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by samuel
18 Oct 2017, 16:24
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Players who made you smile
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Players who made you smile

What a delightful thread DB. For me, Kevin Hill was just so approachable, Jo Kuffour, he was great to see. I remember John Bond and Colin Bettany, titans of Plainmoor in their day. Jimmy Dunne and of course Robin Stubbs. Those players were a joy to watch and brought a smile either through their skil...
by samuel
18 Sep 2017, 20:05
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Highest and lowest TUFC away support.
Replies: 33
Views: 2054

Highest and lowest TUFC away support.

I think I can win this. On the 3rd January 1983, as part of my 30th birthday celebrations, I took my wife to Halifax. She saw aunties nearby while I went to the Shay to see Torquay play them on a Monday night. It was absolutely freezing with sleet falling throughout the game. I was in my blue and ye...
by samuel
19 Jul 2017, 12:29
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: New Stadium
Replies: 54
Views: 7725

New Stadium

I'll put this on this more relevant thread. Well there we have it. A statement saying a stadium built in less than 3 years. This is indeed an important comment. You are all right to be sceptical. What with the new drainage/flood regulations that came out in April (the percolation tests alone would t...
by samuel
18 Jul 2017, 10:29
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Fan Survey Results
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Fan Survey Results

A Freedom of Information request to the council planning department would reveal whether any pre-application enquiry has been made. Councils notify pre-application applicants that should a Freedom of Information request is made they have to disclose details. Even if they started 12 months ago, the t...
by samuel
18 Jul 2017, 09:29
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Fan Survey Results
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Fan Survey Results

Well there we have it. A statement saying a stadium built in less than 3 years. This is indeed an important comment. You are all right to be sceptical. What with the new drainage/flood regulations that came out in April (the percolation tests alone would take over 12 months) building on made up grou...
by samuel
15 May 2017, 17:07
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Keeping Our Eye on the Ball
Replies: 76
Views: 9565

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

I had a chance meeting with Deborah Brewer today the Lib Dem candidate for Torbay. A cheery soul, local girl and when asked whether Plainmoor would be safe she said, 'read my election literature, yes it will be'. She can't be a mason which is a big plus for me. Are any of the decision makers on the ...
by samuel
19 Apr 2017, 17:23
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Guardian Article On Torquay
Replies: 241
Views: 13651

Guardian Article On Torquay

Thank you for the update Soupdragon. I am an optimistic fellow but I still can't work it out. If GI are a property company - what have they bought that is tangible - nothing, or do they own the stands, I can't remember. Why then would they put in 6 figures to something that is not turning a profit. ...
by samuel
18 Apr 2017, 23:22
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Guardian Article On Torquay
Replies: 241
Views: 13651

Guardian Article On Torquay

I have been told that it is UNLIKELY the council will get rid of the freehold to GI (from an excellent source). However, although involved in property and planning myself, I have struggled to work out what the GI game plan is. I have juggled all the scenarios, spoken to several people in the know. ...
by samuel
18 Apr 2017, 12:02
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay v Braintree Easter Monday
Replies: 194
Views: 10991

Torquay v Braintree Easter Monday

No dilemma for me tomogull. If fit, Sparkes in Reid out. Reid is poor, how many goals has he scored this season from almost a centre forward position. He is just not up to it.
by samuel
13 Apr 2017, 14:19
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Fifty Years Ago Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Fifty Years Ago Today

50 years ago - Easter Monday 27th March 1967 - diary entry ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Woke up at twenty to eight. Went back to sleep again and didn't wake up till nine o...
by samuel
24 Mar 2017, 17:00
Forum: The Plopside
Topic: Latest Film You've Seen
Replies: 294
Views: 18751

Latest Film You've Seen

Hidden Figures - saw it last night in Dartington. Best film I have seen for years.
by samuel
24 Mar 2017, 13:08
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: GI the Death of TUFC as we know it
Replies: 68
Views: 8370

GI the Death of TUFC as we know it

Not sure of the significance of this but the indoor bowls club underneath the pop side have just signed a 10 year lease with Torbay Council for continued use of the facility.
by samuel
22 Mar 2017, 09:20
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay v Eastleigh 21.3.17
Replies: 99
Views: 10018

Torquay v Eastleigh 21.3.17

The time wasting last night was probably the worst I have seen and yet, amazingly, not one Eastleigh player was booked. How is it, the most popular sport in the world, cannot get to grips with cheating. It is seriously affecting my enjoyment of the game. Add to the time wasting the diving, feigning ...
by samuel
04 Mar 2017, 10:14
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Would you go and watch Torquay United in the Conference South?
Replies: 63
Views: 6263

Would you go and watch Torquay United in the Conference South?

Yes I would go and I would get a season ticket. Been going for 55 years now, what can I do? Some people get hooked on porn, gambling, booze, scratchcards etc. Me, it's Torquay United. Sad I know.
by samuel
03 Feb 2017, 09:46
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Bromley vs Torquay 04/02/17
Replies: 69
Views: 9349

Bromley vs Torquay 04/02/17

Mellow, I have nice trips away this season, apart from the football. All have been welcoming (especially Maidstone). The fans have been friendly and pleased that we have made the trip. I wear a hat and scarf in Torquays colours, many fans have said safe trip home etc and hope you stay up. I do not l...