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Port Vale trip for Plymouth Argyle in FA Cup third round

By HeraldSport  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

By Chris Errington Chief Football Writer @ChrisErrington1


Curtis Nelson (left) in action for Argyle in their 4-0 League Two defeat at Port Vale in January. The teams will now meet in the FA Cup third round

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PLYMOUTH Argyle have missed out on a money-spinning FA Cup third round tie against Premier League opposition.

Instead, the Pilgrims will be away to League One outfit Port Vale on the weekend of January 4/5.

It promises to be a difficult task for Argyle in the Potteries, with Vale currently in ninth position in League One.

Vale have beaten non-League opposition twice to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

They won 4-0 away to Shortwood United last month before defeating Salisbury City 4-1 at Vale Park on Friday.

Argyle have never met the Staffordshire club in the FA Cup.

However, they did play at Vale Park in a League Two game in January, losing 4-0 after an early red card to striker Nick Chadwick.


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  • DavidofLancas  |  December 09 2013, 1:13PM

    Well what a totally depressing draw that was! And since you've owned up Phil, thanks a lot, it is your fault!! I've always thought of Port Vale as one of our bogey teams and we rarely do well against them, barring one memorable 5-1 away win in the glory days! They get crowds little better than ours, they are challenging for the play-offs in the division above, (Division 3 to me), and it won't be on tv. Very little hope and no money if we get beat other than meagre rations from the gate. I don't think it could have been much worse! And in case we forget they thrashed us 4-0 in January! And I presume Trots means concentrate on staying in the league as we aren't good enough to go up!

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  • shaun_us  |  December 09 2013, 10:00AM

    Well no disrespect to jake cole and hope he is ok after the last match, but we might have a bit of a better chance if lukes in goal come port vale game.When is morgan back too???????????.

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  • MikeSpiligan  |  December 08 2013, 10:32PM

    Port bloody Vale !!!!!!! Trots has already written us off with his let's concentrate on the league mantra... Singing a different song than the one he was singing a couple of days ago when we were going to draw Man U at home...... MIKE SPILLIGAN, IN THE PUB WITH HIS ARGYLE SHIRT ON SITTING WITH THE MAN U BOYS.... Good night and good bye........

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  • philofbudo  |  December 08 2013, 6:45PM

    It's my fault. At half time yesterday and 3-0 up I was discussing with mates at the game who we might get in the third round. I said, well Port Vale are already through (they beat Salisbury Friday night) so I expect we'll get them away.....! We'll be second favourites but have a chance - if we play at or near our best and Vale are a little way below par. League One is not that much better than League Two - looking at the teams that went up last year, Vale are 9th and Rotherham and Bradford are both above them. Only Gillingham have struggled a bit - and even they are 17th (four points above the relegation places).

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  • bobbybiscuit  |  December 08 2013, 5:36PM

    Well as you say its more money for the club which is well needed. I think it will be very hard for Argyle to get anything out of this tie.

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  • trots  |  December 08 2013, 4:59PM

    What a damn shame!! Port Vale away, still it's winnable with a bit of luck or at least get them back to HP for a reply. The draw is out of everyone's hands and you just hope for a bit of luck but we didn't get it this time around. Could have been worse, couldn't it?? At least we're be the underdogs so can go into it with nothing to lose but everything to gain and there's one or two shocks every year remember Anyway let's concentrate of the league, that's what people normally say.

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