Plymouth Argyle F.C.
|Full name||Plymouth Argyle Football Club|
|Founded||1886, as Argyle F.C.|
|Owner||Simon Hallett (97%)|
|2019–20||League Two, 3rd of 24 (promoted)|
The club is called The Pilgrims because the people that left Plymouth for America were the first people to be called Pilgrims. The ship on the badge is called The Mayflower. The first pilgrims travelled on the Mayflower.
The club's stadium is called Home Park. It was ruined by German aeroplanes in World War II. Home Park was repaired after the war. In 2001 and 2002, Home Park was made into a better stadium. Some parts of the stadium were not used while the work was being done. The stadium is now fully open.
Plymouth Argyle has never won a match by more than 7 goals. They have beaten Hartlepool United and Millwall 8-1. On 3 January 2004, they beat Chesterfield 7-0. The club lost 9-0 to Stoke City in 1960. Luke McCormick is a goalkeeper. He played seven games in a row for Plymouth Argyle without letting the other teams score a single goal.
The club won Division Three in 2001/02, won Division Two in 2003/04 and now plays in the newly named Championship, the second tier of English football. When the club won Division Three they scored 102 points. No other team had ever scored that many points.
- 1886-? Argyle F.C.
- ?-present Plymouth Argyle F.C.
2003/04 is the club`s 100th season since becoming Plymouth Argyle in 1903. The club has set up many events, while the team has won many awards.
A list of things that happened in the 2003/04 season:
- 22 October 2003: Plymouth Argyle beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at Hillsborough (Sheffield Wednesday's ground) to become the top team in Division Two.
- 24 October 2003: Plymouth Argyle were given an award for their 5-1 win against Port Vale.
- 1 November 2003: Paul Sturrock won the Division Two manager of the month award for October.
- 6 November 2003: David Friio won the Division Two player of the month award for October.
- 23 December 2003: Paul Sturrock agreed to stay as the club's manager until 2008.
- 26 December 2003: Paul Wotton scored Plymouth Argyle's 5000th goal in league matches. Plymouth Argyle beat A.F.C. Bournemouth 2-0 on that day. Plymouth Argyle became the first big side in England to score 50 goals in that season.
- 2 January 2004: Paul Sturrock won the Division Two manager of the month award for December.
- 3 January 2004: David Friio scored three goals in one match.
- 6 January 2004: Paul Sturrock was named as the best manager in England.
- 17 January 2004: Two men who used to play for Plymouth Argyle, Billy Rafferty and Paul Mariner went back to Plymouth to celebrate with fans. Plymouth Argyle beat Rushden & Diamonds 3-0.
- 5 February 2004: Graham Coughlan won the Division Two player of the month award for January.
- 19 February 2004: The club's first shop in Plymouth city centre was opened.
- 4 March 2004: Paul Sturrock became manager of Southampton
Third Division South
Third Division (Old Format)
Current Plymouth Argyle SquadEdit
1 Romain Larrieu Goalkeeper (on loan to Gillingham) 2 Anthony Barness Defender 4 Lilian Nalis Midfielder 5 Krisztián Timár Defender (on loan from Ferencvaros) 6 Hasney Aljofree Defender (on loan to Oldham) 7 David Norris Midfielder 8 Ákos Buzsáky Midfielder 9 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Midfielder 10 Barry Hayles Striker 11 Nick Chadwick Striker 13 Mathias Doumbe Defender 14 Tony Capaldi Midfielder 15 Paul Wotton Midfielder 16 Péter Halmosi Midfielder (on loan from Debrecen) 17 Kevin Gallen Striker (on loan from QPR) 18 Gary Sawyer Defender 19 Marcel Seip Defender 20 Lee Hodges Midfielder 21 Cherno Samba Striker 22 Paul Connolly Defender 23 Luke McCormick Goalkeeper 24 Josh Clapham Goalkeeper 25 Ryan Dickson Midfielder (on loan to Torquay) 26 Scott Sinclair Midfielder (on loan from Chelsea) 27 Reuben Reid Midfielder (on loan to Torquay) 28 Scott Laird Defender 29 Luke Summerfield Midfielder 30 Dan Gosling Midfielder 31 Anthony Mason Striker 32 Bojan Djordjic Midfielder 33 Rory Fallon Striker 34 Ashley Barnes Striker
The other workers at Plymouth ArgyleEdit
- Manager - Paul Mariner
- Assistant Manager - Gary Penrice
- Coach - Tim Breacker
- Youth Coach - Stuart Gibson
- Physiopherapist - John Carver
- 2nd Physiopherapist- Tom Hunter
- Chief Scout - John James
- Chairman - Paul Stapleton
- Vice Chair - Robert Dennerly
- Directors - Phillip Gill, Damon Lenszner, Tony Wrathall
- Chief Executive - Michael Dunsford
- Community Officer - Geoff Crudgington
- Commercial Manager - Andy Budge
- Club Shop Manager - Rachel Fry
- Club Photographer - Dave Rowntree
- Official Webmaster - Steven Hill
Previous Argyle ManagersEdit
These are the team managers of Plymouth Argyle and the dates they took over.
- Frank Brettell (August 1 1903)
- Bob Jack (August 1 1905)
- Bill Fullerton (August 1 1906)
- Bob Jack (August 1 1910)
- Jack Tresardern (April 1 1938)
- Jimmy Rae (September 1 1948)
- Jack Rowley (February 1 1955)
- Neil Dougall (March 1 1961)
- Ellis Stuttard (November 1 1961)
- Andy Beattie (October 1 1963)
- Malcolm Allison (May 1 1964)
- Derek Ufton (May 1 1965)
- Billy Bingham (February 1 1968)
- Ellis Stuttard (March 1 1970)
- Tony Waiters (October 11 1972)
- Mike Kelly (May 1 1977)
- Lennie Lawrence (Caretaker) (February 14 1978)
- Malcolm Allison (March 16 1978)
- Bobby Saxton (January 5 1979)
- Bobby Moncur (June 1 1981)
- Johnny Hore (October 1 1983)
- Dave Smith (November 1 1984)
- Ken Brown (July 6 1988)
- John Gregory (Caretaker) (February 6 1990)
- David Kemp (March 1 1990)
- Peter Shilton (March 2 1992)
- Steve McCall (Caretaker) (January 2 1995)
- Neil Warnock (June 22 1995)
- Mick Jones (February 3 1997)
- Kevin Hodges (June 21 1998)
- Kevin Summerfield (Caretaker) (October 4 2000)
- Paul Sturrock (October 31 2000)
- Kevin Summerfield (Caretaker) (March 4 2004)
- Bobby Williamson (April 20 2004)
- Jocky Scott (John Alexander Scott) (Caretaker) (September 6 2005)
- Tony Pulis (September 23 2005)
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- "Home Park capacity set for 17,900 after stage one of redevelopment work is completed". The Herald (Plymouth). 31 July 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)