Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Missed Chances

Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Macclesfield 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

Instead of capitalising on the surprising 4-0 win which lifted the Greens 2 places out of the drop zone, the Green Army have had to settle for Argyle to slog out two draws which thankfully have not resulted in another drop, but have missed a good chance to get more points. Especially as Macclesfield was the rearranged postponed match. The Greens are only 1 point away from the drop, being saved by a slightly lower negative goal difference than Hereford and Dagenham. To not at least get something against the weaker teams in the division is very disappointing, but not being able to take your chances and finish mean when you could is worse.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Young McDonald Scores the Goals


Accrington Stanley 0 - 4 Plymouth Argyle

Who are they? As the advert went, and very nearly what people would be asking about Argyle. Which makes it even more poignant that the win lifted Argyle into its highest league position for a long while - 4th from bottom! A 6+ hour journey that was not in vain. Accrington rarely troubled the Greens in the first half though stepped up in the 2nd, but still not a great match by Argyle and the score defies that but who gives a shit, it's probably going to be one of the highlights of the season and celebrations should be ongoing all round.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Richer than Rangers

It's official, Argyle are richer than one of Scotlands top teams, and probably quite a few other English clubs too. Now Rangers have gone into administration, with Portsmouth not far behind for a second time, there could be many more soon to go to the wall. And Argyle have survived. But it could be time for the Green Army to show the support to others that they have shown us very soon.

Draw but Safe

Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0 Barnet

So it was a rather dull 0-0 draw that wasn't worth the agro from the missus about missing Valentines Day for to watch (oh come on you got 364 other days to show your love), but the point does mean that the Greens are - at least temporarily - safe from the relegation drop. But we have been here before. And let's not mention the crap referees we get in this league (any league?) that whose decision could have meant 3 points. Maybe. But not a single chance taken in 90 minutes, you can't go blaming the officials for not even trying. That's just 1 win in 8 now. Draws won't keep us up.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Snow Joking

Silly season is here with the British weather and games are cancelled by snow left right and centre. Being in league 2 only compounds things when clubs are unable to have the necessary infrastructure to keep games going. Seeing as we had the same situation as a country for the last 2 years, you might have thought we'd start learning something by now. But it did give everyone a day off to enjoy the other delights of the football league, from Spurs 5-0 snowplough of Newcastle, to the Liverpool-United furore over a missed handshake, Exeter losing (for all of, well, 2 minutes), and gives everyone a chance to debate who the next England manager should be - and if it's 'Arry, would he leave Tottenham?

Saturday, 4 February 2012

The One and Only

game to go ahead to day in League 2 was

Plymouth Argyle 2 - 2 Southend United

Luggy was back to reek havoc on the club he once managed - twice. The least said of the second time the better. And he did 0-2 at half time following a dreadful first half. But a marvellous comeback equalised the score so both teams had to take a point. Unfortunately Fletcher's outlook is sometimes too defensive, notable by the long periods of high balls up to the front even when the opposition don't give the strikers any room, and the defence playing too deep. It wasn't till subs were made early second half that plan B was formed. Because plan A failed as soon as the early goal went in. A point was a battle, and a well fought battle; though the game going ahead does now mean every other team has a game in hand over Argyle.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Sun always shines on Home Park

If you read the Sun newspaper, you will know their current offer of two adult tickets for £19.50 to many matches in all leagues. If you fancy watching Argyle for under £20 for two people, you can choose from Argyle v Dagenham & Redbridge - February 25 or Argyle v Shrewsbury - March 17. Start collecting your tokens from 6 February.

Deadline Day Deals

On Deadline Day for the January Sales - sorry transfer window, Argyle have signed two strikers. 21 year old Alex MacDonald comes from Burnley, whilst Juvel Tsoumou comes from Preston. Tsoumou has been a regular in PNE's team this season and netted 4 times in 11 games and has international experience from Germany. Alex has played first team for Burnley this season but has spent a lot of time out on loan due to the Claret's string first XI. Although again they may not be the experienced strikers people were hoping for, Fletcher has at least added in an area that needs improvement within the constraints of the FA's salary limit.