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CHANGING PLACES: Who would City stopper Lee Burge change places with in our PUSB match-day programme feature?

5 November 2014

Remember, when you purchase your PUSB match-day programme this weekend, £1 from every copy sold will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal...

Coventry City's award-winning match-day programme PUSB has been brimming with fantastic content this season from your Sky Blues squad.

One of the features to gain plenty of recognition among City fans this season has been 'Changing Places' where we ask each City player if they could change places with someone, who would it be!?

It is one of the features which helped PUSB claim the League One programme of the year, from the Midlands Programme Club, along with many other exciting features.

Check out goalkeeper Lee Burge's Changing Places below and remember, PUSB will be available around the Ricoh Arena for the weekend's FA Cup game against Worcester City, priced at £3 with £1 from every programme sold donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal!

Lee Burge does Changing Places

Who would you change places with?

I think I would have to say David Beckham

Why David Beckham?

He’s been a professional for so many years, been England captain and earned so many caps for his country. He’s lived a professional life and he’s never really been in the paper for anything negative and I think in this day and age you really have to respect somebody for being able to achieve something like that.

What is his best quality?

I think he likes to give back. He seems to appreciate everything that he’s been given and everything he has received as a result of what he has achieved as a player and he throws himself into charity and community work. I watched the documentary of when he went to Rio in Brazil and visited the favelas and the communities but you get the impression that it’s something he would do whether there were cameras there or not.

What is your best memory of him?

It’s got to be the game against Greece where he scored the last minute free kick to get England qualified for the 2002 World Cup. He worked really hard and basically carried the whole team. I can’t forget his performance from that day. It was ridiculous.

If you could pick any of his qualities out for yourself, what would it be?

His kicking probably! I think anybody would love the ability to spread 70-yard passes for fun.

If you could ask him one question, what would it be?

I’d probably ask him how he overcame all of the negative attention he got when he got sent off against Argentina in the World Cup in 1998. He came through all of that and ended up captaining his country at the next World Cup and scored the winner against Argentina. I’d ask him where he got the strength from to take such a negative experience and turn it into a positive one.



Age:  39
Birthplace:  Leytonstone, London
Occupation:  Footballer (Retired)
Titles:  6 x Premier League, 2 x FA Cup, 1 x Champions League,  1 x La Liga, 1 x Spanish Cup, 1 x Ligue 1, 2 x MLS Cup…the list goes on!


Beckham is the quintessential superstar footballer. Athlete, model, philanthropist, TV personality.

He is one of a small group of players to make more than 100 appearances for his country, a country he captained in two World Cups, and was one of a group of Manchester United players that came to be known as ‘the class of 1992’ having risen through the youth ranks alongside the likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.

His career also took him to Spain where he became part of Real Madrid’s ‘Galacticos’ side of 2003 before moving Stateside to become the poster-boy of the MLS with LA Galaxy.

He ended his career by winning the French Ligue 1 title with Paris St. Germain and now has a range of business interests including his own clothing range. 

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