‘Everton asked me to be a ball boy in-front of our supporters’

The charity fundraiser takes to our hotseat to answer the all-important questions

First West Ham Game My first game was at Upton Park against Fulham, I had just turned five. I remember thinking the stadium was huge and I remember the noise. Anton and Yossi both scored wonder goals and it was brilliant game. That day I was hooked and became a true Hammer.

Favourite West Ham game When we played Manchester United at the last game at Upton Park. The atmosphere was amazing but it was very emotional. When they shone a spotlight on me at the closing ceremony I was really proud to be mentioned at such a special game.

Worst West Ham game The game against Arsenal at The London Stadium last season. We were trying to get used to the new stadium and it was always going to be difficult against them but the fans were unsettled and the result really hurt.

Favourite West Ham goal It has to be Andy Carroll’s bicycle kick against Crystal Palace last season at the London Stadium. Absolute screamer!

Favourite West Ham player of all time In my lifetime, Carlos Tevez because I think he was the closest thing to Paolo, I had seen Paolo play on TV. Of all time, it has to be Bobby Moore, I have watched so many DVDs and programmes about Bobby and he is an all-time legend. But I do have to mention Paolo too, great player and a lovely person.

Favourite player in the current squad Manuel Lanzini all day. He can make things happen. He’s fast, positions himself well and can take a mean free kick.

Best opposition player Christiano Ronaldo. I saw him play a few times at Upton Park. I think his statistics speak for themselves and he’s gone on to be the greatest player in the world.

Best team you’ve ever seen play against Manchester City. I think it was 2015/2016 season at Upton Park and we beat them 2-1 but they had an amazing side and played a good game.

Memorable West Ham moment The closing ceremony at Upton Park. I was dreading the day but the atmosphere was amazing. I also have to mention the finish of my first ever charity walk, I was nine years old and the stadium announcer asked if I wanted to do a lap of honour around the ground. Our fans were amazing and Liverpool fans started singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

Favourite away day I went to a mid-week FA Cup match at Everton. When I got to the stadium they asked me to be ball boy in front of our fans. It was brilliant and we drew 1-1.

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