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6th-12th July 2009

6th-12th July 2009
Good afternoon Gulls fans. My first week as editor is over and it's been a good week. We have had good news and bad, the pre-season is underway and Torquay have made their first signing. I want to hear from more fans about their opinions- the feedback I have received has been great and I have included it in my articles where possible.

The week started with a lack of activity, no signings- not even a rumour- at Plainmoor. It wasn't what I wanted but it got worse when it became clear that the financial situation was much worse than anyone could have anticipated. It became clear why Matt Green was out on season loan, why the club couldn't keep Damien Davey, physio, or Paul Compton, youth coach.

However, less than a day later and Torquay had won their first pre-season friendly, against Buckland, 4-0 and triallist Ben Joyce, ex-swindon, was snapped up after scoring twice in that game. Things were looking up and then news that Torquay were looking to sign Kettering Town captain and central defender Guy Branston. The player at the heart of the best defence in the Blue Square Premier last year could still be coming to Torquay if they can agree terms by Monday.

So now what? Well we are looking forward to Wednesday's game home against Plymouth and the following game at Plainmoor on Saturday against Bristol Rovers. I'm sure there will be a good attendance at these games as fans will want to have a look at new signing Joyce and see if there is any other talent present. I know I do!

The contracts of Chris Hargreaves, Elliot Benyon and Kev Nicholson have been signed for another year at least and we are just waiting for Chris Robertson get the business done so we can all concentrate on the pitch.

I think i've covered everything from the week. If not I'll do it next week, please e-mail me if there is any news you think I've overlooked which is actually interesting.

Thank you Gulls fans.

Writer:Tommy_gull
Date:Sunday July 12 2009
Time: 1:07PM

Comments

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hmmm, a good article rounding up the weeks events. I like it.
cheesyperson
21/07/2009 10:41:00
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A brilliant article Tommy with most of the week’s events covered and lots to debate if allowed? Keyberry Gill
keyberry gull
23/07/2009 20:16:00
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of course. thats what the forums are for.
tommy_gull
25/07/2009 00:18:00
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