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I'm a footballer's wife.. ask me anything???

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iamawagama · 11/07/2018 08:13

Apart from who my husband is/what team he plays for Grin

(Have set up a whole new username for this so there's no chance of it coming back to me and the Daily Mail can sod off thank you!)

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:17

Have you ever played football yourself OP?

Never. I have never enjoyed sports, I'm two left footed anyway lol

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:18

How often does your DH get weighed by the club? Is there a maximum weight for him?

As it's pre season they have their weight and body fat checked quite regularly. There's definitely a max body fat but when the games start and they're running so much the fat will just melt off all the players

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:19
  • Has your husband ever put in a transfer request/ agitated for a move or on the flip side been out of contract and without a club lined up?

    Does he have any international caps?*

    Yes to all the above during his career so far
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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:24

How much do you spend in one average week?

During a normal week I usually only spend on food shopping, but that does cost a fortune. We eat out a few times a week, mainly for lunches but it'll just be places like Carluccio’s nothing fancy.

But when it's a bday or if we fancy a shopping trip we can spend thousands in a couple of days, easily

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:27

Has your husband (or you) ever had a stalker or particularly crazy fan?

Yes. An ex-FWB of his. Hmm

It took her nearly two years to get the message Angry

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:29

Would you or Mr iamawagama go on a Celebrity show or Strictly?

I would soooo go on Strictly!!
DH wouldn't, ever. He hates that stuff so by extension he wouldn't be happy with me going on it
Because he knows I'd be fantastic in all those sequins

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:30

you and DH are expected to participate in sports day events or do you studiously avoid

DH always seems to conveniently have training when it's sports day Grin. I'll get involved but I'm terrible lol.

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GrumbleBumble · 13/07/2018 08:30

When he put intransfer request why did he do it? Was he unhappy at the club? Not playing regularly? Or was it a chance to play at a higher level (or earn more money)?

iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:32

Did you/did you consider selling the photo rights to your wedding?

No, for a couple of reasons. The main one being DH was pretty unknown when we got married and no one would've cared anyway. Grin
Secondly, he's so very private with his personal life he would hate it.
I understand why some people do it but I feel like there would be pressure from the mags to invite certain people, sometimes people you wouldn't actually want at your wedding - all for better photos!

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:40

I'd love to know the contents of your beautiful handbag

Ok, i have my main everyday handbag in front of me. It's a bucket style Chanel so it doesn't have any compartments so it's going to be interesting what I find in there.

Here goes:

Chanel purse

Advantage card vouchers (loose)

Dior sunglasses - in a case, go me!

One of those airline security plastic bags from my last trip with - small gold perfume atomiser, lip liner, three lipsticks (2 Charlotte tilbury, 1 Tom ford), l'occitane handcream, jo malone perfume tester

Travel plug adaptor

Another loose lipstick (CT again) and lipgloss (MAC)

Eye sleeping mask for plane

Pen stolen from hotel

Packet of pocket tissues

Plane ticket stubs

Approx five£ worth of change - woo hoo!

Receipts from HoF, boots, M&S

Chanel card of authenticity

Various Kirby grips and hair bands

Grin

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:49

@DrCorday

The role you describe sounds a little like a mix between a PA and a concierge service.

We use a concierge to do things like book all our travel, get DH a private jet to get back on time for training after he missed his Ryanair flight, get tickets for sold out events, arrange hotels and holidays, book the best restaurants in any country. We pay them an annual fee and can rest assured that whatever we want whenever we want it they will sort it out. Many, many footballers use a personal concierge service, there are quite a lot around and it can be lucrative. It's all done over the phone/messenger etc so we have never actually met our concierge.

I have a friend who happens to be a stylist so I've sent her a pic of my red dress, gold shoes and she's on the hunt for an appropriate bag. If you could combine all these things I think it would be very successful BUT it's about having the contacts.
If I text you today and asked you to get me tickets for the Wimbledon final on Sunday could you do that for me? I want the posh seats pls. With all the champagne included. That's the sort of thing I'd demand (if I was a diva!)

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 08:53
  • My question is do you get fed up of people saying football is just a group of men kicking about a bag of air? (It’s been said here many times!)

    Watching a match it always makes me embarrassed that I couldn’t run the length of a football pitch once, never mind repeatedly for 90 minutes!*

    Yes I do get a bit fed up but as I mentioned earlier, people are at least too polite to mention it to my face. DH is so lucky that he gets to do what he does for a living. But we know it's not forever and he won't be earning like this in a few years time that's for sure!

    I think the average distance for a footballer to run during a game is 8 or 9 miles?! It's hard on the body and he is exhausted after matches. I have no doubt he will have knee problems early in his older years!
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EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard · 13/07/2018 08:59

Hello O P, great thread.

My questions are

  1. Does your DH ever consult your own family GP or does he only see the club doctor? I’m thinking for non sporting health issues with a view to what medications are permitted. How often and when are players drugs tested and who does it?


2. Re new kit for every season, not sure if it’ll have been a topic of conversation, but if not could you ask DH please. Do players have any input to the new kit design or feedback to the designers and manufacturers? What do the team think of their various kits? Are DH’s boots sponsored and how happy is he with them?

