Armed and Dangerous...

Last updated : 05 December 2003 By Rob Davies
The story goes that the full-back, who came on as a late substitute in that game, defied the club's orders by swapping shirts with the young England star, kept it quiet from the Trust, but then refused to hand it over when asked.

This man is armed and dangerous, do not approach him. Unless you have a football at your feet, then he'll run away.
Nicholson was then fined by the club and made to buy his own replica shirt again. Worth it Kev?

Mr Nicholson has a history of this sort of thing, after all his England career (he captained them at under 16 level) was over before it began when he was allegedly caught in the Senior players dressing room making away with Stuart Pearce's shorts, not what you'd cause a wise move.

He also has connections with the local mafia, and goes by the street name of 'white bear'.

Another rumour from the club is that the players behaved like spoilt brats at not being able to swap shirts, and demanded the Trust buy them all replica shirts, unless like Nicholson they took action into their own hands.

Nicholson was unavailable for comment but his former partner in crime, Ian Hamilton said: "This is typical Kevin, he's been ripping the club off for years, no-one thought it was possible he'd manage to get away with this, after all he wasn't anywhere near Joe Cole all game."

Hamilton added: "I don't think Kevin will ever change his ways, he gets a rush from it. I suppose it makes up for his lack of ability on the pitch. Expect him to be a Fat Tony type figure within the next 10 years."

You have been warned.