Torquay v Exeter Pre-season Friendly

andrew p long

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Hi Torquay fan in peace here. Just wanted to say a big thank you to your board for the very kind gesture that your club have made, with regards to gate receipts. Its very much appreciated.:)
We know you'd do the same for us - because you did! So we're only returning the compliment.

(Terrible days. With City in the Conference and Torquay in League One, a son took particular delight in pointing out the gap in divisions between Torquay and City was two, the same as between Man U and Torquay! Ouch!)
 

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Looking forward to my trip down to the English riviera for Friday night's game. Hopefully we will see the starting line up that will play against Yeovil town a week on Saturday. I feel that Bobby Olejnik is a stonewall certainty to start as he is the strongest of the three keepers!
 

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We know you'd do the same for us - because you did! So we're only returning the compliment.

(Terrible days. With City in the Conference and Torquay in League One, a son took particular delight in pointing out the gap in divisions between Torquay and City was two, the same as between Man U and Torquay! Ouch!)
Yes, we did. Despite our differences, its the lower league clubs who keep football alive. Its always very sad when a club folds, for the sake of a days wages, for a lot of PL players. So, once again, many thanks to ECFC for their very kind gesture. Look forward to "welcoming" you all to Plainmoor. :D
 

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Looking forward to my trip down to the English riviera for Friday night's game. Hopefully we will see the starting line up that will play against Yeovil town a week on Saturday. I feel that Bobby Olejnik is a stonewall certainty to start as he is the strongest of the three keepers!
He was the best keeper that we had, at Plainmoor. Wish we still had him.
 

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SP, Surely you mean Ricey?
No I don't. Ricey was ok, but prone to silly errors. He was a great shot stopper, but had no real command of his area. Caused the defenders endless problems! Nice guy though.
Bobby O was superb for us. Was always in charge of the 18 yard box, made a decision and stuck with it, good safe hands. I believe that if we had kept him, for at least 1 more season, we would not be in the position we are in now, as I don't think we would have been relegated.

Not sure how good he is now. Strange that clubs just keep letting him go. Hope for his sake, and yours ;) that he is as good as he was for us. If he plays, on Friday, he will get a good reception from the TUFC fans, I'm sure.
 
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