golfman wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:13 pm
It's been nearly 3 years since we left Spain and to be honest I used to go and watch Orihuela CF regularly and I still follow their results, however, I noticed that Torry were relegated last season I think, and are on the verge of dropping down to the next level this season. Anybody here follow Torry? What is going on there?
I used to go to Torry up to eight or nine years ago when there was a big bust up between supporters about a company called SAMM Inc taking over the club. You will probably find some old posts on this website from that era.
A local businessman eventually took over in a rather controversial way, and lots of British supporters, who made up a large percentage of supporters, left to support other local teams (mainly CD Montesinos, but also San Fulgencio etc). These desertions, along with lots of Brits returning home, has meant that support has dwindled over the years since, and the fortunes of the club have also spiralled down. Torry used to play at the Vicente Garcia (council-owned but a football stadium specifically for Torry) but they now play in the council stadium, the Nelson Mandela, another reason why some supporters have deserted Torry.