THIS WEEK: Martin Rice – Torquay

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Po­si­tion: Goal­keeper Date of Birth: 07/03/86 Mar­i­tal Sta­tus: Been with girl­friend, Beccy, for seven years Former Clubs: Ex­eter and Truro City Car you bought? A BMW M3. I wanted to get the quick­est on the mar­ket. CD you bought? Oa­sis – Fa­mil­iar to Mil­lions. I love Oa­sis. I’m a big fan of mod bands like The Jam. Goal you scored? A penalty for Truro in 2009 against Abing­don. All the squad had scored that year so they wanted me to com­plete the set and we were about 3-0 up. Time you were sent off? Away at Da­gen­ham in 20052006 for Ex­eter. A for­ward ran through and I just wiped him out. It was a de­served red but I missed the FA Cup game against Manch­ester United. In­jury? I had a frac­tured fin­ger in 200809. I came out for a cross and the ball just dis­man­tled it. I was sup­posed to be out for six weeks but re­turned in two. Tro­phy won? The Evo-Stik South­ern League Pre­mier with Truro in 2011. We won it with three games to spare.



Tea or Cof­fee? Cof­fee – it gives me a boost be­fore play­ing and train­ing. Beans on toast or pasta? Beans – pasta’s bor­ing. Caribbean with the mis­sus or Ma­galuf with the lads? Caribbean with the mis­sus – I’ve done Ma­galuf. I’m 27 now, I just pre­fer to re­lax. Eas­ten­ders or Cor­rie? Eas­ten­ders – it’s just bet­ter. Big Brother or XFactor? X-Fac­tor – peo­ple mak­ing fools of them­selves. Me­gan Fox or Jes­sica Alba? Me­gan Fox is a worldie. I do pre­fer brunettes although my mis­sus is a blonde!


Who did you sup­port as a boy? Manch­ester United – the ab­so­lute best – and Ex­eter, my home­town club. Who is the best player you have played with? Jamie Mackie. I al­ways thought he would reach a higher level and now he plays for QPR and Scot­land. Who is the loud­est man­ager you have played un­der? Ea­monn Dolan and Paul Buckle. Ea­monn used to rant and could lose his head. Paul had loads of en­ergy. Both were al­ways right though. What three words best de­scribe you? Mad, men­tal, fiery. Which news­pa­per do you read? The Sun – page 3 all day long! Which TV foot­ball pun­dit makes you cringe? None really. And who do you really lis­ten to? Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer are bril­liant. They know what they’re talk­ing about. Do you have any su­per­sti­tions? I used to wear the same pants and put my right shin pad on be­fore my left. What are your hob­bies? I used to do a bit of surf­ing when I was younger. Which five peo­ple would you in­vite round for a din­ner party? Bob Ole­jnik (Posh keeper) – we get on really well. My keeper coach Kenny Vey­sey be­cause he’s got ab­so­lute ban­ter. Then three mates. I wouldn’t have celebri­ties, I can’t be deal­ing with them.


Who is the worst dressed player at the club? None from Torquay, but at Ex­eter it was Mark El­lis and Danny Seaborne. Mark used to wear flared jeans and some ras­cal jumpers. Danny wore dodgy jumpers.


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