Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
PREVIOUS CLUBS -
AFC Bournemouth Supporters - until a torn cruciate playing against Reading ended my career!
CHILDHOOD CRUSH -
The daughter of my primary school music teacher - long story!
FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OF ALL TIME -
Torn between George Best for his skill in his prime and then playing for AFC Bournemouth - or 'Super' Stevie Fletcher, whose 100th league goal kept AFC Bournemouth in the football league in 2009
FAVOURITE ODIAXERE CLUB PLAYER AND WHY -
Not had enough opportunities to play regularly, so sadly have to say Ian Street - or maybe anyone that is less fit or slower than me!
MOST DIFFICULT ODIAXERE CLUB OPPONENT -
'Big Rog' - what does he not understand about 'no physical contact' in walking football....
MOST MEMORABLE MATCH -
Though seriously, I have four matches, all of which I attended...
1. AFC Bournemouth 3 Bolton 0 - Mon 27th April 2015 - promotion to Premier League
2. Charlton 0 AFC Bournemouth 3 - Sat 2nd May 2015 - Crowned Champions because Watford drew at home to Sheffield Weds
3. AFC Bournemouth 5 Lincoln 2 - 2003 Play-Off Final at Millenium Stadium
4. AFC Bournemouth 2 Grimsby 1 - 25th April 2009, coming from behind to beat Grimsby and secure our FL status despite starting season on minus 17pts - see previous comment re: Super Fletch!
BIGGEST THRILL -
Lesley tells me that it was meeting and then marrying her!
JOHN LENNON OR PAUL MCARTNEY -
John Lennon simply because Macca doesn't know when to give up!
OASIS OR BLUR -
Blur - only because Alex James comes from Bournemouth and lives just down the road from me here in Oxfordshire
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT -
Being a part-time dad whilst my son was growing up, but not fully appreciating it until now when he is in his 30s
BEST COUNTRY VISITED -
Lesley tells me that Scotland is the best country I have visited - please don't tell her, but I really love small Greek islands!
FAVOURITE FOOD -
Curry and Tapas
FAVOURITE PORTUGUESE FOOD -
Where do I start!
Guisado de Javali
FAVOURITE DRINK -
Alcohol - any!
But probably white wine as a preference
MISCELLANEOUS LIKES -
MISCELLANEOUS DISLIKES -
The standard of my golf!
'Brits Abroad' - especially the ones who refuse to attempt speaking any of the language - even hello, or please and thank you!
FAVOURITE TV SHOW -
MASH and Cold Feet
FAVOURITE FILM -
Anything starring Goldie Hawn or Kate Hudson - or Its a Wonderful Life with James Stewart
FAVOURITE SINGER -
Purely based on the artist I have most albums/CDs of, it's Elton, but I do like many other singers
FAVOURITE ACTOR -
Tom Hanks - such character versatility
BIGGEST INFLUENCE -
Lesley - she is always telling me what I have done wrong!
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER-
My boss for 20 years at C&G - absolutely the most frustrating person to ever work for, but also the most benevolent person to work for as he really did look out for his team and push individuals to greater positions. We remain friends in retirement.
BIGGEST DRAG IN SOCCER -
Theatrics, diving and any cheating to fool the ref...
WHAT ONE ITEM WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND -
Apart from my darling wife - My iPad, Lesley tells me that I am so attached to it, that it would have to be surgically removed!
WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET --
Already met and married her!