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1st July 2011: Bishop International Limited sign a legally binding Sale and Purchase agreement to take over PAFC.
A new company called Plymouth Argyle Football Club (125) Limited is formed with Peter Ridsdale and David Jones named as directors. This company will own the football side of the operation when the take over is completed.

4th July: The University Plymouth St Mark & St John and PAFC announce a partnership that will see Argyle use the £12.3m Sports Centre as a pre-season training facility with discussions for further use after the season begins.

Bondz N'Gala is released and joins Yeovil Town.
Left-back Robbie Williams and Aston Villa right-back Durrell Berry sign one-year contracts subject to the Sale and Purchase agreement going ahead.
Former Derby County striker Liam Dickinson arrives on trial.

Former Argyle director Robert Dennerly is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

6th July: Paul Buttivant hires a team of private detectives to investigate the administration process.
7th July: Chief Exec of the PFA Gordon Taylor criticises the sacking of Kari Arnason. The midfielder refused to sign another wage deferral and was sacked by the administrator.

Peter Ridsdale reveals that his email account was hacked by the News of the World in 2010.

8th July: Players and Staff are asked to defer wages for July.
Season ticket details are announced; an adult ticket costs £340. Blocks 15-19 are closed because of "economic and safety reasons". Season ticket money is ring-fenced.
Luke Young and Jamie Richards sign professional contracts.

Argyle Staff issue a statement urging fans to buy season tickets.

10th July: Joe Mason joins Cardiff City for £250,000.

11th July: Former Barnet goalkeeper Jake Cole and French defender Ladjie Soukouna arrive on trial.
The Argyle Fans' Trust announces details of their forthcoming election.

12th July: Liam Dickinson leaves Argyle because of "personal reasons".
A young Argyle team beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 with both goals scored by winger Jed Harper-Penman.
Bishop International, registered in Gibraltar, have Nominee Directors and splinter companies in the West Indies with companies of the exact same names based in Batley in Yorkshire.

15th July: Argyle lose 3-2 at Home Park against Bristol City in front of a 1,978 crowd. Eighteen year old striker Tom Hitchcock, on-loan from Blackburn, and trialist Anthony Elding led the attack with Hitchcock grabbing one goal and trialist Kiernan Hughes-Mason scoring the other. Another trialist Luke Daley from Norwich City also played.

A Rescue Plan led by supporters groups was launched.
Organised by the Argyle Fans' Trust a meeting was held with bidder James Brent and Council Leader Vivien Pengelly to look at the possibility of a Rescue Plan should the Sale and Purchase agreement with Bishop International collapse.

The official website releases a statement under the heading "Green Light" claiming that the Football League were looking at the Sale and Purchase agreement in a favourable light. Soon after the heading and some content in the statement was changed.

16th July: Striker Rory Patterson joins Northern Ireland side Linfield on a one-year loan.
The result of the Argyle Fans' Trust close season survey is published.

18th July: Stephane Zubar returns to Home Park and signs a two-year deal. Trialists Luke Daley and Ladji Soukouna have also agreed deals, all subject to the Sale and Purchase agreement being completed. Kiernan Hughes-Mason is released.
Peter Reid invites four more trialists to training - Argentine winger Andres Gurrieri, midfielder Gerard Kinsella, who was released by Everton, and wingers Simon Whaley and Shane Williams.

Kari Arnason signs a one-year deal with Aberdeen.
Karl Duguid returns to Colchester United and signs a one-year deal.

19th July: Damien Johnson returns to Huddersfield Town on-loan for the rest of the season.
Former Barnet keeper Jake Cole agrees a deal but striker Anthony Elding leaves Argyle.
Brendan Guilfoyle dismissed fears that the take over of Argyle is about to collapse, he said: "In view of all this noise around the deal and all these doom-laden predictions, we're just moving along for completion at the end of the month. It's all calm my end. As far as we're concerned, it's all hunky-dory."

20th July: Romain Larrieu's testimonial takes place at Home Park against QPR in front of 5,021 fans.
In an entertaining game Argyle were the better team with eye-catching performances from Luke Daley, Andres Gurrieri and Stephane Zubar.
QPR finished the match the stronger team with Helguson scoring an 86th minute winner.
David Friio was a half time guest.

21st July: Striker Anthony Elding returns to Argyle and is set to sign a deal but the situation changes 24 hours later and Elding leaves because of "personal reasons".

Argyle send a group of young players to Northern Ireland to take part in the Milk Cup competition. Costs are met by parents and the Argyle Foundation scheme.

22nd July: An Argyle XI beat Elburton Villa 3-1 with the goals scored by Matt LeCointe, Isaac Vassell and Tyler Harvey.

The second meeting of the Rescue Plan consortium takes place with positive statements released by the group and James Brent.
The date for season ticket renewals is now finished.

Peter Ridsdale is in the Magistrates court in Cardiff relating to fraud charges from the Golden Ticket scheme while he was at Cardiff City. The case was adjourned until September.

23rd July: The Plymouth City Council release a statement - "Plymouth City Council believes that the future of the club needs to be resolved through the administration process, which has identified a preferred bidder.
In the unfortunate event that the preferred bid falls away, we are willing to work with others that have plans to support the rescue of the club and explore any options that are developed.
"We would not rule anything in or out at this stage.
"However, we are very clear that we do not wish to undermine the administration and preferred bidder process."

25th July: Peter Ridsdale announces that season ticket sales are around 2,500 – 3,000.
The Herald attempts to contact Kevin Heaney at his Cornish Homes address and reports that he has a County Court Judgement against him.
Five or six un-named trialists arrive for training.

26th July: Steve MacLean signs a one-year contract with Yeovil Town.

27th July: WH Bond and Sons are announced as the new shirt sponsor for the forthcoming season. The South-East Cornwall agricultural-based company signed a 12-month deal and also bought the kit for the first-team.

David Jones is the new Chief Executive of Argyle. Jones is also Company Secretary and Director of Plymouth Argyle Football Club (125) Limited and has been assisting Peter Ridsdale over the last few months.

Argyle beat Truro City 2-1 in a pre-season friendly game in front of a 2,200 crowd at Home Park, including Truro owner Kevin Heaney who sat in the Director's box.
Truro took the lead in the 26th minute but Argyle were in front within 10 minutes with goals from Carl Fletcher and trialist Conor Hourihane.

28th July: Argyle announce details of match-day ticket prices -
Adult £20.
Over 65 £15.
10-17 £7.
Under 10 £7.
Family ticket (one adult and one under 18-year old in the Family Area) £25.

Disabled Stand.
Adult £15.
Over 65 £12.
10-17 £6.

29th July: Squad numbers are revealed and details submitted to the Football League -

1: Romain Larrieu.
2: Durrell Berry.
3: Robbie Williams.
4: Carl Fletcher.
5: Stephane Zubar.
6: Curtis Nelson.
7: Luke Daley.
8: Simon Walton.
10: Tom Hitchcock.
12: The Green Army.
13: Ladjie Soukouna.
14: Onismor Bhasera.
15: Luke Young.
16: Jamie Richards.
17: Jared Sims.
18: Jordan Copp.
23: Jake Cole.

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