LIFELONG Argyle fan George Barnicott has become the 4,000th Pilgrim to take out a Membership for the new 2012-13 season.George, 63, from Roborough, received a little surprise to mark the landmark sale at the Argyle Ticket Office on Friday – a chilled bottle of champagne from Argyle receptionist Siobhan Ferrier.
George has been coming to watch the Pilgrims since his father first brought him to Home Park as an eight year old.
He names Ernie Machin, who sadly died earlier this week, as his favourite player of all time.
“I don’t think we have really had an attacking midfielder of his like since,” he said.
“For commitment to Argyle, I admire Paul Wotton. He showed that commitment to the youngsters at the club when he came in last season.”
George is also a big fan of the Membership schemes which the club has introduced for the new season.
“Very good – they are value for money,” he said. “I’ve been a season-ticket holder since the days of Paul Sturrock and it’s my commitment to Plymouth Argyle to join.”
George will not have to wait too long until he receives his 2012-13 Membership package containing all the various Membership benefits.
Member details are currently being printed on the Membership cards and a gang of hand-picked volunteers will begin putting the packages together from Monday.
It is hoped that the first packs will be sent out and available for collection from Home Park from late next week.
...that all our pasties will be from local suppliers?