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 “It was a cracking match for us”- Neil Warnock

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Torquay United had a 1-1 draw against Premier League side Cardiff City at Plainmoor on Friday.

The manager of Welsh side Cardiff City Neil Warnock said the club which had previously managed, Torquay United, was strong and organized during the match.

“It was a cracking match for us,” said Warnock as quoted in Torquay United official website.

“They [Torquay] were strong and organized. I thought they played well and we didn’t have enough to break them down.

“It was a good workout and really nice pitch. Everybody thinks you should win games like that – we lost 2-1 at Shrewsbury last year and everybody made all sorts of predictions!”

Warnock who had a successful period as Torquay United manager pulled United away from relegation to the Football Conference in 1993 and he remembers fondly those moments and still ready to help the Gulls.

“I’ll never forget the trip to Carlisle when we won that day. The bus and the fans – it was amazing. I still get shivers when I come past Lancaster when I was supposed to get off.  It was just great to make sure we got safe. I loved everything about it.

“I had people like Darren Moore, and [Paul] Trollope, I can see them now. I had people going through brick walls for me and they were on a hundred quid a week. I had come from the top flight to come down here – people thought I was mad!”

“If I can help like I did last year, if I can help with anything in the next 12 months, but Gary’s got a good team. There are one or two teams spending a lot of money; I think Billericay have spent a lot of money. I think they [Torquay] will have as good a chance as any.”