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Plymouth Argyle FC: The Pilgrimage To The Premier League

Started on 6 December 2019 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 25 April 2020 by PAFCjohn
Telford doing the business!
Comfortable stuff.
Impressive start to life at Plymouth. Telford looks to be a solid player for league 2, hopefully he can be the catalyst for promotion this season.
Can't knock that result, you're through and the door is open for a good opportunity at increasing income in the Second Round!
Justice Thank you for the kind words

Griffo Hes a joy to watch

ScottT Right where I want to be

LittleLaney11 Thanks he is too op for League 2

Jack I want the money for sure

As the season turns cold the play for Argyle continues to heat up. In another good month Plymouth win 5/6 games including two in the FA Cup and one in the EFL Trophy. We have looked like we are ready for promotion with our style of play at some points during this month. It began with a morale-boosting victory against Grimsby Town, followed up back to back away victories at Forest Green in both cup and league play. Sadly there was a loss against Bradford City but finally we beat Stockport County by a shut out in the Second Round of the FA Cup.

After the victory against Forest Green in Matchday 3 of the Trophy Group Stage, we found out we would be facing Newport next month. This is scheduled for a 10 December meeting at
Home Park.

In the FA Cup the dream continues with victories over Gloucester and Stockport County. We will now face fellow League Two club Crawley Town in the third round. In our previous meeting against Crawley we won by a score of 4-2 back in September. The match is set for a January date.

In other club news a few players contracts will expire at the end of next month. It has been reported that Midfielder Jose Baxter will leave the club at this time due to lack of playing time. Billy Clark's contract renewal is underway with a rumor extending it until the end of next season. Finally the club will begin negotiations with Rangers to extend the loan of Zak Rudden.

It will be a fairly busy end to the decade as Plymouth will face six clubs. Away from Home Park we will face Cambridge, Macclesfield and Cheltenham. Argyle will host Newport, Morecambe and Stevenage to end the year.The Mayflower End will be expected to start to partially open for the clash against Morecambe.

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Might have to start thinking about finding a Telford replacement if this continues. Can't imagine teams aren't looking at him with this highly impressive season so far. FA Cup progression is great and to face a team you have already beaten this year in the next round is a confidence boost for sure!
Confidence is brewing with Plymouth right now, top of the league, FA Cup 3rd round. Players will be subjected to bids in the winter, but wouldn’t be surprised if the manager is on the top of teams shortlist. You’re giving competition with graphic quality as well, hella impressive.
Another superb month. The progression in the FA Cup could've seemed detrimental before, but it looks like the cup run is really lifting morale, as I'm sure it's just as good at raising funds, too. Not a huge lead at the top, but it's a steady two-point gap to work with and build on as we arrive almost at the mid-point of the season.
Well that was a handy month!
TheLFCFan I hope they don't notice and we can keep him the next few years. Very important player

LittleLaney11 Will be interesting to see what holds here in the future

Jack So far we have had many favorable draws

Griffo A needed month. Feels good to be super far from the relegation zone


I want to thank each and everyone for following and reading this story. It has been fun and excited to see what will happen in another 100 post!!


Club News
Extended Stay

Glasgow Rangers agree in having Zak Rudden to stay for remainder of the season.

8 December 2019

The 19 year old Scot has been a major key to the success of the club this season and has been rewarded with remaining with us for the rest of the season.

In what was a very easy move, manager Michael Carrick was able to secure Zak's services due to his quality play. So far this season Rudden has made 6 starts and 17 appearances in all competitions and scored a total of 10 goals.

October was his best month being awarded League Two Player and Young Player of the Month.

The young forward’s form has provided the Edinburg-born striker with the opportunity to stake his claim for a regular first-team spot –with Carrick utilizing a two striker tactic and the rotating of both Rudden and Telford.

“Zak’s been terrific,” said Carrick. “We signed him on loan because of what he could bring and his time with Falkirk last season caught our scouts eyes, it has worked so far".

“We felt that it is what the kid deserves – if you go out on loan and score goals, it’s what you deserve because that’s why I wanted him too return,” Carrick said.

On extending the loan, manager Steven Garrard said; "It was a no brainier when Michael called me up to allow him to stay, we (Rangers) currently have enough depth up from and did not want a good thing to be ruined, Michael has bough the best out of Zak, and they need him to keep their dreams of promotion alive, we can't wait for next season for him.

"I am very happy to stay in Plymouth, it has been an enjoyable season and this is a good group of guys, I want to help finish the mission of promotion and I will. The staff have been very supportive for my development and I want to continue to learn from them", said Rudden.

Rudden is expected to play a key role in the next few fixtures and has already been slated to start against Morecambe on the 14th allowing Telford a nice break.
As you’ve told me previously, you think highly of Rudden after some impressive performances so far matched with a great scoring record. Huge news for the squad as well going into the 2nd part of the campaign!
Jack Hopefully we can extend again or buy him for next season. Rudden has been a gem, too bad in real life he has been so so

Club News
Fan Forum

Fans were able to get an intimate session with owner Simon Hallett and others.

18 December 2019

On a cold December evening around 30 supporters joined owner Simon Hallett, manager Michael Carrick, Director of Football Neil Dewsnip and Board Member David Feliwick for around 90 minutes of questions.

The forum was streamed on the iFollow app and Facebook allowing those who could not attend a chance to get some answers. It was a very lively session and everyone was able to get a glance at the next few years.

The biggest announcement during the forum was that the newly upgraded Mayflower Stand will be in full operation for the New Years Day clash against Swindon. Their were many questions on the amenities and prices. This is big as the year 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims making their way to America.

The next major questions were about the kits as the Puma contract is up at the end of the season; David Feliwick let everyone know that the club is in the process of finding a new supplier and will have an update with the announcement by mid March.

The biggest concern from fans were about striped kits. These have not been popular and owner Simon Hallett address that; he announced that there will be no striped kits and that he understands the fans frustration, as a bonus the club will be transitioning to their classic lighter shad of green here in the next few years.

One of the last areas Hallett touched up on was the goals for the coming decade. The most ambitious goal at the current time is the Premier League by the 2025-2026 season. The club is also looking to expand globally with tours and looking for affiliations that can help grow the club. Hallet announced his frustration on the EFL Cup loss but was pleased with everything else and felt this club is capable to go beyond what the club has seen before.

Finally everyone was asking about transfers. Both Michael Carrick and Neil Dewsnip answered the questions. For the upcoming window the club is looking to take advantage of the Arsenal partnership for loans but are not really needing to fill any real gaps but will look for anyone that could be a true asset.

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