When compiling your fantasy list of ex-footballers to have a pint with, John Hartson surely has to be high on that list.
You just know the burly Welshman would deliver all you'd want him to. Refills every fifteen minutes, hilarious tales of footballing tomfoolery from the golden age of Premier League wildboys, and no doubt, a valley's air to end the night.
On top of that, the ex-Celtic man is a walking, talking miracle man, having defied all odds to beat testicular, brain and lung cancer back in 2009.
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) January 17, 2019
The BT pundit took to Twitter earlier today, as the #10yearchallenge craze continues to sweep social media. News feeds have been clogged all week with users posting contemporary pictures of themselves aside decade old snaps.
Alongside the tag, "never give up", the former frontman shared two very contrasting photos, and brought tears to even the most hardened eyes.
The Swansea native came to attention at Luton Town in the early nineties, before earning a move to Premier League giants Arsenal in 1995 - breaking the British transfer record for a teenager in the process.
Spells at West Ham, Wimbledon and Coventry followed before he made the move to Scotland and Celtic, in 2001. Hartson became a legend along the Gallowgate, scoring over 100 goals for the Hoops and winning three SPL winners in a glory-laden five year stay.
Viewers of BT Sport will be well used to the big man's light-hearted bantering alongside anchors Jake Humphries and Mark Pougatch over recent seasons, having forged a reputation as one of the Premier League's top pundits.