The Rig Biz Podcast

40 Episodes

By: Blind Dog Productions

Relax, tune-in and enjoy the only podcast in the world where celebrities properly unwind and cut loose. Come listen to some of the biggest names in sport, media & film discuss their lives with; The CEO of Clapham aka Mr Archie Curzon and Host Freddy Clode. Be prepared for a tornado of laughs and the great unexpected as Archie dishes out life advice to all those looking for supposed; success in the city, in the gym and in the sheets. Number 1; Lifestyle, Rugby & Business Podcast Globally. Over 2 Million Unique Downloads & Over 1000 5 Star Ratings! Sponsored by Athlo -

Ruaridh Jackson - Getting Cautioned By The Police For Masturbating - Bust-Ups With Ronan O'Gara & Broken Bones On A Wasps Social!
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Today we're joined by Ruaridh Jackson, a man who won over 30 caps for Scotland as recently as 2019, but who is better known for his off the field antics where he is known to enjoy the social side of life to its extremes. In this interview he takes us through all the hilarious untold stories from his career playing not only for Scotland but also for - Glasgow, Wasps and Harlequins. From finding out finally what happened on the Wasps summer party boat trip (it includes a lot of faeces) to hearing about an occasion when the Police showed up at...

Simon Thomas - How His Alcohol Dependency & Struggles Almost Led To Him Taking His Own Life + Archie Calls Out Bill Sweeney!

Today we're joined by one of our greatest friends of the show in Sky Sports & Amazon Prime Broadcaster Simon Thomas for somewhat of a 'Dry January' special. Simon has recently passed his 1 year anniversary of being sober and in this deeply personal interview he takes us through the horrendous struggles and relationship he's had with alcohol over the years. After suddenly losing his wife, his life was flipped upside down and like so many in desperate situations, he took refuge in the bottle and this sparked a sudden downfall which almost led to his death on multiple occasions. He opens...

Carl Fearns - Getting Arrested For Knocking Out 10 Bouncers With Tuilagi - Nearly Dying In A Fire Whilst Drunk & Refusing To Take Any Shit From Eddie Jones!

Today we're delighted to be joined for a new series by a man who's been described as 'the hardest man in rugby' in Carl Fearns and it doesn't take long for you to realise how he's acquired this reputation. As a working class scouser, Carl is a rare breed in professional rugby and has battled with his demons on and off the pitch throughout his incredible career so far. From acquiring a serious gambling addiction from the age of 15 in Liverpool, to getting arrested for knocking out 10 bouncers in Newcastle, to writing off company cars and nearly dying whilst drunk...

Archie Curzon Takes On The Leader Of 'Just Stop Oil' & 'Animal Rebellion'

Having witnessed some of his clients 'Silly Season' lunches be disrupted by protests by 'Animal Rebellion' this week, Archie has had enough and has decided to take on the leader of these left-wing protests once and for all. Hence we're joined by Orla Coghlan, fresh from her interview with Piers Morgan (which has already garnered over 3 million views) who is the lead spokesperson for both Animal Rebellion and Just Stop Oil - where Archie and her battle out issues such as; Veganism, Protesting, Christmas Parties, Ruining Harrods With Milk, Moving Migrants Up North, Rock Climbing, Linkedin, Dubai and much more.......<...

Josh Pieters - Exposing Katie Hopkins As A C*** - Trying To Get A Celebrity Homophobe To Appear In A Gay Porno & The Brutal Fall Out From Pranking Piers Corbyn!

We're truly honoured to be joined by Youtube royalty today in Josh Pieters who's not only amassed over 1.5 million followers on the platform but has also curated and starred in some of the most viral videos in history. He has pranked the likes of; Katie Hopkins to receive a 'C*** award',  Carol Baskin to appear on a fake TV interview with him and Piers Corbyn to accept £10,000 of fake money in order to stop criticising the Astra Zeneca vaccine. His videos have amassed 100s of millions of views and for the first time he opens up about all the; secrets be...

Kali Sluzza - How She Became The Queen Of OnlyFans + Her Weirdest Requests, Dirtiest Stories & Craziest Sexual Encounters!!

