‘The more I didn’t drink the worse I played’: Carlton Palmer EXCLUSIVE interview

‘The more I didn’t drink the worse I played’: Carlton Palmer EXCLUSIVE interview
 

“He said to me, ‘You OK Carlton? You stink of booze’,” says Palmer, recalling one of the few occasions when alcohol really did effect him on the pitch.
“When the floodlights came on in the second half, I was so disorientated I was facing my own goal. But we still won 2-1.”
But that effect was a rarity for former England midfielder Palmer who, despite playing for a host of top clubs including West Brom, Leeds United, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Watford, used to drink a shot of brandy to calm his nerves before each match.
Ron Atkinson, his manager at Sheffield Wednesday, had... read more

 
1 March 2018 in Sport, Views: 25
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