I thought I would share this very happy memory with you all. This was me aged just 20 years old making my professional debut. This was in the FA Cup and I was playing for Plymouth Arglye.

I was sooo nervous because not only was I taking over the legend Peter Shilton but it was getting televised.

But on top of all this, I found out the centre forward was 6ft 5inches and he was the small one. Seriously the other forward was 6ft 6inches! lol


Ray Newland Plymouth Argyle Debut


However as soon as the whistle blew and I was fully focused on the game. We won 3-2 and i got man of the match in many of the main sunday newspapers.. so it was not a bad professional debut for me!

Hope you enjoyed me sharing my story.

Ray Newland

Founder of Just4keepers