TUFC 2019 Part 2 by Dom Roman

TUFC 2019 – PART 2

The Ed itemises and blogs his way through the Gulls year that was 2019

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Dom Roman – @DomRoman

JULY 

DR – “The positive feeling at Plainmoor continued as we rolled confidently into the pre-season friendlies against the usual list of local clubs plus Swansea U23s! Armani Little announced himself as a Gulls player with a stunner against Plymouth and Manny Duku looked lively upfront..”

CALENDAR

3rd – 2019-20’s fixtures are announced

4th – Gary Johnson signs new extended contract

5th – 19-20 new kits unveiled

9th – BIDEFORD (A) 0-5 WIN – FRIENDLY

11th – Frank Vincent re-joins on loan from AFC Bournemouth

13th – BUCKLAND (A) 0-3 WIN – FRIENDLY

17th – PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (H) 3-1 WIN – FRIENDLY

20th – TIVERTON (A) 0-1 WIN – FRIENDLY

23rd – SWANSEA U23s (H) 3-2 WIN – FRIENDLY

27th – EXETER CITY (H) 1-2 LOSS – FRIENDLY

30th – Joe Lewis signs on loan from Swansea City

31st – Kai Hepworth is new Head of Medical


AUGUST

DR – “The Gulls season started with a welcome win over Boreham Wood but stuttered a little after that as defensive difficulties and inexperience crept in, but there was still plenty of summer cheer to be had with cracking goals by Armani Little V Barnet and Jamie Reid in front of the cameras V Aldershot illuminating proceedings. An inconsistent but promising beginning to 2019-20 for United”

CALENDAR

2nd – Matt Buse signs from Taunton Town

2nd – Momodou Touray signs on loan from Newport County

2nd – Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and Opi Edwards rejoin on loan from Bristol City

3rd – BOREHAM WOOD (H) 2-1 WIN – NL

6th – SOLIHULL MOORS (A) 3-0 LOSS – NL

10th – Olaf Kozsela joins Tiverton on loan

10th – BROMLEY (A) 3-3 DRAW – NL

13th – MAIDENHEAD (H) 0-2 LOSS – NL

17th – DOVER ATH (A) 1-2 WIN – NL

21st – The Champions DVD is released

23rd – Louis Slough signs 1st professional contract

24th – ALDERSHOT TOWN (H) 2-0 WIN – NL

26th – BARNET (A) 2-2 DRAW – NL

29th – Dominic Mee is appointed Media and Supporter Liaison Co-Ordinator

31st – HARTLEPOOL (H) 1-2 LOSS – NL

31st – TT Player of the Month is Lucas Covolan

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SEPTEMBER

DR – “Two new signings arrived in the form of Ben Whitfield and Robbie Cundy. Whitfield would soon become a fans favourite and scored on his debut to save a point at Woking. More inconsistency followed from the young Gulls team, but a win over Harrogate got Plainmoor rocking and then the month ended with an away win to savour, as Stockport were despatched 4-0 at Edgeley Park in a scintillating United away performance. Oh and the main man Jamie Reid kept scoring, proving any doubters considerably wrong week after week

CALENDAR

3rd – Ben Whitfield joins from Port Vale

3rd – Robbie Cundy joins on loan from Bristol City

3rd – WOKING (A) 1-1 DRAW – NL

6th – The club launch an Official Supporters Club

7th – HARROGATE TOWN (H) 4-2 WIN – NL

13th – Gary Johnson celebrates 1 year as manager

14th – CHESTERFIELD FC (A) 1-0 LOSS – NL

18th – TUAFC and Torbay Council announce Foster carer partnership

20th – U-18s manager Shaun Taylor leaves the club

21st – Chris Todd is named as the new U-18s manager

21st – DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE (H) 0-0 DRAW – NL

24th – EASTLEIGH (H) 2-3 LOSS – NL

28th – STOCKPORT COUNTY (A) 0-4 WIN – NL

30th – The U-18s lose in the Youth Cup to Bridgwater

30th – TT Player of the Month is Ben Whitfield

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OCTOBER

DR –October was an excellent month for United with five wins and only one defeat away at Notts County. There was FA Cup optimism (it wouldn’t last), battling wins in the National League over Fylde, Ebbsfleet, Barrow and Wrexham to put the Gulls right in the promotion race (it wouldn’t last) and the happy news of Saikou Janneh’s return to Plainmoor (it wouldn’t last). Unfortunately there were also more injuries to key players as the squad started to creak moving into November”

