Sydney FC Captain and birthday boy Terry McFlynn hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today, just a few hours before heading to Brisbane for a massive final encounter of the regular Hyundai A-League season.
Sydney FC Captain and birthday boy Terry McFlynn hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today, just a few hours before heading to Brisbane for a massive final encounter of the regular Hyundai A-League season. During the hour we learnt that Terry would love to one day become a coach, he believes the Cove are the best supporter group in the country and McFlynn-s most cherished moment at Sydney FC was his goal against Central Coast in 2009, the same week his daughter was born.
This initiative has become a successful fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and Fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (April 10) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!
Here is a transcript of the 40 questions, with Terry McFlynn’s answers.
Ele Winston: What are some key things/attributes that a centre midfielder should do/have?
#SydneyFanChat Good engines, high work rate, good vision and a good range of passing
Michela ADP: Are you and all team ready for tomorrow? The most important match of the regular season #goguys fans are ready
#SydneyFanChat Yes we have had a good weeks training and are looking forward to it!
Dr.Phil: Terry you’re an absolute legend mate, what has been your fondest memory playing for the sky blues?
#SydneyFanChat Winning the 2010 Grand Final in Melbourne
David Hall: Terry, any memories from your time at Morecambe FC? The goal on your debut sticks out for me!
#SydneyFanChat I really enjoyed my time at Morecambe, I made a lot of good friend. I wish Jim and the team the best of luck
Hugh Gourley: Do you believe you could offer something in the Northern Ireland national side?
#SydneyFanChat I have always been honoured to play for my country. I would love to someday have that opportunity
Dr.Phil: Which @ALeague winning Sydney squad would you consider to be the best one?
#SydneyFanChat I don’t like to compare teams, both squads were very strong
Liam Ruz: There is a petition for the fans to riot onto the pitch when you net one, what are your thoughts
#SydneyFanChat It’s been a while since I have scored, but I would love to celebrate a goal with the @SydneyFC fans
Liam Ruz: Will we see T.Mcflynn coaching in the future
#SydneyFanChat I would love to one day become a coach, I am in the process of education in preparation for life after football
Brendan Laezza: Can I come over your house today?
#SydneyFanChat Sorry mate, I am on my way to Brisbane this afternoon
Daniel: Have you become a better leader this season with Del Pyro there?
#SydneyFanChat We have a lot of leaders in the team @delpieroale, Brett, @bosschaartp so it’s an easy group to be a part of
Dr.Phil: If you could bring back one ex-@SydneyFC player to the club for next season, who would it be and why?
#SydneyFanChat Um, Alex Brosque – because he is a very funny guy and the dressing rooms are a little quiet at the moment
Ryan Bradley: Terry, my old pal how is it going, do u think you will return to Swatragh to play gaelic
#SydneyFanChat Hi Ryan, great to hear from you! Only if you will be my personal masseuse?
[m.d]: Any chance on getting you on Twitter Tmac?
#SydneyFanChat No, I am extremely busy with study and the family and don’t have much time for social media
[m.d]: Which team do you enjoy beating most in the league?
#SydneyFanChat Melbourne Victory
Mitch V (RS baby!): Do you believe you’re an aleague quality player?
#SydneyFanChat It’s not up to me to decide but seven consecutive managers have chosen me to play for the club
[m.d]: What is the best prank played in the dressing room this year?
#SydneyFanChat Ivan Necevski regularly plays pranks – so there is too many to mention
James: What would be one of your most cherished memories as a Sky blue player?
#SydneyFanChat My goal against Central Coast in 2009, the end of the week my daughter was born and we won the game 1-0
Jordan Lo Russo: When the terrible day comes when you retire at the Sky Blues T-Mac, who’d you like to get captain?
#SydneyFanChat It’s not for me to decide, I’m sure what that day comes, the boss will pick the right person for the job
Jason Kellaway: Hey Terry, I’ve always wondered, do you guys actually hear the crowd whilst in the pitch, or do you block it out?
#SydneyFanChat We can definitely hear the crowd, especially the Cove – the best supporters in the country!
