Andy Smith ('The Pie Man') - 02/12/2006

Full name: Andy Smith
Nickname: 'The Pie Man'
Interviewed by: Vic

Firstly, true fans know you as Pie Man, who initially called you this & why
Bobby George ‚?? the crowd started singing ‚??who ate all the pies‚??!!

Who introduced you to Darts & how long have you been playing darts?
My Dad

Started
29 years ago

Professional
Not turned Pro yet!

Where did you play your very first game?
Can‚??t remember!

Do you have a favourite or lucky venue you love playing at?
I love playing at all of the Budweiser qualifiers

Do you get nervous before your match, if so how do you cope with this?
Not really, I have a few Voddies first!

What has been your biggest highlight so far?
Reaching the Quarter Finals in Dublin this year, 2006

Do you have any superstitions?
None

How do you think the game has changed over the years?
It‚??s got a lot better ‚?? the standards have improved.

Fans are important to any sport, if you could give a message to darts fans what would it be?
Thanks for being there and giving me the support!

Is there anyone else in the game who inspires you & why?
Phil Taylor ‚?? he‚??s the best in the world, so you‚??ve got to beat him to become World Champion

Before darts, what was the worst job you ever did?
Worked in a springs factory ‚?? I lasted 2 hours and walked out!

Favourite TV programme
Emmerdale

Favourite food
Contrary to belief ‚?? a Chinese!

Favourite drink
Bitter

Which place would you most like to visit or have you already?
I love Inverness in Scotland, you can sit in the peace and quiet reading your paper and watching the dolphins jumping out of the estuary.

What do you get up to on your ‚??day off‚???
Chillin‚?? Out ‚?? Fishing or horse racing

What makes you angry?
Nothing really

What makes you laugh?
Jokes

Blackpool / Dublin?
Dublin

Chelsea / Man Utd?
Man Utd

Beer / Wine?
Beer

Cash / Credit Card?
Cash

J.Lo / Jordan?
J.Lo

Last text received?
‚??Don‚??t forget my chocolate and crisps‚?? ‚?? from Stacey

Last text sent?
‚??I‚??ll be there dinner time‚??