Am I alone in feeling that post-match radio and TV interviews make everyone who watches them cower on the sofa and cringe? If I had my way, I'd ban them. Having experienced various aspects of the media in both my home and working life, I know how important producers deem these interviews to be. I once worked for a radio station covering a football match between two giants of English football: Aylesbury vs. Aldershot. I had to make sure I recorded the post-match reactions from players and management. After a dire game, none of the players wanted to talk, but the losing manager was able to offer me his priceless thoughts. His team were gutted by their loss and they had one or two things to work on at the training ground. When I asked what they were, he said he could tell me but he would have to shoot me. Despite this rather droll answer, I deleted and did not file the interview as I didn't think it added anything to the story of the day. I don't blame the journalist, he is trained to enquire about the feelings of the player, even though the viewer or listener knows well that he will be feeling delighted if he has won and disappointed if not. I don't blame the player or manager who answers the questions, which can often be answered best with a Yes or No. My favourite moment came last year when Mushtaq Ahmed was giving one of the countless interviews he has to give. We had won the game after one of the senior players had been left out the side. A journalist asked Mushie: "Do you feel that the selectors and you have been vindicated by the result of this game?" Mushie replied: "I don't think the press are vindictive. They can write what they want." They certainly can, if only they didn't have to interview us at the end of games.