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“What is the smallest recorded distance between a player’s house/apartment/residence and their home stadium? Have any top-level players been able to walk to a game because they live so close?” asks Graham Clayton.

They certainly have Graham, and here’s George Jones to get the ball rolling with some light entertainment. “Keith Chegwin used to doorstep celebrities on the Big Breakfast TV show in the mid-1990s,” he writes. “He once woke up John Scales, living in a Liverpool-owned apartment on Anfield Road – about 30 yards from Anfield itself – to have a chat about what it was like being a ‘Spice Boy’.” There’s also an example from the north-east of England. “Albert Park in Middlesbrough has a statue of Brian Clough depicting him walking from his house on Valley Road, through the park to Ayresome Park former home of Boro, a walk of about 15 minutes,” writes Garry Brogden, who has even provided pictorial evidence.

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