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Sturrock Pledges To Keep Faith As Mpenza And Marin Step Things Up

Paul Sturrock has said new signings Emile Mpenza and Nicolas Marin will have to wait for the their first team chance. After two successive wins on the road, the manager is reluctant to change a winning team, but their respective performances for the reserves will have given him food for thought. "I am not going to change the team, so the chances they get will have to wait," Sturrock told the ....

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Sturrock Hails Gallagher And Fallon's Partnership

Paul Gallagher may have grabbed the goals to beat Crystal Palace, but manager Paul Sturrock is keen to stress the contribution of parter Rory Fallon. Sturrock feels the pair complement each other well. “I thought Rory Fallon was fantastic. At the end of the day, Gallagher isn’t having to take the main brunt of the centre-backs," he told the Evening Herald. “He’s found a ....

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Sturrock Expects Same Again From His Men At Palace

Argyle will be looking to take the confidence gained in Tuesday's morale-boosting win against Watford into their clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (3pm). And with Palace struggling themselves, it is a great opportunity for Argyle to start putting some daylight between themselves and the bottom three. Although the season is still youg, getting trapped in the relegation zone is always a ....

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Duguid Celebrates A Rare Goal

Argyle skipper Karl Duguid celebrated a rare first team goal at Watford and backed his team to now go on a bit of a run. A summer signing from Colchester, Duguid was pleased to score his first goal in 18 months. "It dropped nicely, actually. It came at a good height just to sidefoot it into the corner. And there was a player in front of the 'keeper (Mart Poom) so I don't think he really saw it, ....

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Rory And Gallagher In Tune For Argyle

Manager Paul Sturrock has praised striker Rory Fallon for his contribution to Argyle's success against Watford on Tuesday. The win at Vicarage Road has lifted everyone at the club and Sturrock is envisaging few enforced changes for the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday. And he was quick to highlight Fallon's part in the two goals, as well as winger Paul Gallagher's work. "We worked in ....

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Sturrock Slams The Players Who Want It Too Easy

Too many players wanting an 'easy life'. That's Paul Sturrock's damning verdict on his squad. And he has revealed that several players, will be moving on from the club if he has his way. "I scrutinise myself near enough daily, and in the aspect of building a squad I have got it wrong. Today, proved that to me. "I have got to do something and get it right because the fans deserve ten times ....

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'stupid' Timar Still To Face Sturrock's Wrath

Krisztian Timar's red card on Saturday cost Argyle a realistic hope of gettign a result against Norwich and boss Paul Sturrock condemned his actions as 'stupid'. And the boss intends to ensure it doesn't happen again when he discusses the referee's report with the player later this week. "I need to wait for the referee's report to come in, so I can see what the offence was," said Sturrock on ....

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Sturrock Seeks Missing 'honesty' From Players

Argyle boss Paul Sturrock has accused some of his players of being 'dishonest' after Argyle's 2-1 defeat at home to Norwich on Saturday. The result left Argyle rooted in the bottom three and although Sturrock accepted his share of the blame, he was scathing about some of his players' approach to the game. "At the end of the day sometimes you make mistakes with selections and in hindsight it is ....

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Anderson's Family Ties Might Scupper Deal

Anderson's family ties might scupper deal Argyle hope to have Russell Anderrson back in their side in time for Saturday's clash with Watford at Home Park. The central defender signed on loan from Sunderland last month and made his debut against Southampton in a 2-0 win. And Argyle are now negotiating to keep him at the club until the end of the season, but boss Paul Sturrock adcknowledged the fact he was away from his family might be an issue. 'I would like to keep him and he has been up ....

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Douglas Deal Solves Keper Crisis For City Game

Argyle have solved their keeper crisis, landing Leicester keeper Rab Douglas on loan and he goes straight into the squad for the vital clash at Ashton Gate. The 35-year-old former Scotland keeper will cover for the suspended Luke McCormick and Roman Larrieu's illness. 'We are grateful to Leicester for their co-operation. I need an experienced keeper,' said boss Paul Sturrock. ' Rab fits the bill. He is a Scottish international and is happy to help us out for this one game.' With ....

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Argyle Cruise Back Into The Top Six At Us Expense

Argyle are back in the play off zone after a comprehensive win over struggling Colchester at Home Park and will be looking to keep up the pressure at the top when they host Sheffield United on Saturday. An own goal by Phil Ifil gave Argyle a deserved lead after just eleven minutes, but after the break the home side went through the gears and they established a three goal cushion on the hours thanks to goals in quick succession from Jermaine Easter from close range then Steve MacLean. Kevin ....

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Argyle News Round Up #3

Argyle News WOTTON FUTURE IN MIDFIELD Argyle boss Paul Sturrock reckons Paul Wotton can offer more as a midfielder to Argyle in future. Read more at the Evening Herald. ALBION NO PUSHOVERS Paul Sturrock has warned his side to be wary of the threat West Brom will pose in Saturday's game. Find out more on the Official Site COLCHESTER TICKET DEAL Argyle are offering season ticket holders a special deal to bring a friend to the Colchester game on Tuesday March 4 at a special rate. ....

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Sturrock Cagey Over Anderson Future

Argyle boss Paul Sturrock is being cagey about whether he intends to extend the loan of Sunderland defender Russell Anderson. The Scotland international arrived just over a week ago and has featured in the wins against Southampton and Burnley, but with Marcel Seip and Mat Double close to recovery from injuries, Sturrock refused to be drawn on the 29-year-old's fuuture. 'I've not given any thoughts about asking for any extension to his present arrangement - it is not in my mindset.' he ....

