Plymouth Argyle F.C.

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Plymouth Argyle
Plymouth Argyle F.C. logo.svg
Full namePlymouth Argyle Football Club
Nickname(s)The Pilgrims [1]
Founded1886;135 years ago (1886), as Argyle F.C.
Ground Home Park
Capacity18,214 [2]
OwnerSimon Hallett (97%)
ChairmanSimon Hallett
Manager Ryan Lowe
League League One
2019–20 League Two, 3rd of 24 (promoted)
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England. As of the 2020–21 season, the team are competing in League One, the third tier of English football. They have played at Home Park, known as the "Theatre of Greens", since 1901. Argyle are one of two Devon clubs who compete in the Football League, the other being Exeter City, Argyle's local rivals.

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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. A darker shade of green, described (by some) as Argyle green, was adopted in the 2001–02 season, and has been used ever since. [3] The city of Plymouth is the largest in England 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.

Originally founded simply as Argyle in 1886, the club turned professional and entered both the Southern League and Western League as Plymouth Argyle in 1903. They won the Western League title in 1904–05 and the Southern League title in 1912–13, before winning election into the Football League Third Division in 1920. Finishing as runners-up on six consecutive occasions, they eventually won promotion as Third Division South champions under the long-serving management of Bob Jack in 1929–30. A 20-year stay in the Second Division ended in 1950, though they returned again as Third Division South champions in 1951–52. After another relegation in 1956 they again proved too strong for the third tier, winning the Third Division title not long after in 1958–59.

Argyle were relegated out of the Second Division in 1968, 1977 and 1992, having won promotion out of the Third Division as runners-up in 1974–75 and 1985–86. They were relegated into the fourth tier for the first time in 1995, and though they would win immediate promotion in 1995–96, they were relegated again in 1998. Promoted as champions under Paul Sturrock with 102 points in 2001–02, they secured a record fifth third tier league title in 2003–04, and would remain in the Championship for six seasons until administration and two successive relegations left them in League Two by 2011. In 2016–17 Argyle won promotion to League One, and again in 2019–20 following relegation the previous season.

Name

Much speculation surrounds the origin of the name Argyle. One explanation is that the club was named after the Argyll and Sutherland 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. [4]

The club adopted its current name when it became fully professional in 1903.

History

The club was founded in 1886 as Argyle Football Club, the first match taking place on 16 October 1886.

Chart of table positions of Plymouth Argyle in the Football League PlymouthArgyleFC League Performance.svg
Chart of table positions of Plymouth Argyle in the Football League

The club was disbanded 1894, before being resurrected in 1897 as one part of a general sports club, the Argyle Athletic Club. [5] The club joined the Southern League in 1903 becoming professional in the process. Argyle won the Southern League in 1912–13, then in 1920–21 entered the Football League Third Division as a founder member, along with most of the Southern League, where they finished 11th in their first season.

Between 1921–22 and 1926–27, Argyle finished second in the new Third Division South six seasons in a row, thereby missing promotion. Argyle eventually won promotion to Football League Division Two in 1929–30, when they topped the Third Division South, with attendances that season regularly reaching 20,000. Manager Bob Jack resigned in 1937, having spent a grand total of 27 years in charge of the Pilgrims.

Argyle's 20-year stay in Division Two came to an end in 1949–50 after finishing 21st – two points short of survival. They were back in Division Two before long, after winning the Third Division South in 1951–52. The closest they ever came to playing in the Football League First Division (top tier) was in 1952–53, when they reached fourth place in the Football League Second Division, their highest finish to date. They were relegated again in 1955–56, just 3 points behind Notts County. The Pilgrim's reputation as a 'yo-yo club' continued after they won Division Three – by then a national league – in 1958–59. Argyle returned to Division Three after relegation in 1967–68.

After spending six years in Division Three, Argyle finally returned to Division Two in 1974–75, but they were back down again in 1976–77.

Since then, the team has wavered between the 2nd and 3rd tier, before being double relegated in 2010–11. That was directly due to the club having been declared insolvent, following which they were deducted the 10 points they needed for survival. The club returned to the 3rd tier after finishing second in 2016–17.

