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Non-League: Southport Cause Clash Confusion After Starting Season With Near-Identical Home And Away Kits (Photo)

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It would appear that Torquay United's decision to adopt a yellow home kit in 1954 caught Southport completely unawares when the two sides met in the National League on Saturday.

Knowing full well that they too traditionally play in yellow, Southport packed their new away kit for the long trip to Plainmoor.

‘If I’m Honest, I Fell Out Of Love With The Game’ – Torquay Keeper Quits Football To Become Car Salesman

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By Chris Wright

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After taking stock of his career and assessing his options, Torquay United goalkeeper Jordan Seabright has taken the decision to quit football in order to take a job as a used car salesman in his home town on Poole.

The 20-year-old 'keeper has madejust six Conference appearancesfor the Gulls since joining from Dagenham & Redbridge in the summer.

Spitting Feathers: Torquay United Mascot Gilbert The Gull Scolded By Club After Swearing At Home Supporters

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By Chris Wright

Torquay United have been forced into giving their club mascot, Gilbert the Gull, an official warning over his conduct after he found himself embroiled in conduct "notbefitting a friendly Gull".

United's mascotreportedly let several choiceexpletives flyin an argument with several fans during Torquay's defeat against Grimsby at Plainmoor on Saturday.

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Football Cities: Exeter

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When football writers talk about provincial footballing sides and cities a few familiar names crop up, such as Nottingham and Derby. These definitely fall into the category of "not London" and smaller than the UK's other major conurbations, but are still relatively large in size and success. When you start heading out to the geographical margins, however, life as a football club is a little less illustrious and more .

Neil Warnock Week: Book Review: Made in Sheffield

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Made in Sheffield: My Story by Neil Warnock with Oliver Holt
Published by Hodder and Stoughton
2008, £8.99

"Anyone who writes an autobiography", opines former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine in the introduction to her brilliant memoir Clothes Music Boys, "is either a twat or broke.

Players with double barrelled surnames

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If you're anything like me you lay awake at night sleepless, attempting to name all of the players with double barrelled surnames who played in the Premier League or Football League last season (2009/2010). Well, you can rest easily now with this "cut out and keep" list of all players with double barrelled names who played last season:

PREMIER LEAGUE
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)
  • Tal Ben-Haim (Portsmouth)
  • Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa)
  • Seol Ki-Hyeon (Fulham)
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • Ji-Sung Park (Manchester United)
  • Cho Won-Hee (Wigan Athletic)
  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Portsmouth)
CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)
  • Jamel Campbell-Ryce (Barnsley)
  • Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading)
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Blackpool)
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)
  • Arran Lee-Barrett (Ipswich Town)
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips (Plymouth Argyle)
  • Sean St.

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‘It’s The Least I Can Do’ – Torquay Manager Promises To Buy Drink For Fans Who Travelled 750 Miles To Watch Dismal Hartlepool Defeat

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By Chris Wright

"What time's last orders?"

Despite their side being bottom of the entire Football League and having won just one game in their last 12 outings, 91 hardy Torquay United fans made the gruelling 750-mile round trip to support their ailing team against Hartlepool on Saturday a game the Gulls eventually went on to lose 3-1.

Torquay in Sore Need of an O’Kane

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[T]oday, the focus of your average Football League supporter will probably be on Henning Berg and Sean O'Driscoll, sacked after 2 and 5 months in their jobs respectively. Back in reality, however, this correspondent's attention has turned to Devon's perennial bridesmaids, Torquay United, whose Boxing Day visit to Plymouth offered a useful barometer for both team's progress since the corresponding fixture in 2011-12, played out on a similarly wet and windy day in January.

Hereford United & The Costs Of Relegation

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The end of Hereford Uniteds last stay in the Football League didn't come without a fight. A four game unbeaten at the end of the season run saw the club finish just two points from the safety zone in League Two at the end of last season, with a win on the final day against Torquay United in front of a crowd of over 5,000 people not being enough to help them over the finishing line thanks to results elsewhere.

The End Of An Era At AFC Wimbledon

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Last night at Kingsmeadow, Wimbledon were beaten by a single deflected goal by Torquay United. It was, by all accounts, a scrappy game, with the home team looking almost chronic in their lack of self confidence, but it was also a match that marked the end of an era. At the full time whistle, manager Terry Brown made a tearful lap of the pitch.

