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by Jeff
21 Oct 2017, 17:44
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: FC Halifax Town v Torquay United, Match Day Thread, 21st October 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6579

FC Halifax Town v Torquay United, Match Day Thread, 21st October 2017

A decent point I guess. But what concerns me at the moment is that we are behind on our target to make 50 points. We had to make 1.3 points per game (mid-table form), but by my reckoning GO has had 6 games and has garnered 5 points. So we now need to win 2 and draw 1 of our next 3 just to keep on ta...
by Jeff
20 Oct 2017, 20:25
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: James Gray &Jamie Reid
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

James Gray &Jamie Reid

Not been to many games this season, but Reid at Dagenham looked 100x more effective than Gray at Aldershot. Limited data range admittedly, but can only comment on what I’ve seen. Reid fits GO’s system, Gray doesn’t. Reid frees up a loan spot, Gray potentially off the wage bill, seems like good sense...
by Jeff
17 Oct 2017, 15:02
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good

Thanks Plymouth Gull - funny how minds play tricks. It was the Grimsby game afterwards - also a 3-0 defeat! I missed the Mansfield debacle, but had the pleasure of watching the Shrewsbury game and the pain of the subsequent Grimsby defeat. It was at Blundell Park where - finding ourselves 1 down wi...
by Jeff
17 Oct 2017, 14:09
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good

Any excuse to mention Morike Sako and Mamadou Sow. Flashes of brilliance from both, but not what was needed in the ability-limited side that Leroy built upon our relegation from L1. Sako of course ended up playing in the second tier in Germany for Arminia Bielefeld and St Pauli (I don't think he ev...
by Jeff
16 Oct 2017, 20:21
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good

Any excuse to mention Morike Sako and Mamadou Sow. Flashes of brilliance from both, but not what was needed in the ability-limited side that Leroy built upon our relegation from L1. Sako of course ended up playing in the second tier in Germany for Arminia Bielefeld and St Pauli (I don't think he eve...
by Jeff
16 Oct 2017, 06:22
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good

Ashley Barnes. Played a few games on loan from Plymouth, don’t think he scored... now playing in the Premier league Was going to be my shout. Saw him away at Eastbourne, if I recall, and was probably the worst performance I've ever seen from anyone in a Torquay shirt. I don't think this is correct,...
by Jeff
15 Oct 2017, 17:56
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Foreign Players
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Foreign Players

There are all sorts of problems with work permit acquisition (players from nations playing below a certain level in the FIFA rankings need to play in something like 70% of their countries games to be allowed to get one) that would prevent African and South American players from coming to us. However...
by Jeff
15 Oct 2017, 10:23
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should all contracted players terminate their contracts in order to save our club
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Should all contracted players terminate their contracts in order to save our club

Just to highlight that free agent players are still out there, Bromley signed Roger Johnson in time for the weekend. No doubt he would do a much better job at the back for us than our present incumbents.
by Jeff
14 Oct 2017, 19:16
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should all contracted players terminate their contracts in order to save our club
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Should all contracted players terminate their contracts in order to save our club

Some people have some interesting (and ridiculous) views on how contracts work. These are people's jobs we are talking about - they aren't going to voluntarily give up their salary, not pay the mortgage or not feed the family just because some of you don't think they are good enough. Regardless of w...
by Jeff
13 Oct 2017, 09:20
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay vs Swindon Town (a) 10/10/17
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Torquay vs Swindon Town (a) 10/10/17

If you listen to the Devon Live Podcast with Dave Thomas you will learn it was a bit of a disaster. Swindon put out most of their First Team and several trialists failed to show. As a result we had a young inexperienced side and Ryan Clarke spent the afternoon picking the ball out of the net! It so...
by Jeff
12 Oct 2017, 06:26
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Fa Cup 4th qualifying round Aldershot v Torquay 14/10/17
Replies: 77
Views: 7235

Fa Cup 4th qualifying round Aldershot v Torquay 14/10/17

We lost at Aldershot in the league (second match of the season) 3 - 2 by a controversial goalmouth scramble. We might just spring a surprise and get a draw ...... Always look on the bright side ! I was at that game, and that summary is manipulating the truth by quite some stretch! I'll be in the mi...
by Jeff
07 Oct 2017, 11:23
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17
Replies: 133
Views: 10352

Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17

I don’t think the system will change. I think Dowling will come straight in when fit for Lathrope and Clarke will probably come back in goal. Pittman and Gosling will add to the depth when fit and I’d expect Myrie-Williams to leave the club. It would be VERY harsh on Dorel if Clarke walked straight...
by Jeff
06 Oct 2017, 06:24
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay v Dover Saturday 7/10/17
Replies: 129
Views: 11566

Torquay v Dover Saturday 7/10/17

Ray Johnstone wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 05:32
1-1. Gosling and Allen.

Ray
Get with the programme Ray - Gosling is out for months
by Jeff
05 Oct 2017, 19:45
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17
Replies: 133
Views: 10352

Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17

Forgot to mention the pending return of Jake Gosling and Ryan Clarke. The squad is looking stronger thank goodness. Let's hope we keep everyone fit Not meaning to be pedantic, but it's Pittman who is close to returning. Gosling with his broken bone will be out for a good month or two yet. GO will h...
by Jeff
03 Oct 2017, 20:49
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17
Replies: 133
Views: 10352

Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17

Maidenhead just saving themselves for the 90th minute free for all on our goal