2016–17 Plymouth Argyle F.C. season

The 2016–17 season was Plymouth Argyle's sixth consecutive season in League Two and their 131st year in existence. Along with competing in League Two, the club also participated in the FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Plymouth Argyle
2016–17 season
ChairmanJames Brent
ManagerDerek Adams
StadiumHome Park
League Two2nd (Promoted)
FA Cup3rd round (knocked out by Liverpool)
EFL Cup1st round (knocked out by Reading)
EFL TrophyKnocked out at Group Stage
Top goalscorerLeague: Graham Carey (14)
All: Graham Carey (15)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 14,671 vs. Exeter (11 February 2017)
All: 17,048 vs. Liverpool (18 January 2017)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 6,935 vs. Mansfield (20 August 2016)
All: 5,071 vs. Newport County (3 December 2016)
Average home league attendance9,652

Pre-seasonEdit

League TwoEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Portsmouth (C, P) 46 26 9 11 79 40 +39 87 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 26 9 11 71 46 +25 87
3 Doncaster Rovers (P) 46 25 10 11 85 55 +30 85
4 Luton Town 46 20 17 9 70 43 +27 77 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Exeter City 46 21 8 17 75 56 +19 71
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One

Results by roundEdit

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GroundHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAAAHHAAHHHAAHAHAAHAHA
ResultLLWWWWWWDWWWDWWWLLLWWDWLWWLWWLDDLWLWDWWLWDWDWD
Position24241911731111111111113112122222222222222222222212
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: BBC SPORT
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

On 22 June 2016, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[1]

EFL CupEdit

MatchesEdit

FA CupEdit

EFL TrophyEdit

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 AFC Wimbledon 3 2 0 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Advance to Round 2
2 ACA Swansea City Academy 3 2 0 0 1 4 4 0 6
3 L2 Plymouth Argyle 3 1 0 0 2 5 5 0 3
4 L2 Newport County 3 1 0 0 2 4 6 −2 3
Source: EFL.com

StatisticsEdit

As of 18 April 2017
No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF   Gary Miller 48 0 37+4 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
3 DF   Gary Sawyer 21 0 20+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
4 DF   Yann Songo'o 63 1 51+5 1 5+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
5 DF   Nauris Bulvītis 31 3 23+3 2 1+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
6 MF   Connor Smith 50 2 30+14 1 2+1 0 0+1 0 2+0 1
7 MF   Antoni Sarcevic 17 2 16+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 FW   Jordan Slew 58 5 38+12 3 4+0 1 1+0 0 3+0 1
9 FW   Jimmy Spencer 39 2 27+9 2 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
10 MF   Graham Carey 61 16 52+1 15 5+0 1 1+0 0 1+1 0
11 FW   Ryan Donaldson 57 1 33+17 1 1+2 0 0+1 0 1+2 0
13 FW   Nathan Blissett 13 1 7+6 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 FW   Jake Jervis 68 13 48+14 12 4+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 1
15 DF   Sonny Bradley 61 7 51+1 7 5+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
16 MF   Matty Kennedy 15 5 15+0 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 MF   Oscar Threlkeld 51 1 42+3 1 4+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
19 FW   Ryan Taylor 19 3 16+3 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 GK   Vincent Dorel 8 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
22 MF   David Ijaha 10 0 4+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+1 0
23 GK   Luke McCormick 55 0 50+0 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 MF   David Fox 55 1 45+3 0 5+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
25 GK   Marc McCallum 6 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
26 FW   Paul Garita 27 2 17+7 2 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 FW   Craig Tanner 60 6 34+18 5 3+2 0 0+0 0 2+1 1
28 DF   Jordan Bentley 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
30 FW   Alex Fletcher 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF   Jakub Sokolík 21 0 18+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
First team players out on loan:
20 FW   Louis Rooney 3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
First team player(s) that left the club:
7 FW   David Goodwillie 22 1 5+11 1 1+1 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
16 DF   Ben Purrington 25 0 16+3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
19 DF   Karleigh Osborne 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0

Goals recordEdit

As of 4 April 2017
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name League Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 10   AM Graham Carey 15 1 0 0 16
2 14   CF Jake Jervis 12 0 0 1 13
3 15   CB Sonny Bradley 7 0 0 0 7
4 8   CF Jordan Slew 4 1 0 1 6
27   SS Craig Tanner 5 0 0 1 6
6 16   RM Matty Kennedy 5 0 0 0 5
7 5   CB Nauris Bulvītis 2 0 0 1 3
19   CF Ryan Taylor 3 0 0 0 3
10 4   CB Yann Songo'o 2 0 0 0 2
6   CM Connor Smith 1 0 0 1 2
7   CM Antoni Sarcevic 2 0 0 0 2
9   CF Jimmy Spencer 2 0 0 0 2
11   CF Ryan Donaldson 2 0 0 0 2
18   DM Oscar Threlkeld 2 0 0 0 2
26   CF Paul Garita 2 0 0 0 2
17 7   CF David Goodwillie 1 0 0 0 1
13   CF Nathan Blissett 1 0 0 0 1
24   CM David Fox 0 1 0 0 1
31   CB Jakub Sokolík 1 0 0 0 1
Total 66 3 0 5 74

Disciplinary RecordEdit

As of 18 April 2017
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name League Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
                                       