On 14 August 2018, it was announced that shareholder Simon Hallett had purchased part of James Brent's stake in the club, and had become the new majority shareholder and owner, and that former director, David Felwick, would return to the club as chairman when Brent stepped down on 31 October 2018. [6] However, on 10 October 2018, it was reported that David Felwick was unable to take over as chairman, citing personal reasons, so on 1 November 2018, Hallett became both majority owner and chair of Plymouth Argyle. [7]

Stadium

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Outside view of the Devonport Stand

The original ground of the professional club at Home Park was destroyed by German bombers during the Blitz on Plymouth in World War II. Having been rebuilt after the war, Home Park was largely demolished as part of an extensive process of renovation, and the first phase of a new stadium built by Barrs plc was completed in May 2002. The new Devonport End was opened for the 2001 Boxing Day fixture with Torquay United. The other end, the Barn Park End, opened on the same day. The Lyndhurst stand reopened on 26 January 2002 for the game against Oxford United. Plans are currently under discussion regarding the completion of the refurbishment of the ground with the replacement of the Mayflower stand. The ground is situated in Central Park, very near to the residential area of Peverell. Towards the end of the 2005–06 Championship season, the club decided to buy the stadium for £2.7 million from Plymouth City Council, releasing the ground from a 125-year lease. This purchase was concluded in December 2006.

In the summer of 2007, the club, having failed to persuade the UK authorities [8] of the case for retaining a standing terrace, decided to add 3,500 temporary seats to the Mayflower enclosure, [9] dropping the capacity to 19,888 from 20,922. In December 2009 it was announced that the stadium was to be one of 12 chosen to host matches during the World Cup 2018, should England's bid be successful. [10] The then Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton stated that work on a new South Stand at Home Park would start in 2010. However, England failed to be chosen for the 2018 tournament, and Plymouth Argyle entered administration in March 2011. After selling the stadium back to the council on 14 October 2011 for £1.6 million, [11] this project was in serious doubt.

The club was then taken over by local business owner James Brent, who submitted fresh plans to build a new Mayflower Grandstand with a 5,000 seating capacity, and an associated leisure complex. The plans include an ice rink with 1,500 spectator seats, a 10 screen cinema complex with an iMax screen, a 120 bedroom hotel and 4,200m sq retail units. Planning permission for the project was granted on 15 August 2013. The development was due to commence in September 2013, with the demolition of the old stand planned for late October 2013 after the Portsmouth home match. As of June 2015, the plans have been withdrawn, though planning permission still remains.

The family section of the stadium was moved from block 1 of the Devonport End to the 'Zoo corner' between the Lyndhurst Stand and the Barn Park End, with a kids activities zone in the concourse. [12]

In January 2017, director Simon Hallett invested £5,000,000 into the club, along with all other directors exchanging previous loans into equity, with the intention on using the money for renovating the Mayflower Grandstand. No immediate timeframe was put on the renovations, but chairman James Brent indicated work is planned to start in 2018, finishing in 2020 ahead of the Plymouth 2020 Mayflower celebrations. [13]

Later that month, temporary seating was once again put in place on the Grandstand, this time as a one-off for an FA Cup 3rd round replay vs Liverpool. [14] The seating was kept in place for the next home match, a League 2 game vs Devon rivals Exeter City, but tickets were not on sale to the general public. Shortly after this game, the seating was removed. [15]

Rivalries

The club's traditional rivals are fellow Devon sides Exeter City and Torquay United; other rivalries exist with Portsmouth, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers. The rivalry with Portsmouth was heightened in May 2016, when the two teams met in the League 2 playoff semi-final and Argyle prevailed. The playoffs have also engendered a mutual dislike of Wycombe Wanderers. [16]

Although the rivalry with Exeter City has been blunted for a while due to a difference in divisions, Argyle's relegation into League One, coupled with Exeter City's survival, reignited the tensions. A distinct rivalry arose between Argyle and Luton Town after inflammatory comments made by Joe Kinnear, who was the manager of the Hatters during the 2001–02 promotion season, although that mutual antipathy has now somewhat abated.[ citation needed ] Similarly, after the departure of Ian Holloway to Leicester City in November 2007, a noticeable mutual dislike arose, culminating in Argyle's 0–1 victory at the Walkers Stadium in early February 2008. Although that antipathy has somewhat subsided, some fans remain feeling betrayed and angry at the manner of his leaving. [17]

In the 1990s, Argyle had a rivalry with Burnley, because the Clarets beat them in a Division Two (now League One) play-off semi-final in 1994. There was also a defeat by Burnley on the last day of the season four years later, which led to Argyle's relegation. However, the rivalry has subsided over the past few years, especially due to Burnley's promotion to the Premier League in 2014.

