David Beckham might be a superstar but he's not on the Gosport Ferry! | Rick Jackson

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I don’t think you should be envious or jealous of anyone, but I cannot help feel a tinge of the latter when I see what David Beckham is up to currently.

For a start, he had a fabulous football career, played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, playing with the likes of Zinadine Zidane, Luis Figo and... Phil Neville.

The glory, the silverware and the fortune.

Let’s also not forget his good looks, which have earned him more fame and fortune than playing football.

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You cannot but look at him as someone who has had all their dreams come true, even down to marrying a pop star who went on to become a fashion designer and friends with most of the world’s most famous people.

He was once nicknamed Goldenballs and even now, at the age of 44, they continue to shine!

If a footballer doesn’t go into coaching or the media when they retire, things normally slow down, but not for Beckham.

For another of his dreams is about to come true.

He is about to launch his own football team, one he had put together from scratch.

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It’s not based in Mansfield or Spalding either, it’s in Florida and he’s given it the cool name of Inter Miami as a nod to one of the world’s most famous clubs, Inter Milan of Italy.

He’s currently posting photos of the construction work on their new 25,000-capacity stadium, which will also feature a hotel, restaurants and bars to keep fans spending money at the club for longer.

If you asked me what my dream would be as a 10-year-old, what has happened to David Beckham would have been it.

Then again, he’s now too famous to pop out for a ‘Dine for £10’ meal at M&S or go for a cheeky Nando’s whenever he feels like it.

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He’s photographed wherever he goes and there are more rumours about him than MI5 files on the KGB.

My life hasn’t turned out half bad either.

Is David Beckham’s face on the side of the Gosport Ferry? No it isn’t!

Keystone Cop crazy capers to Benny Hill’s theme tune

Benny Hill was a topic on the breakfast show this week after a man was arrested for playing the show’s theme tune loudly from his house when people slipped on ice. He even did it to the police when they went to arrest him!

We talked about classic Benny clips. They were different times but look up the classic World of Sport sketch where Benny played Dickie Davies and cyclist Eddy Merckx. Then there’s the clip in which he obeyed ‘stop’ and ‘go’ road signs, ‘pushed’ a door to open it, ‘pulled’ another door to open it and then in a cafe was served by a girl whose name badge said ‘Pat’!

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Only in the ’70s could you get chased by scantily-clad girls at high speed.

Looking up an ex? Don’t do it, for it could cost you dearly

I shouldn’t have done it, but I looked up an ex the other day. An ex-car that is and she still exists.

It’s the only car I truly regret selling. I bought her new on September 13, 2005. She was the first new car I’d owned and she had nine miles on the clock when I picked her up.

I’ve had BMWs, Mercedes Benz AMGs, Hondas, Kias and Fords, but my all-time favourite was this red Volkswagen Golf GTI. Awesome power, fantastic grip and a brilliant stereo. She was perfection.

And guess what? She’s just passed her latest MOT and at 14, she’s only done 76,000 miles. I wonder if her current owner wants to sell her back to me? It’s more likely than my wife agreeing to it...

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