tickets I decided to follow a club. Initially I was going to go to the Stoop. Quins were the club with all the internationals, also since I had made England my home I pointedly avoided joining any Irish club or society. Some English friends in my local pub persuaded me to go to LI on the grounds that it was much more fun than Quins. First game I went to, we lost then had a party. I enjoyed the atmosphere so much I was hooked. Ironically, the friends who persuaded me to go to LI would not make the transition to the Madstad. They now watch their rugby at the Stoop.
What are your non-rugby pastimes? Cooking, reading, messing around on boats, travelling.
Any Irish connection? Born in Belfast, I lived there until I was 18. I'm also an Irish citizen.
Most likely to say? "Yes please, I'll have a pint of Guinness."
Least likely to say? "Britain should keep the pound."
Tell us something about you we don't know. I once appeared on a Roger Cook TV program after I shopped a company I was working for as a debt collector.

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