Originally posted by PacMan
Do you know he killed himself.
When I met him he hadn't come out as gay (that was a few months later), and there were about 5 or 6 few beautiful women with him (not talking among themselves!). They all looked very unimpressed when he sat down at the scruffy chess players' table for a chat and a few games rather than give them some attention. I didn't follow football much (and still don't), but I knew his name from the sports pages and assumed that his career was on the slide if he was now playing for Leyton Orient.
At first I was quite jealous of him as he was tall, athletic, handsome, very personable and had a host of beauties following him around, but once I realised that I was a much better chess player than him I felt we were about equal on the gifts from god front.