Joanne's beaus one thru four revealed.
May 18, 2001 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Joanne's beaus one thru four revealed. Something which really exposes the underbelly of the football (soccer) world. Phone-in host and media guru Danny Baker wrung some milleage a few years ago from a single caller over a number of months. Joanne, a woman of generous virtue, was quietly working her way through the back four of a well known Premiereship football team, and calling Baker's saturday show both morning and evening revealing all but names in shocking yet hilarious detail. The British tabloids and football chatrooms were ablaze with theories about who these four players were and also the two managers involved (one of which paid her £5000 to retain naked photos she had taken of him, lest a red-top get hold of them). Well now we finally know - and with all of Joannes calls collected together for the first time. [Real Audio, streaming and download]
posted by feelinglistless (8 comments total)

um...what's a "red-top"?
posted by jpoulos at 2:59 PM on May 18, 2001

sorry, that'll be the Media Guardian reading part of me . . . I of course mean tabloid newspapers in the UK - The Mirror, The People, The Star, which all traditionally have a red banner title - so - red-top . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 3:04 PM on May 18, 2001

Bloody hell, Simon Grayson! We were friends at school, heh!
posted by Markb at 1:13 AM on May 19, 2001

Markb: Too little information . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 3:36 AM on May 19, 2001

Beau number one, according to the site is Simon Grayson - I went to school with him. I used to play cricket with him and his brother Paul. His dad was also my PE teacher. I used to go to his house for tea after school sometimes.
What information were you looking for?
Funnily enough, he was timid as hell with girls at school, which is why I was surprised to see his name on the list. He seems to have got over that now though.
posted by Markb at 3:59 AM on May 19, 2001

This must be the single funniest link I've seen on MeFi. What I want to know is how I knew absolutely nothing about this! I'm a West Brom fan. I wonder whether Joanne was boning Brian Little while he was manager there...
posted by salmacis at 4:16 AM on May 19, 2001

Markn: That'll do nicely

slmacis: If you follow the story, Joanne initally called to talk about her daliances with the manager and the players, who then got back in touch with after hearing her on the show and so it continued. So yes I think West Brom was the club Joanne worked at when it all started . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 4:58 AM on May 19, 2001

No, unless I'm misunderstanding something here, she was
working at Leicester when it all started. Little was the
manager at the time (a few years ago now) and Beaus 1-3
were players there.
posted by salmacis at 3:31 AM on May 20, 2001

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