FOF'erview with Billy the Badger’s creator, Kyle Jackson
Have you ever wondered how Billy the Badger was created and came to be? Well lucky for us our very own Dannyboi just happens to be a mate of Kyle Jackson, the inspiration behind Billy the Badger, and recently he sat down to have just such a chat.
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.
FoF were given the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Tim, to discuss his career as well as his time and role at Fulham. This was my first interview and to be honest wasn't sure what to expect, however, I found Tim to be funny and remarkably open and honest. We obviously thanked him for his time and his openness for what, for me at least, was a thoroughly enjoyable chat. Tim made me laugh on a good few occasions, and he had a laugh at some of my comments too, he was an all round top guy. So again we thank him and of course we thank those at Fulham who helped with the arranging and scheduling. This is another example of where our club embraces its fans, it makes us the club that we are and the club that we love.
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.
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!
Through the magic of twitter, Dannyboi was able to get in contact with a true great from the 1980's, the one and only Robert Wilson. Robert was not only a big part of one of Fulham FC's most iconic teams under Malcolm MacDonald, he is also a Fulham fan through and through witnessing the highs and lows throughout. He has been a true gent with me over the past couple of weeks and all of us in the Friends of Fulham team really appreciate the time and effort and we cant thank him enough. We hope you enjoy it...
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.