History is complex. History is in the past, cannot be undone, cannot change and cannot be relived. Yet history shapes the present and the future.
Sturrock has history, Sturrock's history with Argyle has been good. He was a revered man who was at the helm at the right time to lift the club out of the duldrums. He has a good record.
Sturrock has history, Sturrock's history with Argyle has been bad. Since he returned he has been a shadow of his self and has played a very poor game and continues to.
Argyle has history. Traditionally a lower league team at the peak of its history. Good times of highs, bad times of lows.
History shapes battles. The Sturrock lamenters say 'remember his history, remember Argyle's hisory, remember he has had to rebuilt after the Holloway fiasco'.
History shapes battles. The Sturrock doubters say 'forget history, what's gone has gone, it's here and now that it counts'.
History bites. 'It's not just 4 games we've been bad, it's the whole of the last season...'