Ask most people what they know about David and they will connect him with a long and distinguished career in broadcasting. Making his broadcasting debut for the British Forces Network in 1959, David has since gone on to host in excess of 1,000 TV shows and 12,000 radio shows, compere a number of stage shows with the great and good of the music industry, star in 4 pantomimes (oh, yes he has…) and headlined more corporate events and grand openings than you can shake a stick at.
Vying for his love of the day job has been his passion for all things Fulham FC. He has been a lifelong supporter of the Mighty Whites, and in 1996 became the matchday compere, a role he still does to this day.
Perhaps it was no surprise then that as FoF decided to venture in to the world of interviewing people associated with the club that David was top of the list. It was certainly a surprise when he agreed to the request!
So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of plonk, and read on, as David joins us in our Virtual Lounge (imagine the set for the Jonathan Ross show, just smaller, with cheaper furniture, and without the Five Poofs and a Piano).
What have Roy Hogson and Tommy Guthrie got in common?
They both joined the club at the same time…
Whilst Roy went on to bigger but not necessarily better things with Liverpool and then on to manage the basket case that is the national team, Tommy has remained committed to the Fulham cause as the club’s Supporter Relations Manager, and has won national recognition for his “above and beyond” commitment and contributions.
Tommy has kindly agreed to be the victim for our second Q&A. So you are cordially invited to take a seat, grab some popcorn and join us in the FOF Virtual Lounge. Today’s lounge set is brought to you courtesy of Ikea, which explains why it is only half assembled.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Fulham and have many happy memories that outweigh the not so happy.
I would like to thank everyone for their backing during the 97 season and I hope you enjoyed watching the team as much as we enjoyed playing as a team.
I feel very blessed to have played my part in the ongoing story of Fulham Football Club.