Saturday, 14 March 2009

What's that Noise?

Norwich City 1 - 0 Plymouth Argyle

It's the groan that came from everyone who asked me the score today upon receiving the answer.

I was at a wedding today rather than making the godforsaken trip to mustard country and as I recived a text from the QPR fan nearing the end of the ceremony I knew it was game over. Sturrock's team has nevr come back from being behind this season, so when the news came that the greens are 1-0 down I gave up hope. And was proved right. Again.

It didnt matter to anyone who asked why or how the loss came, just that it happened and they all in some way or another said that Argyle were in the shit. Which they are. You see we can blame the ref for the Swansea defeat and gloss over the ineptitude of the team, but the black and white of it all is 3, 1 or 0 points, 1st, 2nd ... 14th, 15th ... 22nd, 23rd, 24th. Relegation dog fight? Maybe. Who really knows, but the gods are certainly not smiling on Plymouth and the very little run of wins, whom the Sturrock lovers tooks to be the greatest moment in history and burnt the doubters at the stick, is now once again far away. Argyle may not be totally in the manure, as the league position is still hovering around 17-18-19, but it is no position to look secure in.

To be frank, given Argyle's record against bottom of the league teams, who really though that today's game would be easy? And those who did were foolhardy. No game is easy. Yet another "Vital Game" has passed by making the next a "Vital Game". It's too much to take. And now Gallagher has thrown down a gauntlet to the club stating that he wishes to stay. Will certain people rise to the occasion or will the viagra be forgotten again?

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