VINNIE Jones received a hero's welcome when he made an appearance at a Ruislip sports club.
The former midfield general, now a Hollywood film star, took to the stage at Ruislip Manor Sports & Social Club where he regaled the 150-strong crowd with stories spanning his whirlwind career.
Jones, part of the double winning Wealdstone FC team of the 80s, posed for pictures, signed autographs and answered questions from fans.
"To Wealdstone I owe a lot," he said. "The club is indebted in my heart and it's lovely to be back to raise some money to help keep it going."
Jones, who had earlier took part in a golf day at Stockley Park, also talked about his memories of Wealdstone, that picture with Paul Gascoigne and life in Los Angeles.
For the full story, including an exclusive interview with Jones, see next week's Uxbridge Gazette.