Player Of The Month January 2010
EVERY MONTH WE WILL FEATURE AN INTERVIEW WITH A PLAYER
4TH IN THIS SERIES IS AN INTERVIEW WITH ARGYLE LEGEND TERRY AUSTIN
WE ASKED TERRY 14 QUESTIONS HERE ARE HIS REPLIES
Q: What was your most memorable match?
A: Scored winning goal Ipswich v Liverpool (2-1) in chase for title c 1975. We finished 2nd to Liverpool by 2 points.
Q: Who was the best Argyle player you played with?
A: Paul Barron.
Q: Who was your toughest opponent?
A: Kevin Beattie (in training).
Q: You must have an amusing story you could share with us about your time at Argyle?
A: We played Bradford one Saturday in winter. It was absolutely freezing, snowing and we kicked of in a blizzard. Eventually ,at half time, the game was abandoned. Anyway we all ran onto the pitch long sleeve shirts, vests underneath, shorts pulled down and gloves in many cases. Their centre forward was a giant called Bernie Wright who appeared in short shorts, short sleeve shirt (even those sleeves were rolled up), no vest and no gloves. Our team took one look at Bernie and basically we had lost! In fact it was i-o to Bradford at half time and Bernie had scored the goal. Thank heavens it was abandoned.
Q: Now you are no longer playing football how do you occupy yourself?
A: Golf and holidays (apartment in Gran Canaria).
Q: Can you recall your most embarrassing moment?
A: Missed penalties, although I think I only missed 2 in my career.
Q: How has football changed over the years?
A: Better preparation, better attitude, better lifestyle. Altogether players are more professional.
Q: Who was the best manager you ever played under?
A: Bobby Robson. The most enthusiastic person I have ever met.
Q: What was your pre-match routine? E.g. lucky item, superstitions.
A: One touch rebound passing in the communal bath. No superstitions but boots had to be perfect.
Q: Do you keep in touch with any of your former Argyle teammates? If so, who?
A: John Peddelty (ex Ipswich as well). Now a policeman back in Ipswich.
Q: Do you think PAFC will do well this season?
A: Sincerely hope so. I hope the World Cup bid is successful as well for Home Park.
Q: If you could choose any player in the world you would have liked to play with, who would it be?
A: In relation to me and Plymouth Argyle I would have loved to have played with Paul Mariner.
Q: Do you follow Argyle's progress or attend any of their matches?
A: Yes I follow results and no unfortunately I'm too far away.
Q: Do you now have a day job outside of football?
A: I am an Independent Financial Adviser. I run my own business with my wife Trisha and 2 other good friends.