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E G A P T S R I F E H T

THE FIRST FIVE OWNERS OF CARLISLE AIRPORT

ARGYLE’S FIRST FIVE GAMES ON OCTOBER 19

1930: The City of Carlisle County Borough Council opened Kingstown Municipal Airport

1907 v Millwall, Southern League, D 0-0

1960: Cumberland County Council purchased the site and then re-named it Carlisle Airport

1929 Northampton Town, Division Three South, D 1-1

2000: Sold by the Council to Haughey Airports. 2006: Sold to WA Developments, who had recently acquired Eddie Stobart Ltd. 2009: Bought by the Stobart Group

ARGYLE’S FIRST FIVE GAMES AGAINST CARLISLE UNITED October 16, 1965 – Carlisle 1 Argyle 3, D2 March 14, 1966 – Argyle 0 Carlisle 0, D2 November 12, 1966 – Argyle 1 Carlisle 2, D2 April 8, 1967 – Carlisle 0 Argyle 0, D2 December 2, 1967 – Argyle 3 Carlisle 1, D2

CARLISLE UNITED’S FIRST FIVE FULLTIME MANAGERS Billy Hampson, 1930-33 Bill Clarke, 1933-35 Bob Kelly, 1935-36 Fred Westgarth, 1936-38 David Taylor, 1938-40

1912 v Coventry City, Southern League, W 3-2 1935 v West Ham United, Division Two, W 4-1 1946 v Nottingham Forest, Division Two, W 2-0

CARLISLE UNITED’S FIRST FIVE HOME ATTENDANCES FOR 2019-20 August 3 – 4,833 v Crawley Town W 2-1 August 17 – 4,576 v Mansfield Town L 0-2 August 24 – 4,806 v Salford City D 2-2 September 7 – 4,167 v Exeter City L 1-3 September 17 – 3,219 v Forest Green Rovers D 0-0

FIRST FIVE LEAGUE FOOTBALL TEAMS CLOSEST TO CARLISLE Annan Athletic, Scottish League Two – 21.9 miles Queen of the South, Scottish Championship – 39 miles Newcastle United , English Premier League – 57 miles Sunderland, English League One – 70.4 miles Middlesbrough, English Championship – 94.6 miles

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THE LOWEDOWN

GOOD afternoon and welcome back to Home Park for what is an important few days in our season. The fans, travelling to Swindon, were unbelievable – 2,500, which was fantastic. The lads really appreciate the support, and we use it as a motivational tool. We need your support to continue today at Home Park, we have got important back-to-back home games against Carlisle United and Leyton Orient. We have been on the road quite a bit of late and we are really looking forward to being back on home turf this afternoon. We have had good home form all season, really. We have only lost once at home in the league, against Cheltenham, and even then we deserved something from the game. Although we did not play well here last time out against Scunthorpe, we should have seen the game out with only 60 seconds to go, but it was not to be. We want to make sure that the fans are singing loud and proud for us over these two games, because these are important fixtures that could shoot us into a really positive position in the league. After those games, we will be on 15 games for the season – which is when we start to take the

league position seriously. If things go our way in the next few days, we could be in a really strong position at that point. It is going to be tough; we know that Carlisle will come here and pose a real threat – we are not taking anything for granted. However, we know that our fans can roar us on. The supporters can play a vital part in the way the game plays out on the pitch. The supporters have been brilliant this season, and we need that to continue – the Green Army are in the programme as our No.12 for a reason. I would like to think that the style of football is exciting – it has been a little bit disappointing in terms of the results, but the performances are there. I am aware that there has been a little bit of discussion of late over standing in the stadium. I understand it is a tricky situation for the club, but we have to abide by the rules set for us, and for the supporters. What I do know is this: the Green Army are vital, and we need you to help us make Home Park a proper fortress. Stick with the boys. Green Army!


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SWINDON TOWN 1 ARGYLE 1 JV Grant 76

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Swindon Town (4-2-3-1)

Argyle (3-5-2)

1 Steven Benda (gk); 24 Rob Hunt, 6 Mathieu Baudry (capt) , 34 Gabriel Zakuani, 35 Dion Donohue; 42 Anthony Grant , 19 Jordan Lyden ; 7 Lloyd Isgrove (11 Kaiyne Woolery 77), 30 Keshi Anderson (10 Michael Doughty 57), 9 Jerry Yates; 28 Eoin Doyle .

24 Alex Palmer (gk); 5 Scott Wootton, 4 Will Aimson (6 Niall Canavan 45 ), 3 Gary Sawyer (capt); 2 Joe Riley (14 Jose Baxter 61), 7 Antoni Sarcevic, 8 Joe Edwards, 10 Danny Mayor , 21 Callum McFadzean(32 George Cooper 69); 16 Joel Grant, 39 Zak Rudden.

Substitutes (not used): 4 Danny Rose, 5 Tom Broadbent, 14 Ellis Iandolo, 17 Scott Twine, 23 Luke McCormick (gk).

Substitutes (not used): 1 Mike Cooper (gk), 20 Adam Randell, 25 Josh Grant, 33 Rubin Wilson.

Referee: Rob Lewis. Attendance: 9,548 (2,500 away)


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USA TOUR

IN the first of a five-part series, NINO ROBERTSON recalls Argyle’s tour of the United States of America in the summer of 1954.

THE Pilgrims’ first-team squad sailed from Southampton to New York City on April 27 on board the SS Ile De France to take part in ten games of football crammed into the space of 25 days. The Argyle party comprised two directors, Edgar Dobell and Bob Heath, manager Jimmy Rae, trainer George Taylor and 16 players: Jack Chisholm, Neil Dougall, Bill Shortt, Les Major, Pat Jones, Paddy Ratcliffe, George Robertson, Johnny Porteous, Tony McShane, Malcolm Davies, Arthur Morgan, Sam McCrory, Ernie Edds, Neil Langman and Jimmy Crawford made up. The America tour aside, the 1953-54 season was not one that will live particularly long in the memory. In Division Two, the equivalent of the Championship today, the Pilgrims finished fourth from bottom after 42 games under Rae, just three points ahead of relegated Brentford. With only two teams suffering the drop, Oldham Athetic went down with Brentford, nine points adrift of safety. At the top end of the table, Leicester City won the title with 56 points, pipping Everton on goal average. Blackburn finished one point off promotion in the days before the play-offs as the top three teams were covered by a single point. The division’s leading scorers were mid-table Fulham, who managed 98 goals, one more than Everton and 33 more than Argyle’s 65. Argyle lost both games against the champions, but whopped runners-up Everton 4-0 at Home Park in October in arguably our best win that season. Gordon Astall, Sam McCrory, Eric Davis and Ernie Edds scored in front of a Home Park season-high crowd of 26,148. To the States. Between leaving Southampton on April 27 and arriving back in Plymouth on June 9, Argyle's touring party travelled by sea, air and land and covered 14,000 miles in 44 days, and experienced America during hurricane season. The outward journey was not a pleasant one, but rough seas were not able to dampen the spirits of the Pilgrims’ squad during the six-day crossing to the Big Apple. Argyle spent 31 days in America, during which time they played 10 matches, winning eight and losing two, and visited eight cities – New York (twice), Chicago (twice), St Louis, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit and Philadelphia – before heading home.

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Review CREWE Alexandra moved to the top of the Sky Bet League Two table last Saturday after a thrilling 4-2 win at today's visitors Carlisle United. Nicky Hunt got the visitors off to a perfect start as he fired home from close range after seven minutes and Daniel Powell doubled the lead 20 minutes later. Hallam Hope and Christie Elliott struck within five second-half minutes to draw Carlisle level, but Chris Porter's strike 12 minutes from time and former Pilgrim Gethin Jones' 85th-minute own goal secured Crewe the win and stretched their unbeaten run to five matches. Exeter City are level on points at the top, behind Crewe only on goals scored, after a 1-0 win over Forest Green Rovers, who started the day as leaders and finished it in fourth. Rovers had leapfrogged Exeter last weekend after a six-game unbeaten run, coupled with three matches without a win for the Grecians, but Matt Taylor's side ended those runs, with Ryan Bowman's strike after 11 minutes the difference between the two sides. Mansfield Town eased to a 6-1 victory over Oldham Athletic in a match which featured a remarkable first half. After a sedate opening half hour, Nicky Maynard struck twice in three minutes to give Mansfield a 2-0 lead. Oldham then were reduced to nine men as Tomas Egert saw red for a bad tackle after 37 minutes before Filipe Morais was shown a second yellow a minute later. Remarkably, Oldham pulled one back through Thomas Hamer before Maynard completed a hat-trick in first-half stoppage time. David

LEAGUE TWO SO FAR THIS SEASON 1,625 CORNERS 32 RED CARDS 544 YELLOW CARDS 396 GOALS

Wheater's own goal, Oladapo Afolayan's effort and Jimmy Knowles' penalty in the second half stretched the lead. Stevenage picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Grimsby Town. Kurtis Guthrie and Charlie Carter scored in the first half to give the EFL's bottom side control. Akheem Rose pulled one back after 80 minutes but Stevenage climbed off the bottom. They were replaced at the foot of the table by Morecambe, as Hope Akpan and Aramide Oteh gave Bradford City a 2-1 win at the Globe Arena that moved the Bantams up to third. Tom Brewett grabbed an added-time consolation for the hosts. Scunthorpe United had made their worst start since 1963, winning just once in the league, but stormed to a 3-0 win over Northampton Town. Lee Novak struck twice early on before Kevin Van Veen made it 3-0 after 31 minutes. Northampton were reduced to 10 men as Vadaine Oliver saw red on 53 minutes for a dangerous tackle on goalkeeper Rory Watson. Adam Rooney's strike gave Salford City a 1-0 win at home to Cambridge United. Reece Grego-Cox and Mason Bloomfield scored for Crawley Town as they came from behind to beat Colchester United 2-1, after Luke Prosser gave the visitors a first-half lead. Macclesfield Town also battled back from behind to pick up a first win in eight league games with a 3-1 victory against Port Vale. Richard Bennett opened the scoring for Vale, but Arthur Gnahoua and Emmanuel Osadebe gave the Silkmen the win. Leyton Orient beat Walsall 3-1. Stuart Sinclair gave Walsall the lead, but Joe Widdowson, Matt Harrold and Conor Wilkinson, who was sent off moments later, struck to turn it around for Orient.

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ANDREW PARKINSON CHIEF EXECUTIVE GOOD afternoon and a very warm welcome to everyone ahead of this afternoon’s fixture with our visitors Carlisle United. We especially recognise the officials and supporters that will have made the near 800-mile round trip from Cumbria, a journey that we will be undertaking in January. The season is now well underway and, with 13 games behind us in the league, fixtures completed in the Carabao Cup and Leasing.com Trophy, and the FA Cup first round on its way on November 9, it feels that things should be coming together. I am sure that you will agree it has been a frustrating campaign so far. Injuries to key players have, of course, played their part, but I think we have come away from a lot of games thinking that we should have had more points that our play deserved. For me, this is evidence that, when just a few things fall into place at both the front and the back, consistency will develop and the results that we desire will follow. It is very much the case that there is a lot to go at and everyone will need to play their part if we are to make this a successful season come the end of April.

