The football season might be over, with Plymouth Argyle fans celebrating promotion to League One in the strangest of circumstances. Still, fans of the beautiful game will already be craving its return after what could feel like the longest of breaks this summer.
For Argyle, League One awaits, and for Ryan Lowe, a busy summer is ahead. Much like he’ll be assessing the market and who is and isn’t available, he’ll also be weighing up who deserves a new and improved contract too, much like games developers come up with new and improved live baccarat. Things need to keep on progressing and keep on moving. A manager with a successful playing career in the Football League in Ryan Lowe will be fully aware of that, as he undoubtedly looks to add more League One experience to his squad, alongside the obvious need for a sprinkling of additional quality in key areas.
Football fans have understandably been harking back to the past in the recent times, especially with the season now over. So, as Argyle look to keep progressing and cement their place in League One next campaign, here’s hoping new heroes can be born. With that in mind and to hopefully provide some inspiration to the current crop along the way, here is a look back at four of the best players to have ever pulled on the Argyle shirt.
Ask most football fans who the greatest Hungarian player of all-time is, and they’re more than likely to come up with Ferenc Puskás. Ask Plymouth Argyle fans who the greatest Hungarian player of all-time is, and they’re more than likely to come up with Akos Buzsaky. The attacking midfielder played a key role during some of Argyle’s best times in its history, making 105 appearances for the club and scoring nine goals. Most appealingly of all, though, Buzsaky was the type of player who could create something out of nothing and entertain the fans. He scored a few blinders in his time, too.
Born and bred in Plymouth, Paul Wotton is without a doubt an Argyle legend. His time as assistant boss under Derek Adams at Home Park is fresh in the minds of most supporters, but his playing days should never be forgotten. With over 491 appearances for the club, his all-round leadership skills and professionalism, alongside his bullet of a shot, means Wotton easily makes this list. In fact, he’d be most fans’ number one pick. If ever there was a title of Mr Plymouth Argyle, it should go to Paul Wotton. Future manager?
Remembered for his wavy hair, Frenchman David Friio made a real impact during his time at Argyle. Then manager Paul Sturrock signed the midfielder following a trial in 2000, where he subsequently went on to make the team of the year during Argyle’s Division Three winning campaign, coupled with lifting the Division Two title two years later and finishing top scorer, making the team of the year once again too. David Friio will never be forgotten in Plymouth, that’s for sure.
Plymouth Argyle have had an abundance of quality midfield players over the years, but David Norris was arguably the most talented. A vital cog in the wheel of the Division Two promotion-winning side from 2004, Norris made 243 appearances for the club, scoring 28 goals in the process, and putting in many dominating midfield performances in games along the way. Ipswich paid a club-record £2.35 million fee for him in the end, and who could blame them?