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Burning Rubber

The Green Army will have to travel a few extra miles for season 2013-2014.

The Pilgrims' will clock up 10,959 miles when they hit the road for all 23 away League Two games, a slight increase on last season when 10,908 miles were registered on the Black Pasty while season 2011-2012 saw 10,522 miles clocked up.

The longest journey will be to Hartlepool, who were relegated from League One, with a round trip of 775 miles, while the shortest will be to Devon neighbours Torquay United at just 68 miles.
Bury were also relegated from League One and gave us 588 miles to enjoy.

We lost Aldershot and Barnet to the Conference which by our standards were relatively short trips although this was balanced by Newport coming up from the Conference.

Despite the long distances the fans will still turn out in numbers as proven last season when Argyle had the third highest travelling support in League Two with 16,766 members of the Green Army watching their team in action in the far flung corners of the UK.
That's an incredible average of 729 fans at each away league game just behind Port Vale with 910 and Bradford with an average of 875 fans at each away game.

Argyle away trips League Two 2013-2014.

1 Hartlepool 775 miles.
2 York City 676.
3 Morecambe 660
4 Fleetwood Town 651
5 Scunthorpe 637
6 Accrington Stanley 626
7 Rochdale 599
8 Bury 588
9 Southend United 588
10 Chesterfield 553
11 Mansfield 534
12 Northampton Town 505
13 Dagenham and Redbridge 505
14 Burton Albion 475
15 Wycombe Wanderers 445
16 AFC Wimbledon 410
17 Oxford United 392
18 Portsmouth 346
19 Cheltenham Town 314
20 Newport 275
21 Bristol Rovers 245
22 Exeter City 92
23 Torquay United 68

Average 476 miles.

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Writer:Ian De-Lar
Date:Tuesday May 21 2013
Time: 9:31AM

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