Plymouth Fans Snap Up Tickets For Long Newcastle Trek


The prospect facing Plymouth Argyle supporters, The Green Army, this Saturday is a 820 mile round trip to Newcastle.

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On Saturday current Championship leaders Newcastle will face Plymouth at St James’ Park, in a game that should have the biggest crowd so far this season in attendance, and which is expected to be anywhere north of the 45,000 mark.

Newcastle have averaged 40,000 is their 3 home league games so far this season in the second division, and we expect that to rise as (if) the lads keep winning their games and playing with tremendous spirit and class – a lot different than last season for sure.

But a good win against Blackpool on Wednesday evening could increase the crowd even further.

It will be the first time the Pilgrims have played on Tyneside since September, 1991, when th game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Despite the long trek there has still been a huge demand for tickets, despite the travelling involved, and that says a lot for the Plymouth Argyle supporters.

Apparently, more than 1,900 tickets have already been sold, and fans are snapping them up from the box office at Home Park at a very rapid pace, and their ticket allocation is likely to be sold out soon.

The local Daily Herald paper is reporting there will be at least six Travel Club coaches leaving at 4:00 AM on Saturday morning, while many supporters have booked plane flights to the North East.

Hotel accommodation has not been easy to find either in the Newcastle area, because the Great North Run, which starts in Newcastle and finishes in South Shields, is taking place the day after the game.

Newcastle will be looking to get all 3 points from the game, as they will in almost every game this season, and certainly at home at the St. James’ Park Cathedral.

But of course nothing is ever certain in life or in football, as we all found out last season, when we were surprisingly, but deservedly relegated.

The Newcastle players lads have been  great so far this season, and hopefully are on their way to restoring some of the broken pride on Tyneside.

And with Alan Smith hopefully returning from his one match ban for the red card he received yesterday at Cardiff, after another man of the match performance, here’s a player who will be on display, who has been little short of an inspiration to both the Newcastle club and fans this season.

It should be a good game on Saturday, and a game we think we can win if the lads continue to show the tremendous team spirit, mixed in with grit and pride, that has been on display in all our games this season.

Howay The Lads!!

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53 comments so far

  • davis_toons

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #1

    We will be looking for the win again!

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Cant take Plymouth fans seriously after watching the Aviva advert with Paul Whitehouse in.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #3

    yeh well sed bigbadbob but dont underestimate any team, this is football but i’m sure we’ll come out on top!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #4

    dont take plymouth fans seriously mate, they only popped outa the woodwork when they got promoted to the championship it was unreal man

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  • Doocey

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Plymouth aren’t great but Blackpool will be our toughest test.
    They like it Bolton style.

    A little bit of passing an movement and we could win 3-0.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #6

    GREEN ARRRRRMMMMY!

    Sorry, the advert told me to do it. And there i suppose is the truth that advertising does actually work lol

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  • woodsee

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Plymouth fans have joined up eyebrows and hairy cheeks

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh my god, no wayyyyyyyy!!!!

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #9

    They’ll probably get a nose bleed this far up north!..

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  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #10

    I feel wins comin up against Blackpool and Plymouth. Hope we continue the streak. for God’s sake, we GOTTA beat these teams. Will deffo be happy to get Smithie back for Plymouth. I’m glad he got that red card. Had he not, they may have scored on us at the very end. Gutted if that had happened…

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #11

    8 Toon_Factor // Sep 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Oh my god, no wayyyyyyyy!!!!

    What u on about?

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  • laurent32

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #12

    i think blackpool on wed is going to be a tough game, its one we really could have done with smith for. i thought butt looked crap again at the weekend, hopefully he’l not get too found out if we play 5 in the midfield again. saturday has to be a home win though.

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  • laurent32

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Stuart79 // Sep 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    8 Toon_Factor // Sep 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Oh my god, no wayyyyyyyy!!!!

    What u on about?

    stuart i think he may be referring to that annoying advert with the smiley faces that comes up on here sometimes and plays that really annoying omg message. does my head in if my volumes on loud n it keeps doin it.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #14

    If any team really does its homework we will come unstuck – and once one of these moderate sized towns turns us over the rest of the fizzy league extras will be all over us like a Lilliputians tea party.

    Ashley, I truly despise you for leaving us so vulnerable. Chris, listen up, hit Blackpool with a blood and thunder attacking 4-3-3 from the off – and that’ll shut ’em all up for the moment. We need more than just a plan B to keep ’em all guessing this season. Live televised football only works against us in the long run.

