2002–03 Plymouth Argyle F.C. season

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Plymouth Argyle
2002–03 season
Chairman Paul Stapleton
Manager Paul Sturrock
Second Division 8th
FA Cup Third Round (eliminated by Dagenham & Redbridge)
League Cup First Round (eliminated by Crystal Palace)
Football League Trophy Second Round (eliminated by Brentford)
Top goalscorer League:
Marino Keith (11)

All:
Marino Keith (12)
Highest home attendance 11,922 (vs Bristol City, 26 August 2002)
Lowest home attendance 6,835 (vs Brentford, 22 March 2003)
Average home league attendance 8,980

The 2002–03 football season was Plymouth Argyle Football Club's 99th consecutive season as a professional club. It began on 1 July 2002, and concluded on 30 June 2003, although competitive games were only played between August and May.

Season summary[edit]

The club began the 2002–03 season in the Football League Second Division, following their promotion from the Third Division.[1] They finished in a creditable 8th position, with a record of 17 wins, 14 draws, and 15 defeats, from 46 games. Their leading goalscorer was Marino Keith with 12 goals in all competitions. The club reached the Third Round of the FA Cup, drawing 2–2 at home with Dagenham & Redbridge before losing the replay 2–0. They entered the League Cup at the First Round stage and were eliminated away to Crystal Palace 2–1 after extra-time. They also competed in the Football League Trophy where they reached the Second Round before being defeated 2–0 at home by Brentford. Notable players to begin their careers with the Pilgrims this season included David Norris, Tony Capaldi, Hasney Aljofree, and Nathan Lowndes.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss

Football League[edit]

For more information, see Football League Second Division.

League Table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 11 12 66 57 +9 80
8 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 14 15 63 52 +11 65
9 Luton Town 46 17 14 15 67 62 +5 65

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2002–03 FA Cup.

First Round

Second Round

Third Round

Third Round Replay

Football League Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2002–03 Football League Cup.

First Round

Football League Trophy[edit]

For more information, see Football League Trophy.

Southern Section First Round

Southern Section Second Round

Squad details[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Key

  † Permanent player left club during the season.
  ‡ On loan at Plymouth Argyle from another club during season.
  ¤ On loan to another club from Plymouth Argyle during season.
  * First appearance(s) for Plymouth Argyle.

# = Squad number; Pos = Playing position; P = Number of games played; G = Number of goals scored; A yellow card = Yellow cards; A red card = Red cards; GK = Goalkeeper; DF = Defender; MF = Midfielder; FW = Forward

Statistics do not include minor competitions or games played for other clubs. All players who were provided a squad number during the 2002–03 season are included.[2]

# Pos Name P G P G P G P G A yellow card A red card Notes
League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline [3][4][5]
1 GK Larrieu, RomainRomain Larrieu 43 0 4 0 1 0 48 0 0 0
2 DF Worrell, DavidDavid Worrell 43 0 4 0 1 0 48 0 4 0
3 DF McGlinchey, BrianBrian McGlinchey 19 1 2 0 0 0 21 1 4 1
4 MF Friio, DavidDavid Friio 36 6 4 1 1 0 41 7 8 0
5 DF Coughlan, GrahamGraham Coughlan 42 5 4 0 1 0 47 5 3 0
6 DF Taylor, CraigCraig Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 MF Beresford, DavidDavid Beresford 15 0 0 0 0 0 15* 0 0 0
8 FW Lowndes, NathanNathan Lowndes 16 2 0 0 1 0 17* 2 4 0
9 FW Evans, MickeyMickey Evans 42 4 4 1 1 0 47 5 3 0
10 FW Stonebridge, IanIan Stonebridge 37 5 4 2 1 0 42 7 1 0
11 MF Phillips, MartinMartin Phillips 24 2 2 0 1 0 27 2 3 0
12 MF Adams, SteveSteve Adams 37 2 4 0 1 0 42 2 2 0
13 MF McAnespie, KieranKieran McAnespie 4 0 0 0 0 0 4* 0 0 0
14 MF Hodges, LeeLee Hodges 39 2 3 0 1 0 43 2 0 0
15 DF Wotton, PaulPaul Wotton 43 8 4 3 1 0 48 11 6 0
16 MF Lopes, OsvaldoOsvaldo Lopes 9 0 1 0 1 0 11* 0 0 0
17 MF Smith, GrantGrant Smith 5 1 0 0 0 0 5* 1 1 0
17 FW Yetton, StewartStewart Yetton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 DF Aljofree, HasneyHasney Aljofree 19 1 1 0 1 0 21 1 3 0
19 FW Keith, MarinoMarino Keith 37 11 4 0 0 0 41 11 2 0
20 MF Bent, JasonJason Bent 25 1 2 0 0 0 27 1 2 1
21 FW Sturrock, BlairBlair Sturrock 20 1 3 0 1 1 24 2 0 0
22 MF Broad, JoeJoe Broad 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
23 GK McCormick, LukeLuke McCormick 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
24 DF Malcolm, StuartStuart Malcolm 3 0 0 0 0 0 3* 0 0 0
25 MF Heaney, NeilNeil Heaney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Norris, DavidDavid Norris 33 6 3 0 0 0 36* 6 4 0
27 DF Barras, TonyTony Barras 4 0 0 0 0 0 4* 0 0 0
27 MF Capaldi, TonyTony Capaldi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1* 0 0 0
29 MF Bernard, PaulPaul Bernard 10 0 0 0 0 0 10* 0 1 0
29 GK Milosevic, DannyDanny Milosevic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1* 0 0 0
30 DF Connolly, PaulPaul Connolly 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
33 GK Williams, DannyDanny Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In

Date Player From Fee
8 July 2002 England David Beresford Hull City Free
8 July 2002 England Nathan Lowndes Livingston Undisclosed
13 August 2002 Scotland Stuart Malcolm St Johnstone Free
30 August 2002 England Hasney Aljofree Dundee United Free
14 December 2002 England David Norris Bolton Wanderers £25,000
23 December 2002 Scotland Paul Bernard Barnsley Free
27 March 2003 Scotland Kieran McAnespie Fulham Free
30 April 2003 Northern Ireland Tony Capaldi Birmingham City Free

Out

Date Player To Fee
6 September 2002 Scotland Martin Gritton Torquay United Free
9 September 2002 England Sean Evers Woking Free
18 December 2002 England Neil Heaney Free Agent Released
1 January 2003 England Kevin Wills Torquay United Free
2 June 2003 France Osvaldo Lopes Free Agent Released
13 June 2003 England Craig Taylor Torquay United Free

Loans[edit]

In

Start date Player To End date
9 October 2002 England David Norris Bolton Wanderers 13 December 2002
6 November 2002 Australia Danny Milosevic Leeds United 10 November 2002
20 November 2002 England Tony Barras Walsall 1 January 2003
11 March 2003 Scotland Grant Smith Sheffield United 4 May 2003

Out In

Start date Player From End date
5 August 2002 Scotland Martin Gritton Torquay United 5 September 2002
29 November 2002 England Kevin Wills Torquay United 29 December 2002
24 February 2003 England Craig Taylor Torquay United 4 May 2003

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