Twas back in the day when I was playing five-a-sides and awaiting the inevitable call-up from the Scotland national manager.
And I would collect football tops on my travels to show off to my pals when I got home.
And so I’d channeled my inner Cristiano Ronaldo by buying a Sporting Lisbon top in Portugal.
And my Pierre Van Hooijdonk with my Fenerbahce jersey in Turkey.
I don’t know who I’d be following with my Morocco top from Marrakech.
The only Moroccan player I knew being a little-known winger Hicham Zerouali, plying his trade with Aberdeen.
Following Morocco’s heroics in the World Cup quarter-finals we’ll know a lot more of their players.
Back to Marrakech though and I was on a mission.
And having had an early introduction to bartering in Turkey earlier that summer I was ready for the Moroccans.
Only I wasn’t.
Marrakech’s main square Jemaa-el Fna is Barter Central.
Where savvy traders play tourists for every last dirham.
And send you on your way with a polyester jersey which wares in the wash.
While you’ll always lose out to the market hustlers in Jemaa-el Fna then it’s good that there’s always someone you can fall back on.
And when it comes to Morocco then Sunway certainly know one end of the camel from the other.
Sunway to go
As it happens Sunway is offering a band of offers this month.
With three night breaks from €448, seven nights from €396.
Or 10 night breaks from €495.
Or next month three night breaks from €214, 7-night breaks from €310 or 10-night breaks from €382.
Who knows where we’ll be by the time you get out to Morocco this month?
You may be on the lookout among the fez-wearers for a World Cup winning top.
But be wary that could mean paying for the jerseys in Marrakech.