I think we have reached crunch time in the season and we now need to start putting some wins on the board. The Christmas period has shown we can compete with anyone in the division and with a run of home fixtures coming up we need to start closing the gap and give fans a belief that safety can be achieved, something we have done time and time again since I starting supporting the club. A forward is desperately needed and the line up tomorrow is still very much in the air. Ajala is a welcome addition and is the type of player we need but more bodies are still required!
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Post by geddingtongull on Jan 8, 2016 17:18:35 GMT
My wife said this morning perhaps we could make the match tomorrow. Glad we didn't try to make the 500 mile round trip. At least it has been postponed well in advance to save those who make a long trip down.
Clearly the pitch and drainage must be in a very bad state, partly due the exceptional rainfall over the past few weeks.
However, it does make you wonder what the previous regime were doing with their mega budget - clearly not investing any of it in one of the most important parts of a football club! Presumably the weather in Exeter is more or less the same and their game seems to be on!
It might seem to be a positive for us as we have not really strengthened the squad yet - but postponed games add to potential fixture congestion and a mid week crowd will almost certainly be less.
I still do not understand why the Club did not want to even consider a possible offer from TUST to help fund some pitch covers - surely they would help (they seem to do a good job for cricket pitches)!
Meanwhile up at Sid James park 15 miles away they are playing Liverpool a million quid richer,the class golf between our clubs is embarrassing,fair dues too Exeter,run like a proper club,not tinpot or a shambles
what a person is told is not half as important as what they think they have been told
fair dues too Exeter,run like a proper club,not tinpot or a shambles
Also goes to show what you can achieve with a Trust-run club and actively involved supporters.
Mentioned here before, but I went 'behind enemy lines' for our win there a couple of years ago and it was a real eye-opener - lots of things going on to build up the matchday experience and keep income within the club, much of it organised by the fans themselves. Was left with the depressing thought that if anyone tried similar at Plainmoor they'd probably be met with a wave of indifference or a bitchy slagging off on the internet. Doesn't matter who's in charge at TUFC, we seem to have a knack of disillusioning anyone who tries to make a difference...
If the rent from the ground share is used to improve the drainage it will be a boon for the club. Apparently the cost will be recouped when 3 games have been played instead of postponed.
The Club Up The Road show what can be achieved through supporter ownership. The one thing that the Gulls have above all else is the loyalty of us supporters and hopefully we will be given our chance to show what we can achieve as owners.