Sparksy urges Green Army to pack out Home Park this Saturday
CITY media icon Gordon Sparks is backing The Herald campaign to get behind Plymouth Argyle and cheer them to victory at Home Park on Saturday.
BBC Radio commentator and Herald columnist Sparks wants a bumper crowd 'at the Theatre of Greens' spurring on the Pilgrims and intimidating visiting Fleetwood Town in the must-win match.
Sparks said of Argyle's fight against relegation after 93 years in the Football League: "A city of this size cannot let their team go into non-league status.
"We've all heard about the economic benefits a football club brings, but I don't think many people realise.
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"The bars, restaurants, the takeaways and shops would all notice the difference on match days with fewer supporters around to frequent them.
"The hotels, too, would see a source of income dry up, when you think about how many away fans come to Plymouth and stop overnight."
Sparks added: "What I'm asking for is that, like Barnet a couple of weeks ago when fans flocked to Home Park, we do it again on Saturday.
"We've had good times at Argyle in the past and not that long ago. If you want those good times again, then come along and support the lads. Without the backing of a large crowd, we may not see those days in the near future."
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