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Just thought for those interested in wider football matters, I would update you on developments in Devon and Cornwall's third and fourth biggest sides.
Since we were of equal status with torquay until the memorable last day of a season just a couple of years ago, Torquay have sadly been on a slide down the leagues and hovering on the edge of financial meltdown. They are now in Conference South and had to take money from a cowboy to keep afloat and are now owned by the same bunch who cheated Bristol R out of Eastville and a number of greyhound tracks around the country including Swindon and poole. The MO is always the same, promise a shiny new stadium, close the old stadium, sell off the land for building, forget to build the new one.
In Torquay's case the plans for Torquay's shiny new stadium were published recently
Impressive you may think.
Until that is you compare them to plans for Grimsby's new stadium
a remarkable resemblance you may feel - indeed close observers will even spot that in the logo on the right on Torquay's they forgot to fully airbrush out Grimsby's logo before overlaying Torquays. Oops. It is hard to see this ending well.
As it is sadly for Truro City. They reached for the stars with another difficult character, Kevin Heaney. Many shenanagins later, they have left Truro temporarily to ground share up the road at Torquay while a shared stadium with local rugby club is built. Of course build hasn't strictly started yet nor the financing arranged but hey surely that's just detail. Oh and when I say Torquay is just up the road, it is 120 miles up the road. Again it is hard to see a future here.
No real point to this tale apart from highlighting just what a hard world it is outside the league.