The tremendous support we receive, home and away, is one of the factors that will continue to have a positive influence on how we fare – 2,500 of the Green Army for the away fixture at Swindon Town was truly an amazing turnout. Now, with two home games in four days and the Exeter away fixture to come next weekend, it really feels that the week ahead is a pivotal moment in the season. Off the pitch, we can also see that things are very much coming together. The next few weeks will see the completion of the construction programme on the Mayflower Grandstand, at which point the six-week internal fit out will begin. It is not too long before we will then see the first game being played in front of the new grandstand, an Argyle Ladies fixture against Watford on December 8. The next few weeks are a key point in the season then for the club in all respects. It is very much a time which I am looking forward to, both in terms of shaping our season but also beginning a new chapter at Argyle as a whole. With best wishes. COYG! Andrew

“THE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT WE RECEIVE, HOME AND AWAY, IS ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON HOW WE FAIR"

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We are proud to be the official charity for Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Argyle Community Trust uses the prestige of football and the reach of the club to inspire, engage and help adults and children of all ages and abilities, achieve their full potential. Offering a range of courses and activities the Trust provides a way for people across Devon and Cornwall to learn, play and succeed.

Hate Crime Awareness Week

AS Devon & Cornwall Police see a rise in the number of reports of hate crime, officers in Plymouth, with the support of partners, including Argyle, are hitting back with an awareness week. The campaign kick-started a week ago at the Life Centre, where more than 20 partner agencies took part in a day-long series of activities including performances from the Street Factory, a drummer storyteller and football from Argyle. Along with mascots Pilgrim Pete and Bravo the police mascot, there was the launch of the Chatter Bus, an initiative which sees the bus filled with several staff from partner agencies travel around the city for the week to raise the profile of hate crime.

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The last stop of the week will be at today’s game against Carlisle, when police officers and Devon FA will be talking to supporters around the Family Zone before kick-off. Police Officer Jo Moss said: “This week is about standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.” In grassroots football, there has been an increase in recent seasons in discrimination cases in Devon. In comparison to just a single case in 2016-17, such cases rose to four the following year, and rose again to eight proven cases last season. Devon FA are keen for people to be confident to report hate crime through Kick It Out. From there, the County FA will receive it. Alternatively, cases can be reported directly to Devon FA. This will then be logged with the FA in London where the allegation will be investigated by a designated investigations

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officer from the FA. All allegations of discrimination are logged with the FA. The County FA is required to provide weekly updates with regards to the progression of the case and are set ‘desirable’ deadlines to ensure the case is resolved quickly but also ensuring a thorough and fair investigation has taken place. The County FA will inform the FA of their decision whether to raise a misconduct charge or not is necessary based on the evidence. With regards to what is a hate crime and what is hate crime in football; they are one and the same. A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice because of a protected characteristic. A protected characteristic would be; disability, race or religion, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, sex/gender. A hate crime can happen anywhere. To report a hate incident or a hate crime to Devon & Cornwall Police the following can be used: emergency telephone 999; non-emergency telephone 101; emergency SMS/text 999; email 101@dc.police.uk; SMS/text: 67101. To make a third-party report go to: www. stophateuk.org or www.report-it.org.uk/.


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No tricks, just treats – October half-term has this to offer: October 21-22: Two-Day Soccer Roadshow October 21-22: Short Breaks October 23: PL Stars Day October 23: Gymnastics Day October 24: Match Day Special October 24: Disability Soccer Roadshow October 24: Soccer Roadshow October 25: Freaky Friday We offer a range of courses for all ages, gender and abilities including walking football,

Not just packed with football fun, Soccer Roadshows offer children the chance to enjoy multi-sports days, e-gaming and gymnastics that give the chance to build their confidence in making new friends and learning new skills. To book, visit www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/ courses

holidays clubs, education courses, football development centres and multi-sport activities. Extra Time Hub for men and women over 55s every Wednesday. Walking Football for men and women over 50 every Monday. For the full list of activities and events visit: www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/ courses/ or our newly opened facility www. manadonsportshub.co.uk.

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Courses have a variation of themes, from the Mini Pilgrims sessions for our youngest players to focused programmes on strikers and goalkeepers, Search for a Star sessions and sessions designed for disability, as well as girls only.

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BACK I N THE DAY Mike Curno has been scouring the Argyle Archives to seek out some interesting stories from the Pilgrims’ past. ALF Matthews was born in Bristol on April 28, 1901 and made his football debut for Bristol City when he was 19 years old at outside-right. Alf was one of the most modest and likeable of players and the captain of his team in the Bristol Schools’ League. Other league players who also played in that Schools’ League are Argyle player Bert Batten and George Charlesworth, of Crystal Palace. Shortly after winning a Gloucester County cap, he signed professional terms, playing his first match in a Second Division match against West Ham United when he was 19 years old. The following season, 1922-23, he transferred to Exeter City and played 40 times. When he joined Exeter City, the team had a famous old half-back line of Jimmy Rigby, Ellis Compton, and Jim Mitton, whose combined ages totalled more than 100 years! His inside-forward partner was Harry ‘Jazzo’ Kirk, formerly of Argyle. With Kirk, he made an ideal right-wing, and the pair played together in more than a hundred games. In the season following his debut campaign, Alf played in all 42 matches and, in 1924-25, another 35, before an injury stopped his long unbroken

run of 117 appearances, a record at that time for the Grecians. In the following season’s campaign, he played another 28 times before being transferred to Argyle in March 1926 for £750. While at Exeter, he played in a cup-tie against Newport County, which went to a third replay at Bristol. Just before the game, Jazzo Kirk became ill. No reserves had travelled with the team, but one of the players remembered having seen Harry Blackmore, who was on the club’s books as an amateur, travelling to Bristol to see the match with some of his pals. Blackmore had to play and, to find him amongst the crowd of spectators, a board was sent around the ground, asking him to report to the dressingroom. He did so, a pair of boots was lent to him, he turned out…and scored the winning goal! In the season that he came to Home Park, Alf played in every remaining match. He did not miss a game in the next campaign, with his crosses providing assists for Jack Cock and Sammy Black, and altogether turned out nearly 90 times in succession before injury again kept him out. Staying at Home Park until 1933, Alf totalled 147 appearances for the Greens and scored 32 times. He eventually settled in Plymouth after short spells at Doncaster Rovers and Crystal Palace.

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HAVE YOU GOT THE RIGHT MAP? LAST week, the snooker player Neil Robertson had to forfeit his World Open qualifier because he drove to the wrong Barnsley. He lives in Cambridge, set his satnav for Barnsley (where the qualifiers were being held) and ended up in the village of Barnsley, Gloucestershire, rather than the town in Yorkshire. By the time he realised his error, it was too late, and Robertson withdrew.

life. Aside from the fact that many of us are unsure of our destination – and I am not talking eternal destination but, rather, the goals we live our lives to achieve – do even those of us that do have destinations in mind possess an adequate map? Is our understanding of how we will arrive there correct and how do we know whether it is or not?

I was in Bristol the week before and stopped over with some friends. I keyed in their address and off I went. It was rush-hour and the satnav took me all over the place until it told me that I had arrived. I had not. I knew that, even with my limited powers of deduction. It turns out that there are two Court Roads in Bristol, and I was at the wrong one.

This is why no-one is panicking that Argyle are not top of the table right now. The manager and his staff know where they want to end up and how they are going to get there: working from a plan and sticking to it means that, when the sticky moments arrive – as they most surely will both in life and in football – you can ride it knowing that you are on course and it is only a blip.

I also had absolutely no idea where I was, having followed my instructions without question. The same force that got me there got me to the right address once I keyed in the postcode along with the address, but I had an important lesson reinforced, as well as the beginnings of a sermon… There is satisfaction in using a map and understanding your route – how things connect and where places are – and it empowers you if things go wrong: you can usually work your way back to where you need to be. So why is it that I still rely on the electronics? Is it laziness that stops me from informing myself through a good old-fashioned map? Or am I being culturally conditioned to switch off my brain and switch on my device? My brother was approached in London by a tourist who wanted help reading her map; she was using the wrong map but insisted on holding on to it, rather than swapping it for a more appropriate one. Here is a metaphor for

In his ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’, Steven Covey says we should begin with the end in mind – start out with an idea or where you want to end up, and, every now and then, as you hack your way through the jungle of life, shin up a tree and take your bearings to make sure you are not veering off course.

It would be too simplistic to call the Bible God’s map for life, but, within it, there are some excellent navigational tools, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount comes readily to mind. The destination he was recommending was a life of blessing for even the poorest and most marginalised, and then he unpacks the means to achieve such blessing. Of course, in those days they did not have maps. If you knew the way, you became the living satnav, and when people asked him the way to God, he memorably said: “I am the way. Stick by me and you will find God. In fact, I am not only the way, I am the truth and the life – stick by me and you will find the way for sure, but also truth and life.” I decided to do that some years ago and he has not let me down yet. Unlike my navigational skills.

with Club Chaplain Arthur Goode

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THE ARGYLE NETWORK

ANTHONY AND SUSAN

CONGRATULATIONS to Anthony Kingman and Susan Minchinton on tying the knot earlier today wishing them a very happy and long future together. With love from all the family and friends.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY 40th birthday, Lee Stork. Love from your Bridport besties and your dad, Pilgrim Pete. Green Army!

HAPPY birthday to Noah Kennedy, who is eight tomorrow. Noah is in his first year as a season-ticket holder and he sits with his uncle, Peter Snopek, and cousin James.

OBITUARY

ON June 18, just north of London in Hoddesdon, the funeral took place of Trevor Baldwin, aged 66. A well-known and much-loved man and member of the Green Army, his coffin was draped with the club flag, and family friends congregated in the Golden Lion, all wearing green. In fact, although the landlord is a wellknown Sheffield Wednesday supporter, he donned a Green Army shirt for the remainder of the day. Trevor died on May 30 after a relapse of non hodgkin's lymphoma. He leaves a wife Sharon and 15-year-old son, John.

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Swindon Town (4-4-2)

Argyle (3-5-2)

1 Steven Benda; 2 Tyler Reid, 21 Taylor Curran (5 Tom Broadbent 41), 34 Gabriel Zakuani , 14 Ellis Iandolo (24 Rob Hunt 53); 4 Danny Rose (capt), 8 Adam May, 10 Michael Doughty, 7 Lloyd Isgrove; 28 Eoin Doyle (17 Scott Twine 72), 11 Kaiyne Woolery.

1 Mike Cooper; 5 Scott Wootton, 6 Niall Canavan, 25 Josh Grant; 2 Joe Riley , 7 Antoni Sarcevic (33 Rubin Wilson 78), 8 Joe Edwards, 15 Conor Grant (20 Adam Randell 56), 3 Gary Sawyer (capt); 16 Joel Grant , 39 Zak Rudden (9 Ryan Taylor 72).

