My one piece of advice to Gustavo Poyet ahead of Sunday's League Cup final is to ban sunbeds. It sounds funny now but in 1997, it was responsible for my worst experience of Wembley when I was playing for Sheffield United in a play-off final against Crystal Palace
For most of the Villa game, the only sounds you could hear were of the Sky executive who booked the game for TV clearing his desk and phoning the family to say this year’s holidays would be in Grimsby, not Gstaad
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.