With precious little actual football to discuss, this week’s Yellow Army Podcast has a guest with plenty to talk about. Phil King started his career at Exeter, then joined Torquay for a 24-game stint in the 1986/87 season.
From there, as Torquay battled to avoid the drop out of the league, Phil embarked on a career which almost took him to star-studded Spurs, and saw him turning out with distinction for Swindon Town and Sheffield Wednesday before a move with Big Ron Atkinson to Aston Villa.
While at Villa he carved himself a place in claret and blue history with a penalty that brought down the mighty Inter Milan.
Speaking from his ‘spit and sawdust’ pub in Swindon, Phil tells us some of the stories from his career, and reveals the reason why he played precisely 24 games for Torquay United – not one more, not one less.
Elsewhere, we look ahead to Saturday’s FA Trophy trip to Boreham Wood, anticipate a debut for the highly-rated Robert Street, and celebrate a milestone for Gary Johnson, who will take charge of his 100th Torquay United match in Saturday’s cup tie.
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