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November news. Updated as it happens.

Carl Fletcher and Romain Larrieu are given full-time management roles.

Peter Ridsdale has issued the following statement on ... 57,00.html

Futher to the announcement of the takeover of Plymouth Argyle by James Brent and Akkeron Group, the Football League has confirmed that the football club has exited administration and regained their 'league share'.

As a result of the above, it is important that we clarify the position of the football management, who have been undertaking their responsibilities on an 'acting' basis since Peter Reid's departure in September. I am therefore delighted to announce that with immediate effect, Carl Fletcher is appointed player/manager of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and Romain Larrieu is confirmed in his position as player/coach.

Both Carl and Romain have impressed since taking temporary charge of first team duties and they have earned the chance to undertake their responsibilities on a permanent basis. Everyone at Argyle will work together to ensure that we give ourselves every chance of maintaining our Football League status.
Peter Ridsdale, Chairman, Football Operations.

Fletcher's first job as manager was to extend the loan of Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough until January 29.

Peter Ridsdale launches a new drive to sell season tickets at the same price, pro-rata, as they were at the start of the season. ... 60,00.html

Coventry City striker Freddy Eastwood turns down a loan move to Argyle.

The club annouce ticket details for the game at Torquay - ... 28,00.html

The club announce ticket details for the FA Cup First Round game against Stourbridge at Home Park. Adult tickets are just £10 and concessions £5. - ... 42,00.html

Jason Turner has been appointed club secretary. Turner worked with Peter Ridsdale at Cardiff City.

Kevin Nancekivell has been promoted from the Centre of Excellence set-up to help out with first-team coaching.

Defender Paul Bignot signs on a three-month loan from Blackpool.

Sky Sports News screened Peter Reid being handed "farewell and thank you" gifts from the fans.

The Contingency Group met with James Brent at a Akkeron hotel in Exeter. After the meeting James Brent issued a short statement.

"A number of members of the previous 'Contingency Planning Committee' met on Friday 4th November 2011. Present were Chris Webb, Graham Clark, Peter Jones, Ian De-Lar, Ian Newell, Lee Jameson, Gareth Nicholson and James Brent.

"The primary purpose of the meeting was to explore ways of better involving the Green Army in the Club's governance going forward. The meeting was very constructive and a number of alternatives were debated. James agreed to take away the opinions expressed and develop a proposal. This will be presented to fans at a meeting to be arranged."


Kind regards

Argyle draw 1-1 with Morecambe at Home Park and remain bottom of League Two, four points from safety.
Simon Walton put Argyle ahead in the first half with a 25-yard strike but Morecambe equalised in the 94th minute after the ref had added five minutes of injury time.

Simon Walton has been included in the League Two Team Of The Week following his excellent performance against Morecambe.

Chris Webb named as the new Club President. ... 80,00.html

The Green Taverners release a statement:
"Green Taverners yesterday had a meeting with James Brent and have been given the go ahead to continue to run the FanFest’s for the rest of the season, we will therefore be announcing details every week about entertainment, drinks and food.

"More details of what the money will be used for will be announced over the coming weeks. Initially the funds raised from the FanFest’s, auctions and raffles, and any further GT events will be used to help the club to fast track payments to the most in need staff.

"A full document with the role of the Green Taverners will be announced next week upon further meetings with both James Brent and Peter Ridsdale.

"Please keep an eye on the GT website for more information.

"Thanks to James for the time to meet yesterday."


Five players are on trial at Argyle this week with Carl Fletcher and Peter Ridsdale speaking to clubs about loaning other players.
Speaking to the Herald, Ridsdale said: "We have got a clutch of players that we have been offered to us and Carl is sifting through them and deciding what his ideal choice would be. Then we will try to persuade them to come here.

"There are also quite a few players on trial, and they are not totally speculative. They have been checked out."
"What has struck me since we came out of administration is the tremendous amount of goodwill there is in football for our club. We are getting clubs going out of their way to try to be helpful, which is very encouraging.

"There is a lot of affection for Plymouth Argyle in the eyes of many people, and I think what we have been through recently has only enhanced that.
"I must have spoken to 30 managers in the last three or four days and everybody has said they will try to help."

Jarrow Roofing striker Aris Guerin-Lokonga is on a 10-day trial. He was recently on trial at Sunderland, scoring for the reserve team against Everton and has also attracted interest from Preston and Torquay.

