Football supporters were always notorious for their bad taste in music. It was always very depressing when the matchday programs had those player profile questionaires...

Politics: Tory

Meal: Steak and chips

Superstitions: None (touch wood)

Music: Luther Vandross

It was always the same - until pat Nevin mentioned listening to The Cocteau Twins on a bus to the Chelsea training ground. It was such a relief that there was one (and it may well have been just one) player who had half-decent taste in music.

In 2005 Gaizka Mendieta (of Middlesborough) became only the second (to my knowledge) cool footballer when he mentioned Luna in an interview in the Sunday Times.