During the hour we learnt that Antonis is not scared of the #RBB as he has The Cove behind him, if he wasn’t a footballer he’d love to be a doctor and his favourite moment at Sydney FC was playing his first A-League match when he was just sixteen.
Sydney FC young gun Terry Antonis hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today and was one question short of topping Ali Abbas-s record of answering 57 fan questions. During the hour we learnt that Antonis is not scared of the #RBB as he has The Cove behind him, if he wasn-t a footballer he-d love to be a doctor and his favourite moment at Sydney FC was playing his first A-League match when he was just sixteen.
This initiative has become a successful fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (13 March) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!
Here is a transcript of the 56 questions, with Terry Antonis- answers.
Angus: What made you start playing? #SydneyFanChat My whole family used to play and they got me involved since I was young
Anthony Vescio: Hi Terry. Congrats on making Socceroos in December! Do you have a favourite chant from the Cove? #SydneyFanChat Thank you. My favourite cove chant is 'Rhyan Grant has bad hair'
Brendan Small: Terry mate do you count the goal against Adelaide as yours or an o.g? #SydneyFanChat Yeah I-ll take anything - a goal is a goal!
David Lewis: Hi Terry, from what I see you may have an issue with balancing club and country commitments. What are your thoughts? #SydneyFanChat It's always good to represent your country & club at times it is going to be hard but you have to push thru it
Patrice: Hey Terry, any pre game rituals? #SydneyFanChat I do the cross as I walk out onto the field and eat pasta before a game
Patrice: Terry, who is you favourite a league team to play against? #SydneyFanChat Western Sydney - because they are our cross city rivals!
Patrice: Do you hang out with any of the sky blue boys outside of football? and who? #SydneyFanChat Yes a lot of the younger boys and a few of the older guys
Nurhayati Hashim: Hi Terry, do you think there is a loyalty from the players towards the clubs? Or is it just money nowadays? #SydneyFanChat No I reckon there is loyalty to the clubs
Schibello Caffé: Hi Terry! We have serious supporters for you in the office (as in serious) Keep up the good work! :) #SydneyFanChat Thank you for all of your support!!
Enrique: Hi Terry. What are your goals for the next 3-5yrs? #SydneyFanChat To win the Championship with @SydneyFC and look on to head over to Europe
Andrew French: How is working under Farina? How does he compare to other coaches you have had? #SydneyFanChat He is a really good coach, he has helped me on my game. I have had a lot of great coaches throughout my careers
UrbanSocial: Big fan of yours young Terry. Do you think @Frank_Farina shd drop Emmo after too many poor games? Fans frustrated! #SydneyFanChat Thanks. That's up to @Frank_Farina to decide
Luke Cevolani: Hi Terry, even though you're playing well, do you still keep going overseas to play in Europe as an option? #SydneyFanChat Yeah I would definitely love to head overseas sometime in my career.
Jono Herman: If you had to partner one player in the English Premier League up front, who would it be and why? #SydneyFanChat Mata, he is a great player and I love his style
Chris Koutsiafaras: Ela Terry, who's been the biggest influence in your junior years? Uncle Sam:)? #SydneyFanChat All my family has helped me throughout my career, but my Uncle Sam has helped me a lot.
AEPainemilla Carreño: Hey Terry, how does it feel like playing with a great players like ADP and #themagicman Trent McClenahan? #SydneyFanChat It's a dream come true, playing with @delpieroale who has won everything you could dream of.
MAD PIZZA e BAR: Terry - we are huge fans! What would be your ideal position to play in every week? #SydneyFanChat Anywhere in the midfield, I will be happy with that!
Joyce: Terry what will you do in your spare time? Movie? Music? #SydneyFanChat Hang around with the boys, family and my girlfriend
Jake Bull: Hey Terry which club would you love to play for in Europe or around the world? besides Sydney FC of course! #SydneyFanChat I would like to play for Chelsea - they are my favourite team
Sean: What advice would u give to younger players trying to become professional?? #SydneyFanChat Always keep following your dreams, you have to put in a lot of hard work but it's worth it in the end!
Daniel Sloan: Terry, do you hate the WSW ;) #SydneyFanChat I don't hate them, it's good to have a healthy cross city rivalry!
Antonio Macri: I watched you guys train the other day it's pretty fierce for position ATM - Are you amazed by Del Piero's skill? #SydneyFanChat Yeah of course, on the ball he is unbelievable to watch.
Alex Wain: When are you going to get back using @TerryAntonis? You haven't updated since Nov last year! :P #SydneyFanChat I will be back on it soon
John Hooke: Who's your funniest team mate at SFC? anyone see themselves as pranksters or comedians? #SydneyFanChat All the young boys are the comedians and pranksters - mainly @RhyanGrant starts the trouble
Patrice: What is the funniest prank you have seen or been a part of at @SydneyFC #SydneyFanChat When everyone signed Daniel Petkovski's shirt and he didn't realise
Dale Roots: Hey Terry, you're a top lad and a great player, but who's the best player you've ever played against? #SydneyFanChat Marco Reus
??Aira Carnelian?: Did you have a favourite football player and team football? #SydneyFanChat My favourite player is Maradona and team is Chelsea
Alex Wain: Do you think your time away with the Young @Socceroos has helped or hindered your progress @SydneyFC? #SydneyFanChat Playing international football is always a great experience and has definitely helped my progress as a player
Yvette-LyridsMC: Terry, did you have those riceballs we sent you last week? You like it? Hope to see u score again this week #SydneyFanChat Yeah I shared them with all the boys, everyone loved them!
