All the kids of my era wanted to be Georgie Best as he was the one that caught your attention with the way he did things. I also really liked Bobby Moore and I was lucky enough to be coached by him for a little bit when I was at Palace which was a great experience.
It was the 1970 FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leeds United at Wembley. That was the first professional match I went to – I was a Tunbridge Wells lad and I used to go and watch the Tunbridge Angels all the time in the late 60s. But the first professional match was when my dad took me to watch the 2-2 draw in the FA Cup Final.
As a kid I was a Chelsea fan, and I know that won’t go down well! As a boy growing up in Kent, you went up towards London for the teams you’d support and after that game at Wembley I began to get a really strong feeling for Chelsea.
I used to have a pair of Georgie Best Stylos. They served me well and I’ve still got them in my garage. They don’t quite fit anymore but I’ve still got them.
Crystal Palace. I joined Palace at 13 years of age and stayed with them until I was 17.
My first-team debut was given to me by Harry Haslam at Sheffield United. Harry was a fantastic man and a real football person - a lovely bloke who I got on very well with.
Alan Dicks brought me to the Club. In fact, me and Morgs [Simon Morgan] signed on the same day.
When I first started out as a kid I played as a winger and then I slowly evolved into a striker as I got stronger. I eventually ended up in midfield and that was the position I was playing when I finished my career.
I remember my last goal for Fulham but I can’t remember my first one! My last one was against Barnet. It was a decent goal but, then again, there weren’t many rubbish ones! I wouldn’t deem any of my strikes bad goals because I was always pleased to score them!
I think I started in seven, went to eight, became a 10, and then went back to a seven towards the end. It changed quite a bit; I was often a 10, but not with the significance that 10 has now.