Visiting Plymouth ?

Plymouth Argyle FC – Home Park 

Directions

From the North:
Travel on the A38 Devon Expressway until the junction with the A386, signposted Home Park, City Centre, Ferry Port, and Tavistock. At the roundabout as you come off the A38 take the second exit A386, signposted Plymouth Argyle Home Park, Ferry Port. Stay on this road for approximately a mile; the stadium is on your left.

From Cornwall:
Head towards Plymouth on the A38 and across the Tamar Bridge at Saltash. Stay on the A38 until the junction mentioned above but take the fifth exit off the roundabout. 

Parking

There is parking outside the ground for home and away supporters as well as a park and ride service from The George, Derriford. 

By Train

Plymouth railway station is about one and a half miles away, so either grab a cab or embark on the 20-30 minute walk. As you come out of the station turn right and down the hill and under the railway bridge. Just keep walking straight along this road and you will soon see the floodlights of the ground in the distance.  Time approx 5 hours return fare £92-50 please check with National Rail or www.thetrainline.com ……

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Clarke incident puts football into perspective

Nottingham Forest a-a Leicester City

(Match Abandoned at half time with Forest leading 1-0) 

The great Bill Shankly once said: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." 

After last night Bill, there won’t be anyone connected with Leicester City that would agree with you.  

The recent news of tragedies affecting Walsall, QPR and Sevilla have all been met with extreme sadness across the footballing world but when it happens to your own club like it did to us last night, then it really does hit home how irrelevant football is. 

Leicester fans first realised something was wrong when paramedics rushed down the tunnel following one of our coaching staff. This was to be followed by Martin Allen leading his players on to the pitch for the half time team talk. Many of us correctly assumed this was to allow medical care to be carried out although at the time no one realised the seriousness of it all. 

Delays to the start of the second half of firstly 15 minutes, then another 10 minutes were met by boos from both sets of fans but it was a lack of a reason why which caused these frustrations. Eventually Colin Calderwood and Martin Allen walked on to the pitch with the Forest chief explaining that both clubs had agreed to abandon the game due to “a serious illness to one of the Leicester players”. Allen, visibly shaken, stood and listened to this announcement before both managers headed down the tunnel….. 

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VALUE FOR MONEY AS CITY HIT FOUR

Leicester City 4 (1) v Watford 1 (0) 

The sun shines, more than 100 minutes of football, five goals, eleven bookings, two minor on-pitch melees and  a dodgy penalty in injury time; all in all a bumper return for the 21,000 who used their Bank Holiday Saturday to watch Leicester beat Watford 4-1. 

The second home game of the season saw a few more home debuts: Furlop in goal and Clarke at left back started, Kaebi came on as a sub in the second half. The player-huddle with which City preceded the kick-off to the Blackpool game was not repeated, and Watford – playing in all red – kicked off, with City old-boy Jordan Stewart on their left.   

City began with a kind of 4 – 3 – 1 – 2 formation.  The backs: N’Gotty on the right, Clarke on the left, McAuley and Kisnorbo in the centre.  The midfield: Hume on the right but tucked behind the forwards, Wesolowski and Clemence in the centre and Sheehan on the left.  Campbell and De Vries were up front. 

Furlop’s first action was uninspiring – flapping at a cross from the right wing after 30 seconds.  Indeed the first 14 minutes featured Watford getting far more crosses in from the right than was comfortable for City fans, with Clarke and Sheehan not forming a working partnership very quickly.  Shittu headed wide from close, and Watford looked more comfortable than City, but without creating clear chances. 

Then, after 14 minutes, the ball fell to Hume, 23 yards out in the “inside right” position, he hit a rising right-foot shot which gave Poom no chance at the far post.  1-0 to City, and one of the cleanest strikes we’ll see this season.  The goal was greeted by a new “goal tune” on the tannoys: the sing-along bit from “Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis – a good, upbeat choice….

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Trust Sponsorship Announced

The Foxes Trust has formed a Players Sponsorship Syndicate for the 4th year with the continued philosophy of backing an ex Academy Player who has progressed to the Leicester City first team squad. I

n previous seasons the Trust has sponsored Richard Stearman and James Wesolowski, while last season following Chris O’Grady’s departure our sponsorship progressed to Alan Sheehan and then James Mattock as the season progressed. 

For the 2007/8 season the Trust is delighted to announce that the existing syndicate members choose to back Eric Odhiambo.

 

 

 

Eric made his first appearance of the season as a substitute against Accrington Stanley earlier this week…….

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Visiting the Palace?

Our continued guide to away games, Anne Noble turns her attention to Crystal Palace with directions a good guide to finding your favourite drink. 

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Leave the M25 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. At Purley bear left onto the A23 at its junction with the A 235 (to Croydon). You will pass roundabouts and junctions with the A232 and A236 as you pass Croydon, after which the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath (at the Horseshoe pub roundabout). Here you must go straight over, into Brigstock Road (B266), passing Thornton Heath Station on your left and bearing right on to the High Street. At the next mini roundabout, (Whitehorse Road/Grange Road) go left into Whitehorse Lane. The ground is on your right. 

An alternative route for fans coming from the North, is to leave the M25 at Junction 10 and follow the A3 towards London. After about ten miles you will reach the Tolworth roundabout at which you turn right onto the A240 towards Epsom. After about three miles turn onto the A232 towards Sutton. Follow the A232 through Sutton and Carshalton and just before reaching Croydon, turn left onto the A23 north towards Thornton Heath'. Where the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath (at the Horsehoe pub roundabout) then as above. 

There is plenty of street parking in the area. Please note that the traffic can be pretty bad on Saturdays even without football traffic, so make sure you allow yourself some extra time to make the journey.

By Train

The nearest railway stations are Selhurst or Thornton Heath which are served by London Victoria main line station, Clapham Junction, London Bridge (every 30 mins) and East Croydon (every 15 mins). You can also use Norwood Junction station which is also served by Victoria, but is a little further away. It is then a 10-15 minute walk to ground. Please note that Crystal Palace station is nowhere near the ground.

Where To Drink?….

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