Ryan Garry Interview

Ryan GarryWith so many changes going on at Dean Court in recent times, and exciting times ahead, we thought it time we caught with our Club President, Ryan Garry, to gauge his thoughts on where things are at the Club. 

What would you say has been your best moment in football to date?

My best moment in football to date would be making my first team debut at Arsenal, the worst would be injuries and the feeling of relegation in 2008 after such a big fight to stay in League One.

What has been your greatest challenge in switching from playing to being in the technical area?

The greatest challenge going from player to coach is the transition you have to make in regards to your relationship with ex team mates.

How have the reserves been performing so far this season (despite an unwanted 100% start to the season)?

The reserves this season have had mixed results so far. I've used different teams in all games and the performances have been different as would be expected. When using young youth team players like I have done for a major bulk of the games the development of their game is the most important thing to get from the game, at times they have found themselves up against players who have played in the premiership. If a first team player is playing to get fit you have to understand that at times they are getting back to there ideal level of fitness and this can take time.

What's your take on all the first team changes from last season to this?

Changes happen at all football clubs, we have had a big turn around of players and it takes time to get things to gel at times. I feel we're now starting to gel on and off the park so I fully expect us to kick on in this second half of the season.

Which player(s) have impressed you the most so far this season? And why?

For me Flahavan has been very consistent in games, my personal view on consistency is that its a key ingredient needed to be big player for any team.

Which young players excite you in the way they are developing at Dean Court?

There are many players coming through the ranks here and I believe that to name them would be wrong. I feel they need space and time to develop..... the future looks very good though.

What are your own personal ambitions for the future (in football and elsewhere)?

As for my future I would like to stay in coaching. I've fully enjoyed my first 6 months in the job and I'm learning every day. It's a great environment to be in everyday and all staff and players are working hard in trying to get the club to the next level which I think we can achieve.

Thank you to Ryan for taking the time out to speak to us. If you have any questions you'd like us to put to Ryan, please drop a line to exiledcherries@aol.com.