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Also included on the three most recent days, facts from Argyle's history.
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1984: Bolton Wanderers 7 Argyle 2; a personal nightmare for 'keeper Geoff Crudgington, whose horrific 7th minute blunder set the example for the rest of the team to match. A comedy of errors followed, and with 15 minutes to go and bottom-of-the-table Bolton five up, a finger injury forced Crudgie to play up-front alongside Tommy Tynan, Gordon Nisbet taking the 'keeper's jersey for the final two goals.
1985: Jamie Mackie was born in Dorking, so 35 today.
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1966: The day the World Cup came to Plymouth. In an inter-league fixture, the Football League beat the Irish League 12-0 at Home Park, with the Jules Rimet Trophy on display at the match and at a civic reception afterwards. Playing for the Football League, effectively an England side: Peter Bonetti, George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Ray Wilson, Martin Peters, Terry Paine, George Eastham, Geoff Hurst, John Connelly and Johnny Byrne. And substitute for the night: Argyle's Johnny Newman.
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1984: Adrian Burrows signed from Northampton Town after a brief loan spell, the beginning of ten years of loyal service at the heart of the Argyle defence. He made 315 appearances for the Greens, spanning eight spells of management, before hanging up his boots at the age of 35.
Argyle have confirmed that they are supporting efforts to re-introduce crowds to football league matches on a pilot basis before hopefully branching out to more regular attendances in October. CEO Andrew Parkinson confirmed: "Staff at the club, along with colleagues at the EFL and Plymouth City Council, have worked tirelessly to prepare for our fans' return to Home Park. Like many clubs in the lower leagues, Argyle is heavily reliant on ticketing revenues. In fact, even with growing revenue generation in other areas of the business – including hospitality, conferencing, retail and commercial ventures – ticketing accounts for roughly 70% of the club's gross revenue. A failure to address this issue, or to provide more concrete guidance on the return to stadia for supporters, will have significant consequences for many football clubs, and the people of the towns and cities they represent."
After delight in the first league game of the season, Argyle came crashing down to earth with a gutting loss to Leyton Orient in the League Cup second round in East London. Argyle looked to be cruising to victory after goals from Pantuche Camara and Kelland Watts saw us into a 2-0 lead at half-time. We had opportunities to extend the lead further but didn't take them. Orient got a goal back shortly before the break and began to take control of the game at that point, with two goals in the last 20 minutes earning them a 3-2 win and a plum tie against Spurs. Argyle: M Cooper, Aimson, Wootton, Watts, McLeod(Grant), Moore, Camara, Mayor, Cooper(Edwards), Hardie, Telford (Nouble). Subs: Ruddy, Canavan, Pursall, Lolos.
Argyle have started the season with a win and a clean sheet, Luke Jephcott's superb header proving the difference between the two sides in a 1-0 victory against Blackpool. The assist came from an unlikely source, Will Aimson crossing the ball in after a corner was cleared. Argyle had to defend deep at times but saw the game home with a memorable victory, their first win of the behind closed doors era. The 'new normal' saw thousands of fans tune in on ifollow from their sofas. Argyle: M Cooper, Aimson, Wootton, Watts, Macleod, Edwards, Grant(Camara), Mayor, G Cooper (B Moore), Nouble, Jephcott (Telford). Subs: Ruddy, Canavan, Law, Lolos.
Ollie Tomlinson has joined Barnstaple Town on loan. The Devon-born defender joins the North Devon outfit on an initial one-month youth loan, a few days after appearing in the Greens' EFL Trophy opener against Norwich at Home Park.
