One of the things I watched was a programme called Open Mike with a seasoned football scribe in Australia and his show always had the most controversial footballers, the bad boys of the game who also had talent.
He’d grill them mercilessly so why they agreed to go on was interesting in itself. Perhaps because he was fair.
One I watched was a triple premiership player, Jason Akermanis, hundreds of games , absolute magician – think of an intelligent Rooney or Ronaldo. From his goatee beard to his newspaper column in which he’d often shoot off his mouth, he was highly opinionated but time would actually prove him right.
He had this knack of saying things which shocked the hell out of people and they were disgusted by him saying them … but those things usually turned out to be right in the end.…