Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Oh Shut Up!

I'm fed up of hearing people tell me that the next game is 'must win' or 'massive'. I mean, come on, state the fucking obvious, but ffs how many games have been 'massive' or 'must win' and how many have been lost?

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Who didn't see that one Coming?

Plymouth Argyle 0 - 2 Blackpool

Really? Who didn't think that something like that would happen? The old two-faced weasel slimeball Judas Hollowords Holloway (TM) returns to the club he shafted and caused their current demise, to fuck them over again. Or rather that the same old Argyle are too bloody inconsistent and that's why they're going down. A very unexpected win last Tuesday that brought the 'told you so bashers' out of the woodwork and reignited the push for survival should really have spelled the forecast for the dismal performance played out again on Saturday. Suffice to say that the Holloway saga should hopefully once and for all be dead and buried; there are more recent and more bigger fish to blame.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

I didn't bet on Argyle

Ipswich 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle

What are they trying to do to the Green Army - make us insane? This is the trouble with Argyle - far too much inconsistancy. After last Saturday's result most people had made up their mind about relegation and here we are again with a glimmer of hope. The corpse is not quite dead yet. Whether to get excited about this or not is a tough one - do you build dreams on poor foundations, settle for something held up with gaffer tape or admire the hole in the ground? I don't really know what to think.
And i missed out on a tenner for the win. Bloody typical.

In related news - 20:32 FFS Spurs!
21:03 - get in!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

I lost a bet on Argyle

Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

Stupid mate talked me into another bet on Argyle ("It's a fair bet, I reckon Argyle could do them" - yeah right and I told him so and actually I never remember shaking on it). So now having been relieved of £20 for the second time this weekend I am no longer accepting any bets on the Greens.

Surely that's it now? There can be no coming back, no more chances for false dawns. A condemned team limping through the motions for another months and a bit. tonight most of the Green Army have consigned the team to League One, but more perversely are looking forward to it! How can CCL1 be better than CCC? Consolidation and rebuilding? Hmm, possibly but more likely big losses of revenue and any hope of decent players could see a prolonged spell. I have pointed out Leeds' situation several times as an example of how such a drop does not mean instant success, though Leicester and Norwich managed it. Argyle is a mess off the pitch as well as on it. There is little to say that the Pilgrims will storm League One at all. The green tints have got new greener tinted glasses already.

Friday, 19 March 2010

I Won a Bet on Argyle!

Plymouth Argyle 3 - 2 Bristol City

A rare victory in the Argyle derby game saw me finally win a £10 bet (though Swindon had to win as well). Although once again the Greens took their eye of the game at 2-0 up in order to allow Bristol to come back and equalise, a third goal was forthcoming to claim the three points that now put the Pilgrims 4 points off safety. Hurrah for the win, boo for the lack of concentration. The game has opened up the gulf between the Larrieu and Stockdale brigades as to who is the better keeper. The Pro-Ros citing Stocky's give away goals and mistakes in the past few months, whilst the Stockers cite his better kicking and shot stopping. But like the wind the Green Army will always change their minds: Ro, Luke, David... Get him out! The other can always do better. And Wright-Philips finally got a chance to prove himself and scored a fantastic overhead goal. He'll be dropped by Saturday.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Going through the Motions

Coventry 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

So near, so far, all within a few minutes. 3 points and it would have been promotion push, but a draw and it's still trap door drop. A draw against Coventry used to be a good result, but no longer. Differing opinions of the game put Argyle on the edge to take Coventry, whilst others state a once more poor performance. Once again nothing new to say here.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Selling Home Park

To yourself after announcing a loss of over £2million this year. Argyle were always hailed as being the club always in the black but for the last few years even that accolade has disappeared with year on year losses announced every year. (Go on, blame the public for not going, you know you want to). And so to clear some debt Home Park is to "sold" to PAFC Holdings. This comes alongside 90,000 shares in Argyle being sold for £22.22 per share.

Creative accountancy aimed at [quote] "reducing debt levels in PAFC and thus strengthening its balance sheet. In addition, they should provide a basis for commercial property and development finance to be raised in order to develop the stadium in support of the club's ambitions, as well as Plymouth's support for England's bid to host the 2018/2022 World Cup." While Rome burns, the World Cup bid is still foremost in the board's eyes?


QPR 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle

Nothing more to add really, just take the match reactions from the last year and put them together as nothing has changed. A totally toothless display last night with nothing positive to say - same problems, same strange team selection, same result.
When does it become mathematically impossible? Must be very very soon.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Budget Cuts?

Have the budgets been cut so much at Argyle that the team are only paid for half a match? The past few matches the Greens haven't turned up till around half time, by which time they're usually trailing by at least one goal. Fortunately they now have the werewithall to come back from being behind, but draws are no good when 7 points adrift. At the moment the necessary wins are not on the horizon, and with a 50% reduction in team peformances, they're not even over the horizon. Sturrock - whoops - Mariner's starting XI is pointed at as a cause, being some what negative in selection, when it has been obvious that his later substitutions have turned the game. What is the reason for not starting with likes of Bolaise and Noone, and players in their correct position. And Fallon. Bolaise did not even feature on the subs bench. PNE could have so easily gone in for the kill after their goal, and it was only a penalty that saved the point for Argyle, especially with Fallon's botched efforts. How long do we wait for the fat lady?

Saturday, 6 March 2010


How northern can you get? Roll Victoria Wood and Corrie in to one, and you can come up with Argyle's new 20 year old, month-long, emergency loanee, Richard Eckersley. A versatile back player that Mariner has signed, even though he admitted to Sir Gordon of Sparkshire that he has only seen him play ONCE and taken the lad on advice of other football insiders. Now watch him keel over in the car park and go injured for the whole month with a twisted ankle. Looking at him - is the Chadwick in disguise?

One Foot in the Grave

This week saw the sad loss of Argyle's greatest followers and as well as an upstanding polititian. Michael Foot passed away at the age of 96 after years of faithful service to the Greens and to the country. Many fans have described how he used to be the Pied Piper of away games, with a queue of green, white or black shirts following him around foreign towns and cities to the match, or enjoying a pint or ten with the man. Off the pitch Michael was then a radical man, and a left wing rebel, enjoying a spell as leader of the House of Commons during Callaghan's tenure as PM and has even been hailed by Margaret Thatcher as "a great parliamentarian and a man of principles". RIP Michael.