I miss this crowd all the time.
They are very good at poking fun at me, dressing well, watching films, buying Christmas presents, making me laugh, putting up with our parents stories, letting me stay in their homes.
Brazil have been drawn against Scotland in the World Cup, and Ronaldo tells his team mates that he's going to play them on his own, single-handed.
So they all sod off down the pub, have a few drinks, play some pool, and keep up with the score on Teletext.
They see 'Ronaldo' go 1-0 up after 15 minutes and can't believe it.
Then, in the last seconds of injury time, they see Scotland equalise.
Still more than impressed that one man held a whole team to a draw, they go back to the ground to congratulate Ronaldo, who they find sitting in the dressing room, head-in-hands, looking utterly distraught.
Roberto Carlos asks him 'why are you so upset?'
and Ronaldo replies 'I can't believe I let you all down like this'
Carlos says 'what do you mean? you played an entire team on your own and got a draw. that's incredible!'
and Ronaldo says to him 'no - you don't understand. I got sent off after half an hour'