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VITAL EXCLUSIVE: Mike Flynn

Whole-hearted, gritty, determined, model professional, these are all words which should be used to describe Mike Flynn, the very definition of a proper centre back.

Flynny began life as a professional footballer back in the 1980s and he is still playing now in 2008. Oldham, Stockport, Blackpool and Accrington are just some of Mike's clubs.

His time at Bloomfield Road began in 2003 under Steve McMahon. And he was lucky enough to win the LDV Vans Trophy at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium in 2004.

A no nonsense centre back, Flynny managed just the one goal in more than 50 games for Pool. But his legend lives on...

Mike Flynn Q&A

1. Which club do you support?

Oldham.

2. Favourite manager you played under?

Joe Royle.

3. Best ground you played at?

Wembley.

4. Best goal you scored?

First goal for Oldham versus Sheffield Utd away on Jan 1st.

5. Your favourite moment in a Blackpool shirt?

Winning LDV Trophy at the Millennium Stadium.

6. Best three moments of your football career?

Oldham Debut, Stockport County Promotion to Division 1, winning LDV with Blackpool.

7. Football nowadays?

Still playing for Radcliffe.

8. Life after football...

Teaching Assistant in a Special School.

9. Other hobbies/interests...

Enjoy watching Oldham Rugby, socializing with friends and family.

10. What would you have been if you had not been a footballer?

Physical Training Instructor in the RAF

11. Best player you played with and against?

Dennis Irwin, Les Ferdinand.

12. Do you still go to watch games and if so which ones?

Not many because I'm still playing.

13. A word on Blackpool's progress in the last two years...

Unbelievable Bomber (Simon Grayson) doing a fab job - not forgetting Moog.

14. A message for the Blackpool fans...

One of the best 18 months of my career - Thanks for everything!

Regards,

Mike Flynn.

Thank you Mike for your service to BFC and good luck with Radcliffe Borough!




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Writer: TangerineLordy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 4 2008

Time: 7:16PM

Your Comments

Flynny was a great player for us and I've got a massive amount of respect for him. All the best Flynny!
AbelBFC
Amen to that. You never forget the good, and those that put there body on the line for the club. Not like the Mercenery, take a few quid quick and sod off players ...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE... And good to see that almost all of you are no longer footballing or are well below us. THE GRASS IS GREENER AT BLOOMERS.
Arksy
 

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