Players

Current squad

As of 22 April 2021 [18]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Michael Cooper
2 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Kelland Watts (on loan from Newcastle United)
3 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Gary Sawyer (captain)
4 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Will Aimson
8 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Joe Edwards (vice-captain)
9 FW Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Ryan Hardie
10 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Danny Mayor
14 MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ben Reeves
15 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Conor Grant
16 MF Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Lewis Macleod
17 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Byron Moore
18 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Tyrese Fornah (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
19 FW Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Klaidi Lolos
21 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Niall Ennis
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Adam Lewis (on loan from Liverpool)
23 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Luke McCormick
24 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jerome Opoku (on loan from Fulham)
25 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Sam Woods (on loan from Crystal Palace)
26 GK Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Jack Ruddy
27 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Ryan Law
28 MF Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Panutche Camará
31 FW Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Luke Jephcott
32 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG George Cooper
33 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Rubin Wilson
37 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Brandon Pursall
41 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Oliver Tomlinson
42 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jarvis Cleal

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
5 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Scott Wootton (on loan at Wigan Athletic)
7 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Frank Nouble (on loan at Colchester United)
20 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Adam Randell (on loan at Torquay United)

Retired numbers

Reserve squad

Plymouth Argyle Reserves
Plymouth Argyle F.C. logo.svg
Manager Kevin Nancekivell
League The Central League
EFL Youth Alliance
The Premier League Cup
Website Club website

Through the 1960s and 70s, Argyle's Reserve team played in the Plymouth & Devon Combination League, with their home games at Cottage Field, next to Home Park. Argyle later entered into The Football Combination, before withdrawing from the Combination in mid-season in 1981–82, for financial reasons. In 1982 the side entered the Western Football League, leaving at the end of the 1992–93 season.

The club had also entered a team in the South Western League, but withdrew from that competition after one season in 2007. The club's reserve team, up to the end of the 2010–11 season, played in The Football Combination, and confirmed their withdrawal from it on 27 June 2011, alongside 18 other Football League clubs. [20]

The reserves' honours include the Southern League Championship in 1922, 1926, 1929, 1934 and its League Cup in 1933, 1934 and 1936; 1934 was the first Southern League Double. [21]

For the 2015–16 season, Argyle entered a team into the South West Peninsula League Division One West, with home matches originally planned to be played at Bickleigh Barracks, before a change of plan saw them played at Seale-Hayne, dubbed 'Hodges Park' after club legend Kevin Hodges, outside Newton Abbot. [22] [23] After applying for promotion and finishing 2nd behind Mousehole, the reserves side were promoted to the Premier Division for the 2016–17 season. The team again moved grounds, playing their games at the home of the Devon FA, Coach Road, in Newton Abbot [24] and finished 6th in 2016–17.

In April 2019 it was announced that Argyle Reserves were pulling out of the South West Peninsula League at the end of the season. A new development team, run by the Argyle Community Trust would enter the new Devon Football League for the 2019–20 season. [25]

Apprentices

As of 11 September 2020 [26] [27]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
43 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Tyler Coombes(2nd year)
GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Lewis Moyle(1st year)
37 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Brandon Pursall (1st year)
38 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Ethan Mitchell(1st year)
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Ali Mansaray(2nd year)
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Alfie Wotton(2nd year)
35 MF Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Charlie Miller(2nd year)
36 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Finley Craske (2nd year)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jeremiah Medine(2nd year)
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Carlo Garside(1st year)
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Oscar Rutherford(1st year)
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Angel Waruih(1st year)
39 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Scott Crocker(2nd year)
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Rhys Shirley(2nd year)
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Oscar Massey(1st year)
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Jamal Salawu(1st year)

