I've got 2 of his books, both signed personally to me.
I also remember not long after meeting Natalie I was out for a curry with her and a load of mates. I got very very very drunk and we started talking about if I had to.... I mean really had to... if my life depended on it.... be sodamised by another man, then I'd choose Paul McGrath.
Amazingly several years later she still married me.
When I moved to the US in 1991 I sent a letter to Paul McGrath c/o Aston Villa. Essentially I was just thanking him for having the privilege of watching him play. Never expected a reply. Two weeks later I got a full page letter, hand written by God himself on Villa letterhead and a signed picture. It’s framed and prominently displayed on the wall of my home.
I went to see him play again at Giants Stadium in 1994. I was explaining to the friends I went with, just how good he was. They were dismissive. Then he put Roberto Baggio in his pocket for 90 minutes and they understood...