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Come On The ‘Pool

by | 30th, August 2005

‘THE kind of people who call Andrew Flintoff “Freddie” and wear golf slacks and polo neck shirts as a matter of course will probably know all about the England cricketer.

‘I love it when you go all wrinkly in the water’

But the average Sun reader will find the paper’s “MEET THE FLINTOFFS” a vital insight into the mind of the England hero.

For starters, he’s married to Rachel, who is now “speaking for the first time since England’s heart-stopping Fourth Test victory over the Aussies”.

The game did reach an exciting climax, and we understand that Rachel could have been struck dumb by the efforts of team England to shape defeat from what looked like an easy victory.

But now Rachel’s regained her senses, she tells us how she’s not allowed to mention cricket at home. Nor is she allowed to call her husband Freddie. But he’s no dictator, and “chilled out” Andy loves being with their young daughter Holly, even changing her nappies and pushing her pram.

And, well, that’s it. We don’t hear where Rachel likes to shop, how her dreams are for a brighter world and bigger breasts or a word on her new pop single.

It’s clear that if cricket is ever to be as big as football, Rachel will have to go the extra mile and host all future interviews dressed in a bikini, sitting by a swimming pool, telling the world about her fairy tale wedding and the miracle birth of her daughter.

If Rachel does follow the route of so many footballers’ wives, she might first

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