My name is Dominic Roman (@DOMROMAN) and I am a football obsessive! This obsession has been with me as long as I can remember, and much of it revolves around supporting Torquay United. I was brought up in Teignmouth (not exactly a footballing hot-bed!), and started going to Plainmoor when Dave Smith was in charge around 1989.
Since then I have ridden the football rollercoaster that is the mighty ‘Gulls’. I have been a season ticket holder for a number of years, and currently reside in Bristow’s Bench on Saturdays and Tuesday nights between Aug-April. Our recent troubles have been painful but only spurred me on in my support of the club; after all in times like these your team needs you more.
I started writing properly about the club in 2014 for the brilliant fanzine ‘Highway to Hele’ and then started to contribute to the official club programme. I have written Match in Time, View from Bristow’s Blog and an A-Z of Torquay United articles for the programme since then. This season I am talking the World of Sport!
I have created this blog site to not only share articles from those publications, but also add other choice articles such as match reports and other views on goings on at Plainmoor. A number of contributors have joined me over time and the content on the site continues to progress.
Please feel free to share articles, add comments and opinions on anything – as long as it’s Torquay United related!