Wow - today we're joined by the most incredible guest you could ever wish for in terms of entertaining, shocking and just out right hilarious content in Kali Sluzza - who over the last couple of years has used Tik Tok and Only Fans to become the most famous adult content creator in the country. Kali does not hold back at all as she takes us through the incredibly entertaining and at point graphic stories of how she's used her addiction to sex to become an Only Fans model making more than £40,000 a month. She takes us through untold stories o...

Bernard Jackman - Warren Gatland's Fake Tan Disaster - Scrapping With Michael Cheika & Getting Fired For Banning Pastries At Grenoble

We're honoured to be joined today by Ex Irish international and Heineken Cup champion Bernard Jackman to take us through his incredible career highs and lows - from being victim to one of Warren Gatland's cruelest pranks in South Africa, to falling out publicly with his coach Michael Cheika who he felt was unnecessarily putting his life on the line, to losing his job as the head coach of Grenoble in the Top 14 when the players revolted over his ban on pastries and the introduction of Fat Club and nowadays finding out about his odd career path that has led...

Charlie Simpson - Leaving Uppingham At 16 To Set Up 'Busted' - How The Biggest Band In The UK Fell Apart & Getting Ripped Off For Millions By His Accountant

Today we're delighted to be joined by the lead singer of Busted in Charlie Simpson, who tells us the incredible story of how he left Uppingham at 16 and went onto sell over 5 million records with the band, winning 3 BRIT Awards in the process, before we find out how things started to implode and get ugly.
We hear of the crazy early days of the band where every lady in the country was trying to sleep with him and investigate what life was like for the biggest band in the country in the early 2000s. We also find out why...

Brad Barritt - Owen Farrell Lacerating His Eyeball - Matt Stevens Saving His Life & Eddie Jones Unforgivable Brutal Dismissal

What a joy it is to be joined by a 5 x Premiership Champion and 3 x European Champion - possibly the most decorated player of all time - in Ex England International and Saracens Captain Brad Barritt. He takes us on a rollercoaster journey from his childhood where his life was saved by an unlikely hero in Matt Stevens during a water polo match, the heartbreak of losing the Super Rugby Final, Moving to Saracens and the dodgy dealings which went on with the owners, the day Owen Farrell almost blinded him for life, Having operations with no Painkillers in order...

Paul Sackey - An RFU Secret Cover Up That'll Blow Your Mind - Shaun Edwards Headbutts & The Shocking Story Behind Getting Fired From Toulon

The hardest man in the world to get hold of has finally given us an interview, and my god was it worth the wait.
Paul Sackey a man who won the Premiership, Heineken Cup and was within a disallowed try of winning the World Cup spares no punches as he obliterates the sport of rugby and those he played with in an all revealing interview. He firstly offloads on us his disgust in the way his beloved Wasps has been handled, before attacking the RFU for the way they're ruining professional rugby - but when the pleasantries are seen...

Damian Browne - Rowing The Atlantic - 110 Days Alone At Sea Battling; Storms, 30 Foot Waves & Losing His Partner To A Suspected Blood Clot!

Today we're joined by Damian Browne, a man who had an incredible rugby career including winning the Heineken Cup with Leinster, but has made a name for himself as an extreme adventurer. We talk to him merely a couple weeks after completing his most incredible expedition to date, when he became the first man in history to row the Atlantic Ocean solo from New York to Ireland. After losing his partner at sea with a suspected blood clot only 2 weeks into the row, Damian decided to complete the task by himself and therefore spent the next 95 days all alone at...

Paul Sackey - We Finally Track Down The Elusive Legend For A Reveal All Interview!!

After almost a year of trying we've finally managed to track down England and Wasps legend Paul Sackey to discuss his incredible career on and off the pitch. From selling rare vintage sports cars on the side to giving up his dreams of being a pro footballer to take up rugby he's got quite the story.... not to mention his famous loose side for misbehaving on nights out - so sit back and enjoy!
We've partnered with the greatest rum brand in the world 'John Paul Jones Rum' in order to bring you the best tipple to...

Mike 'Seabass' Shipman - Living In A Van To Pursue His MMA Dream - Knocking Out Students As A Bouncer & Archie's Tip On How To Grow Your Willy!