Argyle came out on the wrong end of a five goal thriller as the greens went down 3-2 to Norwich under-23s at Home Park. The hosts took the lead halfway through the first half but Klaidi Lolos equalised from the penalty spot after being fouled in the first instance. The visitors took the lead against early in the second half, only for Dom Telford to equalise again but it was the visitors who had the last laugh, taking the lead again with 20 minutes to go and seeing out the victory. Argyle featured Jack Ruddy on his debut for the club, joining earlier in the day on a short-term contract. He will wear number 26 for the greens. Gary Sawyer was taken off with Argyle 3-2 down, with what looked to be an ankle injury. Argyle: Ruddy, Tomlinson, Canavan, Sawyer (Pursall), Moore (Edwards), Lolos, Randell, Camara, Law, Jephcott(Hardie), Telford. Subs: M Cooper, Wootton, Miller, Craske.
Argyle young prospect prospect Rubin Wilson has joined Southern League Premier side Dorchester Town on a three-month youth loan. A first-year professional, Wilson had initially agreed to join local side Plymouth Parkway on a similar deal a few weeks ago, but, due to an FA regulation, the deal could not be completed.
Argyle have been handed a potential plum tie in the third round of the League Cup - if the greens can get past Leyton Orient first. The second and third round draws were conducted at the same time due to the packed schedule. Argyle will face Orient next Tuesday in East London and the winners will host Tottenham Hotspur the week after.
Argyle's competitive 2020/21 started with a bang after a thrilling 3-2 victory against QPR in the first round of League Cup. Argyle faced a tough opening to the game, going behind after just 65 seconds. They fought back well however, with Joe Edwards polishing off a flowing team move. Argyle took the lead shortly after the start of the second half but were pegged back within seconds by a Rangers equaliser. It was Argyle whoever who would go onto progress to the third round. Frank Nouble volleyed home a beautiful Conor Grant cross to keep the positive momentum going for Argyle. Argyle: M Cooper, Aimson, Wootton, Watts, MacLeod, Edwards, Grant, Mayor (Camara), G Cooper(Law), Nouble, Hardie (Telford). Subs: Coombes, Canavan, Randell, Lolos.
The good news keeps on rolling for Argyle as Ben Reeves has become the latest addition to the greens after a successful trial with the club. Central midfielder Reeves will wear number 14 for Argyle, after finishing his second spell with Milton Keynes.
Argyle's most exciting news of the close season yet has come today as the greens confirmed that George Cooper has rejoined the club on a three year contract. Argyle paid an undisclosed fee to sign the 23 year old wing back from Peterborough. Cooper will once again wear the number 32 shirt for the greens, hoping to build on his excellent 12 assists and 3 goals last season.
Late goals in each half from Ryan Hardie and Luke Jephcott secured a victory for Argyle as the last pre-season friendly saw a 2-1 win over Forest Green. An equaliser shortly after the break made it tight but it was the dark greens in the end who took bragging rights over the light greens. Argyle: Cooper, Aimson, Wootton(Cananvan), Watts(Sawyer), McLeod (Camara), Moore (Law), Grant (Randell), Mayor (Trialist), Trialist, Hardie (Jephcott), Nouble (Telford). Subs: Coombes, Lolos.
Argyle will begin their EFL Trophy campaign with a home fixture against Norwich City on Tuesday 8th September, kicking-off at 7.45pm. Ryan Lowe's Greens will then head to Cheltenham Town for the middle fixture on Tuesday, 6th October at 7.45pm, before hosting Newport County at Home Park on Tuesday 10th November, with a 7pm kick-off.
Argyle lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough in the greens latest pre-season friendly, thanks to a Britt Assombalonga header part way through the first half. Argyle apparently put up an impressive account of themselves but didn't break down Neil Warnock's stubborn defence. Argyle: Cooper(McCormick), Aimson(Canavan), Wootton, Watts(Sawyer), Edwards, Grant(Camara), McLeod(Randell), Mayor (Lolos), Trialist(Law), Hardie(Nouble), Jephcott(Telford).
Argyle's latest summer signing has been confirmed, with the announcement that Kelland Watts has joined on a season long loan. A left footer who can also play in midfield, Watts will wear the number two shirt for Argyle.
