ON THIS DAY
GULLS MEMORIES FROM THIS DAY IN TIME
1993 – NEIL WARNOCK ARRIVES AT PLAINMOOR
When Torquay United found themselves in bother in early 1993, Mike Bateson called upon ex-Notts County manager Neil Warnock to help them avoid a second successive relegation from the 3rd Division (the league pyramids had been renamed and rejigged in 1992 with the arrival of the Premier League)! Unsurprisingly Warnock delivered. His squad included the likes of Paul Trollope and Darren Moore, and safety was confirmed on a jubilant away day at Carlisle, in what was the penultimate game of the 1992-93 season. Warnock went onto have a hugely successful managerial career, achieving 8 promotions and breaking the record games managed in English professional football, he also kept a soft spot for the Gulls and loaned a number of players this way. Neil retired last year after 42 years in various dugouts…and then returned this week at Huddersfield on a short term contract. Good luck Neil!