Interview with academy coach Kevin Nicholson

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Really enjoyed that.
You & me both. Looks like the club made an excellent appointment, when they gave him the job. I just hope that the opportunity to return to 1st team management, which he clearly wants to do at some stage, doesn't come along too soon.
 

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You & me both. Looks like the club made an excellent appointment, when they gave him the job. I just hope that the opportunity to return to 1st team management, which he clearly wants to do at some stage, doesn't come along too soon.
What a fantastic insight into what goes on in football that we , as fans , never see. He really gave the human side of football. The brutality of 12 or 24 month contracts which most of us never have to deal with and all the time trying to provide for a young family. Having to bite your tongue and be diplomatic while having to cope with the skulduggery that went on at Torquay when the new owners came in. As he said, " I had to put up with a lot and the way I was treated, a lot of it probably wasn't legal" but without being bitter. He also gets the irony of football. Being turned inside out by Wayno in the play-offs and the fact that he is in effect, now his line manager. He also totally gets what we are trying to do with the academy players. Yes, we want them to progress to be first team players and hopefully earn us some money by moving on, but just as important, that they are decent human beings, with good morals. He also clearly has a huge respect for Taggy and everyone from the board downwards and how they are all pulling in the same direction. I haven't yet renewed my season ticket, although I had every intention to, but having watched that, I will do before the weekend is out.
 

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What he had to put up with whilst managing Torquay was an absolute disgrace. He even had to drive players to games and pay for the petrol! He served Torquay so well for many years and ended up being treated like dirt. Like Torquay fans have been.
 
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