Along with Charles Dickens, Peter Sellers and brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens, i hail from Portsmouth and
although i haven't been to Fratton Park for many years, i do have a soft spot for my hometown team.
After years in the lower leagues, we suddenly burst forth, won the FA Cup and had a team full of International stars. And then the wheels fell off and today Pompey became the first team in the World's richest top football tier to go into administration with debts in the region of £70m.
Docked nine points and with relegation almost guaranteed, angry fans are obviously looking for someone to blame and a few people have been put forward as the reason why Pompey are in such a mess.
Hard to point the finger of blame at the Inland Revenue who are owed £18m in taxes and were the main people pushing for Portsmouth's comeuppance. We all have to pay taxes and i'm happy to see that they go after the big fish with as much vigour as they do with everyone else.
Some have blamed the players for pocketing such exorbitant wages but who would turn down such crazy wages if they were being offered?
Others are blaming the FA for not checking out the finances of the two Arabs who took over the club closely enough but then these are the same fans bawling at the FA in the summer for not giving them the necessary clearance quick enough when they thought they were loaded and wanted to sign more players.
For me the blame lays at the feet of two men, former manager Harry Redknapp and former owner Sacha Gaydamak.
It was Redknapp who signed the players on such wages the club could not sustain and Gayadamak who continually gave him the nod until the outgoings became too painful for his pockets and he withdrew his support leaving the club with a sky-high wage bill that sent it spiralling downwards.
Both knew they had created a monster between them and Redknapp, knowing what was coming, quickly distanced himself from the carnage by jumping ship to White Hart Lane.
True, he did win Pompey it's first trophy since the 1940s and under him Pompey fans lived the dream for a couple of seasons but as usual, it wasn't until later that it was discovered that they did it by selling Portsmouth's long term future.
If you Pompey fans want anyone to blame, you will find him sat in the dug-out at Tottenham's ground.