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ON THIS DAY

1932: Another big game in the 1930s; in the FA Cup 4th Round, Arsenal 4 Argyle 2. The Pilgrims had beaten Manchester United in the previous round, and had achieved their best ever victory seven days earlier, an 8-1 thrashing of Millwall, witnessed by Arsenal's famous manager, Herbert Chapman. With the team doing well in tier 2, nearly 10,000 excited fans made the pilgrimage on five excursion trains and dozens of coaches in the hope of a major upset. It was the golden age in Arsenal's history; almost all their team were internationals. There's a fascinating newspaper report in GoS's "Memorable Matches" (... more on GoS).

1974: League Cup semi-final (1st leg) - Argyle 1 Manchester City 1. After magnificent wins at Burnley, QPR and Birmingham (all top-flight clubs), Argyle found themselves one step from a cup final for only the second time in their history. This was the 1970s, a time of industrial strife, and the mid-week tie was moved to an afternoon kick-off because of the power crisis. To everyone's surprise, over 30,000 found their way to Home Park rather than their workplace.

BORN THIS DAY

1895: Stanley Reed (3 games, no goals in 1913)

1989: James Chester (3 games, no goals in 2009)

1999: Alex Battle (2 games, no goals in 2018)

MATCH RECORD

15 games played (norm: 17)

13% of games won (norm: 38%)

23 JanPWDLFAAvg Att
Home8242111215,029
Away703471319,522
Both15276182517,650

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MATCH DATERESULTCOMP.ATT.VENUE
[+]23 Jan 1904Argyle1 - 3Tottenham Hotspur S. League UnknownHome Park
[+]23 Jan 1909Argyle2 - 1Southend Utd S. League UnknownHome Park
[+]23 Jan 1915Argyle3 - 1Swindon Town S. League UnknownHome Park
[+]23 Jan 1926Millwall 0 - 0ArgyleDiv 3 (S) 20,000The Den
[+]23 Jan 1932Arsenal 4 - 2ArgyleFA Cup 4 65,386Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
[+]23 Jan 1937Leicester City 3 - 2ArgyleDiv 2 20,000Filbert Street
[+]23 Jan 1954Argyle1 - 1Swansea Town Div 2 18,756Home Park
[+]23 Jan 1960Derby Co 1 - 0ArgyleDiv 2 15,529Baseball Ground
[+]23 Jan 1965Argyle1 - 1Crystal Palace Div 2 15,582Home Park
[+]23 Jan 1974Argyle1 - 1Manchester City FL Cup SF 30,390Home Park
[+]23 Jan 1982Reading 2 - 2ArgyleDiv 3 2,789Elm Park
[+]23 Jan 1993Argyle1 - 1Fulham Div 2 5,703Home Park
[+]23 Jan 1996Argyle1 - 3Scunthorpe Utd Div 3 4,712Home Park
[+]23 Jan 1999Halifax Town 2 - 0ArgyleDiv 3 2,762The Shay
[+]23 Jan 2016Bristol Rvrs 1 - 1ArgyleFL Two 10,190Memorial Stadium

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