Tell Us About Yourself (2) - merlin
1. Vital Chelsea username?
2. When did you first start supporting Chelsea?
1985 when a local lad called Kerry Dixon signed on the bottom line for John Neal, I`ve never looked back since.
3. How old are you?
4. Where do you live?
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
5. Your occupation is?
For the past 35 years I`ve worked for Monarch Aircraft Engineering, the engineering part of the Monarch group which includes Monarch Airlines. I started off as an Avionic apprentice, progressed to being a Mechanic and then a Technician. Twenty years ago I moved into the offices and I`m currently employed as a Maintenance Planner.
6. Your favourite Chelsea memory is?
Simple this one. It`s waking up at 05:00 hours on Sunday 20th May 2012, not being able to move my head, wondering where the hell I was, before remembering that the night before I`d witnessed the greatest event of my life, Chelsea winning the Champions League. On making my way down the stairs. I was greeted by a sticky floor thanks to the celebration sparked by Didier Drogba`s header and a champagne bottle lying on the floor, apparently I`d drunk most of the champagne in one go as the famous old trophy was paraded by the team.
7. Your worst Chelsea memory is?
There have been a few! Witnessing us lose 5-1 in a League Cup semi-final to Spurs, at White Hart Lane, watching us go down 7-0 against Nottingham Forest, all those exits in the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool but the worst, that was being relegated, in 1988, in the play-off final at the hands of Middlesbrough, absolutely gutted, thought we`d never get back into the top flight let alone win it on that wonderful evening at the Reebok Stadium.
8. Favourite Chelsea player?
Kerry Dixon - A local lad who was the bees-knees. If you`re in any doubt scan You-Tube for some of his goals, especially the hat-trick down at the Old Den against Millwall.
9. Your favourite Chelsea goal is?
It was scored at Hillsborough by Graeme Stuart. Sat in the seats in the Leppings Lane end I watched Bobby pick the ball up in our own half, stroll forward, beating men at will, before producing the simplest of finishes, even the home fans applauded, it was that good.
10. Your thoughts on Vital Chelsea?
Sometimes I love it, other times I hate it, but after so long in the editorial chair it is now very much a part of my life!
If you would like to take that hallowed walk into our Hall of Fame then simply e-mail your ten answers to the questions to JUVENILED40@HOTMAIL.COM and I`ll do the rest.