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post Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM
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I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).
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post Dec 20 2015, 04:56 AM
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QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

Also, a good number of them joined in the applause for Ross Hannah when he was subbed. Well done them.
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post Dec 20 2015, 08:16 AM
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Totally agree agree about Torquay fans, absolute credit to their club. They deserve a better team than they've got. Already booked hotel for game at Plainmore after doing same last year and game postponed.
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post Dec 20 2015, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (old boneze @ Dec 20 2015, 04:56 AM) *
QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

Also, a good number of them joined in the applause for Ross Hannah when he was subbed. Well done them.


As a regular away supporter I will always applaud away fans who go above the call of duty to follow their team. Having been to Torquay on many occasions I know it a hike, so fair play to them having to watch such a poor showing from the Gulls. Like those who have said previously, watching clubs at our level requires dedication warts and all.
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QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

hopefully they stay up bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif


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post Dec 20 2015, 10:07 AM
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They were the only ones singing as well, to be fair. Yesterday's game reminded me of many of the Evo Stik ones where it was so comfortable for us, the crowd didn't feel the need to be the twelfth man.
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post Dec 20 2015, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (sqwaz @ Dec 20 2015, 10:02 AM) *
QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

hopefully they stay up bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif

I hope so too, only a couple of hours to Plainmoor for me.


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post Dec 20 2015, 10:25 AM
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Brilliant turn out from them, and great support for their team.
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post Dec 20 2015, 11:12 AM
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QUOTE (sqwaz @ Dec 20 2015, 10:02 AM) *
QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

hopefully they stay up bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif


Amazing support from their fans yesterday and what they don't need is idiots telling them their going down.
With support like that hopefully they will have a late run of good results.
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post Dec 20 2015, 11:43 AM
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Have to agree they are a credit to there club and, a loyal set of true fans!


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post Dec 20 2015, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (silverblue @ Dec 20 2015, 11:12 AM) *
QUOTE (sqwaz @ Dec 20 2015, 10:02 AM) *
QUOTE (Flicker's left foot @ Dec 20 2015, 12:00 AM) *
I reckon it's probably 7 hours to Chester and 7 back but there must have been 100 Torquay fans at Chester today . They sang and supported throughout . 2nd bottom in a League you've just been relegated to . Playing badly even before today . I know we've been in the same position, but all the same, true football fans, I salute you. Wish you luck for the fight to come (except when you play us again).

hopefully they stay up bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif bowdown.gif


Amazing support from their fans yesterday and what they don't need is idiots telling them their going down.
With support like that hopefully they will have a late run of good results.

what idiots?
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post Dec 20 2015, 10:33 PM
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I've just seen on the Torquay United Supporters' page that their players had to car-share and drive themselves to Chester AND drive back after the match - seems there was no coach firm willing or able to provide a coach for them! Let's hope for the sake of their supporters that things look up enough to keep them at this level, rather than going down yet again.


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post Dec 20 2015, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (Devon Blue @ Dec 20 2015, 10:33 PM) *
I've just seen on the Torquay United Supporters' page that their players had to car-share and drive themselves to Chester AND drive back after the match - seems there was no coach firm willing or able to provide a coach for them! Let's hope for the sake of their supporters that things look up enough to keep them at this level, rather than going down yet again.

Kevin Nicholson -

'Yes we have driven to a couple of away games in cars. It was the best option budget considered as otherwise the players would be up at 6 to travel 6 hours and then play a game. I suggested it, the players agreed and so the club could afford the hotel if we drove.
Not ideal but the best we could make of it'.

In complete contrast when Dover played at Gateshead they travelled by chartered jet courtesy of the owner.

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post Dec 21 2015, 07:07 AM
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QUOTE (Devon Blue @ Dec 20 2015, 10:33 PM) *
I've just seen on the Torquay United Supporters' page that their players had to car-share and drive themselves to Chester AND drive back after the match - seems there was no coach firm willing or able to provide a coach for them! Let's hope for the sake of their supporters that things look up enough to keep them at this level, rather than going down yet again.


Nothing unusual in that. Happens week in week out lower down the football pyramid. You didn't say that they had stopped overnight in a hotel and I assume that not all the players are Devon based. I could sympathise if they drove up, played the game and drove back all in the same day.
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post Dec 21 2015, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE (a view from outside @ Dec 20 2015, 10:46 PM) *
QUOTE (Devon Blue @ Dec 20 2015, 10:33 PM) *
I've just seen on the Torquay United Supporters' page that their players had to car-share and drive themselves to Chester AND drive back after the match - seems there was no coach firm willing or able to provide a coach for them! Let's hope for the sake of their supporters that things look up enough to keep them at this level, rather than going down yet again.

Kevin Nicholson -

'Yes we have driven to a couple of away games in cars. It was the best option budget considered as otherwise the players would be up at 6 to travel 6 hours and then play a game. I suggested it, the players agreed and so the club could afford the hotel if we drove.
Not ideal but the best we could make of it'.

