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NEW YEAR'S EVE FANS' ZONE




UNITED’S FESTIVE FUN FEAST WITH YEOVIL GIVEN SIX OF THE BEST AS THE GULLS SOAR ELEVEN POINTS CLEAR INTO 2021


Ten goals, eight different scorers, six points from six and eleven points clear at the top of the table - that’s what you call a festive fun feast. So what will the New Year bring?

Yeovil were blitzed for six in a Boxing Day massacre while two days later lowly Weymouth put up a real fight but were no match for United’s magical football which created four wonder goals through fantastic team work. The only downside being the hamstring injuries to Wright and Little who perhaps should take some comfort from his own advice to young players, ‘ never give up and you have to be mentally strong.’

With the January transfer window about to open let’s hope the club can resist any approaches to a talented squad for what are a growing number of impressive displays.

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It’s that time of year for The Ultimate Sporting Trophies, also known as TUSTS.

The Fist Pump Quote of the Year Award: “They have to be the right fish in the fish tank.” Gary Johnson on deciding about potential signings.

Runner-Up: “Defend like your mother’s in goal.” Gary Johnson on advising players how to protect the keeper.

The Chesham Foggy Lens Award: To the lone Yellow Army fan watching the FA Trophy match over the fence behind the goal.

Chairman of the Year Award: King’s Lynn’s Stephen Cleeve for co-commentating on their streaming service and telling us United’s CEO, George Edwards, had driven five hours to the game.

Club Streaming Award: Joint Winners: Bromley’s MatchDay Live and United’s much improved MatchDay Show with its hour long pre-match entertainment.

Commentator of the Year: BT Sport’s Paul Dempsey for collecting his Tesco delivery whilst commentating on a Bundesliga match from home.

The Thermos Flask Interviewer of the Year: Dom Mee

The GPS Award for Covering the Most Miles in a match: Ben Whitfield

Runner-Up: Connor Lemonheigh-Evans

The Covid-19 Officer of the Year: George Edwards

The Elton John Rocket Man goal award: Adam Randell’s strike at Bromley.

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Quiz of the Year January to June

1. In January which team knocked United out of the Sportslighting St Luke’s Cup 3-0?

2. Which Dutch team did Aaron Nemane play for on loan?

3. Which Bradford City defender joined United on loan in January?

4. Which ex-United player was, in February, inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame?

5. Who was the United player named National League Player of the Month for February?

6. Ade Azeez joined the Gulls for his second loan spell in February, seven years after his first stint. What is so special about his two debuts?

7. Which then Football League club did Kyle Cameron play for on loan with 18 appearances?

8. Where was Aaron Nemane born?

9. What was Lucas Covolan’s first English club?

10. Which Premier League team does Olaf Koszela support?

Answers next week and Part Two - July to December.

In the meantime you can send your answers to: fanszone.tu@gmail.com. Or Twitter: @fanszone.tu

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Tales from the Family Stand: It’s Sunday December 29 2013 and it’s a League 2 Christmas derby with our rivals from up the road in Exeter. Sitting right behind me in the Directors’ Box are two of the country’s funniest TV comedians - married couple Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders. Making what was meant to be a funny quip cut no ice with them as they sat there without any reaction.

To make matters worse, they had the last laugh as after Karl Hawley had his penalty saved the visitors went on to a comfortable 3-1 win with Jamie Reid on the Exeter subs’ bench while Aaron Downes was in United’s defence.

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More interesting suggestions for run out music to be revealed soon but in the meantime you can send in your quiz answers to either fanszone.tu@gmail.com. or twitter: @fanszone.tu

Good to see TUST was used by BBC Radio Devon as the ‘next best thing’ as the club was unable to provide someone to be interviewed before Monday’s game.

A Happy, Safe and Successful New Year to the Yellow Army and all at Plainmoor, may it be the Year of the Return to some kind of normality and the Football League.



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