Torquay vs Swindon Town (a) 10/10/17

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Torquay vs Swindon Town (a) 10/10/17

Post by Bristol_Gull » 12 Oct 2017, 22:33

Just found out about this 'behind closed doors' friendly away vs Swindon Town on Tuesday - does anyone have any insights regarding the result or line ups from the game?

I'm interested to know if any triallists or players returning from injury played?


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Post by portugull » 12 Oct 2017, 22:46

If you listen to the Devon Live Podcast with Dave Thomas you will learn it was a bit of a disaster.
Swindon put out most of their First Team and several trialists failed to show.
As a result we had a young inexperienced side and Ryan Clarke spent the afternoon picking the ball out of the net!
It sounds like Gary Owers was none to pleased and several Agents will now be in his black book.


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Post by Dazza » 12 Oct 2017, 22:50

If that was Nicholson and Herrera there would be calls for them to be hung!


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Post by merse btpir » 12 Oct 2017, 22:52

portugull wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 22:46
Ryan Clarke spent the afternoon picking the ball out of the net!
He wants to be careful; any more of that and he'll have a bad back! =D


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Post by arcadia » 12 Oct 2017, 22:58

Well he had to have some practis as he has not picked one out for a few weeks. =D


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Post by Yorkieandy » 12 Oct 2017, 23:32

portugull wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 22:46
If you listen to the Devon Live Podcast with Dave Thomas you will learn it was a bit of a disaster.
Swindon put out most of their First Team and several trialists failed to show.
As a result we had a young inexperienced side and Ryan Clarke spent the afternoon picking the ball out of the net!
It sounds like Gary Owers was none to pleased and several Agents will now be in his black book.
Good to see the club being thoroughly professional as ever. :rofl:


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Post by Jeff » 13 Oct 2017, 09:20

Yorkieandy wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 23:32
portugull wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 22:46
If you listen to the Devon Live Podcast with Dave Thomas you will learn it was a bit of a disaster.
Swindon put out most of their First Team and several trialists failed to show.
As a result we had a young inexperienced side and Ryan Clarke spent the afternoon picking the ball out of the net!
It sounds like Gary Owers was none to pleased and several Agents will now be in his black book.
Good to see the club being thoroughly professional as ever. :rofl:
Don't really see how it's the clubs fault if a series of triallists let GO down to be fair.

By all means criticise when it's warranted, but I don't see how this can be one of those scenarios


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Post by portugull » 13 Oct 2017, 10:50

I intended no criticism of the Club or Gary Owers who was clearly badly let down by a number of Agents who were trying to get their players a contract. When the players failed to turn up Gary was left in a difficult position exacerbated by Swindon playing their first team.

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Post by Lloyder5 » 13 Oct 2017, 13:20

Think the comment was directed at our friend from the north
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Post by Bristol_Gull » 14 Oct 2017, 13:12

How many goals?!

Shame for Clarke as he looked solid before injury - I’d be hard pressed to choose between both of our keepers

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