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My Night With Ryan Giggs

This really IS me, on the night I met Ryan Giggs. And you know what? He is even nicer in real life.

 

Gwynneth Dowd (now Gwynneth Broxton) meets Superstar Footballer

You must be wondering how a simple ordinary woman like me ever came to meet him? Read onů .

The Occasion. This was the night Ryan was the star attraction at the VIP premiere of a new advertisement entitled Doppelganger. The party was held at the Athenaeum bar, Manchester, England, on 4th September 1997. It was by invitation only. Other Manchester United players and tv celebrities (and me) (I was there too!) attended.

Doppelganger was sponsored by Reebok

Doppelganger"Football God or Little Sod?" was a short animated film (you know, like Wallace and Gromit) directed by Nick Donkin. Paul Berry and Mike Johnson, the animators, also made the famous "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "James and the Giant Peach".

 

In the film, Giggs is an (evil!) Spitting Image-style puppet, cloned using DNA by dastardly "City Chairman" Reginald Backhander.

While the "real" Ryan is tied to a chair, his evil double dons City colours and takes on United in the Cup Final at Wembley.

But Ryan escapes to the twin towers to prove (bear with me here..) to a puppet of United Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel that he is the real thing.

The producer Andrew Ruhemann was given plenty of latitude with the script, and Ryan commented how it was the easiest starring role he had ever had! "The puppet sculptors have done a great job of making them look like the real thing. I cracked up when I saw the Peter Schmeichel character".

Get this! I was only introduced to Bobby Charlton and the man himself, Jimmy Hill !

I was thrilled to meet Ryan - and yes we did get on first name terms. I had been a lapsed supporter until that night, but meeting Ryan and mingling with the players re-kindled my interest!

He had no airs and graces and he gave me his full attention. We had a nice little chat, just like old friends.

Later, we (me and all the other stars!) were invited to some posh party, but I made my excuses and left. College in the morning!

 

Ryan gets 2,000 fanmail letters per week. On Valentine's Day he receives a staggering 6,000 cards !!

The following section is dedicated to Canadian Manchester United fans, especially the Cheer Up Kevin Keegan readers and Allen Ford.

What do I say? Many's the time I have passed Ryan's old school, Grosvenor Road Primary in Swinton - it is on the main road from Wigan (my home town) to Manchester - and considered his humble beginnings. I never thought that I would ever meet him.

On the night, Ryan really turned on the magic. Have you ever seen someone who looked amazing, but they let themselves down the moment they spoke? Or someone who has the voice of an angel, but who moves like a sloth? Ryan did not disappoint...

Tall, dark and handsome (excuse the cliche) he moved like a panther! He has this amazingly clear, almost translucent skin. He spoke like a confidant, hushed and direct. And yes - he has the look . Need I explain? Those deep brown eyes cut right through into your soul, making you feel special.

And in answer to specific queries (calm down girls!): no dandruff! Nice teeth! Smelt good! (You girls, honestly!) Enough?

 

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    The Guest List:

  • Gwynneth M Dowd (now Gwynneth Broxton)
  • 911 (& 4 Guests)
  • Alan Dewhurst
  • Alan Jackson
  • Alan Thompson
  • Alan Thompson
  • Alan Wright
  • Alex Catchpole
  • Alex Henderson
  • Alistair Philips (& Guest)
  • Allyson Holbrook (& Guest)
  • Andrew Farrel (& Guest)
  • Andrew Ruhemann
  • Andy Helme
  • Andy Loeber
  • Andy Spinoza
  • Angela Griffen (& Guest)
  • Ann-Marie Gardner
  • Arthur Albertson
  • Ashley Cowan
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Baz Bamigboye
  • Bill Brown and Wife
  • Bobby Charlton
  • Boss Model Agency x 7 (twins)
  • Brian McClair (& Guest)
  • Bryan Crenell
  • Bryan Robson
  • Bryn Owen
  • Carole Humphries
  • Caroline Coughlin
  • Caroline Field
  • Chantal Shepherd
  • Chris Barton
  • Chris Hewitt
  • Chris Ronnie
  • Chris Slack
  • Chris Sutton
  • Chris Sweet
  • Christian
  • Claire Davies (& Guest)
  • Claudia Connell
  • Colin Deas
  • Craig South
  • Dalton Grant
  • Damian James
  • Damien Chambers
  • Danny Donovan
  • Dave Rutherford
  • Dave Singleton
  • David Ball & Wife
  • David Broughton
  • David Giles (& Guest)
  • David Jones
  • David Makin
  • David May
  • David Stoten
  • David Turton
  • Debra M. Burns
  • Dee Ivans
  • Della Cowan
  • Derek Parlane
  • Derek Quinn (& Guest)
  • Diana Binks - no ticket
  • Donna Mansel
  • Duncan Sharp
  • Dwaine Chambers
  • Dwight Yorke (& 2 Guests)
  • Elliot Rusham
  • Emma Gardner
  • Emma Johnston
  • Eric Houghton (& 3 Guests)
  • Eve
  • Femi Akinsanya (& Guest)
  • Gary Speed
  • Geoff Clow
  • Geoff Loyd (& Guest)
  • Gerry Walker
  • Gill Brook
  • Gladstone Small
  • Glen Bullock & Wife
  • Glen Bunting
  • Glen Hugill (& Guest)
  • Glyn Butterworth
  • Greg Allen (& Guest)
  • Greg Langdale
  • Greg Morgan (& Guest)
  • Guy Thomas
  • Hamish Thompson
  • Harry Swales
  • Heather James
  • Heather Leigh
  • Helen Marquis (& Guest)
  • Helen Wade (& Guest)
  • Hugo Sands
  • Ian Grabiner
  • Ian Kirby
  • Ian Taylor
  • Jack Docherty
  • Jackie Best
  • James Saunders
  • James Slack
  • Jane Atkinson (& Guest)
  • Jason Wilcox
  • Jenny Deeming
  • Jeremy Bowles
  • Jeremy Sailsbury
  • Jimmy Hill
  • Jo Guest (& Guest)
  • Jo Wise (& Guest)
  • Joanne Lynn Higham
  • Joanne Ogden
  • John Anderson
  • John Battsek
  • John Casey
  • John Kertel (& 2 Guests)
  • John Langworth
  • John Littleton
  • John Longworth
  • John Mason 3 (James Cattell, Lisa Pollard, Sarah Pullen) - no ticket
  • John McGinlay
  • John Peters
  • John Woodfield
  • Julia Hamilton
  • Justine Pryce
  • K Hutchinson (& Guest)
  • Kate Wheeler
  • Kaven Walker (& Guest)
  • Kay Ralph
  • Kellie Ogden
  • Kelly Langley
  • Kerrie Castle
  • Kerry Taylor
  • Kevin Dowd
  • Kim
  • Kirsty Langley
  • Kit Ross Georgina Wallace
  • Lee Seddon
  • Lee Sharpe
  • Leigh Sharpe (& Guest)
  • Libby Turner
  • Linda Littleton

