O/T Truro moving to Torquay

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Roger D, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It's not the first time this has been rumoured. I get the feeling the Truro chairman is playing power politics and trying to gain leverage by suggesting the club may vacate Truro. A "merger" between clubs that far apart would be ridiculous.
     
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  3. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    It's basically power politics between the owners of Truro FC and Cornish Pirates RFC who think the County Council should pay for a "Stadium of Cornwall" in Truro for them to play at so they can cash in by selling their grounds. Truro FC have no clout down there and the Pirates aren't well liked so it's never going to happen. Truro moving to Torquay is a ridiculous idea, they will have gates of about 50.
     
  4. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I love this forum, for the same reason I sometimes buy Tractors Monthly, Steam Heritage or Knitting World magazines.
     
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  5. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Happy to make you happy Mrs Quoad.
     
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  6. BrandNewGuy

    BrandNewGuy Well-Known Member

  7. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Feel very sorry for Truro supporters over this. Lots of justifiably very pissed off fans. 200 mile round trip for a home match! Statement from Truro Independent Supporters Association sums it up very politely, considering:

    Truro Fans: TISA Statement on Truro City Ground Share with Torquay United
     
  8. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Sometimes the politics down here in the lower leagues would put The Premier League to shame.

    My team, Penzance (9 leagues away from the Man U's of this world) have had an interesting close season. Firstly, our nearest and bitterest rivals (Mousehole) got wind that the lease was up on our ground and tried to nick it off us. They'd got the wrong end of the stick, though, and when they found out it was just the lease of the clubhouse that was up (lol) they approached us with a view to merging with them. We politely told them no thanks, all their players got wind of it and 6, yes six! of them have now signed for us. This is our season before a ball has even been kicked.
     
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  9. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Incredibly polite given the circumstances. What a stitch-up
     
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  10. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Mousehole :mad:
     
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  11. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    With a bit of luck we’ll have such strong Cup and Trophy runs (and/or their pitch gets churned up so much) that both our Torquay and Truro aways get rescheduled to within a couple of days of each other in sunny mid April.
     
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  12. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    I shit em.
     
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  13. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Penzance has never forgiven Mousehole for the 1595 Spanish debacle :hmm:
     
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  14. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Isn't it tiny though? Pick on someone your own size!
     
  15. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Mousehole AFC's badge is such a disappointment.
     
  16. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Always St.Blazey for me.
     
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  17. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Prefer Nigel Blazey, Hamlet midfielder of the early 80s.
     
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  18. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    I used to play football with him over the park while he was a youngster at Fulham.
     
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  19. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    I've been their ground. Quite posh. Got a tarmacked carpark and everything, the ponces.
     
  20. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    We played them in the cup once. The gloriously-named Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup. :cool:
     
  21. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    The Cornish Ashes :D
     
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  22. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I didn’t even know there WAS 100 miles in Cornwall.
     
  23. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    There's not - Torquay is the wrong side of the Tamar.
     
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  24. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Was? Were?
     
  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    That’s a proper “fuck you” to all the non-C Walter Parsons funeral directors.
     
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  26. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Does it still have grass bank terracing on the side, it did when I saw them play Plymouth Argyle in a pre-season friendly in '76.
     
  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

  28. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

  29. Taper

    Taper Well-Known Member

    I’m off to Mousehole at the weekend. I’ll check out this hotbed of football politics. Was going to take my boots too
     
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