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Antony Coggins is the referee for Argyle's match at Gillingham on Good Friday. So far this season he has issued 121 yellow cards and three reds in 34 games and was last in charge of an Argyle match in October earlier this season when the Chelsea under-23 team visited Home Park for a EFL Trophy game.
Over the last 15 years in League One the team in 18th position with four games to go has never been relegated.
Graham Carey will fall just agonisingly short of 200 appearances for Argyle by the end of this season. The midfield playmaker has played in 45 league and cup games this season taking his overall tally to 193 appearances (182 starts and 11 sub) and with just four games left of this campaign Carey will reach 197 appearances for Argyle and will move into 71st position on the all-time appearance list. With thanks to GOS.
Head of Stadium Development Jon Back spoke to Plymouth Live ....
“Sometimes I do get feedback, particularly from people that haven’t been on the ground, about the budget being small or Argyle doing it on the cheap.
“What I say is, look at what we are doing and actually count it up.
“So, absolutely, £6.5m is the main contract. In addition to that we have got our professional fees and in addition to that we have got a drainage scheme which we are going to put in.
“That isn’t just for the benefit for Plymouth Argyle. It’s also going to help the drainage of Central Park as well.
“It’s a big scheme worth somewhere in the region of a third of a million pounds.
“In addition to that we have got the Plymouth Argyle supporters’ bar, which is being fantastically funded by the Green Taverners, our wonderful supporters.
“Actually, if you start to add up all those components we are between £9m-£10m.
“This is between a £9m and £10m investment into Home Park and Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
“Of course, at every level and at every decision, we want to maximise the most that we can for every pound that we spend, but goodness me this is not a project being done on the cheap.
“It’s a fantastic state-of-the-art investment that is going to see the best facilities that Plymouth has ever seen.
“It’s a wonderful thing and, of course, those benefits aren’t just for the match-day users of Plymouth Argyle – the Green Army.
“It’s going to provide the city, its businesses, its communities, and the areas around it, with conferencing and hospitality facilities which are state of the art.”