Player of the Year

Young Player of the Year

YearWinner
2004 Flag of England.svg Luke McCormick
2005 Flag of England.svg Luke McCormick
2006 Flag of England.svg Chris Zebroski
2007 Flag of England.svg Gary Sawyer
2008 Flag of England.svg Shane White
2009 Ulster Banner.svg Craig Cathcart
2010 Flag of Ireland.svg Joe Mason
2011 Flag of England.svg Curtis Nelson
2012 Flag of England.svg Luke Young
2013 Flag of Ireland.svg Conor Hourihane
2014 Flag of England.svg Curtis Nelson
2015 Flag of England.svg Andy Kellett
2016 Flag of England.svg Hiram Boateng
2017 Flag of Cameroon.svg Paul Garita
2018 Flag of England.svg Zak Vyner
2019 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Luke Jephcott
2020 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Luke Jephcott

Noted former players

For details on former players who have a Wikipedia article, see: Category:Plymouth Argyle F.C. players.

Team of the century

For the centenary celebrations, an all-time best team of Plymouth Argyle players was chosen by fans of the club. [28]

1 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Jim Furnell
2 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Gordon Nisbet
3 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jack Chisholm
4 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Graham Coughlan
5 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Colin Sullivan
6 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Kevin Hodges
7 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Johnny Williams
8 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Garry Nelson
9 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Tommy Tynan
10 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Paul Mariner
11 MF Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Sammy Black

Manager: Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Sturrock

World Cup players

The following players were chosen to represent their country at the FIFA World Cup while contracted to Plymouth Argyle.

Club officials

Boardroom positions

Position [29] NameNationality
Chairman:Simon Hallett Flag of England.svg English [30]
Chief Executive:Andrew Parkinson Flag of England.svg English
Director:Paul Berne Flag of England.svg English
Director:Jane Chafer Flag of England.svg English
Director: Trevor East Flag of England.svg English
Director:Richard Holliday Flag of England.svg English
Director:John Morgan Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Welsh
Director:Tony Wrathall Flag of England.svg English

Club officials

Position [31] Name
Club Secretary:Zac Newton
Head of Facilities & Support ServicesJohn Spreadbridge [32]
Head of Commercial Operations:James Greenacre
Head of Marketing:Jamie Yabsley
Head of Conferencing & Events:Christian Kent
Head of Communications:Daniel Cole
Stadium ManagerJohn Spreadbridge [33]
Player Liaison Officer & Administration Officer:Ellen Shine

Coaching positions

First Team

PositionNameNationality
Director of Football: Neil Dewsnip Flag of England.svg English
Manager: Ryan Lowe Flag of England.svg English
Assistant Manager: Steven Schumacher Flag of England.svg English
First Team Coach: Kevin Nancekivell Flag of England.svg English
Goalkeeping Coach:Darren Behcet Flag of England.svg English
Fitness Coach:John Lucas Flag of England.svg English
Head Physio:Dave Galley Flag of England.svg English
Physiotherapist:Abner Bruzzichessi Flag of Brazil.svg Brazilian
Sports Therapist:Elliott Howell Flag of England.svg English
Club Doctor:Vacant
Performance Analyst:Jimmy Dickinson Flag of England.svg English
Chief Scout:Sean Kimberley Flag of England.svg English
Scout:Charlie Allen Flag of England.svg English
Kitman:Neil Lunnon Flag of England.svg English
Assistant Kitman:Sean Porter-Nail Flag of England.svg English

Youth Team/Academy

PositionNameNationality
Academy Manager:Phil Stokes Flag of England.svg English
Academy Centre of Excellence Manager:Alex Bressington Flag of England.svg English
Head of Academy Coaching:Lee Hodge Flag of England.svg English
Professional Development Phase Co-ordinator 17–21: Darren Way Flag of England.svg English
Under 16 Lead Coach :Karl Curtis Flag of England.svg English
Youth Development Phase Co-ordinator 12–16 : Jamie Lowry Flag of England.svg English
Youth Development Phase Co-ordinator 5–11 :Dan Thompson Flag of England.svg English
Academy Goalkeeping Coach : Rhys Wilmot Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Welsh
Academy Physiotherapist:Tom Hunter Flag of England.svg English
Academy Physiotherapist:Pete Geller Flag of England.svg English
Academy Sports Scientist :Max Whittingham Flag of England.svg English
Academy Fitness Coach :Ryan McClements Flag of England.svg English
Lead Video AnalystLewis Borlase Flag of England.svg English
Video AnalystCurtis Wong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese
Academy Head of Recruitment:Chris Beard Flag of England.svg English
Youth Administrator:Pete Bellamy Flag of England.svg English

