2007–08 Plymouth Argyle F.C. season

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Plymouth Argyle
Season 2007-08
League League Championship
Manager Paul Sturrock
Chairman Paul Stapleton
League position 10th
Top goalscorer League: Ebanks-Blake (11)
All: Ebanks-Blake (12)
Highest attendance Home: 17,511 v Watford (22 March 2008)
Away: 25,434 v Norwich City (4 December 2007)
Lowest attendance Home: 5,133 v Doncaster (28 August 2007)


Home League: 10,451 v Crystal Palace (2 October 2007)
Away: 4,833 v Colchester (6 November 2007)

FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 3rd round

This article shows statistics of individual players for the football club Plymouth Argyle. It also lists all matches played by the club in the 2007-08 season.

Review and events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2007-08 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

  • 5 July: Argyle target Kevin Gallen, who was previously on loan to Argyle, signs with MK Dons.[1]
  • 5 July: Gary Sawyer signs a three year contract extension, keeping him at the club until summer 2010.[2]
  • 20 July: New kit is announced.[3]
  • 23 July: Argyle arrive in Austria for their pre-season tour.[4]
  • 3 August: Dan Gosling is called up the England U17 squad for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[5]
  • 3 August: Damon Lenszner resigns from the Board of Directors.[6]
  • 18 August: Ian Holloway misses the home game against Ipswich Town after being rushed to hospital[7] with kidney stones.[8]
  • 21 August: Club captain Paul Wotton returns to action after nearly nine months out through injury.[9]
  • 15 September: Dan Gosling signs a three year contract extension, keeping him at the club until summer 2010.[10]
  • 8 October: On loan defender Larrys Mabiala returns to P.S.G for treatment on his injured kneed. Larrys had was still yet to make an appearance for Argyle.[11]
  • 19 October: Bojan Djordjic has his contract terminated with the club.[12]
  • 21 November: Manager Ian Holloway resigned from Plymouth Argyle, signing a contract with Leicester City F.C. days later.[13]
  • 27 November: Paul Sturrock is appointed manager of Plymouth Argyle for the second time.[14]
  • 13 December: Paul Wotton plays his first game on over a year, in a 2-0 win reserve team victory over Exeter City.[15]
  • 3 January: Dan Gosling's £1.5m transfer to Everton is a new club record fee received for a player. He is also Argyle's first 1 million pound player.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  FRA Larrieu 38 EU 2000 214 0 2008 Free
23 GK  ENG McCormick 31 EU 1999 136 0 2009 Youth system
13 CB  FRA Doumbe 35 EU 2004 111 3 2008 Free
19 CB  NED Seip 32 EU 2006 71 3 2009 Free
5 CB  HUN Timár 35 EU 2007 (Winter) 35 4 2009 £ 75k
18 LB  ENG Sawyer 29 EU 2004 40 0 2010 Youth system
26 CM  FRA Abdou 30 EU 2007 15 1 2008 Free
20 CM  ENG Summerfield 26 EU 2004 31 2 2008 Youth system
16 LM  HUN Halmosi 35 EU 2007 (Winter) 47 7 2010 £400k
14 CF  NZL Fallon 32 EU 2007 (Winter) 30 3 2009 £300k
36 CF  WAL Easter 32 EU 2008 (Winter) 14 2 £210k
25 CF  ENG Mackie 29 EU 2008 (Winter) 2 2 2010 £145k
  • Last updated: 2 January 2008
  • Source: pafc.com, players' Wikipedia articles, ESPN (for appearances and goals)
  • Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).
  • Player must own an EU passport or be a full, current, 'A' international to legally play in English football. (Source)
  • Squad size is unlimited.

Squad stats[edit]

Total League Championship FA Cup Football League Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls


