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'If you could...?' to Cooperman

June 20 2005

One of our 2005 summer series is a supporters 'If you could', the series continues with Cooperman. He'd love to advise you if you're thinking of buying a new camera! Throughout the off season we plan to learn a little bit more about many of our 'Usual Suspects'

If you could............. CooperMan - Paul Cooper
Relive any 'non-sports related' moment in your life, what would it be and why?

My demob from the Army, because I didn’t make enough of a party of it first time round.

Enjoy a 'champagne moment' again in your career which one would it be and why?

Having a photograph I took published on the Front of the “Mail”, “Mirror” and “Telegraph” simultaneously

Enjoy a 'champagne moment' again in sport which one would it be and why?

Jonny Wilkinson kicking the winning points in Australia RWC2003

Not be asked one question for the rest of your life what would it be? Which camera should I buy?
Be a celebrity for the day who would you be?

Jimmy Connolly

Be a sports star for the day who would it be? Canavarro (Juventus)
Have dinner with 4 people from the past or present who would they be? Easy: - Frank Muir, Marty Feldman, Conor O’Shea and Marilyn Monroe
Witness one event from history what would it be?

William Henry Fox-Talbot taking the first Photograph

Go back in time and give advice to a 13 year old Paul Cooper what would it be? Become a Chartered Accountant, boring but lucrative!
Win any sporting event in the world what would it be?

The Open at St Andrews

Try out a new sport what would it be? Golf, so that I can achieve No 10!
Have one extravagance what would it be? An Aston Martin DB9
Only ever eat one meal again what would it be? Doner Kebab with Chilli Sauce, sliced onions, shredded raw white cabbage, pickled green chillies, and Chips
Live anywhere else in the world where would it be? Parma, Italy.
Support any other Rugby Club which would it be and why? Parma Overmach, because they are the Italian equivalent of LI, the same roller coaster support experience!
Tell us a claim to fame what would it be?

Photographing Martin and Lorraine Bicknell’s Wedding

See into the future what do you expect to be doing in 10 years time?

Writing a book, I don’t know what the subject will be, I just enjoy using the English language – even if I’m not that good at it!

Only ever drink one drink again what would it be?


Do any other job other than your current one what would it be?

A top Chef, in Italy.

Change one thing about yourself what would it be?

To be more tolerant

Buy one player from past or present to play in London Irish colours who would it be? Willie John McBride

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