I was an FA cup-winning captain but I quit & took on £60-a-week builder job… now I live in a hobbit hole with my wife


A NEWCASTLE FC star who captained an FA cup-winning aspect gave it as much as take on a £60-a-week builder job – and now lives in a “hobbit hole” with his wife.

In a profession that spanned practically 20 years, Brian Kilcline established himself as one among soccer’s cult heroes.

But after hanging up his boots, Kilcline took on a job as a builder’s labourer – the place he earned a weekly £60 for 18 months work.

He advised the Daily Mail: “It wasn’t about cash, I was studying the commerce.

“When you stop learning in life, you might as well give up”.

It was these abilities that gave him the nuts and bolts to carve out his Cornwall “hobbit hole”.

The 6ft 4in centre-half – who was Coventry City’s 1987 FA Cup-winning captain – lives in the weird area in St Austell, Cornwall.

The outdoors of the home consists of a muddy financial institution, a pond and a statue of a bare mermaid.

Pointing to the pond, Kilcline stated: “This is now the swimming pool.

“There have been 20 newts in it yesterday and one very bad-tempered frog.

“We had to serve them an eviction notice!”

The physique of the home – put collectively two months earlier – comes full with a wood-panelled door which opens to disclose a tiny mattress.

Lynn stated: “Before you state the obvious, it extends so Brian can sleep,” she stated.

“Either that or I put him in the little shed outside, if he misbehaves.”

Inside the house, the partitions are adorned with feathered arrows, with a lengthy bow hung up shut by.

Both are used to get in some follow on the goal which sits outdoors.

The website’s primary home sits 20 yards away and in dire want of renovation, but Kilcline insists that isn’t a precedence simply but.

“Ah, that can wait,” Kilcline says.

“This is the enjoyable half. The journey is best than the vacation spot.

“We’re in no hurry to leave this.”

Brian, who was well-known for his lengthy hair and moustache, performed for a variety of groups throughout an illustrious profession.

He loved stints at Notts County, Newcastle United and Swindon Town amongst others.

His crowning second, nonetheless, got here when he captained Coventry City to a dramatic further time victory in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur to win the FA Cup in 1987.

It comes after a former soccer ace who performed Champions League soccer for Manchester United hung up his boots and educated as a builder and plumber.

Elsewhere, a former Man City right-back who capped for England’s U20 aspect now rakes in £35m-per-year after launching his personal clothes line.


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