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by hector
Today, 19:47
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Torquay Utd V Sutton Utd 25/02
Replies: 74
Views: 4985

Torquay Utd V Sutton Utd 25/02

The Facebook post is probably about trying to deflect blame from himself. To be posting that quickly possibly illustrates a man more concerned with self-preservation than addressing the issues. But perhaps solving the issues are beyond him. It certainly looked that way. Certainly, things can't get a...
by hector
Today, 18:21
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Torquay Utd V Sutton Utd 25/02
Replies: 74
Views: 4985

Torquay Utd V Sutton Utd 25/02

Nicholson's buck-passing on the radio was a little sickening to listen to. He neglected to mention the stupid substitution of Williams, the only player who managed to have a shot against a pretend goaly. And the half-witted lemmings, clapping the team off the edge of a cliff at the game's conclusion...
by hector
11 Feb 2017, 23:27
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Torquay v Macclesfield, National League, Sat. 11 Feb. 2017, 3:00 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5143

Torquay v Macclesfield, National League, Sat. 11 Feb. 2017, 3:00 pm

Just over 1300 home fans there today. Pitiful but utterly deserved crowd. The club have done nothing to warrant bigger crowds or our continued support.

And how many of that meagre gathering were season ticket holders? The club will be lucky if it made £5k Fromm that match.
by hector
11 Feb 2017, 23:24
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: MOTM - Macclesfield
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

MOTM - Macclesfield

Sparkes
McGinty
Anderson
Young
Hodgkiss
by hector
05 Feb 2017, 11:22
Forum: Matchday Vault
Topic: Bromley vs Torquay 04/02/17
Replies: 69
Views: 7415

Bromley vs Torquay 04/02/17

The very real danger is the acceptance of this sort of outcome as a reasonable one. I barely shrugged my shoulders, didn't bother listening because the outcome was pretty much a foregone conclusion. I expect us to lose to clubs like Bromley, Sutton, Boreham Wood, the sort of clubs we used to think a...
by hector
01 Feb 2017, 21:31
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

I remember loads of kids at school having the buckta kit from 79/80. As far as I remember, Stuart Morgan (who Dave Webb appointed) resigned to go to Weymouth. I'm not sure he got the contract he was after at Plainmoor and as such Cyril came in. Pope also appointed Dave Smith. Two proper managers, th...
by hector
01 Feb 2017, 06:37
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

I'm not sure if it is just an urban myth, but I seem to recall the crowd shouting to Pope to jump. I had forgotten about the benches in the Mini Stand. When I started to watch TUFC, the Mini Stand was where the more youthful, skinhead element would stand, until they gravitated to the Pop Side. Crowd...
by hector
31 Jan 2017, 22:26
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

Akinfenwa also scored plenty of goal that season. It was largely because of him that we only narrowly went down. Had we not had to rely on the likes local league players like Bond, Gosling and Story plus the ridiculous saga with keepers, bayo's goals would have been enough to keep us up.
by hector
31 Jan 2017, 21:57
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

I had wondered the same thing about Lew Pope recently.
by hector
31 Jan 2017, 21:23
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

The Bristow/Boyce regime saw 4 play-off seasons in 5 years and two Wembley appearances plus a few cup runs. It went wrong when she made a Batesonesque managerial appointment. The club under the Batesons was only saved at the last minute from going out of the league by Ian Atkins. The year later it d...
by hector
31 Jan 2017, 15:58
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Face from the past
Replies: 50
Views: 4824

Face from the past

It's funny how a bit of revisionism can rewrite history. All Mike Bateson did was balance the books. That's not rocket science. No strategic acumen or ambition landed us with the likes of Impey, Saunders (twice), Compton, May, Cornforth as manager. No strategic acumen or ambition saw us perennially ...
by hector
22 Jan 2017, 12:27
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: PLAINMOOR FOR SALE?
Replies: 244
Views: 24488

PLAINMOOR FOR SALE?

What should be noted from the comments issues by TUST, in relation to their meeting with property developers, GI, is the one where it was said that 'promotion is not a short-term target' yet further into the report it suggests GI will move on if they cannot get their hands on the freehold. Anyone wh...
by hector
21 Jan 2017, 09:24
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Geoff Harrop on his way back?
Replies: 71
Views: 7605

Geoff Harrop on his way back?

Was it Tim Herbert who used to provide the dreadful headlines, full of positive spin? Can you imagine the way the website will be used to try and cajole opinion behind getting the council to sell the ground to TUFC, especially now GI have David Thomas in their pocket. I hope the council realise that...
by hector
20 Jan 2017, 23:23
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Geoff Harrop on his way back?
Replies: 71
Views: 7605

Geoff Harrop on his way back?

The worrying thing about Osbornes statement was that we're now not being ratified until Feburary, still no signings, will they loosen the purse strings before then? Is the ratification not occurring until February, anything to do with the council meeting being postponed until February? It is almost...
by hector
18 Jan 2017, 08:21
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: New Players/Loan
Replies: 197
Views: 29875

New Players/Loan

I wonder if Moore's time at Portman Road will be short lived if Mick McCarthy falls on his sword after their defeat to Lincoln. It was always a bizarre signing but no doubt one that was particular to that particular manager, as there cannot have been too many Championship clubs eyeing jealously a pl...