Date:Thursday August 9 2007
A mystery solved. For that one reporter who enquired as to the make of former England international Teddy Sheringham`s car during the forward`s first Colchester United press conference, finally came an answer: "A Bentley."
This nugget of trivia, revealed today on Sky Sports by manager Geriant Williams, was hid by Sheringham with an acute savvy during his first U`s media briefing back in July. Teddy scolded the man who posed such an irrelevant question: "It doesn`t matter what I drive."
It didn`t matter then, and still doesn`t. Not if you take the latest words of lavish praise offered by Williams on face value: "The young lads want to listen and learn," said the manager. "They want to aspire to be that good."
Those in Colchester can still remember the time when the 70-year-old club was little more than a last stop on the road to retirement for a host of former internationals. Sheringham`s arrival, which might well be the last outpost of a lengthy and illustrious 24-year career, has been different.
Last weekend, the 41-year-old man a first non-competitive appearance from the bench against Bolton; within sixty seconds he had carved out an assist with his head for partner Jamie Guy. He brings so much to the table - passion, commitment and craft for starters.
Williams, saluting his impact already, added to that list of superlatives. He said: "The first conversation I had with him was like the advert, 'It does exactly what it says on the tin`." Williams added: "He was very open, honest. Very unassuming."
"Teddy`s still got that look of a teenager. He looks fit and when you talk to him his enthusiasm is still there."
United`s new number 8 might have let slip that he`s driving a Bentley. As for the secret behind his prolonged fitness and success, he is not letting on one bit.
Date:Thursday August 9 2007
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