Talking about football, I was surprised, and pleased, to see that a former boss of mine has been elected as acting Chairman of the Football Association in the UK. Roger Burden has come from humble roots to step into the top job in British football. He was a local referee in Cheltenham throughout my playing days and we also worked for the same building society (Cheltenham & Gloucester) for many years, he rose to chief executive, I didn't. He's now the chairman of the Gloucestershire FA and the National Game Board, which governs football below the professional ranks. He was also a leading light in the Cheltenham Sunday League, which I played in for many years and often found myself at the wrong end of Roger's decisions during many games he officiated.