The tie is ours because we are far the superior team, I suspect the tie will be truly over in the 1st leg with a 4+ goal RUBY advantage going into the game on Thursday. You are no match for us Gulls and thats the truth.
Any chance you can pop back in fifty years time when your club has a Football League pedigree?
Were Torquay not non-league 5 years ago whilst Cheltenham did the double over Leeds Utd in L1 ...Factmeister.
Torquay are girls. No fear.
LOL! 2 of the last 85 years were non league for us!
Strange little chap but he only sounds about twelve. I won't then bore him with the story of the first time I saw the first XI of Torquay United play the first XI of Cheltenham Town in a competitive league game.
A stonking 7-1 win to Torquay United at Plainmoor with Robin Stubbs getting 6 (and I am sure he would have got more if he hadn't got bored)
Post by martyfeldmanseyes on May 11, 2012 5:25:07 GMT
From dot com...
NO FLAGS AT CHELTENHAM Posted on: Tue 08 May 2012
"CHELTENHAM Town have asked us to request that the Yellow Army do not take any large flags to our play-off game at Whaddon Road on Sunday. Normally, they can accomodate flags but space is naturally at a premium for such an important match, so please leave the flags at home."
This wouldn't be a psychology thing would it? Like Crawley nicking "our end"?
Lots of flags and yellow shirts and yellow and yellow and yellow. Tell them who we are!
Due to Torquay lack of support for the 1st leg, the Torquay ticket office has returned 400 tickets.
The Torquay players will be less passionate now and I can see Cheltenham running away with a easy victory over the 2 legs.
We've had a lot of play-off matches in very recent history, whereas it's your Cup Final. Hopefully though, you will bring a few more than the pitiful showing at our place in the League. Think I may be right in saying we took more than 4 times as many to Whaddon Road. edit: 108 and 461 being the comparative figures.
Am sure the players of both sides will be well up for it, regardless.
Looks like a good day for a game of football and should be a nice drive up. We have won our last three opening play off games in recent years and Cheltenham are yet to lose a play off match so someone is going to have that sequence ended.
I see Rene is a doubt still for this match and to be honest, I would rather have him back fit for the all important second leg at Plainmoor. Looks like the usual suspects will be playing with maybe Atieno getting a start if Rene doesn't make it.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
All over and a pretty predictable outcome. No cutting edge whatsoever passed the ball well enough but against a physically strong and determined Cheltenham which also had pace and trickery down both flanks the result for me was a forgone conclusion. Once the injured Rene went off and Tai struggled we had nothing to chose from on the bench other than LRT or Chris McPhee and when did you last see either change a game? The tie is now lost for me, sure we will give it a go and maybe nick a 1-0 win, when was the last time we scored a brace? Our midfielders who are supposed to support and score afew have failed in the last couple of months and the results and goals have simply dried up. It was always going to happen. We missed an opportunity in March to freshen up the squad and add some back up and maybe something different but I don't honestly believe the management really thought we would be in this position. Dare I say it Buckle would have demanded some team strengthening and gone out and shipped in a Robinson or a Tomlin to lift us at a crucia ltime. Now we face the prospect of losing some of our decent squad players and another long toil in league two and its going to be a tougher league next season for sure and its doubtfull that we will be in as as strong a position next term. Really think we looked a gift horse in the mouth. Lingy did what he could with a paper thin squad but the narrow game we play was sure to get exposed at some point and when I look back at our total domination of Shrewsbury in both legs last season there is just no comparison. I know what sort of football I would rather watch.
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..
Would concur (unfortunately). Seems we have nothing left in the tank and as a result have been stuttering of late. Barring a miracle on Thursday evening, the fat lady has packed her bags, finished singing and is now saying a few prayers! Even so - great season and well done to all at the club - what might have been!
watched the game on holiday on sky sports in the company of cheltenham fans who are already talking about going to wembley.Honestly dont disagree with that,i do agree with petef regarding squad strengthening,rene has been injured for months which gave us ample opportunity to get striker cover in,but for whatever reason lingy didnt bother.We look bereft of scoring ideas and now very dodgy in defence.Cheltenhams first goal was quality but their second was absolutely laughable,burgess had four tufc players with him when he headed it in,not one jumped for the ball. Many say its been a good season ok in some ways,but that is 2 seasons running that we have been so close only to bottle it at the end,now the squad break up will begin,all galling to think that people say we are punching above our weight,so what does that say about crawley and stevenage then.? Those that come on the forum and spout about not wanting promotion,they must be highly delighted,the likes of rochdale here we come again
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