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Plymouth Argyle FC
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Tuesday 15 April 2008
A spectacular long-range strike from the full-back Tommy Spurr lifted Sheffield Wednesday out of the Championship relegation zone last night, but they remain in deep trouble after being held to a seventh consecutive draw. Spurr drove in a precious goal nine minutes from time after Plymouth led for virtually the whole game up to then.
Monday 07 April 2008
Both managers described this Home Park meeting of play-off hopefuls as a must-win match and at the close Paul Sturrock's Plymouth lost out. Alan Pardew's 10-man Charlton rekindled their slender chance of breaking into the top six by ending a six-match sequence without a win against the odds and an Argyle side bereft of imagination and flair on the day.
Sunday 23 March 2008
They have yet to appear in the top flight in their 103-year history, but Hull City, the only side in the top six of the Championship to win yesterday, might break that mould as they moved to within two points of the automatic promotion places with a 2-0 win at hapless Leicester City.
Monday 17 March 2008
Rory Fallon is a man of God who takes life very seriously, so he did not appreciate the barbed half-time comments from the Bristol City manager Gary Johnson.
Monday 10 March 2008
The ageing legs may mean surging runs are a thing of the past but for Gary Speed, 38 years young, there is time yet to show Sheffield United's fans a little more of what made him a Premier League success with Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers, following his move to Bramall Lane in the January transfer window.
Monday 03 March 2008
For two clubs brought together by the ebb and flow of the promotion race, this was always going to be an instructive test of belief. And it soon became apparent that both were thoroughly alarmed by their sudden proximity: the hosts having subsided from first to fourth, while four successive wins had catapulted the visitors to dizzy new heights in fifth.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
It was a defiant message that came across from Nigel Pearson, the new Southampton manager, following this defeat last night, his first game since taking over at the club. Two first-half goals, from Peter Halmosi and Jim Paterson, consigned Southampton's supporters to yet more misery and the prospect of being dragged into a relegation scrap.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Len Boyd was the staunch and steely skipper of the most successful Birmingham City side in the club's 132-year history. Under his uplifting leadership the Blues won the Second Division championship in 1955, then a year later came sixth in the top flight – their highest ever League finish – and reached the FA Cup final.
Saturday 16 February 2008
The Atletico Madrid coach, Javier Aguirre, is confident his side can reach the last 16 of the Uefa Cup despite their 1-0 defeat at Bolton.
Monday 11 February 2008
An unseasonably warm Saturday ended with an ill wind blowing into Leicester from the south. The comments made by Plymouth Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton concerning former manager Ian Holloway's acrimonious departure for Leicester last November had turned this game from a run-of-the-mill Championship encounter into a grudge match. Plymouth lost five players in the January transfer window and Stapleton's statement last week laid the blame for their departure firmly at the feet of Holloway.
Thursday 07 February 2008
The Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric has come to the defence of Ian Holloway after his Plymouth counterpart Paul Stapleton blamed the former Argyle manager for the recent exodus of players from Home Park.
Tuesday 05 February 2008
Monday 28 January 2008
The Dockyard Derby may not rank among the world's great footballing rivalries. In fact, with 10 different nationalities on display among the two starting line-ups, it is fair to assume that most of the players on show would not even have been aware that this is the title given to the game they were taking part in.
Sunday 27 January 2008
What a shame Fabio Capello was elsewhere assessing prospects for his England squad as David James put on one of his spectacular shows to prove that, at 37, he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the land. Certainly Plymouth would have won this fourth round Cup-tie, hyped in the programme as the "battle of the two major Royal Navy ports" but for his excellence.
Saturday 26 January 2008
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