Connor Wickham has signed for Sunderland and good luck to him. It is a daunting enough challenge for anyone to take a major step in your career, for an 18-year-old it is all the more challenging, while incredibly exciting at the same time.
I remember joining my first ship after completing my training, I too was 18, and a month later I found myself at war. OK it was only the Cod War and apart from throwing a few spuds at the Icelandic gun boats that buzzed our warship (HMS Falmouth for those wh...


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