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Plymouth at Home in the Capital One Cup

The first preparations for the new season began as Birmingham City were drawn against Plymouth Argyle at home in the Capital One League Cup draw this morning.

The last time these two teams met at St Andrews was in April 2009, in a game which finished as a 1-1 draw after the controversial sending off of Maik Taylor by Michael Oliver. Argyle finished 21st in League Two last season, avoiding relegation to the Conference by a single point.

Blues went out in the second round last year, after losing to Coventry City 3-2 after extra time at the Ricoh Stadium having beaten Barnet 5-1 in the first round.

The game will be played the week beginning August 5 and ticket details will be announced on the www.bcfc.com site shortly.

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43 Responses to “Plymouth at Home in the Capital One Cup”

  • StaffsBlue says:

    A nice little appetiser to the season. Can’t wait.

  • Big Al says:

    My boss is a Plymouth fan. I always find the universe has a way of bringing Blues together with the teams supported by people who you know regardless of our status

  • Ali Duncan says:

    Most uninspiring but I suppose it’s all down to personal taste of prefering a derby or a decent away game by the seaside at that time of year etc

  • TracyKRO says:

    I be there to see the blues battle there way into round two and hoping

  • dave mann says:

    good draw but would have liked to have gone to plymouth enjoyed it there in the past,
    but should get through. bigger boys to come.KRO.

  • Paulo says:

    I wonder what the attendance will be ..????

  • dave mann says:

    no change there propably 8000 if were lucky, get closer to wembley then suddenley
    theres blues fans everywhere, funny that.KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Do you not think there might be a bit more interest, as it will probably be a different, younger squad. I’ll be very interested to see how the team shapes up before the big one.

    • Ali Duncan says:

      I think there was 9,500ish for Barnet last season so you never know – how it’s priced will have an impact I’m sure.

  • Tony says:

    A bit undewhelming to say the least

  • Tony says:

    Underwhelming

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I’m not a club snob. I couldn’t care less who the opposition are… I’m there to watch my team play, regardless of who the opposition is. I was the same when I was playing, couldn’t give a monkeys who we were playing, they were there to be beaten. Simples.

  • dave mann says:

    i dont think because it will be a younger, different squad it will make any diffrence to the gate
    or the interest in this cup competition to be honest staffs, its the league that counts and even
    for them home games were struggle to get over 15,000 like last season, bot as i said earlier
    the closer to wembley we get the interest will rise and the crowd will also suddenley double
    in size, like it will if we push for promotion.KRO.

    • BhamCityJulian says:

      Probably he’ll rest them and bring in Doyle, Murphy, Mullins, Ambrose, Lovenkrands and King

  • StaffsBlue says:

    You may be right dave, I just hope there’s a bit more interest, give the lads a boost from the start. I’ll be there for the Plymouth game, so will my son, daughter and 2 granddaughters. .. so we’ll be doing our bit. :-)

  • Roy Smith says:

    It’s amazing, the new season is weeks away and already some posters are starting to have a moan at the fans who have the temerity to want to choose how they want to spend their own money.
    Dave Mann, do you think Blues fans are the exception when it comes to wanting to attend the big games? How many teams in the league 2 playoffs sell out their Wembley allocations even though their average attendances are tiny?
    And if we are successful as we all hope don’t you want the stay aways to start attending or would you prefer the crowds to remain low so only the die hards see the matches at the end of the season?
    Can we have a new season resolution that the posts will be about football and not slagging each other off otherwise I for one will stop looking at this site before I die of boredom.

    • Ali Duncan says:

      A good point Roy but I’m sure you’ll ackowledge that as well as Dan’s insight / opinions etc some people come on here for the banter.

    • Pete says:

      I would rather the so-called die hards who claimed to be these huge blues fans when in the prem or Wembley had bothered stay with us when we needed support. I am not thinking about next success, I am think where the hell did they all disappear when everyone tries to claim that we are a big club.

  • dave mann says:

    me, my son, my wife and my brother will all be there as per usual doing our bit also
    as well as all other cup games and league games home and away as it is humanly
    possible.
    like lee said if we start well in both cup and particuly the league, then hopefully
    the lads will get the boost of a passionat support and the backing of those fans
    who pick and choose there games.KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Absolutely agreed. Look at the Europa venture, that got everyone excited, especially the players. It kept them going until the league form picked up. It would be nice to have another cup run as well as do well in the league. Let’s hope we have the squad to sustain both.

  • Ali Duncan says:

    I for one am looking forward to that glimmer of hope and the dream of the possibility of success. That elusive promotion carrot is dangled to fans of all clubs at the start of the season and I cherish that one sacred moment just before the first whistle blows where the suns out, the lager has been ice cold and you (naively?) really believe / hope / pray that this could be your year. No matter which crap players you’ve signed, how broke your club is or how empty the stadium is you offer up a little prayer to the football Gods and scream your lungs out in a sun-kissed Stans cheering on the boys in royal blue (whilst believing!)

