About two weeks ago, one of my first duties as Football Focus man was to go to this season's Premier League launch in some swanky room near Marble Arch in London. At the end of the presentation, there was an opportunity to discuss any concerns for the new season. The vast majority of time was spent asking why it is so hard to get access to players - both before and after games.
It's always nice to hear from a footballer, especially if they are articulate. But last week on Focus we managed to steal an hour with a man who you would think would be almost impossible to track down. Not a footballer but James Corden - writer, actor, star of Gavin & Stacey and that brilliant Comic Relief sketch with the England team. He took time out of getting Series three of G&S ready for October to meet us at Upton Park and talk about his love for West Ham.