Match Day Thread Plymouth Argyle v Colchester United • L2 15 • 29/10/2016 15:00

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Plymouth Argyle v Colchester United

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  1. Pilgrims win

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  2. U's win

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  1. colu_mike

    colu_mike Active Member

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    • Plymouth Argyle v Colchester United [Saturday 29th October 2016 15:00]
    • Venue - Home Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DQ.
    • Forecast - 14°C; Light Cloud [LINK]

    We’ve massively racked up the miles on our travels during October, following fruitless trips to high-flyers Carlisle and Doncaster, it’s another 622 mile round trip on Saturday as we visit league leaders the Pilgrims of Devon. Plymouth’s Home Park is one of our main bogey grounds, for we still haven’t managed to win a league game at this venue in 17 attempts – a hoodoo that has lasted over 66 years (since a 1-7 reverse in October 1950). A 100th minute extra-time winner in a FA Cup 1st round replay in 1979 remains the only success at this godforsaken South Western outpost.

    The Pilgrims are currently on a 12 game unbeaten run in the league, which has taken them 4 points clear at the top of League Two, as they look well poised to make a return to the third tier of English football after a 6 year absence. 67% of the goals Plymouth have conceded this season have been at home.

    We’re currently on a miserable 7 match winless streak, with just 1 win from our last 11 competitive matches, as we free-fall into the lower reaches of the division. One would assume our ploy of keeping things tight on our travels, to try not to lose, will continue here... While we’re not leaking as many goals away from home, we’re not scoring many (just 5 to date) or for that matter adding to our points tally (6 points from 21).

    Full Time Result Probability: Plymouth win 56%; Draw 23%; Colchester win 21%.

    Recent Results

    Plymouth Argyle

    27/08/2016 L2 05 Blackpool 0 - 1 Plymouth Argyle
    03/09/2016 L2 06 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 0 Cheltenham Town
    10/09/2016 L2 07 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 1 Cambridge United
    17/09/2016 L2 08 Exeter City 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle
    24/09/2016 L2 09 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Hartlepool United
    27/09/2016 L2 10 Leyton Orient 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle
    01/10/2016 L2 11 Plymouth Argyle 4 - 1 Yeovil Town
    08/10/2016 L2 12 Stevenage 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle
    15/10/2016 L2 13 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 2 Portsmouth
    22/10/2016 L2 14 Newport County AFC 1 - 3 Plymouth Argyle

    30/08/2016 FLT S B-1 Plymouth Argyle 4 - 1 Newport County AFC
    04/10/2016 FLT S B-2 AFC Wimbledon 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

    Colchester United

    27/08/2016 L2 05 Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 2 Colchester United
    03/09/2016 L2 06 Colchester United 2 - 3 Exeter City
    10/09/2016 L2 07 Colchester United 3 - 2 Blackpool
    17/09/2016 L2 08 Barnet 1 - 1 Colchester United
    24/09/2016 L2 09 Colchester United 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley
    27/09/2016 L2 10 Crawley Town 1 - 1 Colchester United
    01/10/2016 L2 11 Carlisle United 2 - 0 Colchester United
    08/10/2016 L2 12 Colchester United 0 - 0 Newport County AFC
    15/10/2016 L2 13 Doncaster Rovers 1 - 0 Colchester United
    22/10/2016 L2 14 Colchester United 2 - 2 Morecambe

    30/08/2016 FLT S E-1 Crawley Town 1 - 0 Colchester United
    04/10/2016 FLT S E-2 Colchester United 1 - 2 Southampton U23

    Form Stats

    • Plymouth Argyle
    Overall - DWWWDW (02/24)
    Home - WWWDWD (02/24)

    • Colchester United
    Overall - LDLDLD (23/24)
    Away - LWDDLL (21/24)

    Goal Stats

    • Plymouth Argyle
    Attack - 02/24 (1.71 goals per game)
    Defence - 01/24 (0.86 goals per game)
    Goal Difference - 01/24 (+0.85)

    Home Attack - 06/24 (1.71 goals per game)
    Home Defence - 09/24 (1.14 goals per game)
    Home Goal Difference - 06/24 (+0.57)

    • Colchester United
    Attack - 11/24 (1.29 goals per game)
    Defence - 14/24 (1.36 goals per game)
    Goal Difference - 11/24 (-0.07)

    Away Attack - 20/24 (0.71 goals per game)
    Away Defence - 04/24 (1.14 goals per game)
    Away Goal Difference - 17/24 (-0.43)

    Historical Stats

    Our league record vs. Plymouth Argyle:
    @ Plymouth P 17 W 00 D 08 L 09 F 13 A 35 -22
    @ Colchester P 17 W 10 D 04 L 03 F 27 A 15 +12

    26/02/2011 L1 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 1 Colchester United Rory Fallon 8, Yannick Bolasie 74P; Stephane Zubar 41OG [8982]
    11/09/2010 L1 Colchester United 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Andy Bond 22; Reda Johnson 48 [4201]

    04/03/2008 CH Plymouth Argyle 4 - 1 Colchester United Phil Ifil 11OG, Jermaine Easter 57, Steven MacLean 60, Gary Swayer 68; Kevin Lisbie 64 [11562]
    06/11/2007 CH Colchester United 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Kevin Lisbie 56; David Norris 88 [4833]

    20/02/2007 CH Plymouth Argyle 3 - 0 Colchester United David Norris 12, Syvan Ebanks-Blake 59P, Dan Gosling 67 [12895]
    08/08/2006 CH Colchester United 0 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Luke Summerfield 30 [4627]

