Born in 1961 in Finland. Started to follow Boro when saw a FA Cup win over Arsenal in 1970's on a sunny day at Ayresome. There was not much sport on TV that time - but every Saturday there was an English League match.
Learnt English at school and by READING Shoot!
First ever trip abroad was Ayresome Park in 1980. Meeting Terry Cochrane the highlight, Since then well over 20 trips to Teesside - even played against ex-Boro players in 2015. And scored a goal when a great pal, Jim Platt was in goal!
Had a pen pal in Great Ayton to follow Boro more in depth. When he passed away, now I am a proud member of Diasboro. Even I have never left the town as I never lived there.