Interview : Paul Terry : 29/04/2006
Paul Terry after Yeovil secured League One status at Huddersfield
Paul Terry
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Paul Terry talked to the press after the midfielder played in the side that sealed League One survival at Huddersfield with a 2-1 win at the Galpharm Stadium on April 29th 2006.

Qu: Paul it is going to be a happy trip home and a deserved one after a long and difficult season.

PT: Yes, it has been a difficult season. I think that over the past few weeks we have got our rewards and also today with that win. Finally now we are safe and we can relax a little bit!

Qu: Did you see it working out this way at the start of the second half when Huddersfield were 1-0 up and they went close a couple of times?

PT: Yes, we've always got believe in ourselves. We went in at half time and said look we are still in the game and they haven't caused us too many problems and we knew we would get some chances in the second half. When we got those chances we took them. They were two great goals. The penalty was a great finish and the free kick was unbelievable from Jevo. But it was a great team performance and everyone put in 110 percent.

Qu: The linesman was nice and brave for that penalty because in front of a home crowd you don't often get those.

PT: It makes a change. Sometimes a linesman will bottle it and they don't give them. From where I was it looked like a penalty but of course I am going to say that aren't I? It doesn't matter now though because it has been given. We have won 2-1 and that is all that matters now. We can look forward to next week now.

Qu: How big an achievement is this compared to what the club have achieved over the next two or three years?

PT: This is going to be the biggest thing the club has ever achieved. Wherever the club goes on to finish now, we can't go down, so this is going to be the highest position a Yeovil Town team has ever finished. So this is the biggest achievement ever and it tops anything we have ever done. It is fantastic!

Qu: Now the season is competitively over, contract-wise you are one of many players waiting. Any talks started yet?

PT: No not yet, obviously we had to wait and see what was happening. Hopefully on Monday we will start talking about them. But let's just enjoy the win first - the contracts will take care of themselves and hopefully next week they will all get sorted out.

Qu: You've been on the record saying you would like to stay?

PT: Yes, I'd like to stay - I've said it before. I want to stay and if the club want me to stay then I would be happy to. It is all about sitting down and sorting something out.

Qu: Staying up means more money in the club and it also makes it more attractive to players. Isthat going to increase the chances of the squad staying together?

PT: Yes, definitely. There are a lot of people who are out of contract and hopefully this gives them a bit more money to keep the bigger players as I'd call them - people like Jevo and players like that - who are worth their wages. The goals that he has scored have been unbelievable. However, all the people at the back today and Wealey all earn their money as well, so it is about everyone now. Hopefully now we can sit down with the people who are out of contract now and get something sorted for everyone.

Qu: You said about it during the week and now it has materialised - the double celebration for the Terry family tonight.

PT: I know, I think my brother (John Terry) has got a little injury but obviously it was a great achievement for them (Chelsea) today for them to win the league. But for us as I've said this is massive. It tops winning the league last year because this means so much to us. People had written us off and said that we were going down and we have proved everyone wrong now.

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06/10/2003Paul Terry after the 2-0 defeat at CheltenhamView
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