NEWCASTLE full back Danny Simpson says that his relationship with popstar Tulisa is giving him the X-Factor on the pitch.
The WAG – or should that be WAF – has given the footballer a love of life he hasn’t had this season, he says.
The player said: “The papers are the papers and they say what they want. But everybody around me knows the truth.
“Sometimes when all of that is going on around you, it is the best time to play football. You go on the pitch and you can forget about everything.
“If anything, in the last couple of games I have really enjoyed it. I feel like I am getting back to my old self from last season. I am pretty pleased with that.”
It’s a unique form of coaching, for sure, but still, Tulisa for QPR manager, anyone?
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has revealed that he could have had an alternative career – as a member of JLS.
The London-born defender was childhood friends with singer Marvin Humes, and the pair used to regularly sing with each other before one found footballing fame while the other took on The X-Factor.
Ferdinand said: “We were the original JLS
“We used to sing a lot together when we were younger and do talent competitions.
“We had a group of friends that used to go round each other’s houses and sing.”
“I’d definitely like to think about a collaboration with them in the future.”