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CLUB GUIDE: Torquay United

A look at our opposition for Easter Monday, Relegation battlers, Torquay United.

Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls, are an English association football club based in the seaside resort town of Torquay, Devon. They currently play in Football League Two, after having been relegated from Football League One at the end of the 2004-5 season. The club plays in a distinctive yellow and navy strip. Its local rivals are the other two professional Devon clubs, Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle, and Somerset's Yeovil Town. However, local derbies are currently rare because Plymouth, Exeter, Yeovil and Torquay are all in different divisions.

Torquay United prided themselves on being one of the few clubs in the lower English football leagues to remain debt free despite the debacle of the ITV Digital collapse. Some considered that this financial security was created through careful financial management while others believed it to be via a lack of ambition that saw countless cheap and poor players play for the club. 'Penny-wise and pound-foolish' was an oft repeated observation of things at Plainmoor, particularly under the chairmanship of Mike Bateson.

A Football League One team for the 2004-2005 season, they were relegated that very season to Football League Two. In the 2005-2006 season they narrowly avoided dropping again into the Nationwide Conference after winning four of their last five games including beating eventual league champions Carlisle.

Torquay's traditional rivals are fellow Devon clubs Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City. However the latter has always been the fiercer rivalry as Argyle have tended to be in a higher division throughout their history and so the two teams rarely meet. There is also an element of Argyle fans who admit to a soft spot for the Gulls (much like the larger London teams are always happy for the likes of Leyton Orient to have a small degree of success).




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Date:Sunday April 8 2007

Time: 9:26AM

 

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