Referee John Busby left the pitch to loud jeers from the Green Army after Plymouth Argyle beat Walsall 2-1 at Home Park on Tuesday night. Even though the fans were jubilant after the Pilgrims picked up their fourth consecutive League One win, they still wanted to show what they thought about the Oxfordshire official. They were angered by a series of baffling decisions by Busby throughout the game. Walsall appeared determined to stop Argyle’s in-form playmaker Ruben Lameiras by fair means or foul. That led to a number of crunching challenges on him, some of which should have been dealt with more severely by Busby. It all seemed to be designed to stop the Pilgrims from getting into their flow, and a stronger referee than Busby would have taken firmer action. The Green Army were also infuriated that Busby seemed ready to be much stricter with Argyle when it came to awarding free-kicks against them. Busby was the referee who red-carded Argyle manager Derek Adams and Southend United … [Read more...] about Was this the worst refereeing performance at Home Park this season?
Plymouth Argyle are likely to face action from the Football Association after a smoke bomb was let off during their last game at Home Park. The incident occurred at the Devonport End during the second half of the 2-1 League One victory over Coventry City at the weekend. Now Argyle have warned supporters they will be banned from attending any football match in this country for at least three years if they use, or even attempt to use, a pyrotechnic device. A club statement read: “In accordance with the EFL Clubs’ Charter, which all 72 EFL clubs signed up to last season, the use of pyrotechnics, such as smoke devices and flares, is strictly prohibited at the ground. “The charter states that any fan found attempting to bring pyrotechnics into any football stadium in England or Wales, or identified discharging them while inside a stadium, will be issued with a ban of not less than three seasons. That ban will apply to every ground in the country. “The club is already … [Read more...] about Argyle issue warning to fans over use of pyrotechnics at Home Park
Windsor put in-form Bicester to the sword in emphatic fashion at Home Park on Saturday, running in a host of tries in a 59-0 whitewash. Bicester had put together an eight game unbeaten run after making a less than impressive start to the campaign, but they came up against a side playing on another level in Windsor on Saturday. The tries were shared around between Michael Curtis, Luke Budd, Michael Skevington, Jack Bingham, James Cullen (three), James Winter and Christopher Emmett. Jack Gaylor also did his bit with the boot, putting over seven conversions. As statements go this was pretty convincing from Windsor, after last weekend’s win over Reading RFC which disappointed coach Anthony Andrews. They continue to lead Southern Counties North by six points, after closest rivals Buckingham beat Aylesbury 32-5 to pick up a bonus point win. Windsor host eighth placed Reading Abbey on Saturday. Elsewhere in the division Marlow gained revenge over Slough RFC, beating them 35-17 in an … [Read more...] about Leaders Windsor put in-form Bicester to the sword at Home Park
A new play park in Coldstream’s Home Park has moved a step closer after the Coldstream Common Good Working Group at Scottish Borders Council gave it their seal of approval. The common good group - which includes the three Mid Berwickshire councillors John Greenwell, Donald Moffat and Mark Rowley - agreed that part of the council’s planned investment in outdoor community spaces should be used to create a new children’s play area in Coldstream’s Home Park. The location of the play area - near the war memorial entrance of the park below the football pitch - was also agreed,Group chairman John Greenwell said: “COPP (Coldstream Open Playpark Project) have done a great job in consulting with the local community and that is why SBC are able to push ahead so quickly. It is hoped that by June 19 Coldstream will have a brilliant play park that will be accessible for every child.”In their report to the common good working group, SBC officers explained: … [Read more...] about Home Park is set to get a new play area
A group of Argyle fans who have raised thousands of pounds for the club and local good causes have started work on a major new project at Home Park. The £1.1 million Green Taverners Suite and Supporters’ Bar at Home Park should be ready to open in July 2019. The project is being funded entirely by the Green Taverners and investors and will be operated by the Taverners on a five-year lease from Plymouth Argyle. It will be a two-storey structure, built in a similar area to where the Far Post Club used to be situated. Investors in the project will receive their money back over a five to seven-year period. It has taken longer than expected to get to the stage where work has begun but the Green Taverners’ Gary McGuire believes it is now all systems go. McGuire told Plymouth Live: “For everybody, it’s just a massive relief. We have been working with our investors, our builders and our partners to try to get this project rolling. “Considering the amount of … [Read more...] about The brand new pub being built next to Home Park