I've known Ashwin Bhardwaj since we were born. Amazingly, despite being best mates for over 32 years he's somehow remained impervious to my unrelenting love of football. Seriously, he knows naff all about the sport. Perhaps he just saw how bloody miserable Arsenal made me at the weekends and decided, "Nah, not for me."
It was therefore with great surprise that on Ash's return from a recent assignment in Uganda, where he'd joined up with explorer Levison Wood for a three week stint of a nine month quest to walk the River Nile, he wouldn't stop banging on about Arsenal and their presence in the country.
He even had the photos to prove it. And quite frankly, they're amazing. From real kits to exuberant knock offs and even a makeshift pub named 'Highbury', he's manage to capture some stunning shots of Ugandans displaying their love for Arsenal.
With 'Walking the Nile' now a fully-fledged documentary - airing in the primetime 9pm Sunday slot on Channel 4 - it felt like the perfect moment to ask Ash a bit more about his experience.