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Twenty Questions to a Usual Suspect - ChrisW

By BrianC
June 26 2003

Todays suspect is ChrisW, here pictured strumming his guitar in the company of his wife Lesley, after the Italy vs Ireland game this year.

Meet the family

Twenty questions to a 'Usual Suspect'


Real Name Chris Weldon
Location Wellow, Hampshire and Rome
Occupation Commercial Director of Anglo Italian ATC business.

Movie(s) In the Heat of the Night, The Magnificent Seven (a series of brilliant comic sketches)
TV Programme(s) The Office, Sports, Reginald Perrin, Wildlife.
Book(s) Amongst Women and most of John McGahern’s work, The Grapes of Wrath, Most by E. Annie Proulx, Graham Greene, Tom Sharpe
Music (Oh God! My old fartism confirmed) Rolling Stones, U2, Dire Straits, Eagles, The Fureys, various classical, particularly female operatic.
Radio Station(s) (Further proof) Radio 4, Classic FM, World Service
Food(s) Italian and French
Drinks(s) AG, Real Ale, good red and dry white wine, Bushmills whiskey.
Place(s) to visit Tipperary, Loire Valley, Umbria , Rome, Zimbabwe (well it was), Yosemite, Grand Canyon in winter and the Rockingham Arms in West Wellow.
How long supporting LI? Since 1997
Best ever LI game (Excluding 2002 cup final) Can’t pick one. Hammering Gloucester in quarter final at The Stoop in 99 or 2000 – Relegation playoffs against Coventry 97 and Rotherham 98 – cup and league wins v Gloucester 2001/2.
Favourite LI experience off pitch (Excluding 2002 cup final) Toulouse 99 and 2002 and Valladolid 2001. All builders of friendships.
How did you start supporting LI? A Harlequins supporter invited me to join him for LI v Quins at Sunbury. Conor won the match with a try in injury time. After the game the Simbollix were playing in the packed bar. Couldn’t believe the atmosphere. It was the Anglo-Irish setting that I had been looking for but had never thought to find it at a rugby club.
What are your non-rugby pastimes? Family matters - wife, Lesley and “grown up” kids Graham and Heather.
Travel, theatre, reading, writing, music, pubbing and restauranting with friends.
Any Irish connection? All of my family. Only member of my generation or before to be born out of Ireland. Mother from Munster (Tipperary) and Father from Leinster (Meath).
Most likely to say? Oh, allright. Just one more. But that’s definitely the last.
Least likely to say? No, thanks. I said that was definitely the last.
Tell us something about you we don't know. I used to be slim.

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