Substitutes (not used): 9 Jerry Yates, 13 Cameron McGilp, 23 Luke McCormick, 32 Sidy Sanokho.

Substitutes (not used): 4 Will Aimson, 19 Klaidi Lolos, 24 Alex Palmer (gk), 26 Mike Peck.

Referee: Chris Pollard. Attendance: 1,199 (146 away)


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Argyle Ladies go into their National League Southern Premier Division match at Cardiff City tomorrow in good heart having won their last five matches in impressive style.

Originally, this weekend had a fixture penned in with Portsmouth, but that game has been rearranged due to Pompey’s progress in cup competition. Argyle were frustrated at having been without a match last Sunday, but this has not stopped manager Dave Leonard from stepping up the preparations in training.. The dedication to succeed is never more evident with Leonard continually impressing on his charges to strive to maintain high standards at all times week in week out. Leonard said, “Being without a game is annoying but it has given some of the girls who are carrying knocks a bit of a rest.” “We were without a game on Sunday but we had 15 training that week, that would not have happened a few seasons ago and the work rate they put in is important to see that competition for places is high.” “I wouldn't say we have hit the heights of what I want them to achieve, but I would say we are probably at 80%.” The high-flying Pilgrims will have the opportunity to impress a large crowd in December, where they host Watford as one of

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the test events for the refurbished Mayflower Grandstand. Not only will the Ladies team mark a significant moment in club history by playing the first game in front of the new stand, they could also do so in front of a bumper crowd. The Grandstand will be open at a capacity of 38%, in line with imposed safety regulations. In this case, it means that over 2,000 seats will be available for the occasion. “It is brilliant that it could be over 2,000 sell out to watch what could be a top of the table clash,” said Leonard. Speaking of developments, it is good to see the Argyle development side slowly gelling. Having bounced back from three defeats in a row at the start of the season, they have now gone on an impressive three-win run. Tomorrow, they will face their toughest match to date when they travel to league leaders Feniton, who they will receive the following Sunday in the League Cup.

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GOOD afternoon and welcome to Carlisle United and their supporters who have made the 780-mile round-trip to Home Park for the next chapter in this season’s campaign. Last week’s away double-header against Swindon Town saw two contrasting matches, with Argyle comfortably taking the spoils in a highly entertaining Leasing.Com Trophy fixture and a hardfought point in the Sky Bet League Two encounter four days later. The Leasing.com Trophy is the latest incarnation of the EFL Trophy, a competition that has had many different sponsors in recent times from Sherpa Van, Leyland DAF and Autoglass in the late 1980s and early ’90s, though to LDV Vans, Johnstone’s Paint and Checkatrade more recently.

In 2016, and as part of the ‘Whole Game Proposal’ debate, the EFL overwhelmingly rejected the idea of B teams playing in the pyramid. The Whole Game Proposal discussion was aimed at easing fixture congestion and potentially have four leagues of 20 in the EFL. The EFL favoured promoting additional teams from the National League to achieve this, but this idea now also seems to have been discarded.

It remains the best chance that lower league clubs have to get to a Wembley final and, from a purely financial point of view, the prize money on offer in the early rounds is far more attractive than EFL Cup.

Around the same time, in order to make the competition a more attractive proposition, it was decided to expand it to the 48 clubs necessary to hold a group stage. As already mentioned, the expansion would also provide additional matches to develop players in the hope that more home grown talent would be retained.

Despite this, attendances across the years have never really reflected the popularity of the competition amongst clubs and managers. The league is, of course, the most important competition, but the Trophy provides managers the opportunity to play a limited number of fringe players in a truly competitive environment, which can only be good for their development.

To achieve the 48, selected clubs were invited to enter teams with additional restrictions placed on player eligibility for clubs outside Sky Bet Leagues One and Two.

The current format, which is probably here to stay for the foreseeable future, gives the certainty of a minimum of three matches in the competition, and this year provides a really good opportunity to progress to the next stage. The introduction of invited teams from the Premiership into the competition has proven to be controversial among supporter groups, and unofficial boycotts across the country has had a further impact on attendances. Unfortunately, the reason behind the introduction of the invited teams has become confused with a completely separate idea floated in 2014 by the then FA Chairman Gregg Dyke to have Premiership B teams in the league pyramid structure. The FA’s idea was to provide the means to give young English footballers more competitive football, which would, in theory, eventually lead to an improvement in the English national side.

So, thin edge of the wedge? I do not think so. Unfortunate timing and a lack of clear messaging from the football authorities? Almost certainly. The debate will no doubt continue, but the EFL Trophy is a competition that is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Anyway, back to the League. Thank you for your support and enjoy the match, COYG!

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GREENROOTS WELL done to Rubin Wilson, who made his senior debut in the Leasing.com Trophy fixture away to Swindon Town when he replaced Antoni Sarcevic in the later stages of the game. Rubin is a second-year apprentice and was given his first taste of competitive firstteam action. It was also pleasing to see Ryan Lowe include Rubin and fellow second-year apprentice Jude Boyd in the 20-man squad that travelled with the first team for last Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture, also against Swindon Town at the County ground. Rubin was an unused substitute.

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LAST Saturday, our Under-12, Under-13 and Under-14 age-groups had the opportunity to play Category 1 opponents Manchester United at the AON training complex in Carrington. This was a great experience for our younger players as we look to provide more games against Category 1 and 2 Academies. Although a long day because of the distance, and setting off from Plymouth at 7am, all players and staff arrived at United’s training ground in good time for a 2pm kick-off. After the fixtures, the players, staff and parents also booked a stadium tour of Manchester City’s Etihad stadium before travelling back to Plymouth.


YOUTH ALLIANCE LEAGUE

Bristol Rovers Under-18s 1 Argyle 2

ARGYLE put their disappointing display at Yeovil behind them as they came from a goal down to deservedly beat their Westcountry rivals. The Pilgrims started brightly but found themselves behind on 21 minutes when the home left-back cut inside to send a right-footed drive across goalkeeper Harry Townsend and into the far top corner of the Argyle goal. While controlling possession and moving the ball around quickly, Argyle failed to extend the Gas goalkeeper in the opening 45 minutes, but the second half was a different affair. Argyle were back on level terms within two minutes of the resumption, as Rubin Wilson played in Jude Boyd, who promptly fired inside the Rovers’ near post. The Greens dominated the rest of the half, with defender Isaac Burdon twice hitting the woodwork. Continued pressure finally led to Argyle winning a penalty, 11 minutes from time, as a good run by Jeremiah Medine ended with him sent flying in the box, but Wilson’s spotkick was well saved by the Rovers’ custodian. Argyle did not let this trouble them, as four minutes later, Wilson showed great resilience before driving home a freekick from the edge of the area. “The lads worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserved their victory and, just as important, all the staff were delighted with the performance,” said Argyle Academy Manager Phil Stokes. Argyle: Harry Townsend, Isaac Burdon, Alfie Wotton, Charlie Miller (Carlo Garside 60), Ollie Tomlinson, Jude Boyd, Jarvis Cleal, Jeremiah Medine, Rubin Wilson, Rhys Shirley (Alfie Hudd 75), Reuben Collum. Substitutes (not used): James Morley, Ali Mansaray. UNDER-15S PREMIER LEAGUE CUP

Cardiff City 4 Plymouth Argyle 2

AT first glance, this scoreline suggests a comprehensive win by the Welsh Category 2 Academy side, but that was not the full story. The Pilgrims youngsters were twice caught out by the long-ball game as they were putting their hosts under pressure and their own second goal was certainly the best of the game. Cardiff got an early goal but back came Argyle, with Oscar Halls hitting the crossbar for Will Jenkins-Davies to react the fastest and slam home the loose ball. The Bluebirds’ route one game was causing the visitors’ defence problems and they had restored their lead prior to the interval. Argyle started the second period on the front foot but were once again caught on the counterattack as the Bluebirds added a third goal. A superb strike from Jenkins-Davies, his second of the game, pulled his side within a goal of their hosts but, with Argyle throwing everything forward, they were once again caught out by a long ball for Cardiff to complete the scoring late in the game. “I was pleased with our performance as, despite the score, we were always in the game,” said Academy Manager Phil Stokes.

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ALL Academy coaches recently took time out of their busy schedules to attend an Academy CPD event at the Community’s Manadon Sports Hub. The Academy staff were introduced to both Neil Dewsnip (Football Consultant) and Steven Schumacher (Assistant-Manager), who also stayed to watch the Under16s’ fixture.

The CPD, led by our Head of Academy Coaching, Lee Hodge, and our FA Youth Coach Developer, Mark Neville, was based around match-day behaviours. As our Under-16s were at home to AFC Bournemouth, we used this opportunity to mic our coaches up. During the game, all coaches were given tasks to observe and analyse in small groups – they then had to present back at the end of the game. After the Under-16s’ fixture and debrief, the CPD continued as the coaches watched the first-team fixture against Scunthorpe United – a really beneficial day for all our staff.

“This game will give us a lot of confidence going into the remaining fixtures as the lads will believe in themselves and their ability to compete against Category 1 and 2 opponents.”

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WE have been leafing through previous season’s copies of the Pilgrim matchday programme to reminisce about Argyle life in the past.

Argyle vs Southampton. Saturday, December 27, 1976. 12p. Bannister notched his first Argyle goal that afternoon, earning a 1-1 draw with the Saints. According to reports, Bruce turned home a rebound after John Peddelty hit the post. The game was played in icy conditions, and it is reported that Bruce played the entire second-half in gym shoes. Bruce scored seven times for Argyle in 25 appearances, but could not do enough to help the Pilgrims avoid relegation to Division Three that season, alongside today’s visitors, Carlisle, and Hereford United. He left soon after, to join Hull City.

ADVERTISEMENTS COVER STAR: BRUCE BANNISTER Festive spirit was apparently in short supply ahead of the Christmas visit of Southampton in Division Two, with the lead of the club’s “official newspaper” referencing the Pilgrims’ battle for survival. At least, in the eyes of club chairman Robert Daniel. “Now is the time when we must gain strength within the club – and gain strength behind it,” said the chairman, referencing Argyle’s precarious position of 20th in the division, which, at that time, would see them relegated. Lying adjacent to Daniel’s rallying cry was an image of the wavy-haired striker Bruce Bannister, who was to make his home debut that afternoon. Bannister joined Argyle after a successful five-year stint at Bristol Rovers, where he bagged 80 goals alongside formidable strike partner Alan Warboys. The pair were nicknamed “smash and grab,” due to their effective ‘little and large’ combination. Bruce had been acquired by the Pilgrims in an attempt to plug the gap left by their own dynamic duo, Paul Mariner and Billy Rafferty, who departed earlier that year to join Ipswich and Carlisle, respectively.