1 4 CB   Yann Songo'o 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
18 DM   Oscar Threlkeld 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
3 9 CF   Jimmy Spencer 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
4 2 RB   Gary Miller 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
6 CM   Connor Smith 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
15 CB   Sonny Bradley 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
16 LB   Ben Purrington 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
8 8 CF   Jordan Slew 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
11 CM   Ryan Donaldson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
27 SS   Craig Tanner 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
11 3 LB   Gary Sawyer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
5 CB   Nauris Bulvītis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
10 AM   Graham Carey 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 CM   David Fox 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
15 7 CM   Antoni Sarcevic 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 CF   Jake Jervis 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 RM   Matty Kennedy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 GK   Luke McCormick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 CF   Paul Garita 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 19 CF   Ryan Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 RB   Jordan Bentley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
31 CB   Jakub Sokolík 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 70 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 79 1 0

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CB   Nauris Bulvītis Spartaks Jūrmala Free transfer [2]
1 July 2016 CF   Ryan Donaldson Cambridge United Free transfer [3]
1 July 2016 CF   David Goodwillie Aberdeen Free transfer [4]
1 July 2016 RB   Gary Miller Partick Thistle Free transfer [5]
1 July 2016 CB   Karleigh Osborne Bristol City Free transfer [6]
1 July 2016 CF   Jordan Slew Chesterfield Free transfer [7]
1 July 2016 CM   Connor Smith AFC Wimbledon Undisclosed [8]
1 July 2016 CB   Yann Songo'o Free agent Free transfer [9]
1 July 2016 CF   Jimmy Spencer Cambridge United Free transfer [10]
2 July 2016 DM   Oscar Threlkeld Bolton Wanderers Free transfer [11]
11 July 2016 CB   Sonny Bradley Crawley Town Free transfer [12]
18 July 2016 CM   David Ijaha Whitehawk Free transfer [13]
22 July 2016 CM   David Fox Crewe Alexandra Free transfer [14]
1 August 2016 GK   Marc McCallum Livingston Free transfer [15]
4 January 2017 CB   Jakub Sokolík Southend United Free transfer [16]
5 January 2017 CF   Nathan Blissett Torquay United £15,000 [17][18]
26 January 2017 CM   Antoni Sarcevic Shrewsbury Town Free transfer [19]
30 January 2017 CF   Ryan Taylor Oxford United Free transfer [20]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 GK   James Bittner Newport County Free transfer [21]
1 July 2016 LW   Callum Hall Free agent Released [22]
1 July 2016 CB   Peter Hartley Bristol Rovers Free transfer [23]
1 July 2016 GK   Corey Harvey Free agent Released [22]
1 July 2016 CM   Josh Simpson Free agent Released [22]
1 July 2016 CF   Deane Smalley Free agent Released [22]
1 July 2016 LW   Gregg Wylde Millwall Free transfer [24]
4 July 2016 AM   Tyler Harvey Wrexham [a] Rejected contract [26]
4 July 2016 RB   Kelvin Mellor Blackpool [b] Rejected contract [26]
4 July 2016 CB   Curtis Nelson Oxford United [c] £250,000 [26]
4 July 2016 CF   Reuben Reid Exeter City [d] Rejected contract [26]
5 July 2016 CB   Carl McHugh Motherwell Free transfer [30]
16 January 2017 CB   Karleigh Osborne Kilmarnock Free transfer [31]
25 January 2017 CF   David Goodwillie Free agent Sacked [32]
30 January 2017 LB   Ben Purrington Rotherham United Undisclosed [33]
  1. ^ Following Harvey's departure, he signed for Wrexham.[25]
  2. ^ Following Mellor's departure, he signed for Blackpool.[27]
  3. ^ Following Nelson's departure, he signed for Oxford United.[28]
  4. ^ Following Reid's departure, he signed for Exeter City.[29]

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
18 August 2016 SS   Craig Tanner Reading 31 May 2017 [34]
31 August 2016 CF   Arnold Garita Bristol City 31 May 2017 [35]
31 January 2017 RM   Matty Kennedy Cardiff City 31 May 2017 [36]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
31 January 2017 FW   Louis Rooney Hartlepool United 31 May 2017 [37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sky Bet EFL: Key dates for 2016/17". The Football League. 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ "The Time is Nau". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Ryan's Game". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Goals to the Good". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "It's Miller Time". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Osborne to be a Pilgrim". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Pilgrim Jordan". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Connor Rolls In". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Song'O' The South". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Jimmy's In". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Oscar Sequel". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Sonny Outlook". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Ijaha In". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Fox Ticks the Box". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  15. ^ "On Your Marcs". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Jakub Checks In". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  17. ^ "It's Blissett". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Nathan Blissett: Plymouth Argyle sign Torquay United striker for £15,000". BBC Sport. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Pilgrim Antoni". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Taylor Made Pilgrim". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Exiles sign Myrie-Williams and Bittner". BBC. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  22. ^ a b c d "Retained List". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  23. ^ "Thanks, Pete". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  24. ^ "Wylde Lion". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  25. ^ "Plymouth Argyle's Tyler Harvey signs for Wrexham on one-year deal". BBC. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  26. ^ a b c d "Skipper Nelson and Reid leave Plymouth". BBC. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  27. ^ "Blackpool sign Argyle right-back Mellor". BBC. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  28. ^ "Nelson makes Oxford United switch". BBC. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  29. ^ "Exeter sign ex-Plymouth striker Reid". BBC. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  30. ^ "Statement – Carl McHugh". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  31. ^ "Karleigh to Killie". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  32. ^ "Statement: David Goodwillie". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  33. ^ "Ben Miller". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  34. ^ "Tanner is Back". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  35. ^ "Arnie's Green Army". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  36. ^ "Kennedy Wings In". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  37. ^ "Roons to Pools". Plymouth Argyle Official Site. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.