This is from Terry himself.
Me? Comment has been passed that we as Club don't have a tremendous rapport with our 'exes' other than our legends.. Graham Roberts for example has been treated shamefully for indulging in little more than 'free thought'.
Dixon? The free thinking among us will acknowledge that it ain't Spur's fault what happened to him. Afterall. We aren't Newcastle, our charges don't train on a ploughed field..
"People knew that I'd had injury problems for the last while. People within football knew that I had left Tottenham so word got around that I had finished, I had retired,
but that's not the case.There are no guarantees and I have a bit of a way to go, but I do hope that I will be able to play football again. At what level, and with any success, I don't know, no one knows that now."
"I had a real high in my career, in my life, when I was in the Ireland squad and on the bench for a game at Lansdowne Road. If that was the high, this is the real low at the moment, leaving Tottenham.But I do have a real hope that I will be able to play football, at least earn a living from football and see where it takes me after that.
"I went to see a specialist a while back and he gave me a bit of hope, he said it's possible that I can play again and be a professional. At this stage it's only a possible and there are no guarantees, but I am strong in my own mind and I am determined to get back playing again.I am finished with Spurs now, but I have had clubs in touch with me. "
"A couple of teams have said they want me to come there so I can do my rehab and get back training. If I get my fitness up and can show them that I'm able to play without any problems, then I will have a chance of signing.I will see how I am feeling in the next few weeks but I hope to be able to go to a club soon enough and start doing some more work. At the moment I can do some jogging and some work with leg weights, I have done a bit of passing and some ball work so that was good for me, to work wth a ball again.
"There's a long road ahead of me and if I do get back, it will be next season. Spurs paid up my contract. They said that they couldn't take any more chances on me and my fitness, they said that they didn't see it happening for me there. It was hard to leave, I had been there for ten years and to be honest I'd hoped they would treat me better."
Whilst I'm genuinely sorry for the fix you're in son, who is it you think OWES you a living again???
"There are clubs interested in me and that's a boost for me. I have a good family and
friends around me but it's good to know that people in football are also interested and want to sign me.I will try and get fit and give it a go with some club. This could be my last chance, so I have no reason not to try. I haven't achieved anything in football really, I haven't played a club game and I haven't played for Ireland, I want to do both of them so hopefully the knee can clear up, I can get fit and achieve my goals.If I can't play again and if I have to quit, at least I know that I tried, and I will do something else. I have been doing coaching courses and I want to stay in the game so I'll see what the future holds for me."
Courtesy of The Evening Herald...