Season preview 1927/28 – Plymouth Argyle F.C. (The Athletic News)


Monday, August 8 – 1927
Plymouth Argyle will open with the team that made such a big bid for promotion. There have been no changes of note, and apart from Duggie Livingstone all the outstanding players have been retained. Jack Thomson, the reserve goalkeeper, has signed on for Chesterfield, and Billy Mays, the reserve centre-forward, has been transferred to Merthyr Town. On the other hand E.R. Bowden, the young Cornish amateur centre-forward, has signed as a professional.

In spite of heavy losses, the directors have not been tempted by the attractive offers made for the transfer of some of their most prominent players, the overtures in some cases having been very pressing.

They have confidence that the team will again be in the running for promotion. It is felt that the ill-luck which has resulted in Argyle being runners-up six seasons in succession, will not continue, but that the slight turn of the wheel of fortune will occur to enable the team to achieve their ambition.

Of the amateurs W.J. Fellowes has a good record with the Tavistock Club, and Cyril Jones has done well with Dockyard United. The newcomers are Stanbury, Plymouth St. Thomas, a goalkeeper; Grozier, from Rutherglen Glencairn, who achieved success both at outside and inside right and Edmunds, who have played well at outside left for the Royal Navy.

Fred Craig,
Larkhall,
Goalkeeper,
6ft. 0in., 13st.;

George Stanbury,
Plymouth,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 6lb.;

Arthur Lee,
Plymouth,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 11in., 11st. 11lb.;

Moses Russell,
New Tredegar,
Full back,
5ft. 7½in, 11st. 11lb.;

Fred Titmuss,
Pirton,
Left back,
5ft. 10in., 12st.;

Frank Cosgrove,
Felling,
Right back,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 4lb.;

Walter Price,
Aberdare,
Full back,
5ft. 11in., 12st. 7lb.;

Bob Preston,
Loanhead,
Right half-back,
5ft. 9in., 12st. 2lb.;

Fred McKenzie,
Dundee,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 12st. 6lb.;

Alex Hardie,
Kilsyth,
Left half-back,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 4lb.;

Jimmy Logan,
Glasgow,
Right half-back,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 6lb.;

John Pullen,
Victoria,
Centre half,
6ft. 0in., 12st. 12lb.;

R. Smith,
Walkden,
Left half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 10lb.;

F.H. Foden,
Plymouth,
Left half-back,
5ft. 7½in., 11st.;

Les Deacon,
Plymouth,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 7lb.;

Billy Fellowes,
Tavistock,
Left half-back,
5ft. 10in., 11st. 10lb.;

Cyril Jones,
Plymouth,
Right half-back,
5ft. 8in., 10st. 10lb.;

Alf Matthews,
Bristol,
Outside right,
5ft. 10½in., 11st. 11lb.;

Fred Forbes,
Edinburgh,
Inside right,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

Jack Cock,
Hayle,
Centre forward,
5ft. 11in., 12st. 7lb.;

Jack Leslie,
Canning Town,
Inside left,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 7lb.;

Sammy Black,
Motherwell,
Outside left,
5ft. 6½in., 11st. 3lb.;

Jimmy Healey,
Craignewk,
Outside right,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 4lb.;

Frank Sloan,
Chapeltown,
Inside right,
5ft. 6in., 11st. 5lb.;

Ray Bowden,
Looe,
Centre forward,
5ft. 9in., 10st. 10lb.;

Jack Davis,
Plymouth,
Centre forward or inside left,
5ft. 8½in., 11st. 3lb.;

Tommy Grozier,
Rutherglen,
Outside or inside right,
5ft. 8½in., 11st. 4lb.;

Alec Edmonds,
Birmingham,
Outside left,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 3lb.
(The Athletic News, 08-08-1927)

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