FANS UNITED DAY HELP IS DEVON SENT!
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE fans are putting Devon rivalry aside to support cash-strapped Non-League neighbours Torquay United.
The Gulls are in financial strife with director of football Dean Edwards recently admitting the National League club could go out of business if former employees win cases against them for unfair dismissal.
Spurred on by similar support shown to them by fellow football fans during their own club’s money troubles, Argyle supporters have organised a Fans United Day.
On Tuesday a coach load will travel to Plainmoor for Torquay’s league game against Boreham Wood – with the Gulls set to welcome them with open arms.
Plymouth fan Chris Whyte told The FLP: “The idea of Fans United Day started off years ago when Brighton were in a bit of trouble and Argyle fans decided to help them out. Then a few years ago Argyle went into administration and Brighton did the same for us.
“Torquay are in a bit of trouble themselves, so now it’s our time to go to Torquay.
“We’ve got a fully-booked coach going to the game on Tuesday, some people will go along in cars too and there are some Brighton fans going as well. Hopefully that will be a good bit of money for them.
“When Argyle were in administration it was very stressful. For any club to go under is bad, we don’t want that. Although Torquay are our rivals, we don’t want them to go bust.”
A whip round between supporters of the League Two club raised £520 in two days.
“We want to plan another Fans United Day later on in the season,” Whyte added. “Hopefully for a Saturday game for a bigger impact.”