The original Mr Striker, and the only character from the first story in 1985 who still features. Nick was a Premier League footballer who never quite hit the giddy heights of stardom. In 1994, after his club Thamesford refused to renew his contract and with his career in the top flight seemingly over, Nick joined non-league Warbury Warriors as player/manager, with the task of taking them all the way to the Premier League for a final chance to prove his critics wrong. A shark attack in Australia in 2003 eventually brought his playing career to an end. In 2014 he married Li Ming Wong.