Binns Window

Bernie in Binns window

In Binns window

There is a saying in Middlesbrough, if it’s not likely to happen, if it comes off you will show your arse in a local department store in the centre of the town.

Well back in 1999 on live radio I predicted ahead of our visit to Old Trafford to take on Man Utd, a team we had not beaten in 68 years, that if we won I would do the dirty deed.

After 90 mins at the theatre of dreams the score board read Man Utd 2 Middlesbrough 3. The travelling Boro fans were chanting Bernie, Bernie show us your arse.

On the Monday morning I arrived at the managers office at Binns, within an hour the room was full of journalists local and national, don’t forget it was Christmas and the press were looking for stories. I put on my red tartan kilt and got one of the girls to write 3-2 on my bum cheeks.

As I entered the window of the store i couldn’t believe my eyes, there was a couple of thousand people inside and outside, trying to get a glimpse of my rear.

If only I had kept my big mouth shut.