Monday, 18 May 2009

Torquay United's day!

As you can see, Sundays are my busy day and so I just made it to the coach, by the skin of my teeth! LOL
What a day!
And a very long day at that!
Setting off at 8am ; arriving home at 11.30 pm.
That's over 15 hours ...for only 90 mins of football!
Who'd be mad enough?!!! ;-)
Moi! And Moi's son!
Mr Snippets sensibly stayed at home... the 'yellow army' hit road.

We got there with two hours to spare!

I must admit, that being a lover of things old, this brought a tear to my eyes as I remembered the old Wembley and its towers.

The new Wembley is one monstrous beast!

A larger than life Bobby Moore stands in his rightful and proper place.

One wonders what he would have thought of the new surroundings.

No photos can do it justice..I walked in... and was gobsmacked.

He's smiling now..but would he still be smiling at the end of the match?

And so the scene was set.

The players lined up.

And we sat down to enjoy.
Cambridge played well and they must be quite sick of the sight of Devon teams. They also lost last year, to Exeter City.

But we played well too and it is as I always say...'balls in the net that count.'
We scored two brilliant goals... even Alan Shearer would have been proud to score them!;-)
The players received the trophy from Martin O'Neil...the manager of Aston Villa.
We laughed and said that's the only way he would get his hands on a trophy this season!
( And I thought of blogger Kitty!)
And then we laughed again as we joked that Torquay now need a trophy cabinet!

After two years of Blue Square Premier League football, it's back into the football league for Torquay United!

Tears of joy followed.
I would not have missed this day for anything!
It was a day about determination, character, fortitude,unity and passion...all the things which I admire and love!
And the 'ups and downs' of a football supporter of a little club from South Devon , continue!!


Rubys mamma x said...

Fantastic!!!! Great news Sal, you must so proud, great news, looks like you had a fab time.
Thanks for your comments, i do so love chelsea, looking forward to getting kids int bed and staring at the tv all week!xxx

funkymonkey said...

Oooh Sal, watch what you say about Matin O'Neill. Well done to the Gulls!


sue15cat said...

Wow!! I bet the atmosphere was electric, I'm excited reading about it and I don't like football!!

Sue xx

Simone said...

Well done to your team Sal! I am glad the trip was worthwhile!!!

Debbie said...

Well done Torquay ... you must be delighted ..... my lot went to Wembley to see Luton win the Paint Trophy last month and it was such a crying shame that despite the team's best efforts they were relegated because of the minus points given by the FA at the start of the season. I'm not a footie fan myself but have OH and 2 sons who are so can't always get away from it :-)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sal - you even managed to transfer some of your euphoria to me - a confirmed football hater - glad you had such a lovely day and that the best team won!

Florence and Mary said...

A long day but totally worth it!

Victoria xx

Professor Yaffle said...

I had to ring the NHS direct help line because I thought I had gone deaf. How silly I felt when the lady asked me whether my wife had gone out for the day

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great news for you!

galant said...

Well done, those Guu-llls! Back where they belong ... onwards and upwards, I say!
Margaret P (but a pity they couldn't be in their blue and yellow strips!)

Josie-Mary said...

Great news Sal, lovely photo's. :)

Floss said...


Cowboys and Custard said...

The atmosphere at a match must be incredible.. I get excited enough watching any sport on television be it Wimbledon or the Oxford & Cambridge boat race...but to see your side win... Fabulous!!!!!!
So pleased your day was marked by this momentous occasion Sal..
Michele x

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, I'm not a great football fan but I have to say that when I heard the news I felt really proud of our local team ... and certain that you would have been there ... I can see what a great time you had. Lovely to share it via the blog.
Lesley X

Kitty said...

I was listening to 5Live Sal and thinking of you every single time Torquay Utd got mentioned. I'm SO pleased for you! x

Shabby Chick said...

Yay, well done Torquay! What a great match to be at.

Mel xxx

Yvonne said...

Looks like you had an amazing time.. not my thing at all. but I should imagine it's very different being there to watching it on TV. Sharing a common passion with so many 1000's people must be amazing!

Yvonne xx

Rosie said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time. Well done x

Devon Dumpling said...

Wembley was very impressive! Turns out we were sat directly above you! Unfortunately for us, living in Cambridgeshire, we had to go home on the train with a lot of glum Cambridge fans...most were decent enough about us being Torquay but were or two were complete t*****, saying Torquay was a s***hole etc, etc. That comment I could put up with but if he had started insulted the people, I may have had something to say! A great result though! x