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by merse btpir
06 Mar 2017, 20:16
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Would you go and watch Torquay United in the Conference South?
Replies: 63
Views: 6658

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

The other question that should have been added. What are the exile gulls going to do? A good percentage of away fans that follow Torquay don't live in Torquay. For me and no doubt many others that live in the north west/ north are going to be stumped as to what they do next. It's just a mess. I'll ...
by merse btpir
06 Mar 2017, 09:02
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should Nicholson be sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 8272

Should Nicholson be sacked

Good managers and those with experience of either playing in or managing crisis (relegation) threatened teams compartmentalise their seasons into 'mini seasons' and Nicholson will now have done this with the last twelve matches upon him. The two precious keys remain tightening up the defence and cu...
by merse btpir
06 Mar 2017, 08:29
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should Nicholson be sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 8272

Should Nicholson be sacked

Stewart, on TFF, has provided an interesting set of statistics where he has compared results v top half of the table and those against bottom half of the table. Against the top: P 18 W 6 D 7 L 5 Pts 25 Against the bottom: P 17 W 3 D 1 L 13 Pts 10 What would that lead one to conclude? Is that a team...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 23:15
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

It may well be that that ship has sailed and we are stuck with what we've got As far as next season is concerned.......yes it has sailed and as far as thinking about such a concept; the town of Torquay only has one proper football ground and as that is Plainmoor the thinking stops there. A phoenix ...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 22:27
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should Nicholson be sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 8272

Should Nicholson be sacked

Indeed, Hall is with Saltash. That (the Peninsula League) is a very low level of football
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 22:02
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Should Nicholson be sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 8272

Should Nicholson be sacked

I can't see how the young Torquay player who scored our first goal against West Brom in the 2-1 win in the friendly on August 1st, can be completely overlooked as he has been, without explanation by Nicho. Realise it was just a friendly, but it was a top effort. You mean the Brixham boy Callum Hall...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 19:41
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Breaking Cover
Replies: 43
Views: 4557

Breaking Cover

Interesting that he stated that RSL was not a subsidiary of GI. Companies House records suggest different. Whilst Osborne is recorded as the sole director of Riviera, RSL has an issued Share Capital of 1000 x £1 shares, and the documents filed show Gaming International Limited as the sole sharehold...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 11:54
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

Merse, that's the point, Osborne literally manipulated a situation where he could indeed "take it off their hands". If he hadn't been practically given the key to the clubs financials it might have been Smurthwaite instead of "Riviera Stadium Ltd" and I know who I prefer. I know he did Dave; not an...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 11:00
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

[ i] So there is no f*cking point of them owning us then, we would be better off with TUST, my bloody point all along. [/i] But TUST don't have the capital to run the club for even a month Neal ~ I'd love them to 'own the club' but it ain't gonna happen. I said on here months ago, TUFC will be an i...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 10:01
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

Why do I still see postings saying we have no money. We "didn't" have any money agreed but we are owned by a property developer with plans to develop a whole new big development with God knows what, of course they have money. They just don't want to spend it on Torquay Utd, says it all!! And should...
by merse btpir
05 Mar 2017, 08:49
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

For those who think Mark Yeats is the answer, his win rate at Crawley last season was 27.7%. He won 13 matches out of 47 so he is not exactly the Messiah! It's Yates by the way; Yates.....get used to it if he is indeed the man. I would imagine it's the managerial spells at Cheltenham and more appro...
by merse btpir
04 Mar 2017, 22:54
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Mark Yates in Bristows
Replies: 24
Views: 3347

Mark Yates in Bristows

I'm sure Nicho would have heard about the fact his employer is looking for his replacement whilst trying to stop a sinking ship, Nicho must be helpless in knowing his time is coming to an end.. It's quite a common situation and one which ALL aspiring managers need to prepare and be prepared for. It...
by merse btpir
04 Mar 2017, 21:48
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

As the director's box was all but empty today how do we, as fans, get the message to the owners that enough is enough and we won't tolerate that sort of performance and lame excuses anymore? Or might the people who really are deciding the football side of the club sitting in a better vantage point ...
by merse btpir
04 Mar 2017, 21:46
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

Loyal clubmen will always fall second to survival especially when new owners come in Dave. Again; you know that........ that they have been seeking his replacement for a couple of weeks before applying the coup de grace is nothing unusual in professional football. There is an old saying: "A good cha...
by merse btpir
04 Mar 2017, 21:28
Forum: All things Plainmoor
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 69
Views: 5785

Where do we go from here?

I haven't said I don't accept his reasons.......what I am saying is the whole situation is tailor made for disaster.

What will get him sacked is the appalling match management and subsequent results and position in the relegation places Dave. You know that; I know that and he knows that!