Torquay United v Barrow 3/2/18

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Torquay United v Barrow 3/2/18

Post by Yorkieandy » 04 Feb 2018, 12:02

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04 Feb 2018, 11:47
There will be nothing to celebrate. If we survive it is just going to be more of the same next season and it will remain like that as long as we have an owner who cares sod all for the club.
I also agree with this 100%. If we survive then it's simply another season of being ignored by the owners and being offered up dire football by a succession of dire footballers. The only saving grace could be is that if for some reason CO decides to sell the club. Highly unlikely but easier to do if you are selling a NL club instead of a NLS one. I just feel that if the club are relegated to the NLS then i really don't see any way back for the club in terms of becoming again what it once was ie a football league club. Once we've dropped to NLS then the level is found and over time accepted and all ambition and hope to recover former glories is extinguished for the foreseeable future.
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Post by Paignton boy » 04 Feb 2018, 12:31

Back to the game and if you get chance have a look at the highlights and see two of the best goals seen at Plainmoor in quite a while (not difficult I guess as there haven’t been that many!) but the second by Dowling was like the Gaza goal against Scotland in Euro 96 when he flicked it over a player and volley into the net (no dentist chair celebration this time though!!) and the third was just like Liverpool or Man City at their best with a 10 second counter attack finished off with a ‘simple’ tap in for Luke Young. Brilliant

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Post by SuperNickyWroe » 04 Feb 2018, 15:41

Yorkieandy wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 19:09
forevertufc wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 17:32
Said last week, Ower's decision to shut up shop and go for the point at Macclesfield will look a good decision, if the team win v Barrow, job done.

Hard to quantify today really, Apologies to our Barrow guests, but today Barrow looked a poor, sorry team, but you can only play against what's in front of you on the day. After a scrappy first half where I believed there was a chance we could go on a win it second half, the team grow in confidence, after the first, we were treated to two very good goals, first individual from Dowling, and the next goal a good team goal.

The only concern, a poor piece of defending from Gowling, the Barrow lads goal side, but going no where, don't foul, and contact and we all know what he's going to do, from that the old nerves set in, and we looked vulnerable.

Thankfully game closed out and 3 points, from a game the team had to win, follow this up with another, and there's just glimmer of hope, nothing more.
I think i may have to revise my thoughts about the Macclesfield point. It could end up being a good point like you say Dave. I was just wanting to see 3 points really as i felt we needed them depserately even allowing for the fact that we were playing top of the league away. So i was harsh, it was a creditable performance and perhaps gave the players encouragement that helped towards today's win.

As for Barrow, there is a lot of concern on their forum about the standard of the team and they aren't happy at all with the performance today as you might expect. They don't rate Torquay much either. Also some speculation about the intentions of their owner with some suspicious that he's going to do a runner and leave them in the brown stuff.

What with Chester, Hartlepool and now concerns at Barrow maybe we will be saved in the end through bad fortune for another club?

Interesting developments at the foot of the NL.
I think you should (and have) as it was a good point after going one down in view of previous experiences regarding confidence.
TBH Macc weren't that good and we did play well.
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Post by portugull » 04 Feb 2018, 16:20

Very pleasing display yesterday by the whole team.

Elliott Romain was outstanding but the really good thing was we played with conviction and more confidence.

Next 3 games will define our season. Maidenhead away Daggers and Sutton at Home.Take 7 points from 9 and we will have a chance.

Gary Owers at last has a team that look like they can compete and vitally players who actually think we can survive IF we play with conviction. COYY.

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Post by lucy6lucy » 04 Feb 2018, 16:52

Plainmoor78 wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 11:47
There will be nothing to celebrate. If we survive it is just going to be more of the same next season and it will remain like that as long as we have an owner who cares sod all for the club.
Forget the last few seasons escaping relegation. You're telling me that you wouldn't celebrate if we managed to stay up this season given our current position in the table.

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Post by IanGull01 » 04 Feb 2018, 19:53

Anyone know where highlights can be found?

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Post by tomogull » 04 Feb 2018, 21:19

Yes - a vital win yesterday that gives us a glimmer of hope. It's the hope that kills, as Louis posts. The first half was dire - two very poor sides. But as soon as we scored, the confidence seemed to surge through the team and we actually started playing as a team and looking good as well. Luke Young's goal from a great move involving Dowling and Efete (surely strong contenders for Player of the Season?) was worth the entrance fee alone.

Yesterday's side with two strikers at last - I think Elliott Romain and Brett Williams could form a decent partnership - and Barnes bolstering the midfield could cause a few upsets. But - there had to be a but - Barrow looked a poor side. We will be better able to judge this new-look side when we come up against Dagenham & Redbridge and Sutton over the next few weeks.

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Post by filigull1 » 05 Feb 2018, 07:42

Although it's practically for me to attend any match ( live in The Philippines), I still follow the "Gulls" and look for their results everytime they play.I have watched the highlights of the Torquay vs Barrow ( Youtube ) and the goal that stood out the most was G.Dowling's goal, but that doesn't mean to say that the other 2 were not good and also having watched the video replay a few times, one of Barrow's players SHOULD have been sent off for the nasty challenge ( their n025 I think). Should have been a straight red and not just a booking, but thats my opinion

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Post by wivelgull » 05 Feb 2018, 10:06

Just watched the video: bloke in crowd goes mad after third goal 5.26 - 5.46.

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Post by gateman49 » 05 Feb 2018, 11:05

He wasn't the only one, yours truly did some jigs as well, my missus laughed her head off when she saw the highlights.

I've run the Barrow version and ours separately and although they edited out the attempt to lift Williams into the family stand by their defender their commentary was even handed. Every time I look at that third goal it gets better.

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