Yes, it's the BIG GAME today (Live on BBC1) at HOME PARK.
F.A Cup sixth round kick off 18:00 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE V Watford.
I for one am SO excited! ( I would apologise to all non-football fans but I can't LOL)
Today is a big day for our city! THE match!
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PLYMOUTH ARGYLE, are the lowest ranked surviving club in the FA Cup and the only representatives from outside the Premiership, who are hoping to match their club record best performance in the competition of 23 years ago. The Pilgrims were in the third tier when they reached the semi-finals in 1983-84 and came up against Graham Taylor's Watford, having beaten Derby in the quarter-finals. This time around history is repeating itself. Ian Holloway's side beat the Rams in the last 16 to qualify for their first FA Cup meeting with the Hornets since that exchange on 14 April 1984. On that occasion, Plymouth took 20,000 fans to Villa Park for the semi-final but lost 1-0, to a goal from George Reilly.
Argyle trail Watford - the second lowest ranked FA Cup survivors - by 13 places on the League ladder. But they stand all square in the FA Cup head-to-head standings. This is the fifth occasion the clubs have been drawn together in the competition - each has won two of the previous four.
The Pilgrims won a tie in the FA Cup for the first time in four seasons, when they knocked out Peterborough in the third round in January. Posh were also their opponents, when they last beat higher ranked opposition. The London Road club were in Division One at the time and Plymouth a third tier outfit, when the Pilgrims won 3-2 at home in the second round on 9 December 1992. Arygle have not dismissed top flight opposition since knocking out West Brom in the fifth round on 18 February 1984. Tommy Tynan scored the only goal at the Hawthorns.
The Devon outfit are undefeated in five games in League and Cup. The last three have finished 1-1. They play this tie on the eve of manager Holloway's 44th birthday.
WATFORD enjoyed their finest hour in the FA Cup in 1984. Their victory over Plymouth in the semi-finals gave them a place in the final for the only time in their history. Graeme Sharp and Andy Gray scored in a 2-0 victory for Everton in the Wembley showpiece, to end what had been a dream run for the Hornets, culminating in the tears of chairman Elton John.
The Hornets shared four goals with fellow relegation strugglers Charlton last time out, and moved off the foot of the Premiership table for the first time in three months. Aidy Boothroyd's side have won four of the last nine matches in all competitions. Two of those victories were against West Ham (0-1 away) and Championship Ipswich (1-0 home) in the fourth and fifth rounds of the FA Cup respectively. They make the journey to Home Park for this tie, covered live by BBC Match of the Day cameras, looking for a first victory in four since the last Cup win.
Knocked out by Premiership opposition in each of the last six seasons, Watford were a top-flight club themselves when last dismissed by lower ranked opposition. Division One Birmingham defeated them 0-1 at home in the third round on 22 December 1999.
The Vicarage Road club have qualified for the semi-finals four times in their history, but only once in 20 years. They were beaten in the last four by eventual runners-up Southampton at Villa Park on 13 April 2003. They have not defeated Plymouth in three League meetings, drawing both Championship fixtures last season. Watford's last victory at Home Park was 0-1 in League One on 2 September 1997.
Come on you GREENS!!!!
Sunday, 11 March 2007
Posted by Skippie at 07:39