Peter Antony Owen
PREVIOUS CLUBS -
Cardiff City Table Tennis Club, Hereford County Darts, Radyr Rangers FC, Radyr GC. Probably a sign of a misspent youth but I did play a lot of pool and darts. I was selected to represent Wales at darts, but only as a reserve - I still have the medal packed away somewhere
CHILDHOOD CRUSH -
Don't really remember (it was a long time ago) but I would probably say Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched in the 60's and 70's. I really liked that show and the way she wiggled her nose!!
FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OF ALL TIME -
Ronnie Bird, Cardiff City winger in the late 60s
FAVOURITE ODIAXERE CLUB PLAYER AND WHY -
Sergio, because he just gets on with the game, has a no nonsense style of play and does it with a smile
MOST DIFFICULT ODIAXERE CLUB OPPONENT -
Again Sergio, because it's so difficult to get passed those long legs
MOST MEMORABLE MATCH -
10th March 1971, European Cup Winner's Cup Quarter Final, Cardiff City 1 Real Madrid 0. More recently the infamous defeat of Leeds Utd (sorry John) in the FA Cup in 2002 and the 2003 Division Two play-off final that took place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium
BIGGEST THRILL -
In footballing terms it is probably watching the mighty Bluebirds in the Premier League, FA Cup final and League Cup Final, somethings I never thought would happen in my lifetime. Also the experience of following Wales through the Euro 2016 tournament in France is something I will never forget
JOHN LENNON OR PAUL MCARTNEY -
Never saw Lennon live so probably McCartney, who I did see with Wings in 1975 and a couple of times since
OASIS OR BLUR -
Don't like either. Never really got the Britpop thing. More into soul and reggae
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT -
In football it was the 3-2 defeat to Blackpool, in the 2010 Championship play-off final. What made it worse is that we had to return to a hotel full of Blackpool fans...
BEST COUNTRY VISITED -
FAVOURITE FOOD -
Ham, egg & chips or Lancashire Hot Pot
FAVOURITE PORTUGUESE FOOD - Portuguese Steak
FAVOURITE DRINK -
MISCELLANEOUS LIKES - Everything about Portugal...
MISCELLANEOUS DISLIKES -
My wife says I'm a Grumpy Old Man and there are too many things to list here...
FAVOURITE TV SHOW -
Hill Street Blues, The Sopranos, Fawlty Towers, Dads Army...
FAVOURITE FILM -
FAVOURITE SINGER -
Southside Johnny, whose band, from New Jersey, The Asbury Jukes, I have seen live over 100 times
FAVOURITE ACTOR -
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER Delwyn Hamer, Manager of NatWest Hereford Branch in the mid 80s. In banking terms he was years ahead of his time
BIGGEST DRAG IN SOCCER -
OK this is where the GOM kicks in.....diving, drawing a foul from an opponent, dissent, foul throws, feigning injury, goal kick rule changes, VAR, 'tippy-tappy' football and whatever happened to the obstruction rule?
WHAT ONE ITEM WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND -
Apart from my lovely wife, probably my Sony Walkman.
WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET One of the two Michaels......Portillo or Palin