Plymouth Argyle

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Plymouth Argyle (aka the ‘Green Army’) started life in 1886. It became a professional football club in 1903 and joined the Football League in 1920. Things were put on hold during World War II and Home Park was heavily damaged by bombing (as you can see from one of our images in the gallery below).

Floodlights arrived in the 1954-1955 season and the club reached the semi-final of the FA Cup in the 1983-4 season. There were some turbulent times and relegation during the 1990s. The 2000s heralded a new era however, with promotions and a great deal of redevelopment at Home Park.

Take a look at Greens on Screen for more information about Argyle’s history. Details of the club’s history up to 2008 can also be found on BBC Devon and there’s a really interesting article about its logos and slightly unusual choice of green, black and white for its team colours on The Beautiful History.

Why not take a look at some free archive match clips on the BFI Player from Argyle v Cardiff City (1976), Argyle v Exeter City (1976) and Argyle v Hull City (1977)?

Here are a few images from the archives for you to enjoy too. They mainly date from the 1940s and 1950s.

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