Ralph Pomeroy has been playing Subbuteo since 1973. Ralph who supports Burnley has a deep passion for the Old Subbuteo network and can often be seen playing the traditional format of the game. Our exclusive interview reveals many interesting facts about his history within the game.
1. When did you first start playing?
2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
The first Ely Anglo Italian Tournament
3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
I've enjoyed them all but I do like playing at Ely the venue is excellent and the company even better
4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
I honestly couldn't say but I scored a nice winner against Richard Meddings in the 62 World Cup event at Lincoln last November .. spun my winger in behind Richards defence making a quick deft touch of the ball and passed a ground shot first time into the bottom corner of the net
5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
Steve "Fingers" Moreton
6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World?
Max from Italy known as Max Varese in OS world
7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
Too many to mention - plenty have made me laugh which is the main thing
8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
I think my best achievement is still enjoying it after all these years or maybe getting my two youngest sons to play in this mind numbing world of computers and consoles
9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
Nothing to speak of
10. Which football team do you support?
Burnley and Shamrock Rovers
11. What is your favourite food?
Steak (Medium) and Chips ( yes I know straight from a 1970's Shoot player profile ).. washed down with IPA or Tribute ...
12. Do you have any other hobbies?
Groundhopping .. 176 so far and collecting programmes
13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Dublin for weekends .. Sorrento or Pollensa for foreign holidays .. Devon and Cornwall
14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
Get Carter or Funeral in Berlin
15. What is your favourite TV series?
I like most of the period detective shows Inspector Gently..Endeavour..Foyle's War that sort of thing and almost anything set in East Lancashire or Dublin just so I can spot the settings..
16. What is your favourite music?
Northern Soul .. U2 .. Simple Minds ..
17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?
My immediate family