Lastly, do you ever spot fans wearing a shirt with DH’s name on the back?

I mention all that as replica shirts and kits are a big money spinner for clubs these days, especially when a big name moves, shirt sales apparently bring in vast sums from around the world.

Thanks In Anticipation Smile
iamawagama · 13/07/2018 09:15

1. Does your DH ever consult your own family GP or does he only see the club doctor?
No he's not even registered with our family GP, the club doctor takes care of everything non sports related too!


How often and when are players drugs tested and who does it?

It's completely random and can be anytime but it's most often after games, the officials come in with 'randomly ' chosen names.
The club has to account for every players whereabouts. If for example the gaffer has given DH an extra day off (very rare) then DH has to text the club his exact location in case the officials turn up at training and want to drug test him. Even if he was abroad on holiday, they would fly out apparently (never heard of this actually happening though!)

2. Re new kit for every season, not sure if it’ll have been a topic of conversation, but if not could you ask DH please. Do players have any input to the new kit design or feedback to the designers and manufacturers? What do the team think of their various kits?

I don't this players have much say in the design but luckily DH has never had an ugly shirt to play in sometimes the away kits are awful aren't they?!

Are DH’s boots sponsored and how happy is he with them?

Yes and he's been wearing this brand of boots since a teenager, he's very happy with them (I'm also happy as we get lots of free sportswear for the family, perfect for teen boys!)

Lastly, do you ever spot fans wearing a shirt with DH’s name on the back?

Yes all the time, I love it! I have to stop myself from hanging out my car window screeching "that's my husband!!"

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Lollipop18 · 13/07/2018 09:28

What position does your hubby play?

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard · 13/07/2018 09:43

Thanks OP.

I’m smiling at you bursting with pride when fans have chosen DH for their shirt and yes, grimacing at some of the away and third kits Grin It does seem sometimes like the designers are having a laugh Confused

goodomens830 · 13/07/2018 10:30

Do you feel defined by your husband? As in people will see you as the footballers wife rather than your own person? Is it quite a lonely life?

coolncalm · 13/07/2018 11:18

Do you get joy out of shopping, knowing that within reason you can buy what you want. Do you get that excited feeling of anticipation at opening presents at Christmas or Birthdays, knowing that whatever it is you could just go out and buy whatever you wanted any time?

CasanovaFrankenstein · 13/07/2018 11:25

Great thread!

Has he been on a panini sticker?

What's your vegan pancakes recipe I'm looking for a good one!

TheAvengers33 · 13/07/2018 11:31

Fab thread, don't have a question up but I think you're absolutely lovely!! Xx

Leapfrog44 · 13/07/2018 11:33

I'd like to know whether any of these guys who are so obscenely overpaid do anything for those less fortunate or for the planet?

That kind of money could bankroll the charities that are fighting to save orangutans, rescuing abused animals, helping victims of sex trafficking to restart their lives..there are a million causes I'd be wanting to fund if I earned that much.

My impression is that footballers are all into the high life, expensive toys, tacky mansions, jet setting and shagging groupies. I've never seen anyone using their celebrity to do anything positive.

I often wonder if ANY of them give a shit about wildlife or the planet?

MikeUniformMike · 13/07/2018 11:34

Thanks for answering iamawagama. I think you'd be great on Srickly but I don't have a telly, so I wouldn't see you anyway, but you won't do it. Your DH is a very lucky man.
I have figured out who you are. All I see around here are tops with MESSI on them so it's got to be him innit.
Another book name - more of a subtitle really - A Tale of the WAG.
Would you go the Davina/Fay Ripley/... route and do a cookbook?

iamawagama · 13/07/2018 11:35

Has he been on a panini sticker?

Yes !

What's your vegan pancakes recipe I'm looking for a good one!

I'm going to attempt to attach the recipe. The riper the banana the better. And I leave out the cinnamon. And I don't use as much milk as the recipe says. You'll know when it's the right consistency if you add the milk gradually.

I'm a footballer's wife.. ask me anything???
I'm a footballer's wife.. ask me anything???
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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 11:38

Do you get joy out of shopping, knowing that within reason you can buy what you want. Do you get that excited feeling of anticipation at opening presents at Christmas or Birthdays, knowing that whatever it is you could just go out and buy whatever you wanted any time?

Yes I bloody love shopping! And it doesn't matter how much he earns there are some things I will only ever be allowed to just look at Grin

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iamawagama · 13/07/2018 11:42

Do you feel defined by your husband? As in people will see you as the footballers wife rather than your own person? Is it quite a lonely life?

Yes absolutely. I'm well aware I get good treatment from some places (Chanel, LV, nice restaurants) just because I'm so-and-so's wife. If we were to split up tomorrow I very much doubt the Brand Ambassadors in certain designer shops will be ushering me into their VIP room, complete with bar, very often anymore Grin

It can be lonely when you move around so your relationship has to be strong. I'm lucky That this team has a great group of 'WAGs' so I've made some friends here. It stops me from being the bored housewife texting DH constantly asking if he's finished yet, if he's on his way home, etc.

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