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GOD Lends A Hand

Robbie Fowler's Journey - Torquay United
Started on 3 April 2014 by sponge11rofc
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Torquay United Appoint ‘God’ As Manager.

After the recent departure of Alan Knill, Club Chairman Thea Bristow has announced that Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler Will take charge as of 2nd July 2013.

About Robbie Fowler:
Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability.

He is best remembered for his playing days at Liverpool and is the fifth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.

He moved clubs 18 months later to sign for Cardiff City. He refused a one year "pay as you play" contract extension and signed with Blackburn Rovers on a three-month "pay as you play" deal instead. In December 2008, he departed Blackburn and forged a career in Australia with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.

In 2011, he joined Thai side Muangthong United as a player, but later was appointed player-manager which he remained until his retirement in 2012.

Fowler subsequently studied and completed his UEFA Coaching Licenses at MK Dons as well as being a pundit on the much loved BBC1's Football Focus

About Torquay United:
Torquay United Football Club is an English football club based in Torquay, Devon. The club participates in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The club plays in a distinctive yellow & white stripe kit.

Full name Torquay United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Gulls
Founded 1899
Ground Plainmoor
Capacity 6,500
Chairman Thea Bristow
League League Two
2012–13 League Two, 19th

Torquay United Honours:
• League Two (1960's promotions gained in the "Fourth Division" era)
o Third Place: 1959/60, 1965/66, 2003/04
• Third Division South (Prior to League re-structuring)
o Runners-up: 1956/1957
• Football League Fourth Division
o Play-off Winners: 1990/91
• Conference Premier:
o Play-off Winners (1): 2008–09
• Southern League (Western Section)
o Winners (1): 1926/27
• Plymouth and District League
o Winners (1): 1911/12
• Torquay and District League
o Winners (1): 1908/09
• Third Division South Cup
o Runners-up: 1934
o Finalists: 1939 (Final never played due to outbreak of World War II)
• Football League Trophy
o Runners up 1988/89
• FA Trophy
o Runners up 2007/08
great start! And what a legend to be playing as...hope you can bring success to the club!
Good luck!

Fowler Revamps Torquay

Robbie Fowler has started to imprint his own ideas firstly by having a meeting with Assistant Manager Lee Hodges with the final outcome being Hodges leaving the club by mutual consent. A Club spokesperson said “Robbie has his own plans, there was no falling out just a different opinion on how both wanted to make the club better.”
Fowler acted swiftly in asking former Liverpool and England colleague David James to come in and be his Assistant whilst also signing on to play. The Veteren Goalkeeper was a free agent after leaving former club ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar.
The second signing that was made this summer was that of free agent Nicholas Bignall. The young striker coming in to bolster the strike force that already includes fan-favourite Eliot Benyon.
With Fowler realising that the defence needing strengthening he approached Blackpool FC over loaning left back Adam Dodd on loan for the whole of the upcoming campaign as well as center back Kevin Stewart from Tottenham Hotspur with the same deal.
Fowler then managed Eurico Sebastiao on a free from Nottm Forest with the youngster expected to re-launch his career at the Torbay based club.

Fowler has also managed to convince chairwoman Thea Shaw to sever their ties with parent club Yeovil and created a new link with Cardiff City with a loan procedure having been put in place.

With many great things expected of the Club from The English Riviera, Torquay start their SkyBet league 2 campaign at home against AFC Wimbledon.

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