2006–07 Torquay United F.C. season
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|Chairman||Mike Bateson (until October 2006)
Chris Roberts (from October 2006 to 21 February 2007)
Keith Richardson (from 22 February 2007 to 7 March 2007)
Mike Bateson (from 7 March 2007 to 14 May 2007)
Mervyn Benney (14 May 2007 to 25 May 2007)
Alex Rowe (from 24 May 2007)
|Manager||Ian Atkins (until 27 November 2007)
Luboš Kubík (from 27 November 2006 to 5 February 2007)
Keith Curle (from 8 February 2007 to 17 May 2007)
Leroy Rosenior (17 May for ten minutes)
Paul Buckle (from 2 June 2007)
|FA Cup||Third Round|
|League Cup||First Round|
|Football League Trophy||First Round|
Jamie Ward (9)
Jamie Ward (11)
|Highest home attendance||5,396 v Southampton, 6 January 2007 (FA Cup)|
|Lowest home attendance||1,588 v Wrexham, 5 December 2006|
Review and events
Chronological order of events
- 12 October: Chairman and owner Mike Bateson sells club to consortium led by Chris Roberts
- 21 November: Roberts introduces an anti-diving initiative whereby Torquay players will be cautioned or fined for diving or feigning injury and if a third offence occurs will be transfer-listed or sacked
- 27 November: Ian Atkins replaced as manager by former Czech international Luboš Kubík
- 10 January: Former manager Colin Lee brought in to assist Kubik
- 5 February: Manager Luboš Kubík resigns
- 5 February: Midfielder Matthew Hewlett forced to retire due to a back injury
- 6 February: Midfielder Darren Baxter and defender Nathan Simpson are released
- 7 February: Colin Lee appointed as Director of Football
- 8 February: Keith Curle appointed as Head Coach until the end of the season
- 16 February: Sheffield United midfielder Lloyd Kerry joins on a month's loan
- 21 February: Chris Roberts resigns as chairman after a protest by three long-serving directors who resigned over Roberts' handling of the club
- 23 February: Local hotel owner Keith Richardson is appointed as the club's new chairman
- 26 February: Loanees Kevin Miller, Rossi Jarvis and Matthew Halliday return to their parent clubs
- 27 February: Chairman Keith Richardson distances himself and the club from plans to build a new stadium
- 2 March: Lincoln City goalkeeper Simon Rayner and Sheffield United striker Dean Oliver join on one-month loan deals and Sheffield United defender Chris Robertson joins on non-contract terms
- 6 March: Winger Marvin Williams joins on loan from Millwall until the end of the season
- 7 March: Mike Bateson returns as chairman
- 20 March: Defender John Wheeldon told he will be released at the end of the season
- 21 March: Former Torquay striker David Graham rejoins the club on loan from Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season
- 22 March: Plymouth Argyle striker Reuben Reid joins on loan until the end of the season
- 2 April: Loanees Alistair John, Dean Oliver and Simon Rayner extend their loan stays until the end of the season
- 12 April: Loanees Alistair John and Lloyd Kerry return to Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United respectively after suffering injuries
- 14 April: Torquay's relegation from the football league is confirmed after a 1-1 draw at home to Peterborough United. Bateson puts the club up for sale after the game
- 5 May: Torquay play their final game in the Football League, a goalless draw at home to Hereford United
- 14 May: Chairman Mike Bateson stands down as chairman and is replaced by Mervyn Benney, although Bateson remains as majority shareholder
- 14 May: Director of Football Colin Lee is made redundant
- 17 May: Former manager Leroy Rosenior takes over as manager from Keith Curle, but is effectively out of a job again ten minutes later when Bateson informs him that the club has been sold
