THIS WEEK: Martin Rice – Torquay
Putting the public and private lives of players under the spotlight
ON THE SPOT
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.
THE JURY’S OUT:
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!
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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.