Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I was maybe too quick to leave Fulham.
I've definitely seen a lot of good players since I've came to Australia and I've definitely seen a lot of players that could easily play in the Championship in England.
There's not one person at any club I've been at who would turn around and say I'm a bad egg, it's only been at Aston Villa. That speaks volumes.
I'm not the kind of guy who wants to basically collect money and do nothing.
I know Leeds have had a few Scottish captains but I don't look too much to that because you can get lost in the history of the club. There's so much good history but it's all about the present and the future.
I can never shut the door on Aston Villa but I think it's blatantly obvious for everyone looking at it that it's done.
As a family, we were settled in London. The kids loved their schools.
Until I went to Aston Villa I was scoring 'X' amount. It just did not happen there. That is it. I have seen it happen with loads of players.
The most frustrating thing at Villa was the perceived view fans had of me, that certain people at the club painted. That of a mercenary who was happy sitting on the sidelines taking his wages.
But what I say to people who don't know me and listen to people who say I'm a bad egg or whatever is that I was club captain at Fulham and club captain at Leeds.
But I was club captain at Leeds, club captain at Fulham. If you've got a bad attitude you're not getting those honours.
Despite what some people think, I never asked to leave. I'd just been made captain of Leeds which in my eyes is a big, big deal.
When you're with your kids everything else takes a back seat.
I'm not sure about English football to be honest with you. There's a lot of politics down there and I'm not sure it's just about your attributes on the park. If it was I'd still be down there.
Coming to Motherwell is a good chance for me. The kids will get to see me play.
Have you ever heard of a club captain who's a bad egg? Me neither.
I've always been a bubbly guy who wanted to mix and have some banter when the time is right.
As captain I enjoy the responsibility. Even when I didn't have the armband I was doing a lot outwith the club so it has been an easy transition.
Aston Villa were signing this player and that player, and I was thinking this is my chance to get to the Premier League. I was a little bit over-eager to join them.