I set out to show the beauty of a nation, mine, even if a lot of what its people say and do is not beautiful. And then to show the beauty of football which is ever more a World game. And to keep on showing it here in UK and showing it there, wherever it may present itself. I set out to show how football is simple yet gives many of us a very profound feeling for and understanding of life. I set out to warm the cockles of your hearts, all of you, with some eccentric seeing – and to revel in the pure joy of seeing. I set out to be the best photographer, best artist, best poet, if that’s what it takes. I set out to show a landscape that is quite beautiful without the need for football, industry and people – but is better for their existence. I set out to show a game that appeals to the rich and the strong as well as to the weak and the supposed poor. I set out to show something universal but focussed very much on what I see in the land where I grew up, surrounded by the game. There is a fair amount of ME in this because I am a fan of football and a fan of my photographing football – I simply have to share my joy of being involved in doing something which I feel I was meant to do.