We're joined by an MMA Bellatour legend in Mike 'Seabass' Shipman today to give us an insight into the reality of being a professional MMA fighter; from the highs of being broadcast on 50 channels world wide to millions of fans to the lows of getting knocked out in the first round of a championship title fight. Mike takes us through the hurdles he's had to overcome on his journey to the top - including giving up his initial dream of becoming a professional rugby player, sparring Iranian wrestlers in order to get sponsorship, working as a bouncer in Oxford night...

Mark Atkinson - Partying With Castro Giovanni - Upsetting Locals With Andy Powell & Marrying His Teammates Sister

Today we're joined by England & Gloucester centre Mark Atkinson to celebrate quite a unique career that's taken him from being relegated from The Championship & being fired from London Wasps to becoming one of Englands oldest ever debutants. In this episode he reveals; how he ended up marrying his teammate (now coaches) sister, getting loose on the streets of Warsaw with Andy Powell, partying with the legendary Castro Giovanni, the most brutal scenes he's witnessed from Gloucesters milk initiation, getting his pants 'mucky', Sebastian Chabal being an absolute nutter, getting fired from Wasps, getting confused as backroom staff when he played...

Jimmy Gopperth - Shaming Himself During His Wellington Initiation - Why Irish Teams Are Looser Than The English & Battling Bakkies Botha

We’re delighted to have on the show a man who has played over 400 professional games in a 19-year career, scoring over 3,800 points, has won more golden boots than anyone else in history and now resides at the Prem champions Leicester - the legendary Jimmy Gopperth. JG takes us through his incredible career which has taken him from The Hurricanes in Wellington to Newcastle, Leinster, Wasps and now Leicester.
We discuss; his incredible longevity, if he's interested in endorsing Archie to use his kicking tees, his Wellington initiation where he disgraced himself, A 2 week Barbarian piss up, the pressure re...

Craig Doyle - Getting Cameron Diaz Drunk In Belize - Tackling Streakers At Twickenham & Sleeping In His Car During Covid

Today we're joined by utter rugby royalty in the legendary Craig Doyle, who's better known to most as the face of BT Sports coverage of the game we love. However, Craig has had an illustrious 25 year career so far; having shot to fame on BBC's 'Holiday' show he has gone onto work as a presenter on ITV's This Morning, had 2 of his own (short lived) chat shows on RTE and worked as a host on everything from The Champions League to The Rugby World Cup.
He takes us on a rollercoaster ride throughout his career from going to school...

James Horwill - Stamping On Alun Wyn Jones - Living In Putney & The Truth Behind Israel Folau

Archie is finally having his baby this week and so calls in live from the maternity ward to join us interviewing the ex-wallabies captain and rugby hall of famer in James Horwill. Archie almost cuts the interview short when he finds out James lives in Putney - but then allows the interview to continue when James shares some incredible stories with us involving; a very angry Eddie Jones, Michael Cheikah being the loosest person in rugby, stamping on Alun Wyn Jones, what Israel Folau's really like, winning the varsity cup for Cambridge at Twickenham, getting loose with Quade Cooper and...

100th Episode Special ft. Liv Bentley & Special Guests

We've finally made it to this incredible milestone of 100 Episodes and it's all down to your incredible support and enjoyment of our ridiculous creation. When we sat down in January 2020 and went on rants about Megxit & beating up hockey boys in Infernos we never dreamt that the podcast would grow this big nor last this long. As a thankyou we've got an incredible podcast today for you all - filled with all the favourite sections and guests you could have ever dreamt of - plus a special appearance by the one - the only Liv Bentley...... 
Please l...

Delon Armitage - Saving James O'Connors Life - Beating Up A Doping Official & Scrapping In A Car Park With A Leicester Fan

Today we're joined by one of rugbys greatest bad boys in Delon Armitage, who takes us through his incredible life story which has taken him from growing up in a wooden shack in Trinidad to becoming a triple European champion! He takes us inside the heartbreak of being dropped from playing for France at U16s, to his crazy debut where he took Benders place in the side, the tumultuous world cup campaign of 2011, his glory years at Toulon playing alongside the galacticos, the terrifying day when he had to save James O'Connors life on the bus after a match...

BONUS - The Inside Story Of How Matt Dawson & Austin Healey Destroyed The 2001 Lions Tour

There may never be another Lions tour like it, with tears, talk of mutiny in the ranks, accusations, explosive player diaries and a head coach who appeared increasingly isolated. How did the 2001 Lions adventure to Australia go so badly wrong? How did it end in bitterness and recriminations? How did Austin Healy and Matt Dawson single handedly destroy the tour?