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: League Two

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With time being short before the first games kickoff, this division will be a little briefer than the Championship and League One. As with the other divisions, not all signings have been named, so if you notice someone, or perhaps a club that I've "missed", chances are I haven't actually missed them, just made a decision to omit them.

Can You Really Watch League Football For Under £20?

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One of the headlines emanating from the BBC yesterday morning was that you can only have a day out at the football in Britain for under twenty quid at eleven out of 104 league clubs in England and Scotland. By a day out, the BBC talks about the entrance fee for an adult, a matchday programme, a pie and a coffee.

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Stevenage 1-0 Torquay United

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Somebody hasn't been smiling on the football authorities at the end of this season. The one year that the play-offs have to be moved from London to Manchester and this, for the record is not a comment on whether the current volume of matches that are being played at Wembley is anything like a good thing ends up being the year in which the majority of clubs that would have been playing there would likely have preferred to have been playing in London instead.

Hereford & Torquay: Inconsistant Punishments For The Same Crime

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I'm not generally a fan of points deductions, as they are the one punishment guaranteed to punish the club as an entity (as well as the players and fans), without really punishing the people responsible for the transgression in the first place. However, most of the points deductions in recent times have been off the field transgressions.

FA Cup Match Of The Week: Torquay United 0-1 Crawley Town

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When a non-league club gets as far as the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, the goodwill shown by supporters of other clubs often transcends league and occasionally even local rivalries. Not so this year. Crawley Town have an excellent chance of making the Fifth Round of the competition, but there is at best a feeling of ambivalence surrounding this FA Cup run.

All Time League Table – by average league position

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If you search online you'll find a few different versions of the all time league table. This one for example gives a table sorted by points won in the football league throughout history. It's interesting to a point, however it's flawed in that it rewards sides who score a large amount of points in winning Division Four or Division Three and penalises those who spend time at the bottom end of the top flight.

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler reveals Indian management ambition

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Robbie Fowler has revealed he would like to take up a manager's job in India. The former Liverpool striker was distancing himself from rumours linking him with Torquay United job when he said he was hopeful of managing in the Indian league. He said: "I don't know where these reports came out from. I am [.

Dog 1-0 Man: How animals changed football

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Dog 1-0 Man: How animals changed football is a post from: Just Football

Animals and football have one thing in common, they're loved. However, some animals have interfered in football matches in the past changing the whole course of the match, sometimes in a good way for a certain team and sometimes in a really bad way.

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Alliterative Footballers in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two

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A list of footballers who have played in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two this season with their first name beginning with the same letter as their surname. Please let me know if you are aware of any others.

  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton Town)
  • Adebayo Azeez (Wycombe Wanderers & Leyton Orient)
  • Ahmed Abdulla (Barnet)
  • Akwasi Asante (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic)
  • Almen Abdi (Watford)
  • Andreas Arestidou (Morecambe)
  • Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal)
  • Antolín Alcáraz (Wigan Athletic)
  • Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
  • Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County)
  • Billy Bodin (Torquay United)
  • Brian Barry-Murphy (Rochdale)
  • Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest)
  • Christopher Chantler (Carlisle United)
  • Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
  • Clarke Carlisle (York City & Northampton Town)
  • Conor Clifford (Portsmouth & Crawley Town)
  • Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United)
  • Craig Cathcart (Blackpool)
  • Craig Clay (Chesterfield)
  • Craig Conway (Cardiff Dragons)
  • Craig Curran (Rochdale)
  • Cyrus Christie (Coventry Dragons)
  • Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace & Ipswich Town)
  • Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
  • Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town)
  • David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • David De Gea (Manchester United)
  • David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers)
  • Diego De Girolamo (Sheffield United)
  • Donervon Daniels (Tranmere Rovers)
  • Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic)
  • Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury)
  • Frank Fielding (Derby County)
  • Gábor Gyepes (Portsmouth)
  • Gaël Givet (Blackburn Rovers)
  • Gary Gardner (Aston Villa)
  • Gianluca Gracco (Dagenham & Redbridge)
  • Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Harry Hooman (Cheltenham Town)
  • Heidar Helguson (Cardiff Dragons)
  • Jake Jervis (Portsmouth, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United & Birmingham City)
  • Jake Jones (Walsall)
  • Jamie Jones (Leyton Orient)
  • Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic)
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen (West Ham United)
  • Kei Kamara (Norwich City)
  • Keith Keane (Preston North End)
  • Leon Legge (Gillingham & Brentford)
  • Leroy Lita (Sheffield Wednesday & Birmingham City)
  • Marcus Marshall (Bury)
  • Mark Molesley (Exeter City & Plymouth Argyle)
  • Marko Marin (Chelsea)
  • Marvin Morgan (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Mathieu Manset (Carlisle United)
  • Matt Mitchel-King (AFC Wimbledon)
  • Matthew McClure (Wycombe Wanderers)
  • Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers)
  • Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic)
  • Modibo Maïga (West Ham United)
  • Nyron Nosworthy (Watford)
  • Olanrewaju Oyebanjo (York City)
  • Osayamen Osawe (Accrington Stanley)
  • Oulwasanmi Odelusi (Bolton Wanderers)
  • Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading)
  • Phil Picken (Bury)
  • Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City)
  • Robbie Rogers (Stevenage)
  • Sam Saunders (Brentford)
  • Sam Slocombe (Scunthorpe United)
  • Sam Sodje (Portsmouth)
  • Scott Shearer (Rotherham United)
  • Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town)
  • Sean St.

