Danny Burnell – @dannyburnell_92
Danny previews the upcoming week, as well as looking at events that happened on this day for the week commencing 24th October.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday – Eastleigh v TUFC @ Silverlake Stadium (19.45 KO)
It’s not been a happy hunting ground in recent years, and the added pressure of being bottom makes this a tough mid-week trip to the South Coast. The second half events of Altrincham may leave room for slight optimism but a 90 minute performance will be required if they are to come away with anything with a continually depleted squad.
Saturday – Notts County v TUFC @ Meadow Lane (15.00 KO)
The second away trip in a gruelling week for the Gulls, and it’s the toughest of the lot as they head to Nottingham. County are in fine form, 3 clear at the top, and Langstaff scoring goals like there is no tomorrow.
Saturday – TUFC U18’s v BRS Coaching U18’s @ South Devon College (10.30 KO)
It may be bleak for the Men, but the U18’s continue to progress with a fine start to the season. 2 out of 2 in the league, and a FA Youth Cup 1st round to look forward too, it’s all rosy in the Camp as they host BRS.
Sunday – Bishops Lydeard v TUWFC @ Bishops Lydeard FC (14.00 KO)
After an excellent FA Cup win that show them progress to the first round proper, the Ladies’ return to league action away at BL.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Danny Hollands is thwarted as somewhat of a legend at Eastleigh, and he made his mark in Yellow earlier on in his career, as he helped United strive off relegation in 2006, not withstanding that delightful chip against Stockport. The majestic Chris Todd is another who made an impressive 60+ appearances for both sides.
Former Gulls right-back Lee Canoville made a host of appearances at Plainmoor, before moving to Notts County, via Boston in 2007. Ex-Yellow Shaun Harrad started his career at Notts County.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT : JIMMY AGGREY
Place of birth: Hammersmith
TUFC Stats (all competitions): 110 appearances, 2 goals
Clubs represented: Chelsea, Fulham, Airdrie, Torquay, Dover, Taunton, Harrow, Yeovil, TNS, Bohemians, Woking, Southport
Signed by: Wes Saunders
Memorable moment: Helped himself to 15 MOTM awards in the 2000/01 season, which resulted in him becoming Supporter’s Player of the Season.
Nathan Craig – The former Gulls midfielder will turn 31 on Tuesday. He retired earlier this year after a spate of injuries.
Paul Gibbs – He played 51 times in Yellow between 97 & 98, and the former full-back will celebrate his 50th birthday on Wednesday.
Jimmy Aggrey – The London-born defender will celebrate turning 44 on Wednesday.
Damon Lathrope – Now head coach of Watford Ladies, Damon will turn 33 come Friday.
ON THIS DAY
26th October 2013 – Jordan Chappell scores after just 17 seconds against Portsmouth, a then-club record.
28th October 1995 – Scunthorpe come to Plainmoor and win 1-8. A day later, Don O’Riordan is relieved of his duties.
25th October 1972 – Bobby Moore graces the Plainmoor pitch in a testimonial for Bob Glozier.
25th October 1951– Eric Webber is appointed player-manager, a position (manager) he holds for 14 seasons.
Gulls H2H at Eastleigh (Last 5)
28/12/2021: Eastleigh 2-1 TUFC – The Gulls’ are robbed as Armani Little levelled for the Gulls.
06/10/2020: Eastleigh 2-1 TUFC – Sam Sherring’s first United goal as Eastleigh fight back with two second half goals.
26/11/2019: Eastleigh 3-2 TUFC – Keating and Andrews score early in the second half to bring down the deficit.
26/12/2017: Eastleigh 1-1 TUFC – Jamie Reid puts the Gulls 1 up, before loanee George Dowling is sent off.
25/10/2016: Eastleigh 3-0 TUFC – The Yellows’ are well beaten.