As you might expect from a matchday programme, or newspaper, as it was in those days, of its type, there are the usual adverts for Plymouth institutions: The Evening Herald, the Western Morning News, Westward TV (which, in a roundabout way, is now ITV Westcountry). There is perhaps one eyebrow-raising commercial, though. An advertisement for The Wurzels’ newest single, Morning Glory/Rock Around the A38, can be found in the central pages of The Pilgrim, offering supporters the opportunity to listen to the track by calling a premium telephone number. It’s not quite Spotify… Clearly, the marketing effort was misplaced, as Morning Glory did not chart in the UK. The Wurzels did have a couple of hits earlier in the year, though, with Combine Harvester reaching no.1, and I Am A Cider Drinker reaching no.3. It seems the world had had enough of Scrumpy and Western…

COMMERCIAL MATTERS The inside back pages are devoted to all things commercial – with commercial manager Bill Pearce hailing the work commitments of his staff and a look towards 1977. “My staff within the Commercial Offices accept the added work-load created by home encounters as part and parcel of their job. Very soon, 1976 will have rolled into history. Achievements will be too readily forgotten. Our futures will depend on what we accomplish in 1977. “I am confident that there is sufficient depth of ability, enthusiasm and ambition to succeed. As a club we will triumph over, and against, all odds.” Poor Bill – he never saw that relegation coming.

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How are you enjoying Argyle so far? It has been very enjoyable so far, I was looking forward to coming down here at the start. It was a Tuesday night when I came down to watch a game [2-2 against Salford City]; ever since then, I have seen the boys playing the way they do, and the style that the gaffer wants, as well. I was buzzing with it and I just wanted to get down here as quickly as I could. I have been enjoying every minute of it so far. How do you feel being so far from home? Being so far from home isn’t the best, but you do get used to it. I’m staying with George Cooper. It was hard at first, but the boys have been brilliant with me. Since I first came down, they have been involving me in everythingin, as well as outside of, football. As a striker, what’s it like to have a manager as a striker? I think its brilliant. It’s useful because you can go and ask him questions; you can just go and speak to him and he will help you in those situations. It means that you are always learning, so it is good to have him there to speak to. I do think that he is approachable, 100%. Today, for example, we are going to look back at my clips from Saturday because I know I missed two great chances. So, he will give me wee tips. Talk us through your goal? Thank goodness – it’s about time I scored, isn’t it? I just remember seeing Gaz has picked the ball up and whipped it in nice and early, and, thankfully, I’ve managed to get my head on it. It was definitely a relief to score; I just need to get one in the league now and that will be me settled then. It was such a great feeling to get that one. How do you find Plymouth? It’s a nice city. It’s certainly different to where I’m from because, where I stay in Scotland, it’s just round the corner from Murray Park [Rangers training

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ground], then, through the week, if I have days off, I will go home back to Edinburgh. When I was at Falkirk last year. I just was able to stay at home because it was so close, so that’s why it’s different, but it’s a great place and I am really enjoying it. How does it feel to be the only Scot in the team? It is weird. Obviously from playing in Scotland, you are always with other Scottish people. I get slagged off all the time for my accent because the boys say they can’t understand what I’m saying. I honestly think the banter down here is so much different to home as well; it’s terrible. Your first Rangers goal was against Ryan Lowe’s Bury. Do you think he remembers you from that game? I think he did; we have spoken about it a few times. I just need to start scoring here. I’m not sure if that was the start of his interest in me because when I was doing well at Falkirk, I’m sure there was a was a wee chance of me going to Bury in January; I’m sure there were a couple of enquiries. Who has given you the best advice and what was it? Peter Lovenkrands would always help me at Rangers; he would always say just keep getting in those positions to score; that’s what I try to do. Even if I miss, I’ll always try to get back in; you are always there to miss them. On Saturday, when I missed, I was still thinking about it when the second chance came around. If I get one, I’ll hopefully get a wee run going. You did very well at Falkirk; how was that? I really enjoyed it; it’s a good club; great fans – nothing compared to down here, but I really enjoyed it. I was just gutted in the end to get relegated because a club like that should never be in the league they’re in. It was 13 goals I scored. There is a goal that people don’t think I got, but I actually did, so it was 13. I had a really good pre-season. I think I scored in two closed-door games, then one at Ibrox, so I did really well, then there was interest from Falkirk, so that helped me. How did it feel to leave Rangers? I was quite scared to leave Rangers the first time because it’s something new, I’ve been at Rangers since I was 10 years old but I knew it was the right move. I knew it was time for me to go and try something different because I knew I wasn’t going to get a chance at Rangers. My next step was to come down here and challenge myself. It’s been a hell of a challenge so far! >>>

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rAndOm Qs Who do feel like you know but have never met? Alan, the guy from the Hangover. What's the stupidest way you've injured yourself? I split my head open because I was on someone’s shoulders and fell. What would be the scariest animal if it could talk? A komodo dragon.

>>>Is there a difference between football in Scotland and England? Yeah, it’s massive. In League Two, I think a lot more football gets played at this level than in Scotland; even in the Scottish Championship, or some games in the Premiership that I’ve watched. Apart from a couple of teams, I think Argyle would cope in that league. You got four awards at Falkirk is that right? It was a great feeling to get all four although I wasn’t expecting to get all four – what an honour. Especially to get one from the boys at Falkirk; that is the best one to get. I got one from the fans, as well, I really enjoyed my football there. How is Steven Gerrard as a manager? He is a really good gaffer; he’s always challenging you and he won’t miss you either. If you do something wrong, he’ll want you to fix it. Sometimes you get a gaffer who will maybe skip over things. He is tough, but fair. It must give you confidence to know that Rangers recently gave you a new deal? I came off the back of a good year, so I felt like I did deserve it. I was delighted to get it; it was a great feeling to get another two years. How is playing for Scotland? Playing for Scotland is brilliant. I felt I had a sticky start when I started at 17. At Under-19s, I didn’t play a lot so I was dreading going back. When I went back for the second year with the 19s, Billy Stark wanted to play me and for me to be in the main part of his team. To get that at the time was great. It was a great feeling to be called up because I've been called up at every age-group apart from the 21s, so that's my next step. I got to go to the Euros when I was two years above myself. That was

a great feeling. I didn’t play much but I didn't expect to play much because I was only 15. I have been to an Under17s Euros but never with the 19s. It’s enjoyable because you're representing your country and trying to do them proud. The Press that you get through being with Scotland is good because everyone starts to know you then. Who is the best you have played with internationally? In the year above me, it is Jamie Barjonas; he's at Rangers; he was at Bury with Ryan Lowe. He's a great player but I don't think it properly worked out for him. Or a boy called Elliot Watt, who's at Wolves. Our agegroup has some very good players. Billy Gilmour is another who was at Rangers but he's with Chelsea now, fantastic player. What is it like at Rangers? It is different, of course. At Murray Park, you have all the facilities there, so coming down here is different. It is a step up from last year at Falkirk. I did go back a few times to train at Rangers but I knew it would be different here. You just have to make it work for you. The reason I wanted to come here was because I saw how well Greg Docherty had done at Shrewsbury. He came into pre-season flying, so this will hopefully help me get back into the Rangers team.


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HOME AWAY P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS Crewe 13 3 1 2 10 9 5 1 1 13 7 +7 26 Exeter 13 4 2 1 9 6 3 3 0 9 5 +7 26 Bradford 13 4 1 1 10 4 3 2 2 9 8 +7 24 Forest Green 13 4 1 1 6 3 3 2 2 8 4 +7 24 Newport 12 4 2 0 7 3 2 3 1 5 3 +6 23 Cheltenham 12 4 2 0 16 8 2 2 2 5 3 +10 22 Swindon 13 3 1 3 10 10 3 2 1 10 6 +4 21 Colchester 13 3 2 1 8 5 2 2 3 8 7 +4 19 Crawley 13 4 1 2 11 8 1 3 2 10 12 +1 19 Grimsby 13 2 2 2 9 8 3 1 3 11 8 +4 18 Argyle 13 2 3 1 10 8 2 2 3 8 8 +2 17 Macclesfield 13 3 3 1 9 5 1 2 3 6 10 +0 17 Port Vale 13 4 2 0 10 5 0 3 4 8 15 -2 17 Salford 13 3 2 2 6 8 1 3 2 10 12 -4 17 Mansfield 13 2 2 3 12 11 2 2 2 7 6 +2 16 Cambridge 13 1 2 3 6 8 3 2 2 10 6 +2 16 Leyton Orient 13 2 2 3 11 12 2 2 2 8 10 -3 16 Northampton 13 2 1 3 8 7 2 2 3 6 9 -2 15 Walsall 13 1 2 3 3 8 3 1 3 6 9 -8 15 Carlisle 13 2 2 3 8 12 2 0 4 7 11 -8 14 Oldham 13 1 3 2 7 7 1 2 4 7 16 -9 11 Scunthorpe 13 2 3 2 11 8 0 1 5 5 13 -5 10 Stevenage 13 1 2 4 7 10 0 3 3 3 9 -9 8 Morecambe 13 0 3 4 7 12 1 1 4 6 14 -13 7 APPEARANCES LGE CUP TOT Canavan Edwards Mcfadzean Mayor Riley Sawyer Palmer Wootton Taylor Sarcevic Telford C Grant B Moore Jv Grant M Cooper Randell J Grant Baxter Lolos Rudden T Moore G Cooper Aimson Boyd Wilson

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Goals Mcfadzean 2 1 3 Taylor 2 1 3 Sarcevic 2 0 2 Telford 1 1 2 Jv Grant 2 1 3 Mayor 1 0 1 Baxter 0 1 1 Riley 1 1 2 B Moore 1 1 2 Wootton 1 0 1 Edwards 2 0 2 C Grant 1 0 1 Aimson 2 0 2 Rudden 0 1 1 Total 18 8 26 Assists Taylor 1 1 2 Jv Grant 1 0 1 Mcfadzean 4 0 4 Mayor 2 0 2 B Moore 1 0 1 Telford 1 0 1 Palmer 1 0 1 Lolos 0 1 1 Sarcevic 2 2 4 J Grant 1 0 1 Sawyer 1 1 2 No Assist 2 3 5 G Cooper 1 0 1 Total 18 8 26 MOM Edwards 4 0 4 Mcfadzean 1 1 2 Canavan 1 0 1 J Grant 0 1 1 Palmer 1 0 1 Baxter 1 1 2 Mayor 2 0 2 Sarcevic 1 1 2 C Grant 1 0 1 Aimson 1 0 1

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P W D L GD PTS Portsmouth 9 8 1 0 18 25 Bournemouth 9 6 2 1 25 20 Exeter 10 6 0 4 10 18 Oxford 10 5 2 3 4 17 Forest Green 9 5 1 3 2 16 Swindon 10 3 2 5 0 11 Argyle 9 3 2 4 -5 11 Bristol Rovers 10 3 1 6 -9 10 Yeovil 9 2 2 5 -9 8 Newport 9 2 1 6 -19 7 Cheltenham 10 1 2 7 -17 5 APPEARANCES 9 Rubin Wilson 8 Jude Boyd 7(1) Rhys Shirley, Reuben Collum 7 Tyler Coombes, Ollie Tomlinson 6(2) Alfie Wotton 6 Brandon Pursall, Isaac Burdon 5 Angel Wariuh, Jarvis Cleal 4(1) Oscar Halls 4 Jeremiah Medine 2(2) Will Jenkins-Davies, Carlo Garside 2(1) Charlie Elkington, Mackenzie Toms, Ali Mansaray 2 Harry Townsend 1(3) Alfie Hudd 1(1) Finley Craske, Mani Skett 1 Matt Bartlett, Charlie Miller 0(2) Scott Crocker 0(1) Ollie Haste, Oscar Larrieu, Harvey Taylor, Oscar Massey GOALS 8 Rubin Wilson 2 Rhys Shirley, Will Jenkins-Davies, Jude Boyd 1 Jeremiah Medine August Fri 2 v Oxford Sat 10 v Forest Green Sat 17 v Portsmouth Sat 24 v Cheltenham Sat 31v Exeter September Sat 7 v Swindon Sat 14 v Newport Sat 28 v Yeovil October Sat 5 v Bournemouth Sat 12 v Bristol Rovers Sat 19 v Cheltenham Sat 26 v Exeter November Sat 2 v Swindon Sat 9 v Newport Sat 16 v Yeovil Sat 30 v Bournemouth December Sat 14 v Bristol Rovers Sat 21v Oxford United (11.30) January 2020 Sat 4 v Forest Green Sat 11 v Portsmouth (noon)

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P W D L GD PTS Southend 2 2 0 0 7 6 Peterborough 2 2 0 0 5 6 Bristol Rovers 2 1 0 1 2 3 Argyle 2 0 1 1 -1 1 MK Dons 2 0 1 1 -4 1 Forest Green 2 0 0 2 -9 0 APPEARANCES 2 Mike Cooper, Mike Peck, Ollie Tomlinson, Adam Randell, Reuben Collum 1(1) Jude Boyd, Rubin Wilson 0(1) Alfie Wotton, Rhys Shirley GOALS 1 Mike Peck September 10 v Milton Keynes October 15 v Southend November 5 v Bristol Rovers December 10 v Forest Green February 4 v Bristol Rovers March 3 v Peterborough 24 v Forest Green

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November Tue 26 v Portsmouth December Tue 17 v Bristol Rovers January 2020 Tue 7 v Bournemouth All games kick off at 2pm

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P W D L GD PTS Fulham 1 1 0 0 1 3 Argyle 1 0 1 0 0 1 Watford 1 0 1 0 0 1 Everton 1 0 0 1 -1 0 Second qualifying round September Thu 12 v Yeovil Group Stage October Thu 3 Watford November Sun 10 Everton (2.00) Fri 29 Fulham (7.00) January Mon 20 Watford (7.00) February Mon 10 Everton (7.00) Tue 25 Fulham (7.00)

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APPEARANCES 2 Mike Cooper, Mike Peck, Ollie Tomlinson, Jarvis Cleal, Cameron Sangster, Adam Randell, Klaidi Lolos 1(1) Jude Boyd, Reuben Collum, Luke Jephcott, Rubin Wilson 1 Alfie Wotton, Isaac Burdon, Tom Purrington, Tafari Moore 0(1) Brandon Pursall GOALS 1 Klaidi Lolos, Cameron Sangster, Ollie Tomlinson


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ARGYLE 2 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 Aimson 18, 76

GIlliead 7, Eisa 90


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Argyle (3-4-3)

Scunthorpe United (4-3-3)

24 Alex Palmer (gk); 5 Scott Wootton, 4 Will Aimson , 3 Gary Sawyer (capt); 8 Joe Edwards (2 Joe Riley 45), 7 Antoni Sarcevic, 15 Conor Grant, 21 Callum McFadzean; 16 Joel Grant, 9 Ryan Taylor (39 Zak Rudden 67), 10 Danny Mayor (25 Josh Grant 78).

1 Rory Watson (gk); 14 James Perch (3 Kgosi Ntlhe 45), 23 Rory McArdle (capt), 26 Harrison McGahey, 28 Junior Brown, 7 Ryan Colclough (30 Abo Eisa 87 ), 5 Yann Songo’o, 22 Levi Sutton, 17 Lee Novak, 10 Kevin van Veen (33 Jamie Proctor 78), 20 Alex Gilliead .

Substitutes (not used): 1 Mike Cooper (gk), 6 Niall Canavan, 19 Klaidi Lolos, 20 Adam Randell

Substitutes (not used): 12 Andy Dales, 25 Jake Eastwood (gk), 27 Regan Slater, 32 Jacob Bedeau

Referee: Andy Woolmer. Attendance: 8,880 (110 away)


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50/50

Good afternoon all and welcome to your 50/50 brief.

TIME is fast approaching for the Grand Draw in the Big Green Lottery and a prize fund on £12,000 will be up for grabs to our members. On New Year’s Day in 2019, Ken Sweet from Cornwall picked up the big prize of £12,000 after a draw on the Home Park pitch involving Academy players and staff. While the other finalists missed out on the main prize, we were delighted to welcome some of them back to Home Park for the small consolation of joining us as match-ball sponsors for the Carabao Cup game with Leyton Orient in August. We are planning a few tweaks to the draw format this season, with a special selection process running through December that will see our finalists assigned a player in the Argyle squad and the BGL member who has the players scoring the most goals and providing the most assists will win the money. Further details will be announced in due course and the grand prize will be awarded on New Year’s Day 2020, when we welcome Swindon Town to the Theatre of Greens. For more information on the Big Green Lottery, drop us a message on bgl@pafc.co.uk or you can just sign up online, win some money and help raise funds for the Argyle Academy. As well as the weekly rollover, members of the Big Green Lottery are entered into a monthly draw for £500, the grand annual draw for £12,000 and monthly bonus prizes...plus a discount in the Argyle Superstore and big match ticket priority.

After a hard-fought battle against Swindon last week to claim a draw, and now with home advantage for the next two games, let us hope we can secure enough points to climb back up the league table. The support the away fans are giving the team is fantastic and it is great to know the team appreciate it, so come on lads, no pressure, three points today for starters. Come on you Greens. The 50/50 team are delighted when prizes get claimed, and recently our friends in the programme office - namely Joyce Lambert - won the hospitality meal package. Joyce kindly gave the prize to daughter Jacqui and husband Roy. The family have worked in the programme office since 2008, with dad Mike and daughter Chelsea helping out in the old days when the 50/50 team shared an office with them (those were the days). Jacqui has worked for the club since 1989 in various departments before she took over the programme sales. One of Jacqui and Roy’s highlights was when they entered a supporters’ five-a-side tournament at Argyle and actually got to the final at Wembley in 1995. Jacqui and family always buy 50/50 tickets from sellers Helen and Fred, and are still trying to win the big cash pay-out. The whole family are a credit to our club for their commitment over the years. For today’s draw we have some brand-new sponsors on board thanks to committee member Dave. We have two tickets for the St Austell Brewing Experience. When you get the tour at the visitor centre, you will be stepping through over 165 years of Cornish history and you will learn about the whole fascinating brewing process. It’s tough but someone has to do it. Nuffield Health Plymouth is also joining your lottery and they have kindly donated a voucher for a month’s free membership for one at Nuffield Health Centre. This voucher gives you access to the state-of-the-art Techno Gym, swimming pool and spa, fitness classes and Health MOT. Welcome and thank you sponsors. Today’s prizes are: First prize: Cash prize Second prize: A pair of match tickets plus a three-course meal with all the extras for the Morecambe match Third prize: A pair of match tickets plus a three-course meal with all the extras for the Morecambe match Fourth prize: A pair of tickets for the St Austell Brewing Experience Fifth prize: A one-month free membership to Nuffield Health Plymouth Thanks for supporting the lottery and, remember, you have to be in it to win it Enjoy the game Ken Beale and our great team

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THE ROAD TO... Park

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WHERE

St James Park has been the home of Exeter City for 118 years since it was founded in 1901 and has undergone something of a transformation since we last played there. It is is conveniently located in the heart of the city, with excellent walking, cycling and public transport links, which are clearly signposted.

The layout consists of four stands: the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand; the IP Office Main Stand; the Big Bank covered terrace; and the Marsh Kia St James Road Stand. The Green Army are situated in the St James Road Stand, which is a covered standing terrace, and blocks L and M of the IP Office Main Stand, which is all seated.

HOW

By Car: Follow signposts towards Exeter centre. After crossing the River Exe near Exeter St Thomas rail station, join the A3015 (Frog Street). Follow the one-way system and then exit onto the B3212 (Magdalen Street) and follow the road as it veers left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on your left.

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Exeter City Saturday, October 26 1pm

Capacity: 8,696 (3,600 Seated) Record attendance: 20,984 v Sunderland, FA Cup quarter-final, 1931 Miles and miles to follow the Greens: 93 return How long: one hour, eight minutes by car; 1 hour 46 minutes by train.

There is no on-site parking for supporters at St James Park on match-days. There is also very limited residential parking available locally. There are a few car-parks near the ground. There is the King William Street car-park (NCP) or the car-parks just off Western Way on Parr Street, Belmont, Belgrave Road and Bampfylde Street car-park and the Triangle car-park (actually accessed from Clifton Road). These are all about five to 10 minutes' walk from the club. By Train: The stadium is served by St James Park rail station, a few minutes’ walk from the ground. The station lies on the Avocet Line (First Great Western trains), which runs from Exeter St David’s to Exmouth, also calling at Exeter Central. The Exeter St David’s and Exeter Central stations connect the city to the other major cities across the UK.

BEFORE THE MATCH

The Centre Spot Bar welcomes both home and away fans, and is located in the ground, next to the VIP entrance and old Reception. The bar offers a large range of drinks, pool table and dart boards, all in a friendly atmosphere. The Centre Spot is also home to the Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

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A R G Y L E C O M M E R C I A L M ATC H S P O N S O R

ITEC

“We need an IT partner we can really trust, and we’ve found that with ITEC.” Mike Cosby, Finance Director, Burts Chips

Home to the flagship ITEC Data Centre, the Plymouth office provides IT Support across the country and is part of 10 ITEC offices spread between Truro and Manchester. There is also the ITEC Help Desk, open between 7am7pm seven days a week.

Filled with Pilgrim pride, ITEC believes that organisations should have one technology partner that supports them to achieve their business goals: that is your IT, print and ’phones all looked after by a local team in Plymouth.

ITEC is prepared for any challenge that you and your industry throw at them.

ITEC support local netball teams, run the 10K, and make sure your school, charity or business has the technology you deserve. They are proud to work with organisations like Burts Chips, Kawasaki Precision Machinery and the NHS Plymouth Hospitals Trust.

Technology Managed Services consist of a Managed Print Service, Managed IT Support, Connectivity, Cloud, Mobility, Digital Workplace, Business Communications and Modern Mailing. Contact the Plymouth Office on 01752 424 499 or visit www.itecgroup.co.uk.

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M ATC H B A L L S P O N S O R

Tower Cabs

Towercabs have been serving the people of Plymouth since 1983, originally with seven cars. They now have more than 150 vehicles and are actively looking for new drivers to help cope with the demand for their services.

Why not download the booking app on your mobile phone? Corporate account customers are welcome and accounts can be tailored to suit the needs of your company. If you want to pay by credit card , just request the service when booking your cab.


Sponsorship Opportunities IF you want to take your support of Argyle to the next level, then why not contact the club’s Commercial Operations team to discuss the myriad of opportunities at Home Park, including (but not limited to) Stand Sponsorship; Player Sponsorship; Ground Board Advertising; and our ever popular MatchDay Sponsorship package. There are also digital advertising screens that can be seen throughout the Devonport end and Lyndhurst Road stand. Sponsorship opportunities are available to suit every budget, and we are proud of our ability to build packages to suit sponsors on a case by case basis. For further details, or to discuss ways in which your business can benefit from a relationship with the Pilgrims, then please do not hesitate to contact the Commercial Operations team at Home Park by emailing commercial@pafc.oc.uk, or by calling 01752 302204.

Today's Mascots Kristian Nolan, 12

Lives: Plymouth Likes: Football and sports Favourite player: Ryan Taylor Score prediction: Argyle to win 3-1

Freddie Pedrick, 7

Lives: Plymouth Likes: Playing football, Pokémon and riding my bike Favourite player: Danny Mayor Score prediction: Argyle to win 2-1

Anaiya PattonClarke, 5

Lives: Plymouth Likes: Gym Bubbas, playing, reading Favourite player: Tafari Moore Score prediction: Argyle to win 2-1

Kingsley Patton, 5

Lives: Plymouth Likes: Football, playing, Gym Bubbas Favourite player: Joel Valentino Grant Score Prediction: Argyle to win 5-0

Jamie Place, 6

Lives: Plymouth Likes: Playing football and video games Score prediction: Argyle to win

Want to be a mascot? If you are interested in booking one of our mascot packages, please contact our Commercial Department on 01752 562561 or 01752 302204, or email  ellen.shine@pafc.co.uk.

Club Argyle WITH the Mayflower Grandstand quickly taking shape, and an exciting time ahead for everyone at the club, it is a great time to experience our new and exciting Match-Day Hospitality offerings.

We currently have both seasonal and one-off packages ready to purchase, and something for every type of match-day experience. For more information please feel free to visit www.homeparkstadium.com or by contacting the Commercial Department at commercial@pafc.co.uk or on 01752 302204.

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Holiday destination Mexico

Car Vauxhall Corsa

Artist Ed Sheeran

Pet Black Labrador

Contract Scunthorpe United Holiday Spain Mobile A Motorola

Way to relax Walking the dog or spending time with the family Chocolate Galaxy Caramel

Goal Away at Swansea in the League Cup Shirt number 26 School Christ the King, Leeds Boots Some Diadora ones

MY TEAM

WE asked Niall to select a starting 11 containing the best of his team-mates over the years. Here is his choice.

IAN HENDERSON ROBBIE BRADY GARRY HOOPER JAMES MCCARTHY GREG CUNNINGHAM GRANT MCCANN DAVID MIRFIN JEFF HENDRICK SHANE DUFFY JOE MURPHY JOHN EGAN

Football ground The Etihad App Headspace Book I don’t really read Subject at school Maths

Flavour of milkshake Banana

Meal cooked Stir fry

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RECORD GOAL TOTALS IN EFL MATCHES INVOLVING ARGYLE - PART I DID you know that the most goals ever scored in an EFL match is 17? That came in a 13-4 victory for Tranmere Rovers over Oldham Athletic on Boxing Day, 1935, in a Third Division North fixture. In games involving Argyle, the record is 12, in an 8-4 defeat to Everton on Saturday, February 27, 1954. More than 44,000 supporters packed into Goodison Park to watch Neil Langman score twice on his debut for Jimmy Rae’s Pilgrims. Malcolm Davies and Sam McCrory scored our other goals on one of just five occasions when we have scored four times and lost an EFL match. At Home Park, the record aggregate is 11 in an 8-3 victory for Jack Rowley’s promotion-bound Greens over Mansfield Town on Saturday, March 7, 1959. Alex Govan, Harry Penk, Johnny Williams (2), Jimmy Gauld, Wilf Carter and two own goals gave the Pilgrims victory in this Third Division fixture. You must go back more than 90 years for the only other time that an Argyle EFL fixture has yielded 11 goals. That came in a 6-5 victory for Robert Jack’s men away to Aberdare Athletic on January 22, 1927. Alf Matthews, Jack Leslie, Jack Cock (2) and Sammy Black (2) were our goal scorers. Argyle have been involved in nine EFL matches that have garnered exactly ten goals, but it is more than 35 years since the most recent occurrence: a 6-4 victory for Johnny Hore’s team at home to Preston North End on Saturday, September 29, 1984. Preston led 3-1 at one stage and the match was heading for a 4-4 draw with only two minutes of normal time left. However, Kevin Hodges, with his second goal of the match, and trialist Tommy English, on his Argyle debut, gave us victory. Our other goals that day came from a Gordon Staniforth penalty, Tommy Tynan and the late Russell Coughlin.

PETER ANDERSON, JOHNNY WILLIAMS AND GEORGE KIRKBY (2, PICTURED) WERE OUR SCORERS AS WE WENT DOWN 6-4 AT CHARLTON Three of the other eight matches in which we have shared ten goals with our opponents involved Charlton Athletic and came in a 15-month period across 1959-1960. The first occasion was on Saturday, October 3, 1959, when Jack Rowley’s team beat the Addicks 6-4 at Home Park. Wilf Carter scored a hat-trick, including one from the penalty spot, while our other goals came from Bill Wright, Alex Govan and Peter Anderson. Charlton got their revenge on Boxing Day, 1960. Peter Anderson, Johnny Williams and George Kirkby (2, pictured) were our scorers as we went down 6-4 at the Valley. Remarkably, the scoreline was reversed the very next day at Home Park. Wilf Carter, who had somewhat surprisingly failed to score the previous day, made up for matters by scoring five (including a penalty). This remains the record number of goals scored by an Argyle player in a single EFL match. Our sixth goal was scored by Alex Jackson. Argyle have enjoyed two other 6-4 wins in their EFL history. The first time was on Wednesday, August 29, 1934, when Hull City were put to the sword at Home Park. Jack Vidler scored a hat-trick for Bob Jack’s team, with our other goals coming from Frank Sloan, Jimmy Cookson and Eugene Melaniphy. Doncaster Rovers were also beaten 6-4 on Thursday, October 2nd, 1958 – the only time that we have won by this scoreline away from home. Peter Anderson scored a hat-trick and First-Class cricketer and future Test Match umpire, Barry Meyer, grabbed a brace. Our other goal at Belle Vue came from winger Harry Penk. To Be Continued

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HISTORY

CARLISLE United were formed in May 1904 at Shaddongate United's annual general meeting when the club's members voted to change the club's name. They initially played at Milhome Bank and Devonshire Park, finally settling at their current home Brunton Park five years after their formation. They were elected to the EFL in 1928 and, for three decades, played in the Third Division North until they entered the newly created Fourth Division in 1958. The Blues won promotion in 1961-62, suffered relegation the following season, and then won two consecutive promotions, finishing the 1964-65 season as Third Division champions. They secured promotion to the top flight in 1973-74 but stayed only one season and were relegated back to the Third Division at the end of the 1976-77 campaign. They were back in the fourth tier by 1987 and relegated out of the EFL in 2004, but bounced straight back and won successive promotions, remaining in League One until their relegation at the end of the 2013–14 season.

THIS SEASON

Manager: Steven Pressley Captain: Adam Colin The last time the Cumbrians managed three Sky Bet League Two points came on September 28 against Oldham Athletic at Brunton Park, where one goal separated the sides. Two subsequent defeats on the spin, to league leaders Crewe (4-2) and Newport (1-0), means they sit in 20th position. After an opening day victory against Crawley (2-1) and pushing Swindon close in a five-goal thriller 3-2 away, they manged only four points in the next six league games, although they did thump Championship Barnsley 3-0 in the Carabao Cup before losing 2-1 to Rochdale in the second round. They finished August with a home point against Salford City and a 1-0 win at Scunthorpe, and September was a carbon copy of two wins (Oldham and at Stevenage 3-2) and a draw (0-0 v Forest Green, H). Sky Bet League Two: 20th Carabao Cup: Second round, lost to Rochdale, 2-1 A Leasing.com Trophy: Group v Wolves U21, L 2-4 H; v Blackpool, W 2-1 H Top Goalscorer: Olufela Olomola, 5

HEAD TO HEAD 17 Argyle wins 8 draws 14 Carlisle wins

PILGRIM AND A CUMBRIAN Mike McCartney


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Hosts Win Leasing.com Trophy Fixture

blackpoolfc.co.uk Carlisle United came from behind to record a 2-1 victory against Blackpool in the Leasing.com Trophy. Goals from Ryan Loft and Canice Carroll secured the three points for the hosts, who had earlier seen Calum Macdonald score his first for the Seasiders. Blackpool made eight changes from Saturday’s home defeat to Rotherham United, with Nathan Delfouneso starting for the first time since mid-

August following his recent recovery from injury. Carlisle United - Gray (gk), Branthwaite, Hayden, Mellish, Elliott, Scougall (c), Carroll, McKirdy (Bridge 21 (Sagaf 65), Iredale, Sorensen, Loft (Thomas 66). Subs - Robinson (gk), Charters, Kerr, Birch. Blackpool - Mafoumbi (gk), Anderton, Edwards, Delfouneso (Turton 58), Spearing (c), Hardie (Gnanduillet 53), Nottingham, Scannell, Guy, MacDonald, Shaw (Bange 72). Subs Howard, Heneghan, Tilt, Husband.


Steven Pressley says Nathan Thomas has apologised after "declining" to do extra fitness work at Carlisle Utd

Jon Colman News & Star

Brittle Carlisle Utd’s struggles nothing to shout about in defeat to Crewe Jon Colman News & Star Carlisle Utd 2 Crewe Alexandra 4 It was after 13 minutes and 24 seconds of talking that Steven Pressley reached for the volume control. The + button was pressed quickly until he was no longer speaking, but shouting. “I’ll tell you this,” he said. “WE NEED TO FIGHT. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO. SHOW SOME RESILIENCE. SHOW SOME FIGHT. THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS.” The planet can wait. What do Carlisle United need? Not just fight, but control. A sense of confidence that everyone can share. A positive pattern which all can see. Above all, results; certainly more than one win in a row, and unquestionably better in general. A little later in his press conference – perhaps the least enjoyable of his tenure – Pressley came to the conclusion that renders the rest noise. Talking, he said, won’t turn the minds of those supporters now against him (a growing group, judging by Saturday). Performances and victories will. This truth was voiced with the same tone, but at a more regular volume. It was one message, at least, which nobody could dispute. Carlisle are 20th after 13 games, increasingly set for a campaign of struggle and with the manager’s future now part of mainstream supporter discussion, rather than the reserve of pessimists. Pressley said he would work, and believe, and not “waver”. Hence the raised voice. His words came after his team had shown none of this defiance in conceding four goals, shabbily, to Crewe. One must lead to the other, somehow, or this campaign will go down even darker roads. Carlisle are seven points above the solitary relegation place but the way they protected their net here saw worries from earlier in the campaign quickly return. The supposed extra security of a third centre-half was not present. There were gifts offered in midfield. A nimble side like Crewe were happy to accept them and, after Carlisle staged an unexpected fightback in the second half, they crumbled again at the slightest touch, like a cheap meringue. United: Collin, G Jones, Webster, Knight-Percival (Mellish 46), Iredale, Elliott, M Jones, Sagaf (McKirdy 80), Bridge (Scougall 52), Olomola, Hope. Not used: Gray, Branthwaite, Loft, Sorensen. Goals: Hope 59, Elliott 63 Crewe: Richards, Ng, Pickering, Nolan, Hunt, Wintle, Lowery, Green (J Jones 70), Powell (Dale 89), Kirk, Porter. Not used: Booth, Ainley, Finney, Anene, Johnson. Goals: Hunt 7, Powell 27, Porter 78, G Jones 85og Booked: Nolan Ref: Darren England Crowd: 4,521 (465 Crewe fans)

Steven Pressley said Nathan Thomas has “apologised” after refusing to do extra training. The Carlisle United manager said he asked the forward to stay away from the training ground on Friday after the incident. It followed Sheffield United loanee Thomas initially refusing to do extra fitness work the previous day, according to Pressley. “A situation occurred where my fitness coach [David Waldie] asked him [Thomas] to do additional work, and he declined,” Pressley said in his press conference after United’s 4-2 defeat to Crewe. “On the back of that I spoke to him, and in the end he did the work. “He came into my office to apologise for what he did. “I told him to stay away [on Friday] because we didn’t need any issues prior to the game. “He was in today [Saturday], doing additional work, and he’ll be back in on Monday.” Thomas missed last weekend’s defeat at Newport through illness and Pressley said that, combined with the training issue, meant he was out of the squad for the Crewe game. Pressley added: “The big thing on this is, you need to speak to the group, what we feel as a group. Not just me, the group. “We are so together on so many of these things it’s untrue. “No person can step outwith that group. And he [Thomas] stepped outwith the group. But he has apologised."

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Football historian LEIGH EDWARDS selects ten post-war Carlisle United ‘Classic Campaigns’. 1961-62

Carlisle United won promotion for the first time in 1961-62. New signings Terry Caldwell, Les Dagger, Hugh Neil and Sammy Taylor made their debuts as Carlisle kicked off with a 2-1 victory over Aldershot and later surged up the table with five straight wins. They beat Darlington 4-0 and Barnsley 2-1 before losing 3-1 at Wolves in the FA Cup third round. Billy Stark arrived from Crewe and Geoff Martin from Darlington, helping Carlisle overcome inconsistent results to remain in the promotion race. Ivor Powell’s side won 2-1 at Doncaster, then beat Chester 2-0 in front of 12,660 at Brunton Park to clinch fourth place.

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1963-64

Carlisle scored a club record 113 league goals as they regained Third Division status at the first attempt in 1963-64. Alan Ashman swapped Alan McBain for Luton pair Jack Lornie and Allan Ross, with the latter setting the club appearance record. Ace marksman Hughie McIlmoyle spearheaded the attack as Carlisle slammed 13 goals past Hartlepools in two meetings, also trouncing Lincoln 5-0, Darlington 6-1 and Doncaster 6-0. They progressed to the FA Cup fifth round before losing 1-0 at Preston and, despite just one defeat in their last ten games, were pipped to the Fourth Division title by Gillingham on goal average.

1964-65

Alan Ashman managed Carlisle to the Third Division championship in 1964-65. Stan Harland made his debut as newly promoted Carlisle kicked off with a 1-0 victory at Colchester but won just two of their next ten league games. Hughie McIlmoyle was sold to Wolves, while newcomers included Frank Large, Willie Carlin and Ronnie Simpson. Carlisle smashed four goals past Barnsley, Colchester and Bournemouth, then gained seven wins in eight matches before being held to a 0-0 draw by Bristol City. They lost 2-0 at rivals Mansfield but bounced back to beat the Stags 3-0 in the title-decider at Brunton Park the following day.

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United reached the EFL Cup semi-finals in 1969-70. Summer signings included Bob Hatton from Northampton and Tot Winstanley from Newcastle, with Carlisle losing just one of their first five Second Division games. They defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0, Blackburn Rovers 2-1, Chelsea 1-0 and Oxford United 1-0 in the EFL Cup before losing 4-2 on aggregate to West Brom in the semi-finals. Bob Stokoe left to manage Blackpool and Ian MacFarlane replaced him in charge, with Carlisle defeated 2-1 by Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round. Chris Balderstone was ever-present as they finished mid-table.

1973-74

Alan Ashman achieved a minor miracle by taking Carlisle into the top flight in 1973-74. Frank Clarke scored on his debut as Carlisle started with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff but then crashed to a 6-1 defeat at Luton and failed to win any of their first six games. Chris Balderstone returned from cricket duty and Carlisle lost just three times in 21 Second Division matches, also beating holders Sunderland in the FA Cup and taking eventual winners Liverpool to a fourthround replay. Top scorer Frank Clarke netted four goals as they beat Swindon 5-1 and Carlisle pipped Orient to third place with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

1974-75

Carlisle sat proudly on top of the First Division after winning their opening three games of the 1974-75 campaign. Record signing Bobby Parker made his debut as goals by skipper Bill Green and Les O’Neill gave Carlisle a 2-0 victory at Chelsea, then Les O’Neill scored twice more to secure a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough and Chris Balderstone’s penalty beat Spurs 1-0 at Brunton Park. Carlisle slipped down the table after this and were relegated but thrashed eventual champions Derby 3-0, completed the double over Everton, and defeated the likes of Arsenal, Ipswich and Wolves. They also reached the FA Cup sixth round.


cCAMPAIGNS 1981-82

Bob Stokoe managed Carlisle back to the Second Division in 1981-82. Newcomers Jackie Ashurst, Bob Lee and Pop Robson featured as Carlisle kicked off with a 2-2 draw at home to Bristol City. Gordon taniforth grabbed a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory over Argyle as Carlisle soared to the top of the table with six straight wins. Peter Beardsley returned to Vancouver but Tommy Craig arrived as player-coach and Tom Ritchie joined on loan from Sunderland, helping Carlisle to finish runners-up. Pop Robson was top scorer, while other stars were Trevor Swinburne, Jackie Ashurst, Dave Rushbury and Bobby Parker.

1994-95

United were Third Division champions and Auto Windscreens Shield finalists in 1994-95. They had qualified for the play-offs the previous season and Mick Wadsworth signed David Currie and Derek Mountfield. Carlisle stormed to the top of the table after winning seven of their first eight games and bounced back from a 2-1 defeat at Northampton to remain unbeaten in their next 19 matches. David Reeves

was leading marksman as Carlisle won the title with a club record 91 points. They also reached their first Wembley final but lost 1-0 to a golden goal in extra-time against Birmingham City watched by 76,633.

1996-97

Mervyn Day guided Carlisle to a promotion and Auto Windscreens Shield Double in 1996-97. They had been relegated the previous season, but new defenders Owen Archdeacon and Stephane Pounewatchy were key figures as they swept to the top of the table after losing just once in their first 12 games. Allan Smart arrived from Preston and Carlisle maintained their promotion challenge with a tenmatch unbeaten run. They also reached the FA Cup fourth round but finished in third place after winning only three of their last 11 matches. Carlisle beat Colchester on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the Auto Windscreens Shield final.

2005-06

Karl Hawley scored 22 goals as United won the League Two title in 2005-06. Paul Simpson’s side won promotion from the Conference the previous season and new signings included Zigor Aranalde, Danny Livesey and Chris Lumsdon. Carlisle won five of their first nine matches and overcame four successive defeats, with Karl Hawley scoring consecutive hat-tricks against Stockport and Torquay. Newcomers Keiren Westwood and Michael Bridges helped Carlisle go top of the table with a 5-0 win over Chester in February and they lost just one of their last 16 matches, also reaching the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.

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Pressley captained Hearts to the 2006 Scottish Cup final, beating Gretna via penalties. Interestingly, his assistant manager today, Gavin Skelton, was on the opposite side at Hampden that day.

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STEVEN Pressley started out at a central defender at Rangers, for whom he made 34 appearances across four years from 1990. He helped the Ibrox club win successive Premier League titles from 1992-94 and can boast a Scottish Cup-winners’ medal from the 1992-93 season in his collection. In 1994, he ventured south, where he signed for Coventry City. He failed to properly establish himself at the Sky Blues, only making 19 appearances in the 1994-95 season, and headed back to Scotland to join Dundee United. He managed to become a mainstay for the Arabs, winning promotion to the top flight in his first season at Tannadice, followed by an impressive third place finish in the Scottish Premier League. He made 100 appearances before moving to the capital to play for Hearts in 1998. Tynecastle was where he made most appearances in his career, 271 in eight seasons, and was handed the captain’s armband at Hearts in 2001. On a domestic front, the Jambos

were flying, in particular under George Burley in 2005-06, when they finished second. Pressley captained the side to the 2006 Cup final, beating Gretna via penalties. Interestingly, his assistant manager today, Gavin Skelton, was on the opposite side at Hampden that day. Because of uncertainties at Hearts, Pressley crossed the Glasgow divide in 2006 to join Celtic. His debut as a Bhoy came in 2007 and that year he won a League and Cup double. In total, he played 19 times and was released at the end of the season in 2008. His next move was abroad at Danish Superliga side, Randers. He played only nine times for them during his short-term deal and returned back to Scotland to finish his career at Falkirk in 2009. After retiring as a player, he was assistant manager of the Bairns , before being given the manager’s job in 2010, although this was technically not his first taste of life in the dugout – he had been appointed as Hearts caretaker in 2005 and was George Burley’s right-hand man in the Scottish national set-up in 2008. In 2013, he headed to take charge of former side Coventry, where he stayed for two years. The club entered administration and were deducted 10 points, so he did well to keep them in League One, finishing 18th, in his first season. After a poor start to the following campaign, he was relieved of his duties and was appointed boss of Fleetwood in 2015. In something of a short stay, he resigned less than a year in post and his next move was a surprising one, to Cypriot First Division side Pafos in February, 2018. He spent less than 12 months there before being appointed Carlisle boss in January this year.


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IVOR BROADIS

Clever inside-forward Ivor Broadis was capped 14 times by England in between two notable spells at Carlisle United. A former Tottenham Hotspur amateur, he served in the RAF during the war and became Carlisle's player-manager at just 23 in August 1946. Twice leading marksman before moving to Sunderland for ÂŁ18,000 in February 1949, he also starred in the top-flight for Manchester City and Newcastle United prior to rejoining Carlisle in July 1955. He netted 84 goals in 250 league games overall for the Cumbrians before moving to Queen of the South in July 1959. Later a sportswriter, he died in Carlisle in April 2019.

SCOTT DOBIE

Former Scotland international striker Scott Dobie played for Carlisle United in the 2010 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final. Signing professional for Carlisle in May 1997, he scored their winner on his EFL debut at home to Rochdale. He joined West Brom in July 2001 and helped twice reach the Premier League. Briefly at Millwall, he moved to Nottingham Forest in February 2005. He rejoined Carlisle in January 2008 and helped qualify for the League One play-offs. Scoring 36 goals in 220 league games overall, he reunited with Derek McInnes at St Johnstone in May 2010, then had spells at Bradford City and York City.

GEOFF TWENTYMAN

Centre-half Geoff Twentyman had two spells at Carlisle. Signing professional at Brunton Park in February 1947, he helped Carlisle take Arsenal to an FA Cup third round replay in 1950-51 and joined Liverpool in December 1953. He was ever-present in 1955-56 and had a spell as Ballymena's player-manager. Rejoining Carlisle in June 1963, he scored twice in 159 league games overall before moving to Morecambe as player-boss in May 1964. Plotting their 1965 Lancashire Combination Cup final triumph, he managed Hartlepool and Penrith, then was Liverpool's chief scout for 19 years and died in February 2004.

JACKIE LINDSAY

Scottish centre-forward Jackie Lindsay was United's leading goalscorer in 1947-48. He played for Lanark United, Kerridale Celtic and Morton prior to joining Sheffield Wednesday in March 1945. Moving via Bury to Brunton Park in August 1947, he scored twice on his Carlisle debut and partnered Ivor Broadis in attack. He joined Southport in February 1951, then Wigan Athletic in August 1952 and starred in their 1953-54 FA Cup run. Rejoining Carlisle in January 1955, he netted 48 goals in 116 league games overall. Settling locally, he was a security guard, then worked at Courtaulds and Pirelli. He died in February 2006.

GRAHAM WINSTANLEY

Central defender Graham Winstanley was ever-present for Carlisle United in 1970-71. Signing professional for Newcastle United in December 1968,


he joined Carlisle in August 1969 and helped reach the League Cup semifinals in 1969-70. ‘Tot’ also featured as they won promotion to the top-flight in 1973-74 and moved to Brighton in October 1974. Providing reliable cover as they soared from the Third Division to First, he rejoined Carlisle in July 1979 and featured in their 1979-80 FA Cup run. He scored nine times in 199 league games overall for the Cumbrians, then became Penrith’s player-manager, settling in Carlisle.

MIKE McCARTNEY

Former Scotland Schoolboy left-back Mike McCartney was ever-present for Carlisle United in 1977-78. Signing professional for West Brom in December 1971, he reunited with Alan Ashman at Carlisle in May 1973 and featured in their 1973-74 promotion campaign. He moved to Southampton for £30,000 in July 1980, then linked up with Bobby Moncur again at Argyle for £50,000 in August 1981. Rejoining Carlisle in exchange for Gordon Staniforth in March 1983, he netted 24 goals in 287 league games overall, then managed Gretna f rom May 1987 until January 2000. He was a van driver and died in January 2018.

MALCOLM POSKETT

Striker Malcolm Poskett was Carlisle’s top scorer in 1987-88. He appeared for Middlesbrough and Whitby before joining Hartlepool in November 1976. Leading marksman in 1976-77, he moved to Brighton in February 1978 and helped reach the top flight in 1978-79, then repeated the feat with Watford in 1981-82. He joined Carlisle in August 1982 and was top scorer in 1983-84. Moving to Darlington in July 1985, he had a spell with Stockport before returning to Carlisle in August 1986. He netted 60 goals in 186 league games overall, then played for Workington, Morecambe and Cleator Moor, becoming a car salesman.

BRYAN ROBSON

England Under-23 striker Bryan ‘Pop’

Robson had three spells at Carlisle. He began with Newcastle, helping to win the Second Division title in 1964-65 and Fairs Cup in 1969. Moving via West Ham to Sunderland in June 1974, he was top scorer in their 1975-76 Second Division title triumph. He rejoined West Ham in October 1976, then won promotion with Sunderland again in 1979-80, moving to Carlisle in March 1981. Helping win promotion in 1981-82, he joined Chelsea in August 1982 and was loaned back to Carlisle. He returned to Sunderland, then rejoined Carlisle in July 1984 and netted 26 goals in 72 league games overall.

IAN STEVENS

Striker Ian Stevens was United’s leading marksman in 2001-02. Initially with Preston, he had spells with Stockport and Lancaster before joining Bolton Wanderers in March 1987. He helped them win promotion in 1987-88 and moved to Bury in July 1991. Twice top scorer, he starred as they reached the Third Division playoffs in 1992-93 and joined Shrewsbury in August 1994. He moved to Carlisle in May 1997 and was twice top scorer before joining Wrexham in July 1999. Rejoining Carlisle in August 2000, he netted 46 goals in 145 league games overall, then played for Shrewsbury again, Gretna and Fleetwood.

HUGH McILMOYLE

Centre-forward Hugh McIlmoyle was voted Carlisle's all-time favourite player. Initially with Port Glasgow, he played for Leicester City in the 1961 FA Cup final and moved via Rotherham United to Carlisle in March 1963. He was leading marksman in their 1963-64 promotion success, then had spells at Wolves and Bristol City before rejoining Carlisle in September 1967 and was top scorer in 1968-69. Later with Middlesbrough, Preston NE and Morton, he returned to Carlisle again in July 1974 and netted 76 goals in 189 league games overall for the Cumbrians. He is now a retired warehouseman, living back in Carlisle.

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TODAY’S match is the 40th meeting of Argyle and Carlisle United since the two teams met at Brunton Park in 1965, when the Pilgrims won 3-1 with goals from Frank Lord and Mike Trebilcock (2). Only once has a Pilgrim scored a hattrick against the Cumbrians – after he was sold by Carlisle to the Pilgrims. CHARLIE ROSE recalls.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1980. DIVISION 3

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THE TEAMS Argyle: Geoff Crudgington; Chris Harrison, John Uzzell, Colin Randell, George Foster, Forbes Phillipson-Masters, Kevin Hodges, David Kemp, John Sims, Brian Bason, Donal Murphy. Carlisle United: Trevor Swinburne; Steve Hoolickin, Andy Collins, Ian MacDonald, Keith Houghton, Bobby Parker, George McVitie, Stuart Metcalfe, Peter Beardsley, Jimmy Hamilton, Gordon Staniforth. THE BUILD-UP Argyle went into the clash against today’s visitors in decent league form, having picked up two wins and two draws in their start to their Division Three campaign. They were aiming to make a return to Division Two, a league which the Greens they had not stepped foot in since their relegation at the end of the 1976-77 season. Argyle’s decent beginning to their campaign was the polar opposite of the Cumbrians’ start. Carlisle were making the longest journey in the EFL down to Home Park off the back of three losses, having only beeen able to muster a draw against Huddersfield Town. Bobby Saxton made no starting XI changes to his side that drew a blank in their 0-0 fixture away at Oxford United. THE HAT-TRICK HERO Scoring his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season that Saturday afternoon was David Kemp, truly rubbing salt in the Carlisle wounds; prior to those crucial goals for the Greens that afternoon, he was on the Cumbrians’ books. Born in Harrow, David went on to play for his local side Harrow Borough before joining Maidenhead and then Slough Town. Scoring a whopping 41 goals in 50 appearances, he was picked up by Crystal Palace. After a season at Palace, David moved to Portsmouth. His goalscoring prowess saw him finish at Pompey’s top scorer for the two seasons in which he featured for Pompey, enough to see himself featured in the Roy of the Rovers comic. David’s career saw him move to today’s opponents, for who he played 68 games, finding the back of the net 26 times. In September 1979, Argyle paid a record fee of £75,00 to secure the services of Kemp. Bagging a brace on his debut and scoring in his next two games, the Pilgrims had a special player on their hands. In his first season, David netted 15 goals in 29 appearances; and his second, full, season saw him score 28 goals and be voted the club’s Player of the Year. As the goals started to dry up, loans to Gillingham and Brentford followed and he was released at the end of the 1981-82 season. Two years later, after representing five clubs in North America, David became player/assistant manager of Swedish side Norrkoping, before joining Wimbledon in a coaching capacity and aiding the Dons to their famous FA Cup win in 1988. Two years later, Kemp was back in Devon and took over as Argyle manager following the departure of Ken Brown.

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1 SUB RWB LCB - RCB CB RM CM 17, 80 LM SUB 1 SUB RWB LCB - RCB CB RM CM 17,75 LM 16,34 - G RWB LCB - SUB CB SUB CM F LM F 5 SUB RWB LCB - RCB CB RM CM F LM F 6 SUB RWB LCB - RCB CB 2, 88 CM F LM F 2 SUB RWB LCB - RCB CB 15,77 CM F2 LM F - G - 25,70 SUB RCB CB - RM F LM - 6 SUB RWB LCB SUB RCB CB - CM F LM - - SUB - LCB CB 4,HT - LM SUB - - - 8 SUB RWB SUB SUB RCB CB - RM(c) F LM - 11 SUB - SUB SUB RCB CB RM RWB(c) F LM 9,64 12 SUB - LCB(c) CB 14,84 - RM RWB2 SUB LM 17,67 14 SUB - LCB(c) CB SUB SUB RM CM 11, 26 LM F 12 SUB 16, 79 LCB(c) CB RCB SUB CM RM 32, 66 LF - 12 SUB 8, 45 LCB (c) CB2 RCB SUB RCM RM CF LF - - G RWB LWB(c) SUB RCB CB RM CM 39, 72 - - 11 G RWB LCB(c) CB RCB 4, 45 RM CM - LM -

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PLYMOUTH Argyle is a community-focused, values-driven organisation, whose stated aim is to make attending football matches as inclusive and enjoyable as possible for all members of society. We have a desire and a duty to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimization based on age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; marriage and civil partnership; race; religion and belief; gender; and sexual orientation. Therefore, we will take the strongest possible action against anyone behaving discriminatorily, including Home Park banning orders and liaising with the Police to ensure that the law is upheld. That could result in criminal prosecution under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 or Criminal Justice Act 2003, which specifically cover discriminatory behaviour. Recently, we received a formal warning from the Football Association following their investigation into the behaviour of a very small number who travelled to our game at Northampton Town. If further such reports at other matches are substantiated, the FA will consider disciplinary action. We do not want that. Much more importantly, we do not want the good name of Plymouth Argyle to be dragged down by those claiming to support the club. Be loud. Be proud. Be the 12th man.

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Manager: Ryan LOWE Assistant-Manager: Steven SCHUMACHER First-Team Coach: Kevin NANCEKIVELL Goalkeeping Coach: Rhys WILMOT

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Adam COLIN (GK, C) Christie ELLIOTT Jack IREDALE Canice CARROLL Jon MELLISH Aaron HAYDEN Nathan THOMAS Mike JONES Hallam HOPE Stefan SCOUGALL Harry McKIRDY Gethin JONES Taylor CHARTERS Byron WEBSTER Josh DIXON Jack BRIDGE

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