Saturday, 31 December 2011

Calling the Shots

Aldershot 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle

The unbeaten run continues, and though a win would have been better, it was enough when coupled with Swindon winning to mean that Argyle start the new year not on the bottom of the table. Keeper Cole kept the Pilgrims in the running as the shots were called by the Shots in the second half, the players say it was a hard fought game and are knackered due to the physicality of the match. That, though, is worrying if fitness is a concern. Staying up is all that Argyle can really hope for at the end of this season, and with 4 months left there will be many hard matches along the way. Starting with Torquay on Monday.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A Very Merry Christmas

Bristol Rovers 2 - 3 Plymouth Argyle

Probably the best Christmas present any Argyle fan could ask for. A win and 3 points, and to come back from 2-0 down with 3 fantastic goals. The only problem is that the Greens have regained their place at the bottom of the league, having lost their get-out-of-jail goals scored advantage. An inspirational second half, following a rather poor but Argyle-usual first, led by Chadwick and Feeney saw the Pilgrims regain advantage and control of the game, but it was Hemmings that eventually scored the winning goal at the death when another draw looked very much on the cards. Santa must have been smiling on the Green Army this Christmas.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

An Unbeaten Run

Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 Hereford United

As a positive the unbeaten run has continued, the Greens came back from being 0-1 down, but that's about it really. Yet another needless but now customary red card to add to the list and a rather woeful performance. It'll be very easy to blame the referee for today's result, even though that'll just hide the poor quality of the team, he didn't do the game any favours and might as well been part of the Hereford lineup, who coudl be seen as another scapegoat for their unsportsmanship leading to the sending off. Thankfully however the gap to safety is shrinking, and the other results mean that Argyle is still 2nd from bottom even if on;y on goals scored.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Off the Bottom

Hurrah, after 100+ days Argyle are off the bottom of the league!

Bradford City 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

Although the point is very welcomed, unfortunately the Greens could not hold on to the lead yet again, and yet again a player got sent off (Bhasera - second bookable offence). Surely PAFC have the worst disciplinary record of the league, it seems that a player is not nearly every game! What;s better is that Argyle managed 50% of the possession and 5 shots on goal - doesn't sound much, but is another steady performance. And puts the Pilgrims 3 points off safety; if the right changes are made, Plymouth could possibly stay up.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ridders Out

So Peter Ridsdale is leaving Argyle for PNE, leaving the Greens with no chairman of football, an inexperienced player/coach/manager and no board to speak of. Mixed feelings on this no, as he had his part to play in the shambles of the takeover through wanting to buy the club for £1 from BIL, and now resigning leaving Argyle with no-one knowledgeable enough to steer the rudder, but also he was steadying the ship for the past year. Plus, where does this leave Darren Purse who came here due to Ridsdale? Interesting.