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Thursday, August 13, 2009

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- Snippet: In 1973/74, First Division QPR under Gordon Jago (with Bowles, Thomas, Francis, etc), played Third Division Plymouth, under Tony Waiters (and with Paul Mariner), in a midweek League Cup Game at Loftus Road: FT - QPR 0 Plymouth 3!

- Previous Results: Last season, QPR drew both games with Plymouth: In December, at Plymouth. In April, in their final home game of the season (post-Sousa), at Loftus Road. QPR's team: QPR: Cerny, Stewart, Mahon, Leigertwood, Routledge, Agyemang (German 66), Gorkss, Connolly, Cook (Balanta 56), Miller (Ramage 62), Helguson. Subs: Delaney, Hall. QPR Plymouth Match Reports

- QPR vs Plymouth Head to Head Results

- This season: Plymouth started with an away draw at Crystal Palace - Match Report/Team, followed by an away defeat to Gillingham in the cup.

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Plymouth Herald - Celtic striker arrives at Argyle for talks
- CELTIC striker Cillian Sheridan has arrived in Plymouth for talks about a loan move to Argyle.
- Should agreement be reached, the 20-year-old Irishman could be part of the Pilgrims’ squad for their home Championship clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Herald Sport revealed last Thursday that Argyle manager Paul Sturrock was keen on signing Sheridan on a six-month loan.
Sheridan has made 19 appearances for Celtic, including seven starts, and scored four goals.
He also had a loan spell with Motherwell at the end of last season, netting twice in 15 games. Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Herald - Board calls on fans to help inspire home win
- KEITH TODD has sent out a clarion call for Plymouth Argyle fans to turn out in force for the Championship clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
It will be the Pilgrims' first competitive match at Home Park since the boardroom shake-up over the summer.
- Among the changes were Todd being appointed as a director, and his long-time business colleague Sir Roy Gardner becoming the chairman.
One of the first decisions taken by the new Argyle regime was to cut adult admission prices to £15 in the Mayflower Terrace.
They also scrapped the unpopular £2 surcharge on tickets bought on matchdays, rather than in advance.
-A 'New World' season ticket deal, offering incremental savings over the next five years, was also introduced.
It has all been aimed at ending the decline in attendances at Home Park over recent seasons.
- Todd hopes there will be strong support for Argyle throughout the 2009/10 Championship campaign.
He told Herald Sport: "The biggest challenge for me so far is understanding whether we have done all we could, off the pitch, to get people into the ground.
"I'm talking about actually making matchday appealing to the fans.
"Clearly, performances on the pitch are a major factor. I don't deny that. That is always going to be there.
"But it's also about encouraging people who come regularly to bring a friend.
"It's a very genuine request for people from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to reach out to the club.
"If you are 50-50, come along on Saturday. Give us the benefit of the doubt.
"Come and enjoy the atmosphere. QPR is always a great fixture, so it couldn't be any better from that sense.
"Then we have got Cardiff City here three days later. They should be a couple of good games."
Todd is encouraging supporters to buy their tickets for the QPR match in advance, and not leave it until the day.
He said: "The fans can buy online, or at the box office at Home Park.
"It will save queuing up on the day and it will improve the matchday experience."
Todd believes the Green Army have an important part to play this season.
Argyle won only seven of their 23 home Championship matches last term, and actually had a better record on their travels.
Todd believes vocal support will be key to improving the home results.
He said: "I say this as a fan myself, I think we sometimes underestimate the impact we have on the team.
"Last season, I probably watched most of my Argyle matches away from home.
"The away fans are very tight-knit and very vocal and, as a result of that, it creates a great atmosphere to which the players respond to.
"I'm not suggesting this was the only reason for the away results being better last season.
"But I think there really was a relationship between those away fans who turned up and the players.
"The players felt really encouraged that people had put themselves out to travel so far."
Todd added: "I'm hoping the fans will get behind the team on Saturday and give them every chance to succeed."
Argyle supporters have until Saturday to take advantage of the 'New World' season ticket offer.
Todd said: "It's the best value in town, but it hasn't really been picked up.
"We have had a few additional sales but there is plenty left out of the 10,000 limit we put on it.
"I don't think that was over-optimistic, but we perhaps haven't got the message out.
"If you intend to come to Argyle over the next few years, there is a now a package to get five per cent discounts, incrementally, over the next five seasons."
Todd believes that will prove to be excellent value for money.
He said: "We have all got to be realistic that it's going to take some time to achieve the ultimate goal (promotion to the Premier League).
"But I think we are going to see some very competitive performances this season."
Argyle season-ticket holders can bring up to two friends to Tuesday's visit of Cardiff City for £10 each.
Argyle chief operating officer Tony Campbell said: "We realise that, in the current economic climate, it is not easy for people to find the cash to go to two matches in such a short space of time.
"We are considering a range of measures aimed at easing the financial burden on our supporters, of which this is the first." Plymouth Herald

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