I'm nuts about sports. Always have been. Always will be. From an early age, my goal was to become a sports reporter. My journalistic career began on a local newspaper in Kent, England, and I was beat reporter for “The Gills” - Gillingham Football Club. My best pal on the team was Steve Bruce, who went on to lead Manchester United to the league and cup double. Four seasons later came my own big-money transfer to Fleet Street and the Press Association. I was appointed PA snooker correspondent at the time when the sport was at its peak. The first final I covered was in 1987 when Steve Davis avenged his shock defeat by Joe Johnson. I had the honor of becoming sports editor of PA before joining the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. I moved to the USA with my wife a few years ago and have since discovered two new sporting passions: baseball and football, American-style. I'm a Yankees and Giants fan but still support my home-town teams back in the UK - Brighton and Hove Albion FC (aka The Seagulls) and Sussex County Cricket Club. Sussex never managed to win a championship while I lived there. Since my departure, they have won three. Perhaps I was the jinx!