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Torquay's Joss Labadie gets FA ban for biting

Joss Labadie during the game against Chesterfield last month Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Torquay United player Joss Labadie has been banned for 10 matches by the FA for biting two Chesterfield players during a game last month. He scored the winning goal for Torquay last night against Rochdale. Unless the club appeals against the decision it will probably be his last of the season.

Torquay report major losses

Entrance to Torquay's ground at Plainmoor Credit: Torquay United FC

Torquay United Football Club lost nearly a quarter of a million pounds last season - more than double the previous year - despite a major transfer windfall from the sale of three players.

The balance sheet also shows a 10% drop in turnover, and a deficit of £246,000 during a year which saw the Gulls just escape relegation.

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Torquay's new manager unveiled at press conference

Chris Hargreaves at this afternoon's press conference at Plainmoor Credit: ITV News West Country

The former captain of Torquay United who helped guide the club to promotion from the Football Conference in his playing days at Plainmoor says he'll do his upmost to keep the Gulls in the football league.

Chris Hargreaves also revealed that he had been offered the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town this week, the side that sit one place below Torquay at the bottom of League 2.

Hargreaves is sat between Club chairwoman Thea Bristow and Vice-chairman Alex Rowe, with assistant manager Lee Hodges (far left) Credit: ITV News West Country

This afternoon's press conference at Plainmoor - Hargreaves is sat in between Club chairwoman Thea Bristow and Vice-chairman Alex Rowe. Hargreaves is joined by his assistant manager Lee Hodges (far left).

New Torquay manager

Torquay United have revealed that Chris Hargreaves is the new manager at Plainmoor.

He replaces Alan Knill, who left the club last week.

Chris has started work already and we are thrilled to have a new manager in place for the challenges ahead over the second half of the season.

We now have a vibrant and ambitious management team to take us forward.

– Thea Bristow, Torquay United Chairwoman
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