Andy Boyer has been playing Subbuteo since the 70s and is a member of the Lincoln Flickers Club. Andy who is also a big Manchester United supporter reveals in his interview many great memories and his passion for heavy metal.
1. When did you first start playing?
First about age 7 with family- board on floor! infamous Boston Grammar school club a few years later- cheers Mocco! restarted at Lincoln Flickers a couple of years back with the World Cup tournament
2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
World cup 1982 qualifiers in shopping centre in leeds i think if the old memory serves me right. no luck there but reached national finals at wembley following two years...
3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
Elbeuf 1988 sticks as being a good one, cannes the same year and vienna table soccer also 1988-good tournaments and great company
4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
one years ago against Carl Young springs to mind - a knock back from a corner and moving ball struck into top corner...unfortunately my only goal of that game against Carl's 5 or 6... more recently one against Greg Sammons - a sweet curl around his defence followed quickly by a shot into the net while he was still admiring the swerve...
5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
Historically I would have to say Mike Parnaby More recently there are plenty -Kaspar Bennett(never misses the bloody ball!), Chris Thomas, Martin Hodds to name three
6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World?
That has to be Hansel Mallia Beat me 8-0 without breaking a sweat i only had a couple of half chances...
7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
A tight one in the EASTS open final against Colin Tarry- plenty of chances and saves but won in extra time with a golden goal
8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
Keeping Dave Pawsey down to two goals at the English open cup on my way to just missing England qualification (sighs of relief from the team...!)
9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
Someone rushing round a table against Colin Tarry at futsal this year, not quite making it and causing a minor pitch earthquake... take a bow Mr Finch
10. Which football team do you support?
Manchester United (since the mid 70's so dont call me a glory hunter...)
11. What is your favourite food?
Spaghetti Carbonara or a deep pan Hawaiian pizza- love Italian!
12. Do you have any other hobbies?
Going to concerts-favourite memories including seeing Iron Maiden three times at different venues in five days in about 1990
13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
Lord of the Rings trilogy Braveheart This is Spinal Tap many more come close
15. What is your favourite TV series?
Big Bang Theory
16. What is your favourite music?
Queen, Maiden, Yes, Alannah Myles, Heart, Def Leppard... At the moment i love Evanescence- Amy Lee's haunting vocals are fabulous
17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?
That has to be the God that is Sir Alex Ferguson!