FAYC 1/4 Final: Swansea City v United – Preview

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Today sees the next round of the FA Youth Cup take place between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Both teams have looked impressive during their respective cup runs so far this season with United beating Torquay United easily then producing a much tougher, ultimately more satisfactory performance and victory [.

Gulls Four-ked by Hungry Junior Red Devils

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This team is rapidly becoming one of the most technically gifted youth teams the club has ever seen. Under the spotlights at Moss Lane on a cold rainy night, United's young hopefuls made light work of a determined Torquay United side that set up, at times, with 7 men at the back. Goals from van [...]

Weekend TV: Champions Of Europe

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Saturday The Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona is on Fox at 2pm. The League 2 playoff final between Stevenage and Torquay United is on Fox Soccer Plus at 10am. For those who might be wondering where they're playing since Wembley is hosting the Champions League final, the game is at Old Trafford.

FA Cup Fifth Round Draw – The Stuff of Dreams

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The FA Cup fifth round draw threw up some fairytale ties for England's lower league sides, most notably for non-league side Crawley Town who were paired with Premier League leaders Manchester United...

Crawley Town became the first non-league team to reach the fifth round in 17 years after disposing of League Two side Torquay United 1-0 in round four and will be banking on a cash windfall as they travel to The Theatre of Dreams for the first time ever.

Man United Survive FA Cup Scare

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Manchester United were made to work hard for a 2-1 FA Cup fourth round win at Southampton on a day when holders Chelsea were grateful to an equaliser from Salomon Kalou to stay in the competition.

Michael Owen equalised for United with a close-range header early in the second half and then before Javier Hernández scored the decisive goal 15 minutes from time after being played in by a great Ryan Giggs' pass.

Manchester United Survive FA Cup Scare

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Manchester United were made to work hard for a 2-1 FA Cup fourth round win at Southampton on a day when holders Chelsea were grateful to an equaliser from Salomon Kalou to stay in the competition.

Michael Owen equalised for United with a close-range header early in the second half and then before Javier Hernández scored the decisive goal 15 minutes from time after being played in by a great Ryan Giggs' pass.

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Torquay United: Providing a Case Against Fans in the Boardroom?

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[M]aking his first appearance on these pages, James Bennettconsiders what fan ownership has done for the club he supports, Torquay United, and wonders whether the club's recent downturn form is perhaps indicative of a wider malaise. ... When a football club is in serious trouble, fans usually look for a reason, a suitable scapegoat for why things have gone so catastrophically wrong.

Trapattoni to keep close eye on McClean progress

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has promised to keep an eye on Sunderland's new signing James McClean, after the Derry born player declared his intention to represent Ireland rather than the IFA team.

The 22-year-old left winger wants to follow fellow Derry internationals Darron Gibson and Shane Duffy into the Ireland senior team and Trap is happy to oblige.

Accrington 0-1 Boro: Old Trafford awaits…

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Accrington 0-1 Stevenage (Beardsley 89)
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Stevenage will face Torquay United in the League 2 playoff final at Old Trafford next Saturday. A place in League 1 is up for grabs for the winners after they beat Accrington and Shrewsbury respectively over two legs.