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Argyle News Round Up #2

FIRST MATCH FOR SANDOR Hungarian international Gyorgy Sandor completed his first game for Argyle but couldn't stop the reserves losing at Yeovil. Read more at the Evening Herald . BAGGIES TICKETS GONE Argyle have sold their ticket allocation for the crunch promotion clash at West Brom on Saturday. Find out more on the Official Site PEJIC'S DISAPPOINTMENT Mike Pejic, Arygle's head of youth has expressed his regret at the way the youngsters crashed out of the FA Youth Cup at the hands of ....

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Argyle Dumped Out Of Youth Cup By Manchester City

Argyle's youngsters were dumped out of the FA Youth Cup quarter final at Home Park by an impressive Manchester City side who were well worth their 4-1 win. City were two up before the interval and four goals to the good when Jarred Stevens fired home Argyle's consolation goal in the last minute. Although Argyle were finally shown up in a competition where they have claimed some notable scalps, including Premier League Portsmouth, the club can take a lot of heart from the fact that Mike ....

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Sturrock: Home Park Must Become A Fortress

Argyle boss Paul Sturrock has called on his team to make Home Park a fortress in the crucial play-off run-in.   And he also wants to put right one of Argyle’s worst performances of the season as they take on Burnley at home on Saturday (3pm).   That came as Argyle lost 1-0 at Turf Moor just five weeks ago, a result which had seemingly left their play-off hopes in shreds. Subsequent draws against Saints and Ipswich, then a defeat at home to Hull left Argyle well off the ....

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Argyle Snap Up Two Scotland Internationals On Loan

Argyle could be fielding two debutants against Southampton at St Mary’s on Tuesday night after Scotland internationals Russell Anderson and Gary Teale, from Sunderland and Derby respectively, completed loan moves to Home Park.   Scotland international defender Anderson (29) has endured a difficult season with injuries after moving to Sunderland from Aberdeen for £1 million last summer and is looking to get some first team action to get his season going again. Teale, also ....

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Saints In Disarray As New Boss Pearson Looks To Stop Rot Against Argyle

Argyle head along the south coast to Southampton on Tuesday night looking for all three points against a Saints side looking is disarray after their FA Cup exit at the hands of Bristol Rovers.  The clash at St Mary’s (7.45pm) will also be a significant one for Argyle boss Paul Sturrock as he returns to the club who fired him rather unceremoniously in 2004. That decision has come back to haunt Saints as since then they have struggled to find the right blend on an off the field, ....

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Sandor To Wear Green

Gyorgy Sandor, the Hungarian international midfielder who signed on loan from FC Ujpest in January is expected to make his first start in a green shirt when he plays for the reserves against Swindon Town on Wednesday.  The 23 year-old joined Argyle carrying two injuries; damage to his medial knee ligament and a partially torn hamstring. The highly rated youngster has now completed a full training session and with support from physio Paul Maxwell is ready to play a competitive match.....

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Mackie Plans To Get Better Still

Basking in the glory of his stunning two-goal debut for Argyle - the first a record-breaker - Jamie Mackie has pledged to work hard ti improve his game still further. Mackie, who complted a £145,000 move from Blue Square Premier side Exeter in the transfer window netterd after just 11 seconds after coming on as a second hald sub for Jermaine Easter. But despite netting a second five minutes from the end the 22-year-old refuses to get carried away: 'I'm here to develop as a player ....

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Argyle Look To Build On Saturday's Result

Argyle are hoping for a bumper gate against Barnsley by announcing under 18s can attend the game for just a pound as they look to consolidate their position on the fringes of the play-offs.   With many children on half term, it is hoped the offer will prove an attractive one with Argyle looking to build on their impressive 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday.   Argyle are giving alate fitness test to Marcel Seip, who has missed the past four games with a groin injury, but ....

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Ollie Finding It Hard To Move On...

Ian Holloway is finding it hard to move on after his Leicester side lost to his former club on Saturday as he reiterated his intention to pursue Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton through the courts. Stapleton made a number of allegations on the official site about Holloway’s conduct before he left Home Park for the Walkers Stadium in November and Holloway isn’t prepared to let bygones be bygones. ‘I'll be talking to Paul through my lawyers. It's as simple as that. Because of ....

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Sturrock Brings A Touch Of Class At Last...

Paul Sturrock finally brought a bit of decorum to the rumbling row between Argyle and Leicester by praising his predecessor Ian Holloway’s role in establishing Plymouth firmly in the Championship.   And Sturrock also emphasized the match between Argyle and Leicester on Saturday would still only be worth the regulation three points.   ‘It is three points that two sets of players are playing for and that is the way it should be approached. It is a game for three points ....

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'i'll Sue' Says Holloway As Row Rumbles On

Just when you thought it was safe to start concentrating on a football match on Saturday, the ante was upped yet again as former Argyle boss Ian Holloway is now threatening to sue over Chairman Paul Stapleton’s comments on the club’s official website on Wednesday.   Seeing as Ollie’s in litigious mood we’d better not repeat the allegations, but safe to say sweetness and light is unlikely to be in abundance at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday as Argyle go ....

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New-look Argyle Hope To Pull Off Tiger Feat

New-look Argyle look to get their play-off bid back on track when they entertain Hull at Home Park on Saturday just four weeks after seeing off the Tigers in the FA Cup.   Midfielder Chris Clark, so impressive at Portsmouth last Saturday in the Cup, is set to make his home debut and new centre back Jim Paterson also features in the squad. He could be needed as Marcel Seip faces a late fitness text on a groin injury.   Paterson, who arrived from Motherwell in the week, knows all ....

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