- 24 May: Alex Rowe appointed chairman after new consortium buys club from Mike Bateson
- 25 May: Colin Lee appointed as club's new Chief Executive
- 2 June: Former Torquay midfielder Paul Buckle is appointed as the club's new manager
- 4 June: Canadian goalkeeper Simon Rayner is signed on a free transfer from Lincoln City having been on loan to Torquay the previous season
- 6 June: Goalkeeper Martin Rice is signed on a free transfer from Exeter City
- 13 June: Shaun North appointed to Torquay coaching staff
- 13 June: Midfielder Matthew Hockley agrees new one-year contract
- 20 June: Chris Robertson and Chris Hargreaves sign for Torquay on free transfers from Sheffield United and Oxford United respectively
- 21 June: Defender Kevin Nicholson joins Torquay after rejecting a new contract at Forest Green Rovers
- 22 June: Striker Lee Phillips is signed on a three contract from Exeter City, for a fee of £17,500
- 28 June: Striker Tim Sills joins from Hereford United on a two-year contract
- 28 June: Striker Lee Thorpe has his contract terminated by mutual consent and joins Brentford five days later
|Player||League Apps||League Goals||Cup Apps||Cup Goals||Total Apps||Total Goals|
|Abbey, NathanNathan Abbey||24||0||5||0||29||0|
|Andrews, LeeLee Andrews||46||0||6||0||52||0|
|Angus, StevlandStevland Angus||36||1||3||0||39||1|
|Baxter, DarrenDarren Baxter||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Cooke, StephenStephen Cooke||13||1||0||0||13||1|
|Critchell, KyleKyle Critchell||7||0||3||0||10||0|
|Dickson, RyanRyan Dickson||9||1||0||0||9||1|
|Easter, JamalJamal Easter||10||0||1||0||11||0|
|Evans, MickeyMickey Evans||14||1||3||0||17||1|
|Fortune-West, LeoLeo Fortune-West||5||0||1||0||6||0|
|Garner, DarrenDarren Garner||8||1||2||0||10||1|
|Gordon, DeanDean Gordon||8||0||0||0||8||0|
|Graham, DavidDavid Graham||7||0||0||0||7||0|
|Halliday, MatthewMatthew Halliday||3||0||0||0||3||0|
|Hapgood, LeonLeon Hapgood||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Hewlett, MatthewMatthew Hewlett||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Hill, KevinKevin Hill||36||1||6||0||42||1|
|Hockley, MatthewMatthew Hockley||37||0||4||0||41||0|
|Horsell, MartinMartin Horsell||6||0||0||0||6||0|
|Jarvis, RossiRossi Jarvis||4||0||0||0||4||0|
|John, AlistairAlistair John||7||0||0||0||7||0|
|Kerry, LloydLloyd Kerry||7||1||0||0||7||1|
|Miller, KevinKevin Miller||7||0||0||0||7||0|
|Leary, MichaelMichael Leary||2||0||1||0||3||0|
|Mansell, LeeLee Mansell||45||4||6||0||51||4|
|McKoy, NickNick McKoy||4||0||1||0||5||0|
|McPhee, ChrisChris McPhee||37||0||6||1||43||1|
|Motteram, CarlCarl Motteram||7||0||4||0||11||0|
|Murray, AdamAdam Murray||21||0||4||0||25||0|
|Norko, PrzemyslawPrzemyslaw Norko||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oliver, DeanDean Oliver||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Phillips, MartinMartin Phillips||14||1||0||0||14||1|
|Rayner, SimonSimon Rayner||10||0||0||0||10||0|
|Reed, StephenStephen Reed||15||0||4||0||19||0|
|Reid, ReubenReuben Reid||7||2||0||0||7||2|
|Robertson, ChrisChris Robertson||9||1||0||0||9||1|
|Robertson, JordanJordan Robertson||9||2||2||2||11||4|
|Robinson, MarkMark Robinson||18||0||0||0||18||0|
|Simpson, NathanNathan Simpson||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Smith, PaulPaul Smith||8||0||0||0||8||0|
|Taylor, CraigCraig Taylor||13||1||0||0||13||1|
|Thorpe, LeeLee Thorpe||41||8||6||0||47||8|
|Villis, MattMatt Villis||6||0||2||0||6||2|
|Ward, JamieJamie Ward||25||9||4||2||29||11|
|Wheeldon, JohnJohn Wheeldon||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Williams, MarvinMarvin Williams||2||1||0||0||2||1|
|Woods, SteveSteve Woods||32||0||6||0||38||0|
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