    PS: It killed Music Hall as well…..

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  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #15

    PPS: Firefox Adblocker is a godsend when using this site….

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #16

    laurent32

    Precisely

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  • Alex

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #17

    I wonder how Argyles players will react when they run out to 40,000 plus (Hope its 50,ooo)geordies screaming for a win . Most if not all of them will never have played in front of such a crowd in such a stadium .

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Safari gets rid of all the ad pap!..

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  • toonsy

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #19

    I like the ads on this site!

    *sarcasm*

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #20

    I think we should have more than enough of the grass to take care of these guys no problem. I just hope the injury list doesn’t grow on the beach on wednesday. To be honest, am glad ‘The Central Element’ aint active any longer. Went on the drink with them in the mid 80’s. Made West Ham / Millwall look like a tea dance!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Punk Skunk

    I hope so, mate. I am downloading Safari now and it is taking f*****g ages, lol.

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #22

    @Dragonera, if you use ebay, do not under any circumstance use Safari for paypal transactions. If you want to use the web safely, use firefox or opera. Far superior, and designed for men not idiots.

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #23

    No offence @ Punk Skunk like, just google browser security and follow the advice. Anyway, back to the footy, anybody got any predictions for the next 2 games?

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  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #24

    G-

    The Central Element? Forgive my yank ignorance, but what was that? And made the ICF look like a tea party? Jeez.

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  • Bucks mag

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Get in you Janner!

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  • original kash

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Has anyone read that Michael Mifsud is available on a free?!

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  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #27

    G-

    Nevermind. I found it. Freakin’ hooligans…

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #28

    G

    I think Plymouth will be a relatively comfortable win. Blackpool are a slightly different element and i hope the team can pass the test. They ain’t hald bad at home and i can see us conceding if we get complaicent.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #29

    *half
    *complacent

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #30

    @ O Kash, heard Misfud had signed for Barnsley? Can’t be bothered to google it, so it might not be true, just somthing a guy at work told me.

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  • batty

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #31

    think we will draw against blackpool and beat plymouth

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #32

    G

    Just downloaded Opera and it is quality. Cheers for that one.

    Batty

    Would probably agree with that

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  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #33

    When is Shola supposed to be back again? Wot about Jonas?

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  • jordi

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #34

    @Jinky

    lol’d at the Liliputians tea party comment.

    @O’Hurley

    In the previous thread you talked about moving RTaylor to RB. Do you not think Simpson has been good at RB? I think he’s been excellent, looks really comfortable on the ball but is probably better going forward than defending but still better than R Taylor at RB.

    @everyone
    If you can get Firefox and adblock you’ll never see another ad on this site. Ever. I realise some can’t (I’m stuck with IE at work but the ads are still blocked :D)

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #35

    OHurley

    I think Jonas is due back at the end of the month. Shola is a while away i think. At least another month.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Jordi

    Opera is just the same. I haven’t had one single “oh my god, no wayyy” since downloading lol.

    Prior to the Cardiff game i thought Taylor was better at RB than Simpson, but if the young lad keeps playing the way he is we may find that our full back areas are our strongest positions. I honestly do feel that our fullbacks will prove their worth this season,

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  • jordi

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Dragonera

    I’ve never doubted Enriques defending ability (he’s fast and really strong on the ball) but his distribution is as woeful as my chat up technique!

    At Cardiff Simpson looked really good with the ball, composed, unhurried, confident. A lot like Guthrie in his first few games. He can only get better with more games imo.

    Quite liking the back 4 at this level. Not convinced by Colo’s defending yet but did really well for his goal so hopefully that’ll give him a boost and he’ll kick on.

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  • batty

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #38

    dragon simpsons done well since hes been here hasent he him flying up 1 side and enrique the other

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Jordi

    I see where you are coming from with Enrique. Defensively he is Premier League top 6 material, but his deliveries are far too inconsistent at the minute. They tend to go from inch perfect to miles off, with the latter occurring around 66% of the time.

    I, like you, have always said Enrique is a class act and will develop into a top class left back. I can even remember arguing with a fellow blogger around 18 months ago about Enrique being better than Shorey. No contest now imo. All Shorey can do is cross, nothing else.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Cardiff games finally been posted on Usenet about time too

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