There’s so much soccer on TV these days that it’s hard to keep track of the games. It is great to able to watch your favourite team at home or in the pub but for me it comes nowhere near to attending games live. When the subject is aired – who’s the best footballer you ever saw? – I restrict myself to players I have had the pleasure of observing in the flesh.
Getting on the whirlimagig at City Hall has been much more geographically challenging than my first outing back in the late eighties.Then I represented West Belfast and I insisted on getting my passport stamped and nosebleed tablets delivered before I ventured into any other part of our great city.