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23 IN 23: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

4 July 2018

OUR next League One focus club is Plymouth Argyle, who we welcome to the Pirelli Stadium on the Saturday between Boxing Day and New Year's Day!

WHEN DO WE PLAY THEM?

Away: Saturday October 20, 2018
Home: Saturday December 29, 2018

CLUB HISTORY:

Plymouth Argyle was founded in 1886 as Argyle Football Club and played their first match on October 16 of that year in a 2-0 defeat to Caxton.

Turning professional in 1903 and joining the Southern League, Argyle beat West Ham United and would go on to beat the Uruguayan national team in 1924 during a tour of the country and Argentina - whom they then beat 1-0!

The Pilgrims have won the third tier of English football four times (in 1929/30, 1951/52, 1958/59 and 2003/04) and lifted the fourth tier title in 2001/02. 

LAST SEASON:

After finishing second in League Two the season prior, thereby earning promotion to League One, Argyle finished 7th last term in the third tier. 

Plymouth ended the campaign three points shy of the play-off spots.

GROUND:

Home Park has a capacity of 16,388 according to Footballgroundguide.com and opened in 1901.

The first phase of Home Park's redevelopment, which would see the stadium become an 18,500-capacity all-seater "bowl" structure, was completed in 2002 and next season, the Mayflower Stand will be closed for the entirety of 2018/19 as development continues on the ground.

MANAGER:

Derek Adams has been in charge at Plymouth Argyle since 2015, during which time he has secured promotion with The Pilgrims to League One and oversaw a play-off push the following season.

INCOMINGS:

Argyle have made 10 new signings so far this summer - the latest move seeing defenders Scott Wootton and Tafari Moore arrive at Home Park.


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