Yeovil mid­fielder Ben Tozer talks us through his foot­ball mem­o­ries

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First game you watched live? As­ton Villa against Arse­nal – I must have been about seven or eight. I haven’t a clue what the score was, but I re­mem­ber David Sea­man sav­ing a penalty. I was an Arse­nal fan but sat in the Villa end be­cause I went along with my brother Lee’s ju­nior team, Mayflower. I sup­port Ply­mouth, too, be­cause that’s where I’m from, but Arse­nal are my Premier League team. First foot­ball hero? I just loved Roberto Car­los. On FIFA, I used to play with him all the time and stick him up front. Ob­vi­ously, I loved his ba­nana free-kick. Arse­nal-wise I was a big fan of Ian Wright and Marc Overmars, but, for some rea­son, Car­los was my favourite. First pair of boots? I got some Puma Kings when I was about four or five – my old man, Keith, treated me to them. I used to nag him to get some and, at one point, I ac­tu­ally had three or four pairs of Puma Kings, all in dif­fer­ent colours. I don’t know why it was al­ways those boots. I must have just liked the range of colours! First kit? I got an Arse­nal kit, the old yel­low and blue away one, and I’m sure it had Overmars on the back. I was never ac­tu­ally bought a Ply­mouth shirt as a kid, but I started play­ing for them when I was about nine, so I had all the track­suits and stuff like that. First pro­fes­sional game? My de­but was for Swin­don, at home to Charl­ton in the League Cup. I played left-back and we lost 2-0. They were a big club back then and I was mark­ing Lloyd Sam – I just re­mem­ber him be­ing re­ally quick. They also had Dar­ren Am­brose and guys like that, plus Nicky Weaver in goal, so it wasn’t a ter­ri­ble re­sult. First pro­fes­sional goal? I was on loan at Northamp­ton in 2010 and it was my home de­but, against Brad­ford. It was from a cor­ner that got headed down and I ba­si­cally poked it in. I didn’t re­ally know what to do af­ter­wards, so I just got swarmed by my team-mates. We went on to win 2-0 and it was a great feel­ing to have scored one of them. First red card? My last game for Swin­don, away to Carlisle. Joe Garner was pretty much through on goal and I took him out, so I couldn’t com­plain. I knew I had a num­ber of teams watch­ing me at the time, so I had to im­press. I think that ac­tu­ally ended up get­ting me my move to New­cas­tle, fun­nily enough. They wanted to see some ag­gres­sion and that was quite ag­gres­sive – maybe that’s why it was my last game

for Swin­don!

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BA­NANA MAN: Roberto Car­los was an early hero

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