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Haggis Wit’–Scots footballers in Philadelphia

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With Scottish players making moves to MLS, and Celtic soon to be playing Real Madrid at the Linc, PSP looks at Philadelphia's history of players from the land of heather.

Lots of upsets in FA Cup, but Man United escapes

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LONDON, England Holders Chelsea needed a late equalizer by Salomon Kalou to snatch a 1-1 draw that kept it in the FA Cup after a Louis Saha header had put Everton on course for a fourth-round upset at Goodison Park. In another of the weekend's five all-Premier League ties Aston Villa beat Blackburn Rovers [.

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Death and The Fix

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Jonathan Moss, as regular readers will understand, is a Premier League Select Group referee, one of nineteen referees who are allowed to officiate in EPL games.

John Colquhoun is a friend of Jonathan Moss of 20 years standing and, as regular readers will understand, is West Bromwich Albion club agent, Key Sports Management joint-owner, tv presenter, journalist, professional gambler and ambassador for the Scottish tourism industry.

Guide to the Grounds

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This marvellous poster was given away free with Soccer Monthly some time during the mid to late 70s. It contains information on 158 Â teams throughout the British Isles, from Torquay United to Sligo Rovers. Click to enlarge.

There are some terrific kits in there. Bonus points to Orient and Wales for their lovely Admiral numbers and to Cardiff City, Carlisle United and Torquay United.

Never doing the double

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One of the more interesting facets of the South Wales derby is that neither Cardiff City or Swansea have ever managed to "do a league double" over the other side. Craig Bellamy's wonder-strike on Sunday afternoon ensured that Cardiff City not only left the Liberty Stadium with all three points, but also left without the inigmany of being the first side to lose two league games against their bitter rivals in the same season (Swansea won the derby fixture at Cardiff last November)

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the other fixtures that haven't produced a league double for either side and the results were (in my opinion) very surprising.

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European Weekend Rewind: Real Madrid shocked, Inter improving and more

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By IAN HOLLIDAY

Real Madrid did something Sunday that it had only done once before during this season. It lost. The Merengues fell 1-0 to the 17th-placed Pamplona club despite taking 21 shots and controlling 66 percent of the possession. Even the debut of on-loan Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor couldn't keep Jose Morinho's side from falling 7 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish title race.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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While Dimitar Berbatov has been stealing most of the headlines during Manchester United's unbeaten league run, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has also played a pivotal role, scoring seven league goals and threatening Wayne Rooney for a starting role.

Hernandez should get another chance to work his magic today as Manchester United takes on Southampton in FA Cup action.

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English League Two TV Listings – 13 May 2012

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Below are television listings for all the English League Two matches on May 13, 2012. Times listed are local UK time.

Cheltenham Town v Torquay United, 12:00 Sky Sports 1(UK/Ireland)

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Passion meets the power of social media in England’s lower...

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Passion meets the power of social media in England's lower leagues.

What are the chances that an individual covering a League Two club in England gains a following from across the globe? Well, Ben Mayhew lived the experiment with his beloved Torquay United as the case study under the twitter handle @GreenwichGull, which later became the name of his blog.

Todos los récords del fútbol mundial

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Gol más rápido (primera división): Ricardo Oliveira (Uruguay) a los 2,8 segundos para Río Negro Capital contra Soriano Interior, Torneo de la Confederación del Litoral de OFI (26 de diciembre de 1998).


Gol más rápido de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol: Hakan Şükür a los 10,30 segundos (La FIFA lo reconoció en 11 segundos), en el partido por el tercer puesto entre Turquía y Corea del Sur en el Mundial de Corea y Japón de 2002.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Eddie Johnson has been receiving sporadic minutes with Fulham as of late, but this weekend's FA Cup action may be just what he needs in order to receive a start.

Fulham take on League One club Peterborough United, and that could give Johnson an opportunity to get his first start since early October.

League Two round-up

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Chesterfield reclaimed top spot in the League Two table by beating Torquay United as previous leaders Port Vale lost at lowly Morecambe.

Bury also slipped to defeat away to Wycombe Wanderers, while Barnet recorded an important victory at the bottom end of the table.

Jack Lester's sixth goal of the season sent Chesterfield back to the top of the table courtesy of a 1-0 home win over Torquay.