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by merse btpir
Yesterday, 21:11
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: James Gray &Jamie Reid
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

James Gray &Jamie Reid

It's always a case of who fits the manager's preferred system and obviously Gray does not; and Reid is NOT a striker per se! Neither his strike rate, movement on the ball nor around the pitch suggest anything of the sort to me. He looks a classic 'in the hole'/number ten to me; not out on the flanks...
by merse btpir
19 Oct 2017, 23:19
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: GI put the club 'on the market'
Replies: 51
Views: 3682

GI put the club 'on the market'

Anyway back on thread. Merse says yes, club on the market and now it seems to be a no it's not. Anyone got the actual truth? Read the title of the thread and then take note that I quoted the Toklon report as saying 'being held exclusively with a view to subsequent resale within one year of it's acq...
by merse btpir
19 Oct 2017, 20:07
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: GI put the club 'on the market'
Replies: 51
Views: 3682

GI put the club 'on the market'

Start your own club up and fuck this numpty off once and for all. See if he can shift the club then when all the fans have shifted over to muck in with the new one. If he can't get the freehold then he'll be left with a white elephant worth nothing which is what he's given Torquay fans since his ar...
by merse btpir
19 Oct 2017, 11:14
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Players who made you smile
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Players who made you smile

I can remember my dad taking me to Plainmoor when I was about 6 years old and as we walked up from Castle Circus he told me to watch Colin Bettany as he had been kept in a cage all week and only fed on raw meat so he would be at his best for the match. Ah Colin Bettany; the guy who rolled up his sh...
by merse btpir
19 Oct 2017, 11:11
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Players who made you smile
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Players who made you smile

Roy Davies back in the seventies he played a few games for Torquay, we got him from Reading , he was a winger with a curly head of hair. I was standing at the open end [babbacombe end] when a huge cry of laughter came from the pop side and there was Roy sprinting down the wing with the ball with a ...
by merse btpir
18 Oct 2017, 20:51
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: GI put the club 'on the market'
Replies: 51
Views: 3682

GI put the club 'on the market'

So is it a definite confirmed yes then or not? You go on about people waffling then do it yourself Merse A simple yes or no would suffice. Let me simplify it for you: “The Directors are in advanced negotiations to dispose of Riviera Stadium and it’s underlying investment in Torquay United AFC Ltd”....
by merse btpir
18 Oct 2017, 20:41
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: GI put the club 'on the market'
Replies: 51
Views: 3682

GI put the club 'on the market'

GI put the club 'on the market' Evidence that Torquay United might yet be freed of the grip of Gaming International before long and yet, if you take this site as your barometer of all things TU; it's as if nothing has happened and it's waffle time for one and all! One poster on BTPIR tonight says: ...
by merse btpir
16 Oct 2017, 14:05
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Jamie Reid (again, probably)
Replies: 45
Views: 3378

Jamie Reid (again, probably)

:'( Oh dear; aother one who thinks footballers have to feel the love every time they step on the pitch. Even if they have been crap they must be lauded and applauded.........oh dear; get real!

Rhys Murphy is a grown man not an under 9 for Christ's sake!
by merse btpir
16 Oct 2017, 06:45
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: List of Players who were rubbish with us, but have gone on to be good
Replies: 36
Views: 2444

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

I'm pretty sure he was on loan at Eastbourne once upon a time, and played an absolute blinder for them one disgraceful midweek night when they tore us apart. Tuesday December 9th, 2008 United lined-up: Bevan, Mansell, Hargreaves, Woods, Nicholson Carlisle, Hodges, Wroe, Stevens Benyon, Sills Subs: ...
by merse btpir
15 Oct 2017, 11:20
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Foreign Players
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Foreign Players

Serious indeed; but Portugal has a much more ambivalent attitude towards EU and non EU employees than this country....Portugal is not lumbered with UKIP style ideology, a death wish like the BREXIT movement and their domestic football is (as you say) full of Africans and South Americans. You can't e...
by merse btpir
15 Oct 2017, 11:16
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Mike Fondop - Remember him?
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Mike Fondop - Remember him?

Hmmmmn; if he's scoring twice then it doesn't sound as if he's playing in the same pockets that Lathrope and Evans were detailed to fill yesterday Chas
by merse btpir
15 Oct 2017, 09:49
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should all contracted players terminate their contracts in order to save our club
Replies: 31
Views: 1865

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

There are too many loan players now to make managing that squad a practicality. They need to be reduced and players recruited from such as the League of Ireland market where contracts are just ending; although if ~ Rory Keating is anything to go by he's not fit for purpose this season is he! Then th...
by merse btpir
15 Oct 2017, 08:54
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Jamie Reid (again, probably)
Replies: 45
Views: 3378

Jamie Reid (again, probably)

Billy is banging in the goals now however he was a liability for Torquay. It’s today we need a performances from players in order to stay up, not in years to come. I agree with that; fighting relegation takes a certain type of player playing under a certain type of management and that's why I have ...
by merse btpir
15 Oct 2017, 00:18
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Jamie Reid (again, probably)
Replies: 45
Views: 3378

Jamie Reid (again, probably)

Unless GI get some real readies out of their back pockets for quality players and replace Owers / Kuhl with a serious managerial name then the club are destined for more of the same because in this league and even below, there are some real progressive clubs to go and play for who can attract playe...
by merse btpir
14 Oct 2017, 21:51
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Fa Cup 4th qualifying round Aldershot v Torquay 14/10/17
Replies: 77
Views: 7221

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

I don't think the performance was as bad as some are saying and maybe are being guided by the result and being out of the Cup yet again before it has ever got started for us..... That said, it wasn't that good either and the pitch looked a 'bit dead, tufty and long' after another game on it last ni...