When I’m a little boy, I was a fan of football.
I loved the look and feel of it, the speed and the style.
I was obsessed.
I’m now 38 years old, and I’ve grown up a football fanatic.
My family still play a number of games.
My mother played a number, my father played a few.
But when I was younger, it was always the same game.
Football is something I love playing.
I’d go to my local club or to the ground and I’d love to go and play for the boys, even if it meant having to run a bit late to practice.
The only thing I miss more than football is the camaraderie and camarading of the game.
The banter, the banter.
The camaradership is something that I love.
It makes me want to be involved with other people.
When I was 10, my brother asked me to join him and my dad at a local game.
My dad, I believe, was a big football fan.
I thought he was crazy.
I said ‘I’ll just go and join you’.
It was a weird feeling.
It was only when I grew up and started playing and started spending more time with other children and adults that I realised what a great sport it is.
I think football is one of the few things in the world that I miss, in a positive way.
I still enjoy it a lot, and it’s something I play with my daughters and I’m enjoying it.
I’ve got a couple of boys who play football, and one of them is the one who’s been playing for a long time now.
It’s a good thing for the sport, I guess, because it means I can play my sport without being too nervous about it.
I have the privilege of being able to do that.
I don’t think I would have enjoyed it if it wasn’t for the camarsetting.
If you were a camaradier, would you still be playing football?
I think that’s a very positive thing for kids.
I was fortunate enough to have an excellent football coach, who was a great friend of mine and a great footballer.
I really loved him and I loved his team-mates.
I just love it.
What better way to enjoy football than with a friend?
But when I get to the age where I’m in my early 50s, I think I’m ready to step away from football and into other things.
I’m trying to do more writing, and working as a journalist.
My career has changed so much.
I had this opportunity to do this in my 60s, so I’m looking forward to a fresh start and maybe doing a bit more journalism.
I still enjoy football, but I don