If you have too many Adam Lallanas and love a good 'shiny' then you're talking my language.

It's that time again when grown men relive their childhood, chanting "Got, Got, Need" while poring over piles of Panini stickers.

Euro 2016 is upon us and with it the odd phenomena of football sticker collecting.

It's costly but its fulfilling and fun, even if you have amassed a pile of swaps three inches deep.

Anyone got the Albanian lad Andi Lila? He's going for 99p on eBay (plus 65p postage).

Does everyone have a pile of Adam Lallanas like me?

Don't worry if you're stuck — a Euro 2016 Panini 'sticker swap shop' is being held from 11am to noon on Saturday June 11 at Sainsbury's Shorehead store in Huddersfield. Meet at the store entrance and see if you can get your hands on the players you need.

But the biggest question of all is why are we grown-ups bothered? My excuse is that I get them for my son Harry.

Although I occasionally collected them as a kid - and once owned a Football '78 album which I recently sold on eBay for a pathetic £5.20 - my motivation now is the enjoyment of a a bit of dad-lad time.

Football sticker collectors Andrew Robinson and son Harry, four
Football sticker collectors Andrew Robinson and son Harry, four

Harry is almost five, a Huddersfield Town fan, and knows his Nahki Wells' from his Harry Bunns, although he still doesn't understand why Nahki won't be featuring in the Euros.

It's great to chat to him about the various national flags and the places I've visited - including my day-trip to Albania a long while ago - and he likes to call out the numbers on the stickers as I find the right page.

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I admit that I am too scared to let Harry do the actual sticking because one player ended up stuck in almost upside down when I did let him have a go.

There are lots of other Huddersfield folk who are potty about Panini. The even meet up to swap stickers with complete strangers.

Tom Herbert, 32, of Lockwood, used to collect them as a schoolboy.

Tom Herbert's Panini sticker albums
Tom Herbert's Panini sticker albums

He said: "My first was the Premier League in 1992. I had David Rennie for Coventry in swap 30 times. I started doing them again largely as a motivational/competition thing in the office among the lads I work with.

"I've completed the last three tournament books - 2016, 2014 and 2012. I did the Premier League ones in 2013 and 2015 too."