Today I am joined by journalist and British & Irish Lions media manager Alex Broun to give us the inside story for the first time ever on how this calamitous tour went so badly wrong!

Joe Simpson - How A Decapitated Stags Head Ended His England Career - When Shaun Edwards Made His Players Bleed & Why You Don't Mess With Andy Goode

Wow wow wow - Joe Simpson is full to the brim of hilariously juicy stories where he happily throws under the bus his old; teammates, coaches and opposition players. Whether you want to find out what happened between him, Martin Johnson and a dead stag in NZ, recall a ridiculous encounter where Shaun Edwards lost his mind and made one of his players bleed from his head in training, find out why should never upset Andy Goode if you're his teammate, recall Joe's experience of the gloucester milk challenge which ruined his best mates wedding or find out about the...

Joe Simpson - How A Decapitated Stags Head Ended His England Career - When Shaun Edwards Made His Players Bleed & Why You Don't Mess With Andy Goode

Wow wow wow - Joe Simpson is full to the brim of hilariously juicy stories where he happily throws under the bus his old; teammates, coaches and opposition players. Whether you want to find out what happened between him, Martin Johnson and a dead stag in NZ, recall a ridiculous encounter where Shaun Edwards lost his mind and made one of his players bleed from his head in training, find out why should never upset Andy Goode if you're his teammate, recall Joe's experience of the gloucester milk challenge which ruined his best mates wedding or find out about the...

BONUS - John Simpson - Golf's Most Successful Agent Discusses; Battling Polio, Getting Arrested In Columbia & Playing with Michael Jordan

Today we're delighted to be joined by John Simpson MBE - who at the age of two was stricken with Polio and essentially lost the use of his leg, but fought against the disease and ended up becoming one of the most important names in professional golf - managing the likes of  Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price and other many other Tour players. In total, Simpson contributed to the careers of 17 major golf tournament winners.

He then went onto set up his own charity and foundation called 'on course' which uses golf to help wounded i...

Stephen Ferris - Nights Out With Rory Mcllroy - Getting Bitten By Dylan Hartley & Wiping Mark McCall's Ass

Today we're delighted to be joined by Irish, Ulster & Lions legend Stephen Ferris to discuss his incredible career on and off the pitch. We discuss; nights out with golf legend Rory McIlroy, the loosest night of his career in NZ with Paul O'Connell, being bitten by his biggest enemy in Dylan Hartley and the repercussions, bullying at Ulster, the north vs south divide in Ireland, winding up his old teammates as a pundit, we find out if Archie's big in Ireland, clubbing in Dublin with BOD and ROG plus much much more......
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Christian Wade - Getting Treated Like Shit By England Rugby - Marrying America's Next Top Model & Future Plans Revealed..

Today we're delighted to have an exclusive interview with the legendary Wasps, England, Lions and latterly Buffalo Bills superstar Mr Christian Wade. 

Wadey holds nothing back in this interview where he; slates England rugby and its coaches, pulls apart why the premiership is so boring, complains of being held back when he played in the league, reveals what made him pursue a career in the NFL, explains how he met his wife a model from the American tv show 'America's next top model', finds comfort in Archie's 3 C philosophy, unveils the truth about life playing for Wasps, England & T...

Mark Cueto - Dwarf Tossing - Naked Team Meetings & A 'Miss Chile' Contest

Today we're joined by England & Sale Legend - Mark Cueto MBE to celebrate his incredible career both on and off the pitch. He reveals for the first time ever what really happened at the 2011 world cup with the 'Dwarf Tossing' incident, relives the glories of attending a 'Miss Chile Competition' when on tour with England 7s, reveals the messy night out the Sale lads had when they won the premiership, discusses naked team bonding meetings, his hatred for Clive Woodward, how shit his teammates C.H.A.T was, his regrets modelling underwear, reveals how crazy Paul Sackey is, reveals...