1 GK  FRA Larrieu 15 15 15


2 RB  ENG Connolly 27 27 1 24 1 3


19 CB  NED Seip 29 29 1 26 1 3


5 CB  HUN Timár 24 24 3 21 3 3


17 LB  ENG Hodges 20 24 1 22 2 1


7 RM  ENG Norris 28 28 5 26 5 2


4 CM  FRA Nalis 23 24 23 1


8 CM  HUN Buzsáky 10 13 11 2


16 LM  HUN Halmosi 26 28 3 26 3 2


10 CF  JAM
 ENG
Hayles 22 24 2 23 2 1


9 CF  ENG Ebanks-Blake 22 28 12 25 11 3 1


23 GK  ENG McCormick 14 14 11 3


13 CB  FRA Doumbe 5 7 7


18 LB  ENG Sawyer 11 14 12 2


29 RM  ENG Martin 10 12 2 12 2


22 RM  ENG Gosling 5 10 10


26 CM  FRA Abdou 9 15 1 14 1 1


28 CB  SCO Laird 1 1 1


20 CM  ENG Summerfield 1 2 1 2 1


11 CF  ENG Chadwick 5 12 2 9 2 3


14 CF  NZL Fallon 4 15 2 13 2 2


36 CF  WAL Easter 5 9 2 9 2


37 CF  ENG Jutkiewicz 1 1


27 CF  ENG Reid 1 2 2


32 LM  SWE Djordjic 1 2 1 1


25 LM  ENG Dickson 1 1


24 CF  ENG Barnes 1 1


15 CM  ENG Wotton


Last updated: 2 January 2008
Source: Match reports in competitive matches
Ordered by start team and position on pitch
0 shown as blank

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
26 DM Abdou EU  FRA 30 Signed Green tickY Sedan Summer 2008 Free
6 DF Mabiala EU  FRA 27 Loan Green tickY Paris Saint-Germain Summer 2008 Loan Source
29 MF Martin EU  ENG 27 Loan Green tickY Manchester United Summer 2008 Loan Source
36 CF Easter EU  WAL 32 Transfer Green tickY Wycombe Wanderers Winter 2008 £210k Source
37 CF Jutkiewicz EU  ENG 25 Loan Green tickY Everton Winter 2008 Loan Source
8 CM Folly EU  FRA 28 Transfer Green tickY Sheffield Wednesday Winter 2008 £xxxk Source

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Status
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
27 CF Reid EU  ENG 26 Loan Green tickY Wycombe Wanderers Summer Loan Source
28 CB Laird EU  SCO 26 Loan Green tickY Torquay United Summer Loan Source
1 GK Larrieu EU  FRA 38 Loan Green tickY Yeovil Town Summer Loan Source
32 MF Djordjic EU  SWE 32 Released Green tickY Summer Released Source
25 LM Dickson EU  ENG 27 Loan Green tickY Brentford Summer Loan Source
24 CF Barnes EU  ENG 18 Loan Green tickY Oxford United Summer Loan Source
8 CM Buzsáky EU  HUN 32 Transfer Green tickY Queens Park Rangers Winter £500k Source
10 CF Hayles EU  JAM
 ENG
42 Transfer Green tickY Leicester City Winter £150k Source
22 RM Gosling EU  ENG 24 Transfer Green tickY Everton Winter £1.5m Source
9 CF Ebanks-Blake EU  ENG 28 Transfer Green tickY Wolverhampton Wanderers Winter £1.5m Source]
7 RM Norris EU  ENG 33 Transfer Green tickY Ipswich Town Winter £3.0m Source]

Last updated: 2 January 2008
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Team Kit[edit]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Ginsters

Home
Away

Source: Plymouth Argyle article on 8 August 2007

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
League Championship 12th 11 August 2007
Football League Cup 1st round 3rd round 3rd Round 14 August 2007 26 September 2007
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd round 5 January 2008

Last updated: 24 October 2007
Source: Competitions

Results[edit]

League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 10 8 8 35 29 +6 38 5 6 2 19 12 +7 5 2 6 16 17 −1

Last updated: 2 January 2008.
Source: The Football League

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H H A H A H A A H
Result W D L D D W L D W D W W L L D W W L W L D W L W D L W D L W L D L D L

Last updated: 2 January 2008.
Source: Match Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

