Sam Jones – Deputy Editor and Contributor

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Name: Sam Jones

Twitter Name: @samuellejones

Why TUFC?: My family bought a house in Torquay in 2005 and started to go and watch them, and the rest is history. Also, it means I can be incredibly hipster about who I support.

Year started supported TUFC and 1st game?: Boxing Day 2005 – Torquay 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers. We blew a two goal lead to top of the table Wycombe, while we were sitting pretty at the bottom. Should’ve seen it as a sign of things to come.

Favourite all-time TUFC players?: Eunan O’Kane, Jamie Reid, Connor Lemonheigh-Evans.

Best TUFC memory?: Finding out that we had completed the great escape in 2016 with the 2-0 win over Bromley. I was overseas at the time, frantically checking twitter to see if we had managed to secure safety. I remember bursting into tears with relief at full time as only weeks before, I was 100% convinced we were going down and that would be the end of the club.

Worst TUFC memory?: Play-off Final 2021. I’ve never felt anything quite like it after a game, just pure emptiness. We deserved to go up that season, and we were robbed in the final. Not sure I’ll ever get over it.

Favourite spot at Plainmoor?: I like Bristow’s Bench: good view of the game, roomy seats and if the game gets boring (which it does, way too often) you have a nice view of Dartmoor on a sunny day.

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