The Yellow Army will have noticed a couple of changes to our match tickets this season to highlight the service of two Torquay United legends.
The images of former Torquay United manager Frank O’Farrell (below) and former player Robin Stubbs are featured on our tickets for this season. Both men also have suites named after them at Plainmoor.
Frank O’Farrell is a Torquay United great. He joined the Club in 1965 and led the Gulls to promotion to Division Three in 1966. His team is remembered as being one of the most successful and most entertaining in United’s history. He left Plainmoor in 1968 to manage Leicester and then moved to manage Manchester United in 1971.
Striker, Robin Stubbs scored 133 goals in two spells for United. He joined the Club for a club-record £6,000 in 1963 and was voted by the Yellow Army as the Club’s choice in the 2007 PFA Fans’ Favourite poll.
We caught up with Robin who is the president of the Torquay United Official Supporters’ Club at Saturday’s game. He joined 8-year-old Grace Green who is TUOSC’s 100th Junior Gull member.
Stubbs was pleased to be recognised by the Club in this way.
“It is quite an honour for me. It was quite a surprise and it is something I can look at,” said Robin.
“The family like it, they say “well done” (laughs)”.
Robin is hopeful that United can turn the season around and start climbing the National League table.
“At home we have to be more positive” added Robin.
“There has always been a great hardcore of supporters here but we have to get more goals and defend better.”