Grimsby Ready Reckoner
SATURDAY’S game against Grimsby Town is our ninth home Sky Bet League Two match of the 2019-20 season; we are unbeaten in our three previous games at Home Park.
The Fan Zone will still be open from 11am to allow supporters to meet under Devonport end, soak up the pre-match vibe, and enjoy each other’s company. They will be able get a soft drink and something to eat at half match-day prices and enjoy pre-match entertainment provided by Tom Baker. There is also face-painting, and the early Premier League TV game – Bournemouth against Manchester United – will be screened. Admission is free to all.
Also before the game, former Pilgrims Ronnie Mauge, Tommy Tynan and Duncan Neale, who have amassed more than 600 appearances in Green between them, and scored 172 goals, are making a special appearance in the Argyle Superstore between 11am-2pm to mark the launch of our new retro kits. Included in the range of classic kit offerings are the 1996 play-off season kit, immortalised by Ronnie’s headed winner at Wembley against Darlington, as well as our 1984 FA Cup semi-final kit worn by Tommy. There are also two versions – a white with green banding, and a green with white banding – of the popular 1960s kit worn by Duncan and his team-mates.
SATURDAY’S fixture will be our Remembrance Day fixture for 2019, when we pay tribute to the brave military personnel from past and present. The directors, management, players and staff with their counterparts at Grimsby Town, the Green Army and Mariners’ supporters in saluting those who gave their today for our tomorrow with a minute’s silence before kick-off. Player will be wearing a shirt with a poppy insignia that will be auctioned off for the Royal British Legion. There will also be a collection for the RBL at the ground.
THE game kicks off at 3pm.
MATCH-DAY admission prices are £25 for adults; £20 for over 65s and under 23s; £11 for under 18s; £8 for under 12s; and £3 for under 8s.
RECEPTION at Home Park is in the Ticket Office and will be open from 9am on match-day.
THE Home Park Superstore is also open from 9am. Saturday’s Match-Day Mania special is Mitre footballs reduced to £10.
THE ground will be open for the match from 1.30pm. Turnstile 16 will stay open until 3.30pm and Turnstile 6 will remain open until five minutes after the second half kicks off.
AWAY fans will be able to pay on the day (cash or card) on Gate 22 at the Barn Park end of Home Park; this will also be a late gate.
THERE is free car-parking in the Outland Road Park & Ride Car-Park adjacent to Home Park, but this will fill up early. Street parking in the area is available, but please take care to note local restrictions. Our advice is to use public transport whenever possible.
THE official Pilgrim Match-Day programme will be on sale from the Argyle Superstore and around the ground for the price of £3 from the usual vendors, kiosks, the Home Park Superstore and the family fan zone. There is also our new for 2019-20 season, special children’s programme, which costs just 50p.
BEFORE the game, we will be holding the latest instalment of our regular Crossbar Challenge, with someone selected from the crowd at this time at every home game to step on to the pitch and attempt to kick the ball onto the crossbar. A £600 prize awaits a successful challenger. In the event that the crossbar is not hit, the £600 rolls over to the prize fund for the next home game, making the pot £650. The prize fund will roll over by £50 week on week, until somebody is able to strike the crossbar. We only select from seats that are clearly occupied at 1.55pm – so to be in with a chance of playing the Crossbar Challenge, supporters need to be seated before then.
THE Match Sponsor is the 50/50 lottery, which was formed in 1997 and whose committee comprises volunteers that devote their time helping Argyle raise funds in the half-time draw, enabling them to donate cash to various departments who need help at Home Park. Tickets can be bought from official sellers wearing the 50/50 tabards. Tickets are then entered into the drum and the draw takes place on the pitch by the Home Park guest of the day during the half-time interval.
BEAUMONT Drylining Ltd., a company based in Plymouth and covering the whole of the South West, specialising in internal fit-outs, are Match-Programme Sponsors.
THE food and drink kiosks inside Home Park will be offering Meal Deals throughout the day.
THERE will be a 50-50 Lottery half-time prize draw, with tickets available from the usual sellers. Former Pilgrims Tommy Tynan and Ronnie Mauge will make the draw.
ALSO at half-time, Dobwalls Under-10s are taking part in a small-sided game organized by the Argyle Community Trust. This is part of a full package which includes match tickets, a stadium tour, lunch, shop discount, discounted Community Trust roadshow courses and a signed football from the first-team squad.
PLYMOUTH Argyle is a community-focused, values-driven organisation, whose stated aim is to make attending football matches as inclusive and enjoyable as possible for all members of society. We have a zero-tolerance approach to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to bully, intimidate or discriminate against a fellow supporter, player or member of club staff. We encourage supporters to report any instance of inappropriate comments, chanting or behaviour – you can do this to the nearest steward, or to the club, or via our match-day reporting service: text ARGYLE and your message to 66777.
SUPPORTERS are reminded that they will be banned from attending any football match in this country for at least three years if they use, or even attempt to use, a pyrotechnic device at Home Park. It is not fun; it is not acceptable; it is not legal.
ACCESS to seating in many areas of the ground has become something of an increasing problem, especially for our disabled supporters, so it is essential to keep the walkways clear. Thank you for your understanding.
AT Argyle, we have a duty of care to everyone who visits Home Park and, in keeping with our Vision and Values, we take that duty very seriously. That is why we ask all supporters to respect our requests to refrain from persistent standing. Thank you.
IT is a criminal offence to enter a sports ground whilst drunk and to bring alcohol into the ground. Anyone trying to enter Home Park whilst drunk will be refused entry and anyone found attempting to bring alcohol into the ground will be handed to the police. There is a three-year football banning order linked to these offences.
IT is also a criminal offence to enter the field of play. Pitch incursions pose a threat to the safety of players, officials and spectators and will result in the Pilgrims being disciplined by the Football Association. Such incidents have resulted in clubs being charged and subsequently fined up to £200,000 by Regulatory Commissions.
THE following articles must not be brought into the ground: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Anyone found to be in possession of any of these articles inside the ground could face a criminal prosecution and will receive an immediate and indefinite banning order from Home Park.