Green Pilgrim Limited changes its name to Plymouth Argyle Football Club Limited.

Argyle's game away to Aldershot on December 31st now has a 1pm kick-off time.

Simon King has returned to Gillingham after his loan spell ended but had some kind words for the Argyle players - ... 636931.stm

Argyle draw 3-3 with Stourbrigde in the First Round of the FA Cup. Warren Feeney, Carl Fletcher and Onismor Bhasera, with a late equaliser, scored the goals but Robbie Williams and Conor Hourihane were sent off.
Argyle go into the draw for the Second Round on ITV Sunday at approx 2.40pm, ball number 40.

Argyle have been drawn to play League One side Stevenage at Home Park in the Second Round of the FA Cup providing they win the First Round replay against Stourbridge.

Carl Fletcher, Conor Hourihane and Robbie Williams are all suspended for the game against Torquay on Saturday. All three players will be available for the replay against Stourbridge.

The FA Cup replay against Stourbridge will be shown live on TV by ESPN. The match will take place on Tuesday 22nd November, kick-off 7.15pm and each team will receive a £33,750 broadcast fee.

The match against Torquay on Saturday is almost sold out with only a few tickets remaining for home and away fans.

Argyle fans have been allocated 391 tickets for the FA Cup replay against Stourbridge. ... 51,00.html

Blackpool striker Craig Sutherland has signed on-loan until the end of January. The 22-year old will wear the number 10 shirt. ... 05,00.html

Peter Ridsdale told the Herald that the club will not be signing any of the five trialists who have recently been at Home Park but was hopeful of signing another loan player before Saturday.

Argyle have agreed in principle to allow rugby team Cornish Pirates the use of Home Park for their early fixtures next season if they are promoted to the Premier League. ... 39,00.html

Former Tranmere defender Maxime Blanchard has been signed until the end of January. The 25-year old Frenchman, who can also play in midfield, is a free agent and has recently been on trial at Argyle. He will wear the number 22 shirt and will be included in the squad for Saturday's game against Torquay.

Argyle lost 3-1 away to Devon rivals Torquay, who scored three second half goals with Will Atkinson netting a late consolation goal.

Argyle will make another attempt to sign defender Darren Purse after his loan spell at Yeovil Town ended today. ... story.html

The Argyle squad get an early look at the Stourbridge ground - ... story.html

Darren Purse will sign on-loan tomorrow. ... 04,00.html

Stourbridge win 2-0 and knock Argyle out of the FA Cup.

The Argyle Fans' Trust have issued a pre-election notice.

There will be six seats on the board, nominations must be in by 31st December with the result announced on 7th February 2012.

Former Argyle striker Nick Chadwick is set to return to Home Park on-loan until January from Conference club Stockport County.

New replica shirts will be on sale this Saturday, adults at £39.99 and child £29.99.

Wolves winger, Ashley Hemmings, has signed on-loan until 21st January. The 20-year old will wear the number 31 shirt. ... 98,00.html

Carl Fletcher is excited with the signing of Ashley Hemmings. ... story.html

Argyle easily beat Northampton 4-1 with first half goals from Simon Walton (penalty), Nick Chadwick, Will Atkinson and Ashley Hemmings. Northampton scored a consolation goal in the 93rd minute.

Statement from Johnny Williams family:

Johnny Williams was taken from us very suddenly on the morning of Thursday 24th November 2011. We are all devastated and extremely shocked at his passing but have taken great comfort from the messages from so many Argyle supporters on this page.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to family and friends, who all love and adore him without exception. A true gentleman, always kind and with a smile that could light up a room, he was – as you have all said - an exceptional footballer and he remains a champion in all of our hearts.

We hope you will join us in celebrating his life at the official memorial:

11.30am at ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH

With fondest memories,

The Williams Family.

According to messages posted on his Twitter page Ben Gibson has returned to Middlesbrough.
The 18-year old defender was expected to stay until January but it has been mutually agreed to cancel his loan.
Argyle now have six loan players at the club although only five are permitted in a matchday squad of 16.

Fans' groups team up to fight poverty at Christmas. ... s-team-up/

An open meeting to be held on January 14th by James Brent and Peter Ridsdale to discuss how fans can engage with the club. ... 32,00.html