Ten Things you Need to Know about our Next Opponents
What/when/where:SolihullMoors V Torquay United
Tuesday 28th Februarykick-off @ The Automated
Technology Group Stadium
adults, £8 concessions and U12s free with a paying adult. Season ticket holders
at Aston Villa, BirminghamCity, West
Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall and CoventryCity can
also gain admission for £10.
what is United about Torquay?. Well it was formed in1921 when TorquayTown merged
with Babbacombe with the new club joining the Southern league. Since that time
they have always played at “Plainmoor” which today has a capacity of 6500.They were elevated to
the Football League in 1928 at the expense of Aberdare Athletic who failed in
their request for re election. That club was dissolved a year later.
play in yellow shirts and blue shorts with their away kit of black and white
stripes and black shorts. They are managed by Kevin Nicholson who took over
from current Barrow supremo Paul Cox in 2015. Their nickname is “The Gulls” of
which there are quite a few if you eat on the promenade!
have never been higher than the third tier of English Football although they
were runners up in the Third Division South in 1958 and a good spell in 1967/69
almost saw them challenge for promotion to Division Two (what today we know as
the “Championship” )
This is their second spell in Non League in recent years
·Torquay have had their fair share of big name
managers: Frank O’Farrell (who went on to manage Manchester United), Bruce
Rioch, David Webb, Cyril Knowles, Neil Warnock, Roy McFarland, Leroy Rosenior and
·Lee Sharpe of Manchester United fame started at Torquay
before being sold for a club record in 1988 of £185,000. Keith Curle and Steve
Bould were two more ex Torquay players who went on to play for England after a spell at
·Famous folk from Torquay include Agatha
Christie, Peter Cook (of Dudley Moore fame), Martin Turner (founder of Wishbone
Ash) and more recently comedienne Miranda Hart
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