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ON THIS DAY

1960: The culmination of an extraordinary week. After an excellent League Cup draw at Villa Park (and a record 9-0 defeat against Stoke in the league), Argyle held top-flight Aston Villa to a 0-0 scoreline at the end of 90 minutes of the League Cup replay. With the game due to enter extra-time, and with the prospect of a third match at a neutral ground (no penalties then), the referee abandoned the game because torrential rain had turned the pitch into a morass of mud. Argyle claimed that the replay should be replayed; Villa wanted the third attempt at a neutral venue. The Football League Management Committee had to intervene and ruled in the Pilgrims' favour. Villa won the tie 5-3 two months later.

1973: Another of Argyle's great victories; in the fifth round of the League Cup: Birmingham City 1 Argyle 2 (Welsh and Davey). Argyle continued their astonishing sequence of away victories at tier 1 clubs in a match staged on a midweek afternoon because of the power crisis. With Burnley and Queens Park Rangers slayed in previous rounds, it was the Blues' (including Trevor Francis) turn to suffer a rampant Argyle and their jubilant fans.

2006: Plymouth Argyle Football Company Ltd and The Council of The City of Plymouth exchanged contracts for the purchase of Home Park. Reported as the day that Argyle took ownership, this was actually not the case; the transfer of the absolute freehold title was completed five weeks later. Five years later, in December 2011, the property was transferred back to the Council, a crucial step in the rescue of the club.

BORN THIS DAY

1948: John Wingate (1 game, no goals in 1968)

1964: Phil Gee (6 games, no goals in 1995)

MATCH RECORD

17 games played (norm: 17)

47% of games won (norm: 38%)

19 DecPWDLFAAvg Att
Home1062216911,861
Away72145139,666
Both17836212210,920

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MATCH DATERESULTCOMP.ATT.VENUE
[+]19 Dec 1903Argyle4 - 2Brighton & Hove Alb S. League UnknownHome Park
[+]19 Dec 1908Argyle0 - 2Northampton Town S. League UnknownHome Park
[+]19 Dec 1914Gillingham 0 - 0ArgyleS. League UnknownPriestfield Stadium
[+]19 Dec 1925Argyle2 - 1Gillingham Div 3 (S) 7,000Home Park
[+]19 Dec 1931Bradford Park Ave 2 - 0ArgyleDiv 2 11,900Park Avenue
[+]19 Dec 1936Argyle3 - 0Bury Div 2 25,263Home Park
[+]19 Dec 1953Argyle1 - 0Nottingham Forest Div 2 17,491Home Park
[+]19 Dec 1959Argyle3 - 2Hull City Div 2 8,550Home Park
[+N]19 Dec 1960Argyle0 - 0Aston Villa FL Cup R 11,006Home Park
[+]19 Dec 1964Cardiff City 4 - 0ArgyleDiv 2 9,877Ninian Park
[+]19 Dec 1970Argyle1 - 1Aston Villa Div 3 12,996Home Park
[+]19 Dec 1973Birmingham City 1 - 2ArgyleFL Cup 5 15,273St Andrew's
[+]19 Dec 1986Ipswich Town 3 - 0ArgyleDiv 2 11,538Portman Road
[+]19 Dec 1992Brighton & Hove Alb 2 - 1ArgyleDiv 2 5,872Goldstone Ground
[+]19 Dec 1998Argyle2 - 0Carlisle Utd Div 3 4,236Home Park
[+]19 Dec 2009Argyle0 - 1Coventry City FL Champ 8,347Home Park
[+]19 Dec 2015Hartlepool Utd 1 - 2ArgyleFL Two 3,534Victoria Park

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