Managerial history

Honours

Plymouth Argyle's list of honours include the following. [34]

HonourNumberYears
League
Football League Third Division South / Third Division / Second Division Champions (tier 3)4 1929–30, 1951–52, 1958–59, 2003–04
Football League Third Division South / Third Division Runners-up (tier 3)8 1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1974–75, 1985–86
Third Division Champions (tier 4)1 2001–02
League Two Runners-up (tier 4)1 2016–17
League Two third-place promotion (tier 4)1 2019–20
Football League Third Division Play-off winners (tier 4)1 1995–96
Southern Football League Champions1 1912–13
Southern Football League Runners-up2 1907–08, 1911–12
Western Football League Champions1 1904–05
Western Football League B Runners-up1 1906–07
South West Regional League Champions1 1939–40
Domestic Cups
FA Cup Semi-finalist1 1983–84
League Cup Semi-finalist2 1964–65, 1973–74

Records

Club records

Seasons

Most appearances

#NameArgyle careerAppearancesGoals
1 Flag of England.svg Kevin Hodges 1978–199262087
2= Flag of Scotland.svg Sammy Black 1924–1938491184
2= Flag of England.svg Paul Wotton 1995–2008
2012–2015
49166
4 Flag of Scotland.svg Fred Craig 1912–1915
1919–1930
4675
5 Flag of England.svg Johnny Williams 1955–196644855
6= Flag of England.svg Johnny Hore 1965–197544117
6= Flag of England.svg Pat Jones 1947–19584412
8 Flag of Ireland.svg Michael Evans 1990–1997
2001–2006
43281
9 Flag of England.svg Jack Leslie 1921–1934401136
10 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Moses Russell 1914–1915
1919–1930
4006

Most goals

#NameArgyle careerGoalsAppearancesGoal/game ratio
1 Flag of Scotland.svg Sammy Black 1924–19381844912.668
2 Flag of England.svg Wilf Carter 1957–19641482751.858
3 Flag of England.svg Tommy Tynan 1983–1985
1986–1990
1453102.137
4 Flag of England.svg Jack Leslie 1921–19341364012.948
5 Flag of England.svg Maurice Tadman 1947–19551122532.258
6 Flag of England.svg Jack Vidler 1929–19391032562.485
7 Flag of England.svg Fred Burch 1906–1915922392.597
8 Flag of England.svg Kevin Hodges 1978–1992876207.126
9 Flag of England.svg Ray Bowden 1927–1933851531.800
10= Flag of England.svg George Dews 1947–1955812713.345
10= Flag of Ireland.svg Mickey Evans 1990–1997
2001–2006
814325.333
12 Flag of England.svg Mike Bickle 1965–1971711792.521

Sponsorship

The club's current sportswear manufacturer is Puma. [35] The club's main sponsor is Ginsters. [36] Shirt sponsorship was not introduced by the club until 1983. [37] Beacon Electrical was the first company to have its name on the shirt of Plymouth Argyle, but it lasted just one season. Ivor Jones Insurance was the next sponsor and their agreement with the club lasted for two seasons. National & Provincial (now merged with Abbey National) were sponsors for the 1986–87 season before the club signed an agreement with the Sunday Independent which would last for five seasons. Rotolok Holdings plc became the club's major sponsor in 1992, which was owned by then Pilgrims chairman Dan McCauley. This lasted for six seasons before the club linked up with local newspaper the Evening Herald . Between 2002 and 2011 the club was sponsored by Cornish pasty-makers Ginsters. [38]

In 2011 with the club still in administration, local timber merchant WH Bond Timber sponsored Argyle's kits at first for the 2011–12 season and until the end of the 2013–14 season. Local construction access company LTC Group87 then sponsored Argyle from the start of the 2014–15 season, having their LTC Powered Access branch's logo on the shirts. Cornwall-based company Ginsters then came back for a second spell as main sponsor in the 2016–17 season. [39]

