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Player profile: Terry

WithWilliam Tantam

For many in Black River, economic independence was an unrealistic aspiration. Terry, the most economically successful of the younger players, owned and ran an electronics repair business. Terry was in his early thirties and a little older than the other younger players on his team. On the football field, it was obvious that Terry had not played as much as the others, since both his touch and his feel for the game were not as keen. He moved a little awkwardly and appeared a bit stiff. This tension emerged in the difficulty with which he controlled the ball. He was also not quick on the ball and took slightly too long to make decisions. Terry was caught between the younger and the older in terms of age and wealth. Older and more prosperous than the younger players, he nonetheless lived in New Town (rather than Black River) with the younger men to whom he was socially linked.