Dan Norton - Becoming Rugby 7s All Time Scorer - The Deadly 'Bog Wash' Initiation & How He Became Employed By The Chinese Government

Today we're honoured to sit down with the most famous man in the history of Rugby 7s in Dan Norton, not only is he the sports most famous son, but he's also the highest scorer in the sports history! We discuss; his incredible chassis, playing international rugby on a hangover, which city globally throws the loosest parties, his regrets in not being able to make it in XVs, the moment GB Sport fired him and his teammates, his vs Archie's pre-match routine, how he became the highest scorer in 7s history, the deadly initiation the England lads have to pass...

Greig Laidlaw - Beef With Finn Russell - Drinking Kava Pre Kick Off & The Infamous 'Baptism' Initiation

Today we're thrilled to be joined by Scotlands most successful captain and one of test rugbys highest ever point scorers in Greig Laidlaw to celebrate his incredible career in the game. We discuss; getting naked in Japanese baths, Max Evans loosest nights out, his recollection of half the squad doing Kava (a narcotic/sedative drink) 10 minutes before a Baba's vs England match, the infamous 'Baptism' initiation, falling out with Finn Russell, we discuss who's the better fly half Archie or Greig, investing in Whisky, his rugby highlights domestically and internationally and of course the story behind that infamous photo of...

Brad Shields - Cum Gutters - Shitting His Pants & His Ambitions To Play For The All Blacks

Today we're joined by Wasps Captain and England International Brad Shields as we celebrate his incredible career so far which has taken him from playing for NZ U20s to becoming a fully fledged England International. We discuss some incredibly loose nights out after winning the Super Rugby championship in NZ, his fears of coming to England, why Eddie Jones is a nutter, Wasps summer social to Budapest, the importance of having 'a cum gutter', his regrets of not excelling for England, his ambitions to one day play for The All Blacks again, Archie's horny grandpa, getting shocking food poisoning...

Tim Visser - Brazilian Strippers At Twickenham - Sinking Jamie Roberts Boat In Cannes & Danny Cares Soiling Charge

Over the years we've been lucky enough to speak to some of the greatest sportsmen and hear their funniest tales, but I must admit, ex Scottish international (via holland) Tim Visser may be the greatest story teller of all time. He was the first ever professional dutch rugby player (ironically he found out that Newcastle wanted to sign him when he was stoned in Amsterdam) and has lived one of the most colourful professional sporting lives you could imagine. From Brazilian strippers lathered in oil to what sounded like the messiest 4 day bender of all time in Cannes - sit...

Butch James - The Brutal Springbok Initiation - Making Matt Stevens Bleed & How SA Celebrated The '07 World Cup

Today we're joined by the legendary world cup winner Butch James to discuss his incredible career playing for the Springboks, Sharks & Bath and now his succesful career as a property mogul in South Africa. Butch does not hold back as he discusses; why he loved injuring the opposition, his problem with how soft rugby has got, how terrifying his school initiation was, his regrets on loosing 2 super rugby finals, the brutal Springbok initiation, Bakkie Bothas most terrifying moments, how SA celebrated the world cup final in Paris, Bath's drug problem, Doggy Style, shoe polish, toothbrushes and much more....

Jake Polledri - Getting Loose With Sergio Parisee - Crazy Italian Initiations & The Utter Grief Of Losing His Younger Brother

Today we're joined by Gloucester & Italian back rower Jake Polledri to celebrate his incredible career so far which has taken him from the west country to being Italy's most famous player. We discuss; if he has any regrets on not playing for England, the crazy world of Italian rugby, how loose nights out get with the Azurri, why he's not choosing Archie to be his best man, how he overcame being told he'd never play rugby again, the weird wonders of boarding school, the Gloucester milk challenge, Adam Hastings ridiculous waxing routine, fake tans, the heartbreak of loosing his brother...

Freddie Burns - Debagging Steve Borthwick - Drunk Facetiming Eddie Jones & How Archie Helped Leicester Win The Prem!

Today we're delighted to be joined by the man of the moment in Freddie Burns, our most capped guest of all time returns once more to give us the inside stories from on and off the pitch, after his last minute dropgoal secured the premiership title. Burnsy is as boisterous as ever (despite the fact that he'd only had 1 hour sleep over the past 3 days) and lifts the lid on the crazy antics and celebrations which have unfolded since saturday. He also explains how Archie was the reason why Leicester won the premiership and how the 'wanky hanky' that AC...

