It was a Leeds United game. We used to get free tickets when I played for Leeds City Boys. I was probably about 11. I couldn’t tell you who they were playing or what competition it was in.
Leeds. They were my local team.
All I can remember is that they were Umbro. My first goalkeeper gloves were Puma Cell ones that were too big for me. Old school.
Wortley Boys. I would have been about six. I wasn’t a goalkeeper back then, I used to be a really good striker, believe it or not.
Tony Carney at Wortley Boys.
Fulham versus Everton in September 2009. We won 2-1. Tim Cahill scored for Everton, and Paul Konchesky and Duffer scored for us.
My first booking was playing for York City against Blackpool. I’ve had a few yellow cards for supposedly time wasting over the years.
I think I wore number nine when I was a striker at Wortley Boys. These days I wear number 13 at Fulham.
Even though I’m a Leeds fan and he played for Manchester United, it was Peter Schmeichel.
I think I’ve still got it from that first Leeds game I went to. It was a choice between a programme or a burger at half-time.
Danny Murphy. I suppose you could say he took me under his wing a bit.