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are halfway down the list.

  • Linda Raynor
  • Linzi Twist
  • Lisa Williams (& 3 Guests)
  • Lizzy Hurst (- no ticket)
  • Lorraine Yarnley
  • Louise Speed
  • Luke Bainbridge (& Guest)
  • Magnus Willis
  • Manchester Model Agency x 20
  • Mark Andrews
  • Mark Bosnich
  • Mark Duncan
  • Mark Finlay
  • Mark Finley
  • Mark Flanagan
  • Mark Harper
  • Mark Jordan
  • Mark Petchey + Michelle Petchey (no ticket)
  • Martha Pool
  • Martin Newman
  • Mary (Gary Pallister Girlfriend)
  • Matthew Frost (& Guest)
  • Mavis Roper
  • Melanie Hardy
  • Michael Guest
  • Michael Mendor
  • Micheal Oakes
  • Mick Cassidy (& Guest)
  • Mike Taylor
  • Mike Watkinson (& Guest)
  • Mr Andrews
  • Mr Berket
  • Mr G N Howard (& Guest)
  • Natalie Casey
  • Neil Howard & Wife
  • Neil McNulty
  • Neil Milne
  • Neil Ruddock
  • Neil Thompson
  • Neil Tolman
  • Neville James (& Guest)
  • Nick Cochrane (& Guest)
  • Nicky Diamond (& Guest)
  • Nigel Bale
  • Nigel Lloyd
  • Nigel Wood
  • Ole Gunner Solskejaer (& Guest)
  • Olga Andrews
  • Paul Berry
  • Paul Chimmery
  • Paul Docherty
  • Paul Eales (& Guest)
  • Paul Leonard
  • Peter Durham (& Guest)
  • Peter Hird
  • Peter Lawson (& Guest)
  • Phil & Tracey Hodgson
  • Philip Jones
  • Ray Whelan
  • Rebecca Hardy
  • Richard Burgin
  • Richard Jameson
  • Richard Morris
  • Richard Stafford
  • Richard Wallace
  • Rob Hodgon
  • Robert Fallows (& 3 Guests)
  • Robert Robinson (& Guest)
  • Robert Rollins
  • Ronny Johnson
  • Ruel Fox
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Salim Uddin Khandaker
  • Sally Lewis
  • Sasha Leatherhead (& Sharp)
  • Scott Sellers
  • Sharon Tomkinson
  • Siggy Ferstle
  • Simon Loofe
  • So Rahmam
  • Sophie Byrne
  • Stan Collimore
  • Stephen Forbes
  • Stephen Peel
  • Steve Bruce (& Guest)
  • Steve Harkness
  • Steve Hartness
  • Steve Pierce
  • Stuart Dalrymple
  • Sue Bamford
  • Terri Dwyer
  • Terri Fleeman-Jarvis
  • Terry Phelan
  • Thomas Cowan
  • Tim Flowers
  • Tim Munton
  • Tom Carvan (& Guest)
  • Tom Jacomb
  • Tom Knight
  • Tony D'Orcy (& Guest) (no ticket)
  • Tony Foreman
  • Tony Patrick
  • Tony Seales
  • Tracey Johnston
  • Tracy Coleman
  • Ugo Ehiogu (& Guest)
  • Vince Squibb
  • Viv Anderson
  • Walter Gregg
  • Wigan Rugby League Team (& 6 Guests)
  • Winston Highman (& Guest)

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    Guess who made the Who's Who (?) Thankyou Barry - I am really flattered.

     

Gwynneth (gwynnethb@blueyonder.co.uk)
Thankyou for coming.


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