AS the song goes, it is miles and miles and miles to follow the Greens.All away trips take commitment. However, some away days take slightly more commitment than others.
Our trip to Sky Bet League 2 this Saturday will see Argyle fans make a near 800 mile round trip for the game against for one of the longest journeys in English football. Now, that loyal support is set to be recognised like never before.
Mobile network Three has announced it has become the Official Away Fans sponsor of the Green Army for the match against Hartlepool. The unique footballing deal is aimed at rewarding your loyal support and helping Argyle fans stay connected to the club throughout their journey.
As part of the sponsorship, Argyle will be become the first football team to crowd source our pre-match team talk. In a chance to offer their very own tactical master plan, budding Jose Mourinhos and Louis Van Gaals will be able to contribute their words of dressing room inspiration on Twitter, which will be complied and delivered to the team before the Hartlepool match. Anyone wishing to submit to the team talk can do so through @Only1Argyle and using the hashtag #ThreeTalk.
Lianne Norry, director of brand and communications for Three, said: "No matter which team you support, the one thing all football fans have in common is their love for their club. That's why we're delighted to sponsor PAFC's away game so we can connect the club with its fans and keep them close together even though they are traveling 774 miles for this game. We've got a great network across the country and I'm excited to see how players and fans alike use it to their advantage.”
“We’re pleased to welcome Three as our official Away Fans sponsor for the game this weekend," said Argyle boss John Sheridan. "We’re incredibly lucky to have such loyal supporters at the club, who travel up and down the country each week to cheer us on, so it’s great to see them recognised like this. There is no denying it’s a long trip to Hartlepool but hopefully with Three’s network we’ll keep connected to the fans better than ever.”