See also: FA Cup 2007-08
M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 11 August 2007 League Championship 1 A Hull City 3 – 2
2 14 August 2007 Football League Cup 1st round H Wycombe Wanderers 2 – 1
3 18 August 2007 League Championship 2 H Ipswich Town 1 – 1
4 25 August 2007 League Championship 3 A Barnsley 2 – 3
5 28 August 2007 Football League Cup 2nd round H Doncaster Rovers 2 – 0
6 1 September 2007 League Championship 4 H Leicester City 0 – 0
7 15 September 2007 League Championship 5 H Cardiff City Wales 2 – 2
8 18 September 2007 League Championship 6 A Queens Park Rangers 2 – 0
9 22 September 2007 League Championship 7 A Stoke City 2 – 3
10 26 September 2007 Football League Cup 3rd round A West Ham United 0 – 1
11 29 September 2007 League Championship 8 H Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 1
12 2 October 2007 League Championship 9 H Crystal Palace 1 – 0
13 6 October 2007 League Championship 10 A Blackpool 0 – 0
14 20 October 2007 League Championship 11 H Coventry City 1 – 0
15 23 October 2007 League Championship 12 A Charlton Athletic 2 – 1
16 27 October 2007 League Championship 13 A Preston North End 0 – 2
17 3 November 2007 League Championship 14 H Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 2
18 6 November 2007 League Championship 15 A Colchester United 1 – 1
19 10 November 2007 League Championship 16 H Norwich City England 3 – 0
20 24 November 2007 League Championship 17 A Sheffield United 1 – 0
21 28 November 2007 League Championship 18 H West Bromwich Albion 1 – 2
22 1 December 2007 League Championship 19 H Scunthorpe United 3 – 0
23 4 December 2007 League Championship 20 A Norwich City England 1 – 2
24 8 December 2007 League Championship 21 H Bristol City 1 – 1
25 15 December 2007 League Championship 22 A Watford 1 – 0
26 22 December 2007 League Championship 23 A Crystal Palace 1 – 2
27 26 December 2007 League Championship 24 H Queens Park Rangers 2 – 1
28 29 December 2007 League Championship 25 H Stoke City 2 – 2
29 1 January 2008 League Championship 26 A Wales Cardiff City Wales 0 – 1
30 5 January 2008 FA Cup 3rd round H Hull City 3 – 2
31 12 January 2008 League Championship 27 A Burnley 0 – 1
32 19 January 2008 League Championship 28 H Southampton England 1 – 1
33 26 January 2008 FA Cup 4R A Portsmouth 1 – 2
34 29 January 2008 League Championship 29 A Ipswich Town 0 – 0
35 2 February 2008 League Championship 30 H Hull City 0 – 1
36 9 February 2008 League Championship 31 Leicester City 1 – 0
37 12 February 2008 League Championship 32 H Barnsley 3 – 0
38 19 February 2008 League Championship 33 A Southampton England 2 – 0
39 23 February 2008 League Championship 34 H Burnley 3 – 1
40 1 March 2008 League Championship 35 A West Bromwich Albion 0 – 3
41 4 March 2008 League Championship 36 H Colchester United 4 – 1
42 8 March 2008 League Championship 37 H Sheffield United 0 – 1
43 11 March 2008 League Championship 38 Scunthorpe United 0 – 1
44 15 March 2008 League Championship 39 A Bristol City 2 – 1
45 22 March 2008 League Championship 40 H Watford 1 – 1
46 29 March 2008 League Championship 41 A Coventry City 1 – 3
47 5 April 2008 League Championship 42 H Charlton Athletic 1 – 2
48 14 April 2008 League Championship 43 A Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 1
49 19 April 2008 League Championship 44 H Preston North End 2 – 2
50 26 April 2008 League Championship 45 H Blackpool 3 – 0
51 4 May 2008 League Championship 46 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 – 1

Last updated: 2 January 2008
Source: The Football League, FA Cup 2007-08 and League Cup 2007-08
1Plymouth Argyle goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Plymouth Argyle.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Pre-season[edit]

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Scorers
GD
1 11 July 2007 A Weston-super-Mare A.F.C. 1 - 0 Hodges 19' 1
2 14 July 2007 A Torquay United 0 - 1 -1
3 17 July 2007 A Yeovil Town 2 - 1 Buzsáky 7'
Ebanks-Blake 55' (pen)
1
4 18 July 2007 A Liskeard Athletic 5 - 0 Chadwick 5', 11'
Kendall 16'
Fallon 45'
Samba 75'
5
5 21 July 2007 A Cambridge United 2 - 1 Norris 19'
Ebanks-Blake 78'
1
6 24 July 2007 Austria N Austria Gençlerbirliği Turkey 1 - 1 Reid 86' 0
7 27 July 2007 Austria N Austria Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 1 - 1 Buzsáky 69' 0
8 31 July 2007 A Paulton Rovers 4 - 0 Dickson 37'
Chadwick 48', 73'
McVeigh 84'
4
9 1 August 2007 A Truro City 4 - 0 Halmosi
Reid (2)
Buzsáky
4
10 4 August 2007 H Bristol Rovers 7 - 3 Halmosi 6'
Fallon 23', 25'
Norris 31'
Buzsáky 53'
McVeigh 68, 83'
4

Last updated: 7 August 2007
1Plymouth Argyle goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Plymouth Argyle.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sawyer signs extension". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "New Kit". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Loipersdorf arrival". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Peacock names squad". The FA. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Club statement". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  7. ^ "Club statement". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  8. ^ "Take on kidneys". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  9. ^ "Wottsy is back". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Dan good show". PAFC official site. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  11. ^ "Mabiala setback" (PDF). PAFC official site. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  12. ^ "Bogone Djordjic" (PDF). PAFC official site. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  13. ^ "Official Statement". LCFC official site. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2007. 
  14. ^ "Welcome Home Luggy". PAFC official site. Retrieved 3 December 2007. 
  15. ^ "Sore, but happy.". PAFC official site. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2007.