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Quick-fire questions and answers from a student magazine.


1st football memory.

Watching the 1971 FA Cup Final on our black and white tele.

Best childhood football memory.

Scoring twice for St Pauls v Marsden in a 3-1 Primary School’s Cup semi-final replay against local arch-rivals Marden. My old firm, Boca/River Plate moment


1st match attended.

February the 8th 1972, Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0 at Anfield.

Childhood football idol.

Kevin Keegan.

Favourite team as a child.

Nelson FC in the Lancashire Combination and Shankly’s Liverpool.

Favourite childhood music.

Slade, The Sweet, Alvin Stardust.

1st record bought.

Blockbuster by The Sweet

Favourite childhood TV.

Laurel and Hardy.

1st Hospital Radio Interviews.

Kevin Keegan and Emlyn Hughes at an Unforgettable Rotherham v Newcastle game in October 1982.

1st Hospital Radio Commentary.

Burnley v Crewe August 1984.

Favourite decade for music.

Definitely the 80’s.

Favourite 80’s bands.

ABC, Big Country, Ultravox, have a liking for obscure 80’s hits as well.

Favourite 80’s single.

Maniac Michael Sembello.

Favourite 80’s album.

Lexicon of Love ABC.

Favourite 80’s pin up.

Maria Whittaker for sure.

Favourite 80’s TV.

Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

When did you join the 92 Club in the 80’s?

April 1986. Elm Park Reading was my final ground.

First Professional game.

Burnley v Exeter 1988 for Burnley Clubcall.

When would you define your best working era?

I’ve enjoyed it all, but probably the 1990’s.

Best 90’s working memories.

Covering Manchester United, commentating on all their big triumphs and going everywhere in Europe with them.

Best United game commentated on.

The 1999 FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal, Giggs wonder goal, two of the best teams ever.

Best European Stadium.

Fantastic to visit the Nou Camp, Bernabeu and San Siro.

Best Atmosphere in a Stadium.

Galatasaray v Manchester United in 1993, Turkish atmospheres are only matched in South America.

Best non-European Stadium.

Loved going to games in the Boca and River Plate stadiums in Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Best Country visited.

Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Had an amazing time out there.

Future ambitions.

To be consistent in everything that I do professionally,

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