PIC: Does this eggsclusive Joe Allen interview give us an insight into his life after football? 3 years ago

PIC: Does this eggsclusive Joe Allen interview give us an insight into his life after football?

Did anyone think he was going to get his badges?

We can't see Joe Allen on the Match of the Day couch pontificating about the weekend action, or taking the Liverpool U19 teams.

The Welsh midfielder definitely marches to the beat of his own drum and perhaps he will not feel a desperate need to stay in the football industry when he hangs up his boots.

Some thought he might become some sort of bitter vineyard owner, a la Andrea Pirlo, but his true calling came home to roost on his 24th birthday when his girlfriend bought him Bruce as a present.

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Well, now the Welsh Xavi has made it in the poultry world - appearing on the cover of this quarter's "Chicken and Egg", a magazine published by the British hen Welfare Trust.

It's kind of a big deal, according to C&A's archives, the midfielder schemer is only the second human to appear on the cover, the other being food galactico Jamie Oliver.

It seems Allen has hatched his plan for world domination post football and it may include a free range chicken farm. God, we hope it includes a free range chicken farm.

Let's hope he plucks up the courage to follow his dreams and doesn't chicken out.

Is that enough bad chicken jokes? Right, let's get the flock out of here.