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 Post subject: Torquay United
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:12 pm 
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Good article on TUFC’s current plight. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/16/torquay-fans-fear-relegation-losing-home-96-years-plainmoor

It’s worth reading in full, but this kind of paragraph, about TUFC's current owner, sends shivers down the spine:

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The owner of Gaming International, a company with a history of investing in sports grounds for redevelopment purposes, Osborne is a wrecking ball with a history of razing stadiums on the promise of building replacements that never materialise. To date, he has been responsible for the eviction of Bristol Rovers from Eastville and the closure of greyhound and speedway tracks, in places such as Reading and Milton Keynes. GI is also the tenant of the council-owned Poole Stadium, where it runs the dogs and leases the speedway track to the local club. Osborne arrived at Torquay promising investment in a bid to stave off relegation but no new players were signed.


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay United
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:05 pm 
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Shocking that people like this are allowed anywhere near football clubs, or any kind of community asset.

I was listening to the guardian football podcast yesterday and they spent a few minutes talking about Leyton Orient and how it might be an idea for someone at the FA to form some kind of group to look at protecting football clubs from destruction.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:
Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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 Post subject: Re: Torquay United
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Was it not the FA who sanctioned West Ham's recent move - a move too close to Orient's stadium, thereby breaking their own rules.

Little clubs don't matter to The FA, they've shown that over and over again.

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Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay United
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:48 am 
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Spyman wrote:

I was listening to the guardian football podcast yesterday and they spent a few minutes talking about Leyton Orient and how it might be an idea for someone at the FA to form some kind of group to look at protecting football clubs from destruction.

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A prudent move.

The number of FL clubs owned by local businesses or people within their clubs' community is declining year on year, particularly at the Championship level.


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