Our next player profile is with Andy Pyke. Andy first start playing way back in 1978 and can often be seen playing in events based in the Midlands as a registered player with Worcester River Plate.
1. When did you first start playing?
I started to play Subbuteo with me mates in 1978 I always got thrashed so I spent a lot of time in me bedroom on me knees wearing out countless pairs of trousers improving my skills . Then the day came when we had a competition and I kick there butts in a major way. I first played subby using my friends Munich set. Then in 78 my parents brought me a stadium edition with Hw's and I then brought as many teams as I could afford mainly Lws. Which I now prefer to play with and love.I began playing for fun and enjoyment , I then wanted to play against like minded people I started to play in 2012. I have played for WRP7 for a few years and Lancs Pumas. I have had the pleaseure of playing Alan Cook and Alan Collins top blokes and true gents. When not playing for these teams play in my own league with a couple of mates in SML. Get yourself to a local club and meet like minded folk you'll love it. Look out for the Birmingham and Worcester alliance?
2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
Euro Cup 2012
3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
WRP7 v Lancs Pumas
4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
A screamer from the half way line to win the plate sorry Tim.
5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
Alan Cook it took me two years to beat him. Hes still a fine chap and player.
John Lauder and Adam Lundy and Matt.
6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World? No but I can curl as good as the best!!
7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
Many a good battle with Alan Cook or Adam Lundy
8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
Nearly winning retro League in my first season and Winning the plate in the Euro Cup.
9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
Player being lost and not being able to be found for rather a long time . He turned up behind a radiator. Thanks Adam Killgallon
10. Which football team do you support?
Birmingham City, Northampton Town and Kettering Town.
11. What is your favourite food?
12. Do you have any other hobbies?
Music writing and performing, recording, Hockey, motorbikes and painting subby players.
13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
15. What is your favourite TV series?
The league of gentlemen[comedy]
16. What is your favourite music?
Heavy Metal, Pubk and alternative music.
17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?
Nigel Farage,Martin Luther King,Trevor Francis.