It’s looking Terry’ble for John as his well known brother Paul makes ‘disturbing high-stake bets’ and Dad’s drink-drive shame.
The Aston Villa assistant’s family members are having quite a bad time of it with Paul being fined a total £1,000 and urged to ‘seek help’, yet he thinks he doesn’t need it.
He confessed to 209 breaches of betting rules between November 2017 and October 2019 and losing close to £50,000.
Now the Football Association are concerned about the West Brom loan manager who was found to have placed 34 bets involving competitions in which teams he was involved with played.
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A betting company contacted the FA to alert them to Terry’s betting activity, with rules prohibiting employees of football clubs placing bets on any football of its kind, whether it involves their club or not.
Terry was found to have gone from placing bets ‘between £2 and £200’ to bets of up to £17,700 on Italy to beat Sweden in November 2017, as well as £10,000 apiece on Manchester United to beat Basel and Germany to beat England within the same month.
In total, Paul Terry was found to have staked £63,800.40 with net losses of £46,916.73 during that span.
His 209 bets averaged over £300 per stake with the commission claiming ‘this figure was significantly skewed due to a handful of disturbingly high-stake bets that were placed’.
An FA report revealed Terry placed ‘bets which included games in competitions that (his) club had participated in during the relevant seasons. The 34 bets were all multiple bets.’
The report continued: “PT stated in interview that he had received education on betting and had been aware of the rules against betting on football albeit he was unsure that it applied to coaching staff.
“PT said that he has gambled all his adult life and that he was betting through boredom when he placed the bets on football.
“He said that he never bets beyond his means (and) did not consider himself to have a betting problem at all.”
The report said: “The Commission was somewhat concerned and curious as to PT’s pattern of betting.
“PT had on a number of occasions placed very large stakes, that on the face of it appear to have been disproportionate to his football-generated income and he had lost a significant amount of money over a relatively short period of time.
“Given the above, the commission members were also concerned that PT did not consider himself to have a betting problem at all.
“The commission would urge PT to seek some help from the PFA, FA or other outside agencies in this regard.”
PAUL TERRY’S CAREER:
1999–2003 – Dagenham & Redbridge – 112 games (12 goals)
2003–2007 – Yeovil Town – 135 games (10 goals)
2007–2009 – Leyton Orient – 71 games (1 goal)
2009 – Grays Athletic – 3 games (0 goals)
2009–2010 – Rushden & Diamonds – 31 games (2 goals)
2010–2011 – Darlington – 24 games (2 goals)
2011–2012 – Thurrock – 46 games (2 goals)
Total – 422 games (29 goals)
After retiring from football, Terry was an agent for six years before joining Richie Wellens at Oldham Athletic as the first-team coach in November 2017. He left in January 2018, then returned to Yeovil in the summer of 2018 to take up a role in manager Darren Way’s coaching staff.
Terry joined West Brom as the loan manager for the club in July 2019 to oversee the development of youth and first-team players leaving the club on loan.
Paul and John’s Dad has also got himself into a spot of bother in being handed a ban from driving for 18 months after admitting to drink-driving when he was caught driving over twice the drink-drive limit in the latest in a long line of offences.
Ted Terry, 66 year old, blew a reading of 74micrograms of alcohol per 100millilitres of breath during a breathalyser test when he was stopped by traffic police on the A6 in Basildon, Essex while driving an Audi A4.
Ted has embarrassed his kids before after it was revealed the man, who has a previous conviction for cocaine dealing, was taken away by police after a bust-up with his girlfriend last December.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “John still holds a high-profile position and is well respected, but Ted just acts like an idiot.”
Ted was also ordered to pay fines of £600.
Fans reacted after seeing how much of a Terry’ble time it was for John as his brother Paul makes ‘disturbing high-stake bets’ and Dad’s drink-drive shame…
@a85hurst: What an absolutely scum family the “Terry’s” are.
@Prince1Keith: John Terry’s dad is a convicted drug-dealer. His mum was convicted for shoplifting. His brother was caught illegally betting on football matches. Terry himself has been caught out shagging former team-mates wives and girlfriends. I SHUDDER TO THINK WHAT HIS DOG MAY HAVE DONE!
@JamesFinbow: Lovely family
He’s been betting on us to win!
— Alan4NewportSlp (@Alan4NewportSal) December 7, 2020
It’s not often I, personally, agree with the FA. However, it does seem that Paul Terry gambled substantial sums when compared to his career (which peaked at Leyton Orient back in the late noughties). Hopefully he has sought help since.https://t.co/PV2pYApQSD
— All Bets Are Off Podcast (@AllBetsAreOff_) December 7, 2020
Imagine being so thick you break the rules and manage to lose nearly £50,000 doing it……
— Armchair East Stand (@MattHalesowen) December 7, 2020
Meanwhile the game welcomes the sponsorship monies from the gambling industry with open arms & has permitted gambling to become an intrinsic part of the sport for many fans/viewers. Time to disassociate the game completely with gambling.
— the esk (@theesk) December 7, 2020
Looking at those figures his problem seems to be he’s not very good at it!
— Kenneth Safe (@safe_julian) December 7, 2020
£1,000 – is that the sum total of his punishment when a 17-year-old got a six week football ban for placing a couple of bets.
— George____ (@george28265) December 7, 2020
nearly 47k lost, but ‘no gambling problem’…?
— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) December 7, 2020
its all relative isnt it … if he has £500,000 in the bank and he’s lost £50k thats the same as having £500 in the bank and losing £5 .. sort of. I agree with you however, it is of course an issue .. its not £46k worth of ‘bit of fun’ that he’s had is it. Gambling ruins lives.
— LondonGull (@GullLondon) December 7, 2020