CALENDAR

5th – AFC FYLDE (H) 2-1 WIN – NL

7th – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Draw – Home V Boreham Wood

8th – EBBSFLEET UNITED (A) 2-4 WIN – NL

12th – NOTTS COUNTY (A) 2-0 LOSS – NL

19th – BOREHAM WOOD (H) 3-2 WIN – FA CUP

21st – FA Cup 1st Round Draw – Away V Maidstone

26th – BARROW (H) 4-2 WIN – NL

28th – Saikou Janneh returns on loan from Bristol City

29th – WREXHAM (H) 1-0 WIN – NL

31st – Ryan Dickson joins Truro City on loan

31st – TT Player of the Month is Kyle Cameron

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NOVEMBER

DR – “Ah November, a month that started with a whole load of optimism! United pushing into 2nd place by beating Halifax, being installed as the bookies favourites for promotion and a big trumpeting of praise for Jamie Reid and all. It then went decidedly pear-shaped as the club failed in the FA Cup 1st Round again at Maidstone, and then lost four National League matches to bring frowns onto the faces of the Yellow Army. Liam Davis was also injured in the FA Cup and boy we missed him as the defence shipped goal after goal to grateful opposition attackers”

CALENDAR

2nd – FC HALIFAX TOWN (A) 0-4 WIN – NL

8th – Matt Buse wins the NL Player of the Month award for October

9th – MAIDSTONE UNITED (A) 1-0 LOSS – FA CUP

12th – Ramarni Medford-Smith joins on loan from Reading

15th – Bryn 1899 beer is introduced to the world!

16th – SUTTON UNITED (H) 1-2 LOSS – NL

20th – ELMORE (A) 0-4 WIN – DEVON BOWL

23rd – CHORLEY FC (A) 1-0 LOSS – NL

25th – FA Trophy draw Round 1 – Aldershot (H)

25th – U18s Evans and Price are chosen to represent the Eng Colleges National team

26th – RIP Ex-Gull Sean Haselgrave

26th – EASTLEIGH (A) 3-2 LOSS – NL

29th – Amrit Bansal-McNulty joins on loan from QPR

29th – Jared Lewington joins United from Tiverton 

30th – STOCKPORT COUNT (H) 1-5 – LOSS

30th – TT Player of the Month is Ben Whitfield

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DECEMBER

DR – “The poor form of November continued into December as we lurched from one defeat to another (with some brief respite in the Trophy) and supporters even started questioning the position of Gary Johnson (something that was unthinkable only weeks before), only to salvage some pride and glory with a merry Xmas win over Woking FC. Meanwhile Manny Duku left after not managing one single goal in a Yellow shirt and placing his name in amongst TUFC’s very worst signings. The club end the year in an unaccustomed spot of mid-table, in one of the most unpredictable leagues you’ll ever witness. Roll on 2020

CALENDAR

2nd – TUFC announce a new limited edition blackout shirt

7th – Scoreless striker Manny Duku leaves United by mutual consent

7th – HARROGATE TOWN (A) 2-1 LOSS – NL

11th – Lloyd James joins on loan from Forest Green

14th – Aaron Nemane joins after being released by Man City

14th – ALDERSHOT TOWN (H) 5-1 WIN – FA TROPHY

16th – FA Trophy 2nd Round Draw – Home V FC Halifax Town

17th – The club issue a statement regarding fan behaviour

21st – CHESTERFIELD FC (H) 0-3 LOSS – NL

26th – YEOVIL TOWN (A) – 6-2 LOSS – NL

28th – WOKING FC (H) – 4-1 WIN – NL

31st – TT Player of the Month is Jamie Reid

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