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CD Torrevieja

PostPosted:Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:13 pm
by golfman
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?

Re: CD Torrevieja

PostPosted:Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm
by Sheff_Blade
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.

Re: CD Torrevieja

PostPosted:Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:58 pm
by golfman
I see poor old CD Torrevieja have been relegated from the Preferente division sadly, Orihuela CF finished top of Tercera Grupo 6 and have been promoted to Segundo division B - not sure which group of the 4 divisions they have been placed in yet

Re: CD Torrevieja

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:13 pm
by Sheff_Blade
golfman wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:58 pm
I see poor old CD Torrevieja have been relegated from the Preferente division sadly, Orihuela CF finished top of Tercera Grupo 6 and have been promoted to Segundo division B - not sure which group of the 4 divisions they have been placed in yet
Things have got to such a low point, that they are now considering merging the club with the other Torrevieja football club, Torrevieja CF. Torrevieja CF used to be a few divisions below CD Torrevieja (who used to be FC Torrevieja) and were very much the poor relations. How times change!