Danny Burnell – @dannyburnell_92
Danny previews the upcoming week, as well as looking at events that happened on this day for the week commencing 28th November.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Saturday – Dag & Red v TUFC @ Victoria Road (12.30 KO)
United head to east London more in hope than anticipation, at a place they rarely gain anything from. The Daggers have had a steady first half of the season, currently sitting in 9th place. Torquay will need to be at their very best and some, to get anything from this one.
Sunday – Poole Town Ladies v TUWFC @ Poole Town (14.00 KO)
After the disappointment of losing in the FA Cup, the Ladies’ return to league action in Dorset.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Daggers current talisman Paul McCallum enjoyed a decent loan spell at Plainmoor back in 2013, scoring 3 goals in 6 appearances. Former Gulls’ defender Brian Saah made the switch from Devon to London back in 2013. Gavin Tomlin was on loan at Torquay from Dagenham back in 2011.
Derek Dawkins – The ‘Dude’ celebrates his 63rd birthday on Tuesday.
Neil Warnock – The former manager turns 74 on Thursday.
Brett Williams – Former Gulls’ striker Brett will celebrate his 35th birthday on Thursday.
ON THIS DAY
29th November 2008– Torquay beat Oxford in the FA Cup, and in doing so, set a club record 17 matches without defeat.
1st December 2001 – Jason Fowler makes his Gulls’ debut after signing from Cardiff City.
28th November 1925 – Torquay play their first ever FA Cup (proper) game. They draw 1-1 with Reading.
Gulls’ H2H at Victoria Road (Last 5)
02/05/22: Daggers 0-0 TUFC – A draw is useless for both teams as they make a late surge for the play-offs.
27/03/21: Daggers 1-0 TUFC – A rare, but expected loss in our 20/21 campaign.
04/01/20: Daggers 0-0 TUFC – Forgetful game before the season is curtailed.
30/09/17: Daggers 1-0 TUFC – Further disappointment at Victoria Road.
29/11/2016: Daggers 0-1 TUFC – Kieffer Moore scores the only goal of the game. The last time we have scored at VR.