Perth Glory was a very different organisation and the Hyundai A-League was a very different competition when Scott Neville made his debut for the club on the final day of 2008.
The versatile defender has well and truly ridden the football roller coaster since then and been shaped by those contrasting experiences in the process.
This weekend, he is poised to make his 100th A-League appearance in purple and in doing so, join an exclusive club featuring only ten other players.
So we decided to sit down with the hugely-likeable Perth local for an in-depth chat which, inevitably, meandered from football, to fashion and hairstyles, Rick Astley and beyond!
In fact, we covered so much ground that we had to split the interview into two parts: