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The Pilgrims are our third pre-season opponents today with a 3 pm kick off at Home Park.

The match will be pay on the day.  For supporters who are unable to get to Home Park, an Argyle TV Video Match-Pass for the game costs just £5 and is available here. To watch the game, supporters will need to either register for an Argyle Account (click here), or log in to an existing one, and then click here to purchase a pass.

They finished 7th in league one last season. Argyle missed out on a top six finish after a crushing, demoralising 5-0 loss to a rampant MK Dons.

Argyle drew 2-2 against Plymouth Parkway in their first friendly and then last Tuesday they drew 1-1 against Swansea, https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/swansea-plymouth-joel-piroe-championship-24463050

They have played at Home Park, known as the "Theatre of Greens", since 1901. The club takes its nickname, "The Pilgrims", from an English religious group that left Plymouth for the New World in 1620. The club crest features the Mayflower, the ship that carried the pilgrims to Massachusetts. The club has predominantly played in green and white throughout their history, with a few exceptions in the late 1960s and early 1970s when white was the colour of choice. The city of Plymouth is the largest in England fielding a League club to never to have hosted top-flight football.

They are the most southerly and westerly League club in England and the only professional club named Argyle. Much speculation surrounds the origin of the name Argyle. One explanation is that the club was named after the Argyll and Sunderland Highlanders, an army regiment with a strong football side of its own. Another theory is given by the local geography–suggesting the name comes either from the nearby public house, The Argyle Tavern, where the founder members may have met, or from a local street Argyle Terrace. The club adopted its current name when it became fully professional in 1903.

In competitive encounters we have won 26, lost 23 and drawn 13 times against them.

On Tuesday they signed midfielder Finn Azaz on a season-long loan from Premier League side Aston Villa. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Newport County and was named in the League Two Team of the Season having scored seven goals in 42 games. The former West Bromwich Albion youngster joined Villa in 2021 after a season-long loan at Cheltenham where the club won the League Two title. Yesterday they signed Norwich City full-back Bali Mumba on a season-long loan deal.

So far this window Argyle have added four new players, these two plus former Rotherham winger Mikel Miller and ex-Accrington defender Matt Butcher.

Brendan Galloway will play his first game for 235 days when he gets a run out today. The Zimbabwe international defender is making his comeback from a serious knee injury.


Hyde Park Social Club, 5 St Gabriel's Avenue, Plymouth, PL3 4JQ, https://www.hpscplymouth.co.uk

The Britannia Inn,1 Wolseley Road, Milehouse, Plymouth, PL2 3AA (Spoons)

James Street Vaults, 24 James Street, Plymouth, PL4 6EQ, https://www.jsvplymouth.co.uk

Bridge, Shaw Way, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9XH, https://www.bridgeatmountbatten.com

Dolphin, 14 The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS, https://www.facebook.com/thedolphinpubbarbican/

Fortescue, 37 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JQ, https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/devon/fortescue/?utm_source=g_places&utm_medium=locations&utm_campaign=

Plymouth facts

Plymouth Original Strength Gin has been distilled at England’s oldest working distillery, Black Friars on Plymouth’s historic Barbican since 1793

Jackas Bakery, located on the Barbican, is reputed to be the oldest commercial bakery in the world still in operation

In 1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman Member of Parliament, representing the constituency of Sutton in Plymouth

William Cookworthy discovered the process for making porcelain using clay from a Cornish quarry in 1766 and subsequently set up a factory in Plymouth

Plymouth became the first town in Britain to receive a fresh water supply from outside its boundaries thanks to Sir Francis Drake constructing a 14-mile leat from the River Meavy on Dartmoor in 1591

Captain Cook left Plymouth on the Endeavour in 1768 on his first voyage

In 1787, the convict ships ‘Friendship’ and ‘Charlotte’ sailed from Plymouth carrying men and women to Australia

A young Charles Darwin left Plymouth Barbican on The Beagle in 1831

Catherine of Aragon – first wife of Henry VIII – arrived in Plymouth in 1501

In 1838, the Tolpuddle Martyrs landed on the Barbican

Napoleon left Plymouth on the Bellepheron in 1815 on his way to exile in St. Helena

In 1990, ‘Snorkel’ the Loggerhead Turtle washed ashore on a Cornish beach was rescued and moved to Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium. Early in 2008 ‘Mad Jack’, a 12 pound lobster thought to be at least 100 years old became another notable resident of the Aquarium

Pre-season we have a draw and a win to date and have not conceded. Let’s hope for an injury free, testing work out in Devon today. With the traveling fans having a great day to remember. COYR! 



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1 minute ago, Major Isewater said:

JB you have a rival, an evil looking man, who has quite disgracefully started another match day thread and we’re all over there. :sub:

Thanks Major

Maybe the mods can merge the two threads 

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Argyle manager Steven Schumacher has made five changes from the starting XI which began the tie against Swansea City on Tuesday night.

Michael Cooper returns in goal, while midweek goalscorer Ryan Hardie also starts. Adam Randell, Luke Jephcott and Finn Azaz also start against the Robins.

On the bench, there are returns for long-term absentees Brendan Galloway and Panutche Camara.

Argyle: 1 Michael Cooper (gk), 3 Macaulay Gillesphey, 5 James Wilson, 6 Dan Scarr, 7 Matt Butcher, 8 Joe Edwards (capt), 9 Ryan Hardie, 14 Mickel Miller, 18 Finn Azaz, 20 Adam Randell, 31 Luke Jephcott. Substitutes: 45 Zak Baker (gk), 10 Danny Mayor, 11 Niall Ennis, 16 Alfie Lewis, 17 Bali Mumba, 22 Brendan Galloway, 27 Ryan Law, 28 Panutche Camara, 36 Finley Craske, 37 Brandon Pursall, 42 Jack Endacott, 43 Oscar Halls.

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1 minute ago, CodeRed said:

Are you going to their fixtures page..the stream is on that page click match centre and you see it

It’s not that we cannot navigate ourselves to the correct place to find the stream pal. The link simply is not working.

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