Terry Arnold is the man behind Kent Invicta one of the fastest growing Subbuteo Clubs in England. Terry has been playing Subbuteo since the the 1970s but only attended his first big tournament in 2011. Our exclusive interview reveals many interesting facts about his involvement within the game.
1. When did you first start playing?
Started playing in the late 70's early 80's but never seriously, certainly never entered any proper tournaments. Restarted playing in December 2010.
2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
English GP in Leicester May 2011. A fantastic weekend of flicking it was too.
3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
The World Cup in Manchester 2012 had an amazing competitve atmosphere. The ESA events - National League and English Cup have been spot on in terms of levelled enjoyment.
4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
I was getting hammered in a team match in Jemelle, Belgium by Ludovic Ponthieux when I scored a cracking long shot. Also that day I scored 3 good goals against Laurent Goor too which wasn't a bad achievement. I've also scored a few belters against Taz which are always enjoyable.
5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
Probably Justin Finch, Kaspar Bennett and Miguel Pereira.
6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World?
Jo Mifsud - clinical and agressive, a very, very tough opponent.
7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
I've had a couple of great games with Colin Fletcher but a pulsating 3-3 draw in a KIV League match I recently had with Taz was a belting game. 0-1 down then 3-1 up before finishing in a draw!
8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
There haven't been many apart from a couple of GP semi-final appearances in the plate. Also keeping all the youth players engaged in the game at KIV - keeping grassroots alive and flicking.
9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
Probably Kye's goalie mind games at the English IO 2012 U12's final. Spontaneous, unscripted and hilarious. All in good humour, Quality.
10. Which football team do you support?
Thamesview Youth FC Arsenal & Gillingham
11. What is your favourite food?
The classic 44Two burger!
12. Do you have any other hobbies?
Football DJaying/Mixing Video Games - Fifa, Skyrim, Fallout, Singstar!
13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Florida Cruising around the Med'
14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
Any Sci-Fi, end of the world, zombie, survival stuff. Titanic
15. What is your favourite TV series?
Walking Dead Lost
16. What is your favourite music?
Anything as long as I can mash it up plus any other remixed tunes.
17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?
Wife 'n' kids