With his Carly Simon-inspired chant (see above) among the pick of current terrace songs, Everton left-back Leighton Baines was already associated with musical excellence.
But to enforce this point, he has now launched his own music blog on his club’s official website.
He promises: “I will be posting regular pieces on my biggest passion outside of football. But where I go with my entries is entirely up to you. There is one rule though – all football talk is banned!
“I would love to hear any recommendations people may have in terms of bands to listen to or tracks you like. I will give feedback on the recommendations – and will be offering my own insights into what I’m listening to every week and what I like. I’ll keep it light-hearted – and I hope it is something you enjoy.”
Fresh from his match-winning exploits at Manchester City yesterday, Baines published his first blog today.
He reveals his favourite artists include Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys and Paul Weller.