TUFC PROGRAMME: A-Z Feature (Y/Z) – North Ferriby 29th Apr 17

The A-Z of Torquay United

A reminder of the people, teams, places and animals that have had an impact and influence on Torquay United during our long history – all categorised alphabetically.



Until 1954 our home strip was Black and White, much like the current away kit – but the sun, sand and sea image of ‘the Riviera’ was used as the recipe for a new Yellow colour for our shirts, and that colour has been used (in various shades) ever since. Our brilliant ‘Yellow Army’ following are always recognisable wearing the colour around the grounds of England, and of course the chants ‘Yellow Army, Yellow Army’ and ‘Come on you Yellows’ are probably our most popular!

Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town were a non-league club for many years, and would make the occasional headline for an FA Cup giant-killing (including beating us 5-2 in 1992’s 1st Round!), or winning the FA Trophy. However that changed when the Somerset club finally made their way into the League in 2003. United have played Town a few times since, most notably in 2003-04 when we got a great win at Huish Park with Graham and Kuffour on the score-sheet. Then in 2007, when the BBC cameras saw us beat ‘The Glovers’ 4-1, with Chris Todd and Danny Stevens scoring two apiece.

Luke Young

Luke started his professional career at his boyhood team Plymouth Argyle, and it was a shock when ‘the Green Army’ allowed the talented youngster to join ‘the Yellow Army in 2014. That first season saw Young skipper the team and score some tremendous goals, including a long-range volley against Wrexham that ranks alongside the best ever seen at Plainmoor. The midfield dynamo deservedly won the Player of the Year for an excellent season. The following two campaigns have been frustrating for Luke, with injuries keeping him out for long periods of time – though he did come back earlier than expected last year to aid the great escape. More injury troubles have followed this season, but Young has battled back again with a terrific work ethic and skill on the ball making him one of our best players.

Chris Zebroski

Zebroski’s had two spells at Plainmoor, both times with Paul Buckle in charge. The first spell was on loan from Millwall in 2007-08, when Chris played in an exciting Conference team full of goals and scored in that Play-Off loss to Exeter City. The second spell saw the striker return to United from Wycombe in 2010, and play in another Play-Off campaign – this time in League Two. He had a very good season leading the line upfront and was on the mark in another Semi-Final this time against Shrewsbury. Unfortunately Zebroski could not prevent the team losing to Stevenage at Old Trafford, and soon after that defeat the attacker joined Buckle at Bristol Rovers.

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