We got a great result at Wolves last weekend, winning 3-0, and as I settled back on the bus for the long journey home I thought "I'd really like a glass of wine". So I said to the driver, "Pull up at the first place I can get a bottle of red."
Within a few miles he said, "There's a Tesco Metro, will that do gaffer?" It did. I turned to Matty Lawrence, our centre-half, and said, "Anybody want a lager?" He replied, "Yes please, gaffer." I told them I was paying but anyone that wanted a drink had to get off the coach and fetch it themselves. Ten players followed me.
We got a trolley and trooped around putting in wine for the staff, lagers for most of the players, soft drinks and Crunchies for the young lads, our 16- and 17-year-olds. It took me back to Sunday League days.
There were Wolves fans asking for our autographs and when we got to the checkout desk the cashier said, "Can I have a photo with you, I never thought I'd ever meet you." I said, "See, I'm not as bad as you've heard." I said to the lads, "I've not done that since I was at Notts County, 20 years ago."
It did feel good, but I can't imagine that many teams will be seen pulling up at Tesco's for a drink.