    08/05/2004 D2 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Colchester United David Friio 17, David Norris 47 [19868]
    29/11/2003 D2 Colchester United 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle Tony Capaldi 4, Marino Keith 11 [4332]
    12/08/2003 LC R1 Colchester United 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Craig Fagan 22, Thomas Pinault 40; Mickey Evans 24 [2367]

    05/04/2003 D2 Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0 Colchester United [7122]
    30/11/2002 D2 Colchester United 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle [3714]

    15/05/1996 D3PO-2 Plymouth Argyle 3 - 1 Colchester United Micky Evans 3, Chris Leadbitter 41, Paul Williams 85; Mark Kinsella 66 [14525]
    12/05/1996 D3PO-1 Colchester United 1 - 0 Plymouth Argyle Mark Kinsella 44 [6511]
    20/01/1996 D3 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Colchester United Ian Baird 30; David Greene 89 [5800]
    12/08/1995 D3 Colchester United 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Simon Betts 15, Adam Locke 59; Adrian Littlejohn 54 [3585]

    11/01/1988 FAC R3 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Colchester United Steve Cooper 41, John Matthews 44 [10351]

    15/11/1980 D3 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Colchester United David Kemp 78; Kevin Bremner 38 [4905]
    16/08/1980 D3 Colchester United 2 - 2 Plymouth Argyle Bobby Hodge 53, Bobby Gough 90; David Kemp 18, Donal Murphy 46 [2061]

    29/03/1980 D3 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Colchester United Mike Trusson 2, 35 [4330]

    27/11/1979 FAC R1R Plymouth Argyle 0 - 1 AET Colchester United Ian Allinson 100 [6926]
    24/11/1979 FAC R1 Colchester United 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Eddie Rowles 28; Kevin Hodges 85 [4064]

    16/11/1979 D3 Colchester United 5 - 2 Plymouth Argyle Trevor Lee 5, Mick Packer 7, 58, Bobby Hodge 23, Bobby Gough 55; David Kemp 42, Micky Cook 69OG [3520]

    17/03/1979 D3 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Colchester United Fred Binney 82; Paul Dyer 2 [5342]
    03/11/1978 D3 Colchester United 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Ray Bunkell 75, Bobby Gough 90; Fred Binney 45 [4564]

    04/02/1978 D3 Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Colchester United Brian Taylor 5; Eddie Rowles 28 [4639]
    09/09/1977 D3 Colchester United 3 - 1 Plymouth Argyle Johnny Williams 48, Bobby Gough 73, Steve Dowman 83; Brain Hall 58 [5719]

    Fixtures

    • Sky Bet League Two
    29/10/2016 Accrington Stanley (07) v Newport County AFC (24) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Barnet (18) v Hartlepool United (17) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Cambridge United (19) v Portsmouth (05) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Carlisle United (02) v Crawley Town (09) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Cheltenham Town (16) v Blackpool (14) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Doncaster Town (03) v Wycombe Wanderers (21) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Leyton Orient (20) v Crewe Alexandra (12) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Mansfield Town (11) v Stevenage (22) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Morecambe (10) v Exeter City (23) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Notts County (06) v Luton Town (04) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Plymouth Argyle (01) v Colchester United (15) 15:00
    29/10/2016 Yeovil Town (13) v Grimsby Town (08) 15:00

    • U’s Next Five
    12/11/2016 L2 16 Colchester United v Leyton Orient 15:00
    19/11/2016 L2 17 Yeovil Town v Colchester United 15:00
    22/11/2016 L2 18 Cheltenham Town v Colchester United 19:45
    26/11/2016 L2 19 Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra 15:00
    10/12/2016 L2 20 Mansfield Town v Colchester United 15:00

    05/11/2016 FAC R1 Colchester United v Chesterfield 15:00
    08/11/2016 FLT S E-3 Colchester United v Charlton Athletic 19:45
     
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  2. lyndhurstgreen

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    Argyle fan and long time season ticket holder just popped over from my own board. Great preview above, thanks. Interesting game this and one that I am slightly nervous about. Having only dropped four points out of the last 36 available we are the most in form professional team in the country and will clearly start as favorites. We are however a better team away from home park than at home so it is far from an 'easy' win -if there is such a thing in L2. On some occasions we have struggled to create really good chances against sides who can play a pressing game, defend the midfield area well, and most importantly can maintain this discipline for the full 90+ minutes. If you don't and we are in the mood we might rip you apart with some slick one touch passing. We also always have the potential to make a defensive mistake-usually about one per match so it will be a question or whether you can take advantage-if not, given your away scoring record it will probably another clean sheet for us.
    So on balance I expect a low scoring fairly scrappy affair- 1-0 to Argyle will do just fine.

    Safe journey if you are travelling and enjoy the match.
     
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  3. colu_mike

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    Cheers, well on one hand I’m not expecting much given the trajectories of our two clubs are the moment. On the other, the law of averages says we’ve got to win at your place and you’ve got to suffer a hiccup at some point – hopefully on Saturday! We do play a stifling pressing game on our travels, we did a tremendous job at shutting down a free-scoring Doncaster a couple of weeks ago. Alas we cannot concentrate for 90 minutes, unforced school boy errors are killing our season, gifting the opposition a couple of goals every week: turning off at a free-kick, forgetting to leave someone behind at a set-piece, or the goalkeeper fumbling catching practice etc. Can see this one coming down to fine margins, I'd settle for a 0-0 draw for sure.
     
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    What's this lyndhurst? Giving information to the enemy? What have I told you before? "Don't tell them Pike".......

    Be honest now we never set out with a confidence that we will win a match do we. We are programmed Argyle supporters who have sufferred years and years of torment and let down.

    10 out of 10 for the match preview Colu. I knew you wouldn't be able to resist it. Just one error. "godforsaken South Western outpost" It isn't god forsaken, he actually lives here. <doh>
     
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