I got my first bonus when I was just 16, and that too from none other than Paul Gascoigne!
When I was a youth team player at Everton I used to see Paul Gascoigne all the time, I loved watching him around the training ground. He was loud, always up to something.
I was 16, sitting in the dressing room before a youth team game. Gazza came in. Alright lads, he goes Any of you lot going out tonight?
Everyone looked at one -another. Everyone was thinking the same thing: What's he up to?
In the end, I had to say something. 'Yeah, I am.'
Gazza got out his wallet and handed me two £20 notes.
He said, Here you go pal. Have a nice night on me.
I looked down at the money.
None of the other lads could believe it - I'd just got a pay bonus off one of the greatest English midfielders ever.