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1.Q Tell me about the first time you remember being thrilled.
1.A Probably watching my first fireworks (although I would have been very young); or watching Charlton Athletic for the first time
2.Q What’s the slightest thing to have thrilled you?
2.A The sight of a Wessex Gremlin tourbillion
3.Q What’s the most frightening yet thrilling thing you’ve done?
3.A Driven at Brands Hatch – or firing my first Maltese, metal cased (!) shell
4.Q Tell me why you’re not completely sensible.
4.A It’s more fun to be a fanatic and fanatics aren’t sensible
5.Q What’s the most uninhibited thing you’ve ever done?
5.A It would have to be after I’d downed a good number of Old Peculiers. And I didn’t remember the aftermath. I don’t do more than a couple now!
6.Q What have you considered doing for pleasure but were too concerned about the risks?
6.A Flying in the face of my wife’s advice


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7.Q Describe the event in one sentence (there’s time to expand later)
7.A Watching Charlton win the Play off Final to achieve promotion to the Premiership in a match generally described as the most exciting seen at Wembley.
8.Q Tell me a bit about yourself around this time.
8.A Apprehensive
9.Q List the sequence of events leading up to your thrill. Try to remember how you felt at each stage. The smallest detail could be important (this is your chance to expand).
9.A Joined my family; traveled to Wembley among Sunderland fans telling us how they were going to beat us easily
10.Q What were your thoughts and feelings at the precise moment of thrill?
10.A It had 8 goals and 13 penalties so there were 21.
11.Q What did you do afterwards?
11.A Went to hospital with my friend who had collapsed with the strain of the match.Wembley Hospital had many similarly affected.
12.Q What were the risks?
12.A Heart failure
13.Q What did you imagine other people thought of you during and after the event?
13.A Didn’t care
14.Q How often do you think about the event, and why?
14.A Every time I go to Charlton, because it brings it all back.
15.Q Some people probably don’t understand how such a thing can thrill you; explain it to them.
15.A Can’t explain. Just go to The Valley and the feeling will take you. Then imagine that atmosphere writ large
16.Q What three changes could have made the experience better, and why?
16.A Well, I could have celebrated in the evening instead of spending it in hospital; I could have been playing; I could have joined the celebrations on the pitch.
  Is there anything you want to add?
  No – sorry it’s not about fireworks.
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