I always used to think that he was a menacing kind of a chap. He had a dark undertone about him - even just in the way he used to speak. As a kid I didn't like the way he used to call people 'pal', it was never said in a friendly way. I don't like him.
So agree with this. He came across, in his heyday, as someone with a forced jovial personality who'd instantly turn nasty the minute he was irritated in the slightest, IMO. I remember the usage of the word 'pal' very well too. It was always said in a
He still comes across as belligerent, arrogant and aggressive.