Five minutes with . . . Martin Gritton
Name: Martin Gritton.
Hometown: Truro has always been home, but London for now.
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Earliest sporting memory: Vague recollection of the '82 World Cup. That was when Scotland used to qualify for things.
Best sporting memory: Promotion with Torquay on the last day of the season 03/04, away at Southend. On goal difference. Great trip home...
Worst sporting memory: Getting released from Plymouth (my first club) was a blow, the first knock back always is. But it led directly to the moment above, shows what can happen if you keep at it.
Who is your sporting idol? Henrik Larsson. Growing up as a Celtic fan in the 90's wasn't much fun. Then he turned up. 242 goals in 315 games, a record even Mark Rapsey would be proud of.
Favourite hobby away from sport: Gigs – comedy & music. Loved getting down to Boscawen to watch Tom Sharp and the boys playing cricket for Truro/Cornwall too.
Most embarrassing sporting memory? Scored my FIRST own goal in my LAST game for Stockport. Blamed the keeper, then blamed the floodlights, then stropped off.
Who would you most like to meet? Would have to be a good storyteller, maybe comedian Louis CK, particularly if I needed cheering up.
What is your biggest claim to fame? My brother was in a band? That was handy growing up. Cheers Kev.
Favourite sporting venue? Plainmoor as a player. Old Trafford to watch a game. Still have a soft spot for the slope at Perranwell FC too.. some great folk down there that helped me on my way in the game.
Favourite film: Just 1?! I'll pick a sport related one seen as we are here. Senna. Great documentary.
Favourite music album: Beastie Boys- Hello Nasty (Lee Trewhela is probably shaking his head reading that...)