BONUS - George King - Sharing A Prison Cell With A Murderer After Free Climbing 'The Shard'

Today I am joined by one of the most spectacular young men in this country in Mr George King. At the age of 19 he managed to climb, what was then Europes tallest building in 'The Shard', an incredible achievement, but made even more remarkable with the fact that he used no - ropes or assistance.
Upon summiting the dizzy 310 metre height of the Shard he was congratulated by the police and set free -  sadly the Shard legal team pressed charges against him, which resulted in a £100,000 court case which resulted in George getting a 6 month sentence at Britains mo...

Huw Jones - Getting Sent Home From A Quins Social - Passing Out In Japan & Cheslin Kolbe's Shit C.H.A.T

Today we're joined by Scotland and Quins utility back Huw Jones to discuss his meteoric rise from being a sports teacher on his gap year in Cape Town to playing in Super Rugby for The Stormers alongside the likes of Cheslin Kolbe & Siya Kolisi and then being an international star for Scotland. Although Huw is a long time fan of the podcast, he confronts Archie about his obsession with his fiancee, discusses his public school upbringing, takes us through his incredible journey from PE Teacher to International superstar, lifts the lid on Quins biggest nights out, relives the faithful night...

S8: BONUS - Patrick Foster - From Playing Against Virat Kohli To Stealing £4 Million & Gambling It All Away

What a delight it is to be able to bring you a slightly different offering on this Monday morning and more importantly what a scintillating story we have in store for you. 
12 years ago Patrick Foster was bowling to Virat Kholi in an England U19s match with an incredibly promising career in the sport ahead of him. Fast forward 12 years and he’s stood on the platforms of Slough station about to jump in front of a high speed train and commit suicide having lost over £4 millions worth of borrowed & stolen cash. 
75 gambling accounts - 65 different names - 23...

Tom Biggs - Rugby Players Drug & Adultery Problems - Living Below Paul Gascoigne & Working In A Pea Factory

Today we're joined by ex Bath, Worcester and Leeds winger Tom Biggs in an explosive interview where he reveals all the secrets behind pro rugby players habits off the field. Lifting the lid on the eye watering details about; players cheating on their wives and girlfriends every week and their struggles with Class A drugs. Plus we hear some incredible stories from his time living below Paul Gascoigne in a flat in newcastle, having to work at a pea factory and a cinema whilst playing for Leeds Academy, his contract in rugby league being ripped up an hour into his...

Ali Price - Greig Laidlaw's Penis - Finn Russel's Loosest Night Out & Why Tom Curry's A Massive Weirdo

Today we're joined by Scotland & British & Irish Lions scrum-half Ali Price to discuss his incredible stories over the last ten years of playing professional rugby. From fall outs and parties with Finn Russell, to the most expensive night out he's ever been on in Dubai (a marvel themed party), to how the lads stayed entertained on the lions tour, crazy scottish initiations involving clingfilm, getting into trouble as part of the infamous 'Edinburgh Six', being a professional baker when he was younger and why he keeps getting ripped by his teammates for taking his pet rabbit for a

Johnny Fisher - Knocking Out Jake Paul - Sparring Tyson Fury & Weird DM's From Fans

Today we're delighted to be joined by the hottest prospect in heavyweight boxing, the undefeated 'Romford Bull' aka Johny Fisher. We discuss his incredible training fights with Tyson Fury, his plans to knock out Jake Paul, Essex girls, Crazy Initiations, the weirdest freebies he's been sent by fans, his friendship with Gordon Ramsay, Eating 8000 calories a day, his plans to move to Clapham, playing rugby for Exeter Uni, AJ's shit banter, His dad 'Big John' becoming Tik Tok famous, Getting signed by Eddie Hearn and much much more....

Josh Ruffels - Premier League Promotion Special + Naked 5 a Side Football & Being Abused By Millwall Fans

On this football special we're joined by Huddersfield left back Josh Ruffels, two days before the most expensive match in global football takes place - The Championship Play Off Final. We discuss Huddersfield's preparations before their huge match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday at Wembley and Josh's meteoric rise from League 2 to being on the precipice of premier league glory. Josh also tells us secretive tales of; crazy nights in infernos, missing penalties, being abused by Millwall fans, shitty agents, Nottinghams manager being fucking ugly, his stunning girlfriend, celebrating promotion with a game of naked 5 a side football, living next...