The fixtures have been announced for Argyle's return to League One, starting the season with a home match against Blackpool on Saturday September 12th. The first away match will be at AFC Wimbledon and Boxing Day will see a trip to Charlton Athletic. The season at Home Park concludes with a match against Sunderland, before Argyle travel to Gillingham on the final day. Full fixtures can be found on the official site.
Argyle have fallen narrowly short in their first and only game of their tour of Scotland, impressively restricting Glasgow Rangers to a 3-2 win against Argyle. From being 2-0 down at half-time, Argyle pulled it back to 2-2 following goals from a trialist and Gary Sawyer. A last minute home goal saw the Gers emerge victorious. Argyle: Cooper (McCormick), Wootton, Canavan(Aimson), Sawyer(Pursall), Moore (Law), Camara (Grant), Edwards (McLeod), Mayor (Randell), Nouble (Lolos), Jephcott (Telford). Subs: Craske, Tomlinson, Miller.
Argyle will kick-off their Carabao Cup campaign with a home fixture against Queens Park Rangers on the weekend of 5th September. In compliance with government guidance, there will be no in-person attendance, and further information on live coverage will be available in due course.
Norwich City have been drawn as Argyle's final opponents for the 20/21 EFL Trophy group stage, alongside Cheltenham and Norwich.
Argyle have added signing number five to their ranks with the acquisition of former Scotland under-21 international Lewis McLeod. McLeod can play in the holding midfield role or in a more advanced position. After leaving Wigan Athletic in the summer, McLeod will wear number 16 for Argyle.
Argyle have been drawn in Group F of the EFL Trophy for 2020/21, along with Newport County, Cheltenham Town and one further invited club who are yet to be determined.
First-year professional Rubin Wilson has joined Plymouth Parkway on a three-month youth loan. The Cornish striker made his first-team debut on his 18th birthday as a substitute in the Greens' 3-0 victory at Swindon Town back in October, and has remained on the fringes of the senior side ever since. It is technically his second spell with Parkway, having agreed to join the Bolitho Park club on work experience the week before the season was curtailed.
The Football League have confirmed that the fixtures for the 2020/21 season will be released on 21st August at 9am following the revised schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season itself will start on Saturday, September 12th and the first four rounds of the League Cup will be played in successive weeks due to the jam packed schedule.
Ryan Lowe confimed that his Pilgrims will head to Scotland for a pre-season training camp next week. Upon their return to Devon, Argyle will complete two further behind-closed-doors friendlies at the Theatre of Greens before the 20/21 Sky Bet League One campaign gets underway on Saturday, 12 September. The Pilgrims will first host Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, led by former Argyle promotion-winning manager Neil Warnock, at Home Park on Tuesday, 25 August, before hosting League Two side Forest Green Rovers the following Saturday. Both fixtures kick-off at 1pm.
Argyle beat Plymouth Parkway 2-1 at Home Park in their first pre-season friendly of 2020 in front of an empty Theatre of Greens. Argyle played a restricted side with some of the new signings still awaiting COVID-19 test results. Former pilgrim River Allen put the hosts ahead early doors with a free kick that crept past Luke McCormick but the greens hit back with youngster Charlie Miller and Luke Jephcott securing a win for the boys in green. Argyle: McCormick (Cooper), Sawyer(Pursall), Tomlinson(Canavan), Wootton(Aimson), Trialist(Law), Grant(Mayor), Randell(Craske), Miller(Jephcott), Edwards(Moore), Lolos(Miller), Telford(Wilson).
Argyle have announced their fourth signing of the summer in the form of Crawley midfielder Pantuche Camara. Camara was offered a deal to remain in East Sussex but has chosen to test himself at a higher level, joining Argyle for the upcoming League One campaign. He will wear squad number 28 during the season.
Striker Frank Nouble has become Ryan Lowe's third signing of the summer. The 28 year old EFL stalwart left Colchester after their failure to beat Devon rivals Exeter in the play-offs at the end of last season and will wear the number 7 shirt whilst with the greens.
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