    KRO!

  • dave mann says:

    ive got no problem Roy with fans picking and choosing there games . ime well aware
    of the current situation on and of the pitch, and a lot of fans cant afford to go to most
    games like i can, so i dont need to be lectured about how people want to spend there
    money. to me , blues is my pastime and a way of life and thats not always the case
    of blues fans turning up 5 or 6 times a season, moaning and thinking they no it all
    when there not there week in week out. thats the point ime making.KRO.

  • TracyKRO says:

    Me and Son Parents, Cousin and Uncle will be there, ive got no problem with supporters who pick and chose which games to go to, I don’t have a problem with fans who are staying away till they see change its total up to them.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      That’s the beauty of it all. Every fan is different. As a famous great once said, “It’s a funny old game.”

  • Chris says:

    I am not working atm but i will still buy my sons ST and i will go to most of the home games & a good couple of away games…but each to there own….

  • dave mann says:

    my last comment on this.
    when youve got nearly 27,000 blue noses singing there hearts out at home, it
    brings tears to my eyes, when we sell all our away tickets our sopport is
    second to none, wembley half full of blue noses making the loudest noise
    wembleys ever known was amazing and unforgetable. brugge full of blues fans
    speechless. lets get them days back, because our support is the best there is.KRO.

    • Ali Duncan says:

      Totally agree Dave. Being positive is the way forward.

      I can’t put into words how proud and excited I feel when we’re away and we’ve sold the allocation (or close to it) and we’re in fine voice. Nothing beats it for me. I’ve got a lot of other participation required interests / hobbies and I love them all dearly but nothing comes anywhere near close to the emotion and adrenaline of a Blues player scoring to break the deadlock in front of a packed away end full of Blues.

      Being London based I’ve taken many London mates to Blues London / southern away games over the years and pretty much everyone of them has praised our vocal support and how passionate we are as a club. Again, this makes me very proud and also feel very lucky as some people won’t ever experience that and if they love football I think they’re missing out. Ours is a very special club.

  • sutton apex says:

    great draw – easy opposition at home – wembley ere we cum again !!

  • dave mann says:

    lets hope he helps to make us the fittest team in the championship.KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Let’s hope he can do something to ease the injury list. It was atrocious last season.

  • Paulo says:

    I do hope we have a good season even it’s eventful, but some atmosphere will be good as well, just as long as we don’t mess it up royally ..and players put some shifts in, then it will be ok. Here’s to LC and the new academy lads ..got my season ticket early doors!

  • mark says:

    Great home draw with fans who dont own a season ticket. they will get the chance to see our young players play. Hope blues price this game reasonably to get more in the stadium. Crying shame if less than 10,000………….

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Was just under 10,000 for Barnet in the same round last year. Can’t remember the pricing, but think it was around £15 for adults, £8 for kids. It was my granddaughter’s first ever game.

    • mark says:

      she will be forever indebted to you staffsblue, – in my opinion blues seriously need to inspire the next young generation of fans, and put us older generation out to graze lol
      Blues need to lead the way with paid on the day prices, noted by yourself £15-20 to me reasonably entrance fee for match days especially for championship games. Pound for the kids on certain games is fine… this all imo

      • StaffsBlue says:

        She also loved it on the Stadium Tour last year. That was an eye-opener… in a good way. Made me think about pricing. When I first started going to games, it was 4 bob (20p) for adults and 2 bob (10p) for us kids. Yes mark… I am old lol

    • mark says:

      if that’s so appears reasonably for cup game……

  • StaffsBlue says:

    The only realistic way of getting a new generation of fans down St Andrews, is with lower ticket pricing. I know a club has to make a living etc… but so do fans. A lot of people find it difficult to justify nearly 30 quid for a ticket when they have little mouths to feed and increasing bills to pay. Lowering the cost would encourage more families to attend… and with that, encourage the next generation of Bluenoses.

    • mark says:

      could not have put this in better way well said staffsblue…..Dan this is where I would justify and be constructive to bcfc. We are a family orientated, and multi-cultural club, and in the financial climate we are in, bcfc must do more to bring on the next generation, Bcfc needs to understand quickly the impacted of prices………..,excellent movement regarding st prices for this year, and for kids under 10.
      But match day prices in my imo need to be lower so the working class man can return to his beloved club, with his kids in toe. When I posted a picture of Nathan on your blog it horrified me to see empty seats behind him, and also when I attend thousands of seats empty cannot be right imo…………….


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