Zee: Hiya TMac! When things aren’t going to well w/yourself & lads where do you get the will to fire them Up from?
#SydneyFanChat The determination comes from within, we have a duty to our supporters to perform
Keegan7Suarez: Terry, I know it must have been difficult, but how did you react to the crowd at one stage “booing” you off the field?
#SydneyFanChat The fans pay their earned money to come watch and they have a right to voice their opinion, our supporters are still the best in the country
Jack Rose: Hey Terry, do you support an English club?
Adan Puyol Hernandez: Apart from yourself, what player past or present is the heart of the club?
#SydneyFanChat Steve Corica
David Warriner: Happy Birthday Terry!!! What was your best present? And what did the lads get you?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks, my best presents were from my children this morning and the boys did a good job at eating my cake
Janakin: Hi Terry, I understand you live in/around Kellyville. Are you involved personally with any local association club?
#SydneyFanChat My brother plays for a local club and I have helped them out with a couple of sessions in the past
Mel: Favourite team to play against?
#SydneyFanChat Melbourne Victory
Keith Dawson: Congrat’s on the new contract Terry, well deserved. Was there a team get together for the @Socceroos game last night?
#SydneyFanChat No there was no get together, but a few of us went out there to support Steve getting his well-deserved cap
Keith Dawson: Huge game this weekend, and it’s in (y)our hands to make finals, how do you keep relaxed leading into big games like this?
#SydneyFanChat As a player these are the games you look forward to, for us it’s like going into a Grand Final
Michael McGowan: I know you didn’t play, but how did you rate the intensity and build-up of the Sydney derby? Bigger than the big blue yet?
#SydneyFanChat The #BigBlue has history on its side, but the Sydney Derby will surpass it soon
Sean: What advice would you give to young players !!
#SydneyFanChat Always give 100% in everything you do and play from your heart
Keith Dawson: With a young family Terry do you think your kids might follow in your footsteps and pursuing a career in football?
#SydneyFanChat It’s too early to tell, but whatever path they decide themselves, I will support them 100%
Wally: Terry, who do you think will be the next current @SydneyFC player to step up to the Socceroos
#SydneyFanChat With a lot of good youngsters I think Antonis, Ryall or Grant will make the step soon
Luke Cevolani: Hi Terry as being 1 of the longest serving players at the club do u have a mentoring role for the younger players?
#SydneyFanChat Nothing official but I think it’s important that every players understands what it means to play for this club
Chris Gouw: Who do you think is the best player in the A-league right now? how about young player? Aussie born player?
#SydneyFanChat Best player is @delpieroale best young is Marco Rojas & best Aussie player on current form Milligan or Grant
Andrew French: Terry, do you see yourself staying on with the club in an off field role when you retire?? I hope so!
#SydneyFanChat My focus is still playing for the next 12 months and then we will let the future decide after that
Wally: Did Ivan tell Vedran that warm-up started 30mins later 2 weeks ago??? lol
#SydneyFanChat I’m not sure, there were a few road closures and Ivan’s dad does work at the RTA??
James: What has been your highlight so far of the current season?
#SydneyFanChat The 7-1 win against Wellington was a confidence booster and the catalyst we needed to kick on!
Wally: Terry, does the no.15 you wear for @SydneyFC have any personal significance?
#SydneyFanChat It was the last available shirt when I signed, but after wearing it for 8 years it means something to me now
McInnes: If you could play for any team in the world apart from @SydneyFC which team would it be?
#SydneyFanChat I have always supported Celtic as a kid and that would be something special to play for them
Tony Grewcock: Hi Terry. Which players did you admire most growing up & who is the greatest Aussie player ever IYO?
#SydneyFanChat Roy Keane was my hero growing up & greatest Aussie
Craig Johnston he put Australian football on the world map
Sydney FC’s adidas School Holiday Clinics are now open for registrations, including our new girls only clinic! The courses run from April 22nd to 24th and start from $180 including GST. Register today as places are limited – click here for more information.