Anthony Vescio: Now that we know your favourite Cove chant, do you care that Rhyan Grant has bad hair? #SydneyFanChat I will take @RhyanGrant to my hairdresser one day and get him a proper haircut!
*WOWS*: Hey Terry! you scared? of the #RBB ? #SydneyFanChat Not really when I have The Cove by my side!
Zee: Throughout every SFC fan chat you team mates label you the worst dressed at the club.. Would you agree? :p #SydneyFanChat They are all just jealous about my style
William Clancy: Will you take it easy on Del Piero in training please? :) Can you explain what happened last week? #SydneyFanChat It was just a skin collision
Alex Wain: Great you've signed a contract extension recently, how do you think @SydneyFC has helped you progress as a player so far? #SydneyFanChat @SydneyFC has helped me a lot with great coaches and players around me. I will continue to learn a lot more!
Sebastian Hassett: Why didn't you pick the leaf out of Terry McFlynn's hair today? It was stuck there for about 30 minutes #SydneyFanChat I thought it looked good on him
Yvette-LyridsMC: Terry, have you thought playing in Europe? I'd love to see you playing in Bayern Munich, with Schweinsteiger :) #SydneyFanChat I'd love to go overseas and play for any club in Europe
Wally: What's the story behind these boots Terry? #SydneyFanChat The boys playing a prank on me
Jarrod Radcliffe: Which @NRL team do you support terry? #SydneyFanChat the doggies!!
Chris Gouw: Hey Terry, has any of Captain Flynn-s will to win rubbed on you yet? n have you learnt how 2 batter kneecaps in? #SydneyFanChat Yeah definitely his passion and desire to win has rubbed off onto the whole team
Diego Antonio Gallo: If you have to choose one team of the Italian League, which one would you choose? #SydneyFanChat Juventus
AEPainemilla Carreño: So terry what albums are you listening to now? and what type of music do you like #SydneyFanChat I like RnB and hip hop - I like listening to Chris Brown and Neo
Jin Lin: Anywhere would you like to go to for Easter holiday? #SydneyFanChat We don't get time off at Easter but I-d love to go to the Gold Coast
Josh. ?: Terry what's been your favourite moment at Sydney FC? #SydneyFanChat Playing my first game for @SydneyFC during the 10/11 season - I was only 16 at the time, it was a great moment
Matthew Byrnes: Hey Terry, what district was your junior club(s) at? #SydneyFanChat Bankstown, I played for St Christopher-s
theinformer: Terri is it true that your twin brother is Joel Chianese #SydneyFanChat No, if he was he'd definitely be the uglier version
Josh. ?: Favourite EPL club? :) #SydneyFanChat Chelsea!
Alex Wain: It's the grand final @AllianzStadium you can pick any team from the current @aleague top 6 to play against, who is it & why? #SydneyFanChat @wswanderersfc - it would be an amazing Grand Final, two sides in the same city - the atmosphere would be electric
Chris Gouw: If you weren't a professional footballer what would you be Terry? #SydneyFanChat I'd love to be a doctor
Addison Grundy: Anything specifically you've picked up from ADP that's helped you as a footballer? #SydneyFanChat Just watching what he does on the ball and off the ball
Dane Anthony: Hey Terry, what song did you sing on your first away trip with the team? :-) #SydneyFanChat In the jungle - Lion King
Chris Gouw: Do you watch any TV shows? What-s your favourite TV show right now? #SydneyFanChat I love watching Family Guy
Hanif Afif: Did u visit Indonesia ? What do u think about Indonesia ? #SydneyFanChat Yes I went there for football so I didn't get to see much of the country but enjoyed where we stayed.
flyleaf: TERRY! What was the best lesson you learnt from becks? #SydneyFanChat He showed me heaps of stuff when I trained with him, I was only young but took all his knowledge on board.
Wally: Hey terry which senior player took you under his wing when you first came into the squad? #SydneyFanChat I was lucky all the older boys looked after me
vincent troy: Hey terry! Who was your inspiration when you were growing up? #SydneyFanChat Maradona was my inspiration growing up
Dane Anthony: Would you rather the A-League have goal-line technology or more players allowed on the bench? Why? #SydneyFanChat I think more players on the bench. It gives the coach more options to choose from.
Watch Alessandro's first game at Allianz Stadium since renewing his contract and the Socceroos captain Lucas Neill's home debut for Sydney FC against the current league leaders Central Coast Mariners on Saturday 9th March (kick off 5.30pm). Sydney will be looking to make it six wins in a row at home. Tickets are available by clicking here from Ticketek.