PeriodSportswearSponsor
1975–1976 Umbro None
1976–1978Pilgrim
1978–1980 Bukta
1980–1982 Adidas
1982–1983Pilgrim
1983–1984Beacon Electrical
1984–1986Ivor Jones Insurance
1986–1987 National & Provincial
1987–1990 Umbro Sunday Independent
1990–1992Ribero
1992–1996 Admiral Rotolok
1996–1998Super League
1998–1999 Errea Evening Herald
1999–2002Patrick
2002–2003 Ginsters
2003–2005TFG
2005–2009 Puma
2009–2011 Adidas
2011–2014 Puma WH Bond Timber
2014–2016LTC Powered Access
2016–Present Ginsters

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Gary Dean Sawyer is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for, and is currently captain of, League One club Plymouth Argyle. He started his career at Plymouth Argyle, and in-between spells at Home Park has also played for Leyton Orient, Weymouth, Exeter City, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.

John Sheridan (footballer) Irish footballer and manager

John Joseph Sheridan is an Irish former football player and manager.

The 2007–08 football season was Plymouth Argyle Football Club's 39th season in the Football League Championship, the second division of English football, and their 103rd as a professional club.

Plymouth Argyle Ladies Football Club (PALFC) are a women's amateur association football club located in the city of Plymouth in the county of Devon in the South-West of England.

Ryan Paul Taylor is an English professional footballer plays as a striker for Newport County.

Brian Kevin McGlinchey is a Northern Irish former football defender. He made a total of 195 competitive appearances in an eleven-year career as a professional player before he was forced to retire in 2006, aged 28, due to injury. He also won 14 caps for Northern Ireland under-21s and one cap for the Northern Ireland B team.

George Willis was an English footballer who played as an inside forward for Brighton & Hove Albion, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City, and Taunton Town. He won the Third Division South title with Plymouth in 1951–52.

George Walter Foster is an English former footballer and manager, who now works as assistant manager to James Rowe at National League club Chesterfield.

The 2008–09 football season was Plymouth Argyle Football Club's 40th season in the Football League Championship, the second division of English football, and their 104th as a professional club. It officially began on 1 July 2008, and concluded on 30 June 2009, although competitive matches were only played between August and May.

Jack Chisholm English footballer

Jack Richardson Chisholm was an English footballer who played as a centre half.

Plymouth Argyle F.C. Player of the Year

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is an English association football club based in Plymouth, Devon. Founded in 1886 as Argyle Football Club, they became a professional club in January 1903, and were elected to the Southern League ahead of the 1903–04 season. The club won the Southern League championship in 1913 and finished as runners-up on two occasions, before being elected to the Football League in 1920, where they compete to this day, as a founder member of the Third Division. Argyle won their first Football League championship, and promotion to the Second Division for the first time, ten years later in 1930. As of 2010, the club has won five championships in the Football League, gained promotion on eight occasions, and been relegated eight times. Four of those league championships were won in the third tier, which is a divisional record. Argyle have made one appearance at Wembley Stadium, in which they won the 1996 Third Division play-off final. The club has also achieved moderate success in domestic cup competitions; they reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1984, and the quarter-finals in 2007. Argyle have also reached the semi-finals of the League Cup twice, in 1965 and 1974.

Fred Craig (footballer) Scottish footballer

Frederick Glover Craig was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, best remembered for his two spells with Plymouth Argyle, for whom he made over 430 appearances in the Southern League and the Football League. Craig made more appearances for the club than any other goalkeeper.

1996 Football League Third Division play-off Final

The 1996 Football League Third Division play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 25 May 1996, to determine the fourth and final team to gain promotion from the Third Division to the Second Division of the Football League in the 1995–96 season.

The 2004–05 Football League Championship was the thirteenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2004 and concluded in May 2005, with the promotion play-off finals. This was the first season to feature the rebranded Football League. The First Division, Second Division and Third Division were renamed the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two respectively. Coca-Cola replaced the Nationwide Building Society as title sponsor.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is an English professional football club based in Plymouth, Devon. This article covers its history, from the club's formation in 1886 to the present day.

The 2016–17 South West Peninsula League season was the tenth in the history of the South West Peninsula League, a football competition in England, that feeds the Premier Division of the Western Football League. The league had been formed in 2007 from the merger of the Devon County League and the South Western League, and is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon. The Premier Division of the South West Peninsula League is on the same level of the National League System as the Western League Division One.