Yesterday I learned on a Fulham WhatsApp group that Spike Denton had passed.
He was a colourful character – the sort of working class intelligent entrepreneur that the 1970s generated.
He was a hairdresser who organised raves, was film critic of LBC and boyfriend of the successful singer Sade.
I would often see him with his toothy smile and blonde surfer’s hair style holding court on the concourse of the Riverside stand.
I guess he not only contributed to the drug culture of the times but possibly participated in it. Anyway he will be missed beyond Fulham.
His soulmate was another self-made journo Robert Elms who supported QPR. I have not seen Spike for 20 years and the sad thing is I never will again.
Our team is going through a bad patch with a draw against Wolves, defeat at Brentford and a thrashing last Sunday by Arsenal.
The moaners are out in force but – on any basis to be in 8th position and still in the Cup – makes for a satisfactory season.
Spike would – I am sure – have approved.