This time Allan Brown makes the point of telling us that we took thirteen - yes, thirteen - players all the way to Walsall. That, no more than four or five years after the introduction of substitutes (well just the one actually), was probably still regarded by some as a large travelling party.
Terminology and usage is, of course, ever changing. At Oxford on Saturday I heard a supporter, no more than a few summers older than myself, ask: "who's playing? who's centre-forward?" A simple question that begged a number of other questions and - had Jon been present - considerable tactical explanation. As it transpired I fear the poor man would still have been asking the same question two hours later.
Back to the programme and the Gulls News Service is, rather belatedly perhaps, welcoming us to the 1970s. A time which, it is fervently hoped, will bring "deserved and long-awaited success to United". Oh dear; we were to be disappointed.
As for being "deserved" I've never quite understood how some clubs (and therefore supporters) - normally "us" or "we" as it happens - are more deserving than others. After all these years of watching Torquay United I'm yet to fathom exactly what I deserve for my troubles other than a game of football in relative safety and the anticipation that everybody is doing their best in an honest fashion. Beyond that I'm never quite convinced of my, er, "entitlement".
Mind you, at the dawn of the 1970s I hope I would have been deserving of good value-for-money as I parted with 3/6 for a brand new "jockey cap" from the renovated Gulls Shop. And, if I was really good, once in the ground maybe a "jingle" or two from Pete Wiley or "our ever present and popular announcer" Fred Jago. Which was the Pete Murray of Plainmoor? Or the Tony Blackburn?
Then the Gold and Blue Club, genial club chairman George Bettison and a guest appearance from Sammy Black. These days that would surely be announced with a fanfare as "Live at Plainmoor". But did they have pig racing back then?