Born in Solihull and live here. Grew up closer to Warwick so no connections to Derby. When I was allowed to play football at primary school was when I fell in love with it. Pretty much everyone I knew supported Blues including my dad and brother and they all said I had to support them. But one lad had just started supporting Derby (it was 1975 so a glory-hunter) and asked me to join him. Always wanting to be different I decided to go against the majority. So, you could say Derby's demise coincided with me starting to support them. Sorry! Many years later though, tracing my family tree, found out that my maternal grandfather's side of the family were all from the East Midlands.