"How did I end up here? I must confess it wasn't part of the plan. I thought I would either stay with Portsmouth, move to a Premier League club, or go to Scotland. ... I received a phone call from an unknown number -- I don't usually answer those but I was still drunk and so I picked it up."
-- Goalkeeper David James, who holds the all-time record for English Premier League appearances and shutouts, explains what led to his landing at second division Bristol City. James, who played for England at the 2010 World Cup, said the phone call with Bristol City's offer came the morning after his bachelor party. (Guardian)