CALL CENTRE’S CHAD APPEARS IN EASTENDERS
Dial-a-Cab Call Centre Call Taker, Chad Gomez, has long combined
his Brunswick House activities with those of the acting
"I’ve always loved acting," Chad told Call Sign, "and I’m actually appearing in pantomime at Barking over the holiday period. But appearing on television does give you that extra buzz."
Chad was talking after being told that he had been given a small role in one of Britain’s most popular soaps, Eastenders.
"I know it’s only a small part, but any talking role on TV could lead you on to something bigger," Chad continued. In fact, several famous
soap stars began their careers
Michelle Ryan - Flowers from chad
asked the flower man. "That’s me," came
the reply from the lovely young lady. "Well these are for you
then," said Chad with no sign of a DaC logoed top, but
sporting a huge smile! Then off he toddled.
Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you can’t say no; you’d like to as it’s the easy way out, but you can’t as you’d leave the other person in a no-win situation. That was the circumstance I found myself in recently when my 12 year old son’s football team manager asked me to help coach the team as they were not paying attention and misbehaving – what could I say…?
Like most blokes, I think I know a bit about footie. Well I have followed the best football team in the world for the last forty years, Chelsea. But helping to train fifteen 12 to 13 year olds is a different matter. First you have to actually start thinking about warm-ups, warm-downs, fitness regimes for their ages, health and safety and interesting exercises etc.
Of course football is an easy game; we all know that. That’s why our wives all understand the offside rule! So finding a web site that displays loads of easy tasks / exercises animated on the screen is what I was looking for. I found two such sites: www.topleague.co.uk and www.soccerclinicseurope.co.uk , the former being a free site whilst the latter charged an annual fee of £39.99. Topleague is a great site, but pales in significance when compared to soccerclinicseurope, but considering it’s free it’s still well worth a visit as it has excellent animated football exercises. The history section of the site provided details of the 2-3-5 formation introduced by England in 1885. I don’t think we’d get away with that now…
Visit the topleague web site for
quick exercises, but if you really want to coach then I’d
suggest paying the £39.99 annual fee for the soccerclinicseurope
site. After just two training sessions, the kids are really
enjoying the exercises I’ve downloaded and I’m still wading
through the myriad of other information available. There are 27
sections to the site consisting of coaching for kids of
differing ages, coaching goalkeepers, team tactics, warm ups,
fitness, strength, injuries, refereeing and nutrition, etc. Most
of these areas have animations describing the tasks / exercises
which makes things so much easier – a picture says a thousand
Even if you’re not helping to coach a team, this site is still invaluable. Ex-professional footballers explain the tricks, the psychologies and the stories behind football. A great site, a
fantastic site; just a shame there’s no ex-Chelsea players offering their "expert" advice…!
Anyone heard the eBay adverts recently? EBay have certainly "made it" and they’re definitely one of the Internet success stories. Recently I received an email apparently from eBay informing me that I was under investigation as I’d been reported to them as a fraudulent member and could I please click the button to confirm my identity. I checked the header information of the email and realised it was a ‘spoof" email trying to disguise itself as eBay to obtain my logon details and if they were lucky, my credit card details too! Of course I reported it to eBay who confirmed my suspicions. If you ever receive any email similar to that, bin it immediately. You have been warned...
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