ONE is a global superstar famed for his footballing finesse and movie-star good looks.
The other is a lower-league stalwart famed for his no-nonsense defending and grizzly exterior.
So it’s not often you see the names David Beckham and Sam Collins appear in the same sentence.
But, after the Adidas-Predator wearing Collins curled home what he admits was one of his best-ever goals at Brentford last weekend, the Pools skipper says he is expecting a call from the top bosses of his footwear manufacturer.
“I might have to sort out a contract for the next Adidas Predator advert – me and Becks,” he laughed.
“I’d be happy to go along with that, I might be a bit too expensive for them though.”
And Collins’ goal was indeed worthy of gracing any stage, the 34-year-old stepping inside two Bees defender before, in his own words, “giving the keeper the eyes” and curling into the bottom corner from 22 yards.
Could the captain, then, be the answer to Pools’ scoring problems at the Vic?
“Why not?” he said, ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Colchester United as managerless Pools bid for a first home win in eight attempts.
“Goalscoring wise I should score more than what I do.
“From being a young lad I’ve always liked getting forward.
“Even at the back I like to get on the ball and pass it out.
“So I hope can be the goal answer at home!
“If I can get in the right position then I’d back myself to get another one tomorrow.”
Collins believes Pools are ready to arrest their worrying home slide after an encouraging display against Brentford.
But he admits the first goal will be crucial.
“Sometimes it’s different at home because teams set up to sit back off you,” he went on.
“The emphasis is on us to create a bit more and at times we haven’t done that very well.
“If we can take into tomorrow what we did last weekend then I’m sure this win that we need is just around the corner.
“Getting the first goal will be massive for us and if we can do that then I’m confident we’ll go on and win.”