In The Hotseat . . . Tyrone Mears

Welcome back to our regular exclusive feature on, where every week we will be delving into the mind and personality of an Upton Park first team star.

We have devised a list of 50 offbeat, lifestyle questions and will be asking a different player each week to answer 14 of them - simply by randomly selecting numbers from 1-50.

This week, we put defender Tyrone Mears under the spotlight ...

In The Hotseat . . . Tyrone Mears

Q1. If you could invite any person in the world to dinner, who would it be?
A: Giselle - the Brazilian model - because she's got a great personality…!

Q3. What was the first car you owned?
A: A black Fiat Punto. I loved that car - it was my baby.

Q9. Who was your hero as a youngster?
A: Sylvester Stallone, because of the Rocky films - he was the man!

Q14. What was your best and worst subject at school?
A: P.E and English were my best, Maths was worst definitely!

Q18. Which football team did you support as a boy?
A: Everyone will hate me for this, but it was Man Utd.

Q22. Which celebrity most annoys you?
A: Anyone who has been on Big Brother!

Q23. When was the last time you used public transport?
A: Two weeks ago when I was going home to Manchester on the train.

Q31. What is the best holiday you have ever been on?
A: Cancun in Mexico for the Spring Break it was mad!

Q34. Who is the funniest person you know?
A: Adam Nowland - he used to play for West Ham and then for Preston.

Q40. If you could pick an actor to play your life story, who would it be?
A: Denzel Washington.

Q41. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
A: I had some fruit and toast before training.

Q42. What was the last music concert you went to?
A: 50 Cent, it was wicked.

Q44. What is your favourite film of all time?
A: Scarface. Al Pacino doesn't take any crap!

Q45. What would be your choice of outfit for a fancy dress party?
Last time I dressed up it was Batman - it was a proper leather outfit as well, no cheesy crap!

by Miranda Nagalingam