My good friend Simon has been fighting Bowel cancer for many years. Unfortunately, Simon is a West Ham fanatic and he has one hero, Billy Bonds. Simon was invited to the New Inn in Hayes last week and was told to expect a surprise. He wasn't feeling great but decided to go along. He was then directed to a table in the corner of the restaurant where Billy Bonds was sitting. "Hello Simon" Bill said, " Come and join me". For over 2 hours Bill sat and spoke to Simon about everything from his fall out with Redknapp to getting the runaround by Paul Gasgoine when in his 40's. Simon is one of the bravest people I have ever met. He modelled himself on Billy Bonds and was a no nonsense player who was still playing vets football up until his illness prevented him doing so. Makes you proud to know this Charlton legend has a heart of gold. Thanks Bill.