In complete contrast when Dover played at Gateshead they travelled by chartered jet courtesy of the owner.



They flew up to Liverpool last month when they played at Chester.
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Given the bigger picture and taking sentiment away from the way the Torquay fans were on Saturday.
Relegation might even be the best thing for the club.

The next league down is a lot more regionalised ( Still cant get my head around Oxford City being in the NPL), they can buld up some momentum, and then ultimately the fan base back again.


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post Dec 21 2015, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (njd1959 @ Dec 21 2015, 07:10 AM) *
QUOTE (a view from outside @ Dec 20 2015, 10:46 PM) *
QUOTE (Devon Blue @ Dec 20 2015, 10:33 PM) *
I've just seen on the Torquay United Supporters' page that their players had to car-share and drive themselves to Chester AND drive back after the match - seems there was no coach firm willing or able to provide a coach for them! Let's hope for the sake of their supporters that things look up enough to keep them at this level, rather than going down yet again.

Kevin Nicholson -

'Yes we have driven to a couple of away games in cars. It was the best option budget considered as otherwise the players would be up at 6 to travel 6 hours and then play a game. I suggested it, the players agreed and so the club could afford the hotel if we drove.
Not ideal but the best we could make of it'.

In complete contrast when Dover played at Gateshead they travelled by chartered jet courtesy of the owner.



They flew up to Liverpool last month when they played at Chester.

Did they? It must be great being such a big club and able to support such luxuries biggrin.gif
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post Dec 21 2015, 09:49 AM
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QUOTE (open yer eyes man @ Dec 21 2015, 07:34 AM) *
Given the bigger picture and taking sentiment away from the way the Torquay fans were on Saturday.
Relegation might even be the best thing for the club.

The next league down is a lot more regionalised ( Still cant get my head around Oxford City being in the NPL), they can buld up some momentum, and then ultimately the fan base back again.

I see what you are saying. However, Torquay are in a tricky position even in a regionalised league. Quite a few clubs in the Con/S are in and around the London, home counties and kent area. These are often 400 mile round trips. Mind you they will have two 'local' derbies against Truro in Cornwall (170 mile round trip) and the local derby against Bath City (250 miles round trip) Oh and of course the more 'local' of the clubs to Torquay...Weston super mare (162 miles round trip)
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post Dec 21 2015, 10:33 AM
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The thing that would concern me if I were a Torquay fan is the complete lack of fight and desire. palpable and frightening.


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post Dec 21 2015, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (waggoner @ Dec 21 2015, 09:49 AM) *
QUOTE (open yer eyes man @ Dec 21 2015, 07:34 AM) *
Given the bigger picture and taking sentiment away from the way the Torquay fans were on Saturday.
Relegation might even be the best thing for the club.

The next league down is a lot more regionalised ( Still cant get my head around Oxford City being in the NPL), they can buld up some momentum, and then ultimately the fan base back again.

I see what you are saying. However, Torquay are in a tricky position even in a regionalised league. Quite a few clubs in the Con/S are in and around the London, home counties and kent area. These are often 400 mile round trips. Mind you they will have two 'local' derbies against Truro in Cornwall (170 mile round trip) and the local derby against Bath City (250 miles round trip) Oh and of course the more 'local' of the clubs to Torquay...Weston super mare (162 miles round trip)


Torquay are actually groundsharing with Truro City from next season so there's a 170 mile round trip they'd not have to complete - On the other hand though, spare a thought for
all the truro fans who'll have to make that trek to Torquay every other week for a 'home' game !!!


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QUOTE (Juan King @ Dec 21 2015, 10:39 AM) *
QUOTE (waggoner @ Dec 21 2015, 09:49 AM) *
QUOTE (open yer eyes man @ Dec 21 2015, 07:34 AM) *
Given the bigger picture and taking sentiment away from the way the Torquay fans were on Saturday.
Relegation might even be the best thing for the club.

The next league down is a lot more regionalised ( Still cant get my head around Oxford City being in the NPL), they can buld up some momentum, and then ultimately the fan base back again.

I see what you are saying. However, Torquay are in a tricky position even in a regionalised league. Quite a few clubs in the Con/S are in and around the London, home counties and kent area. These are often 400 mile round trips. Mind you they will have two 'local' derbies against Truro in Cornwall (170 mile round trip) and the local derby against Bath City (250 miles round trip) Oh and of course the more 'local' of the clubs to Torquay...Weston super mare (162 miles round trip)


Torquay are actually groundsharing with Truro City from next season so there's a 170 mile round trip they'd not have to complete - On the other hand though, spare a thought for
all the truro fans who'll have to make that trek to Torquay every other week for a 'home' game !!!

Well Truro If they got relegated would at least have a local derby against Guernsey biggrin.gif
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I thought they were absolutely superb and travelled in decent numbers considering a week before Christmas and the dross they are watching, the fans never shut up all game either, more noise than most travelling supporters we get at the deva, good to see.


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