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Torquay Preview

9 November 2012

We look forward to Saturday's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at home to Torquay United.

Team News
United are looking to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge with victory at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow against the Gulls (3pm).

Chris Wilder has, once again, a selection dilemma in midfield with Adam Chapman, Lee Cox, Peter Leven, Jake Forster-Cakey and Simon Heslop all available while Johnny Mullins is challenging for a starting place.

Liam Davis will once again be looking to be involved after making a substitute appearance on Tuesday night but Alfie Potter remains a doubt with a tight hamstring while Damian Batt, Deane Smalley and Michael Duberry are still unavailable.

Read Lee Cox's thoughts on the game HERE

See Andy Melville  previewing the game as well as a great edition of 'Teammates' with Sean Rigg  in Yellow Player, where we will have the whole game live.

The Opposition
Torquay will also be looking to return to winning ways and end a two match losing streak. The Gulls were knocked out of the FA Cup by Harrogate Town last Saturday and then beaten 1-0 by Barnet on Tuesday night.

Manager Martin Ling  told www.torquayunited.com: "The league is looking good this year but getting knocked out of the three cup competitions isn’t great, and we will suffer for that financially. The only one to really suffer will be me when I’m looking to sign new players and I know that avenue has gone now.

“We’re in a lot stronger position than we were last year and if we repeated the final two thirds of last season to this, we would actually go up as champions.

“The crowd on Saturday rightly got frustrated, as did we, but I had one bloke say to me as I was walking along the sidelines, ‘why don’t you resign Ling’? I couldn’t help but think we need to keep this in perspective. It was a poor result and the reaction was what you expect, but being beaten by Harrogate can be blown out of proportion."

Tickets
Tickets are available at advance prices today via the phones or via www.oufctickets.co.uk where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that spot. 

The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. 

Book your seat and come and cheer the boys on.

Remembrance Weekend
To mark Remembrance Sunday all Military Personnel can book their tickets at a discounted rate., provided they book before the day. Just call 01865 337533 to book your seat. Click HERE to read more

Getting Here
Following a two game trial  two of the bus services introduced this season will continue to run from Saturday, with the help of Tappins Coaches. 

Unfortunately, having looked at the data collected from those games the services from Banbury, Chipping Norton, Wantage, Henley and Thame will not be running from now on. 
Bus times for Saturday

ROUTE OX3
CARTERTON CROSSROADS 12:45 
WITNEY MARKET PLACE 13:00 
EYNSHAM CHURCH ST 13:15 
BOTLEY O/S SEACOURT BRIDGE PH 13:30 
OXFORD KASSAM STADIUM 13:45


ROUTE OX7
GROVELANDS OPP ANDERSON'S CLOSE 12:40 
YARNTON ROAD TREEGROUND PLACE 12:43 
OXFORD ROAD OPP CHURCHILL ROAD 12:45 
GARDEN CITY GOSFORD HILL SCHOOL 12:47
BANBURY ROAD HAREFIELDS 12:50
BANBURY ROAD SQUITCHY LANE 12:55 
SUMMERTOWN SOUTH PARADE 12:59 
MARSTON FERRY ROAD FERRY POOL ROAD 13:04 
CHERWELL DRIVE opp EWIN CLOSE 13:08 
CHERWELL DRIVE adj COPSE LANE 13:10 
LONDON ROAD adj SANFORD ROAD 13:15 
HEADINGTON WINDMILL ROAD HS3 13:20 
THE SLADE opp PEAT MOORS 13:25 
HOLLOW WAY CORNER HOUSE 13:28 
HOLLOW WAY adj FERN HILL ROAD 13:30 
OXFORD KASSAM STADIUM 13:45

Be Well Read...
The image on the spine of the programme is continuing to flourish and tomorrow's perfectly bound, 84 page, must read is, as always, a fantastic edition.

There are exclusive interviews with Ryan Clarke, Liam Davis and Sean Rigg along with the other features and contributions that make the matchday magazine the enthralling read it always is.

To read these interviews and much more you can buy the programme for just £3 from vendors around the ground.

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Coverage

This Site
www.oufc.co.uk is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- Full team news
- Read a full match report the very second the final whistle blows
- See a full gallery of all the key moments
- See the manager and key players give their reactions in Yellow Player
- SMS subscribers get all the action straight to their mobiles
- Or follow @OUFClive on Twitter for all the action wherever you are

Fifty/50
Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning over £1,000. Tickets are on sale all around the ground including from the concourse programme sellers, with the draw being made at half-time.
The result will appear right here as soon as it is made.


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