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Dan Rawley

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Match Report: Torquay United 1-2 Cheltenham Town (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
22:04 Sunday 20th May 2012

Torquay's promotion dream died a devastating death on Thursday night as they were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by a physically strong and efficient Cheltenham team, sending the Gulls crashing out of the play-offs at the semi-final stage.A  2-0 loss…

Match Report: Torquay United 1-1 Crewe Alexandra (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
08:50 Tuesday 8th May 2012

Torquay United saw their automatic promotion hopes dashed by a late equaliser from Crewe's Nick Powell in an end-to-end encounter at Plainmoor. The Gulls had looked to be holding out for a vital win made even more important by Crawley Town's…

Match Report: Torquay United 1-0 Accrington Stanley (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
02:03 Saturday 7th April 2012

A Good Friday bumper crowd of 3,934 Torquay's third-highest home attendance of the season, helped inspire the promotion-chasing Gulls to another crucial win - but they were made to wait. Rene Howe's 73rd minute goal was the one moment of quality…

Match Report: Torquay United 2-1 Port Vale (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
18:12 Sunday 25th March 2012

An entertaining match at Plainmoor ended in a narrow Torquay win against administration-hit Port Vale, with a frenzied second half more than making up for a dull first 45 minutes.Torquay were rightly favourites, coming into the game with hopes…

Globetrotting Ricketts Returns Home
11:33 Friday 23rd March 2012

Rohan Ricketts' career may have taken a path away from the spotlight since the winger left Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 - but it has certainly been interesting. In the space of four years, Ricketts has played for six clubs in a staggering five…

Match Report: Torquay United 2-2 Bristol Rovers (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
13:11 Sunday 11th March 2012

A dramatic West Country derby in the sunshine at Plainmoor ended in an entertaining draw thanks to Torquay's late leveller. Bristol Rovers raced into a two goal lead before managing to squander their advantage to a determined Torquay late on.This…

Match Report: Torquay United 1-0 Aldershot Town (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
22:32 Wednesday 7th March 2012

It may have been scrappy, it may have been ugly, but Torquay fans will be delighted to have another three points in the bag after a tense encounter at Plainmoor.Torquay came off the back of a surprise 1-0 win at Crawley Town but had lost their…

Palau - Going Nowhere?
01:05 Sunday 4th March 2012

Who? Exactly. Palau are one of a number of tiny islands whose football teams have been out of action for over a decade. Located in the Pacific Ocean with a population of just 20,000, Palau is never going to be a football superpower, even in…

Is Ryan Jarvis Torquay's missing link?
18:28 Saturday 3rd March 2012

After two consecutive losses in League Two and a tough game at Crawley Town in the pipeline, Torquay United fans are hopeful that Martin Ling's latest signing can prove to be the Gulls' missing link.Jarvis has joined on loan from League One…

Why Scott Parker Should Be England's Next Captain
19:48 Thursday 1st March 2012

The promotion of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker to the prestigious position of England captain for the friendly against Holland provoked some debate amongst football fans.Although some supported stand-in manager Stuart Pearce's decision,…

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League - Season So Far
23:11 Wednesday 29th February 2012

Since its formation in 2006, the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League has been hugely dominated by one team - PRK Hekari United. The side has won all five previous championships, and look to be on course for number six. Try as they might,…

Match Report: Torquay United 1-2 Bradford City (Torquay Fan's Perspective)
06:35 Tuesday 28th February 2012

Followers of League Two football this season may have seen this result as something of a surprise - Torquay's fans certainly did. The Gulls had embarked on an impressive winning streak that was expected to continue against a struggling Bradford…

American Samoa: The Last Perennial Losers?
22:32 Monday 27th February 2012

American Samoa, a tiny US territory with a population of just 55,000, recently hit the headlines after winning their first FIFA-sanctioned game. This success, a 2-1 "giantkilling" of fellow minnows Tonga, ended a mammoth 30-game losing streak…