TORQUAY UNITED pin hopes on Hargreaves

chris hargreaves in his Torquay UNited playing daysTorquay United have appointed passionate former promotion-winning skipper Chris Hargreaves as new first team manager - and the man to stave off relegation from League Two.

Devon-based Hargreaves, 41, returns to Torquay following a south coast switch from AFC Bournemouth, where he was first team coach. It will be Hargreaves' first foray into Football League management.

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FA CUP today's third round draw numbers

Ball numbers for FA Cup 2013-14 third round draw which follows live coverage of today's second round tie - ko 1400 - featuring Bristol City at Tamworth, Steve Cotterill's first match in charge of the Robins.

1 AFC Bournemouth

2 Arsenal

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FA VASE Larkhall issue snow-clearing rallying call

plain ham under snow, tracey hallThe arctic weather conditions continue to cause problems for sports teams today and those looking ahead to big games on Saturday.

Super supporters – as they proved last weekend by pitching in at rugby grounds in South Wales (notably Cardiff Blues) and football grounds at Salisbury City and Newport County – can play their part in whether games go ahead or not.

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FA CUP UPDATE Plymouth v Lincoln replay details

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan, courtesy and copyright Dave RowntreePlymouth Argyle’s FA Cup first round replay against Lincoln City will take place on Wednesday, November 20.

Tickets are now on sale for the game, which follows Saturday's 0-0 draw between the two sides at Sincil Bank.

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PLYMOUTH ARGYLE Sheridan ushers in new belief

John Sheridan's reign as new Plymouth Argyle manager kicks off at home to Morecambe today (Home Park 1500).

It promises to be another captivating chapter for the Pilgrims and their self-proclaimed Green Army of supporters.

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SW FOOTBALL Friday update - state of play ...

I plan to post tomorrow's SWSN football fixtures overnight so PLEASE if you know of any pitch inspections, or games being called off tweet @swsportsnews so our football followers – and in most cases your supporters – get early notice of the state of play.

Kevin Marriott - Cornish Guardian, Cornishman and West Briton sports editor - kindly informed me early yesterday that tonight's Elburton Villa versus Bodmin Town South West Peninsula Premier match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Haye Road.

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SWSN EXCLUSIVE Sheridan to become new Argyle boss

John Sheridan is set to become the new Plymouth Argyle manager.

South West Sports News understands the 48-year-old former Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield boss has impressed Argyle officials in interview today and is odds-on favourite for the vacant Pilgrims post.

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