– A wonderful day of football.

Good evening internet, I am in a happy mood. Why? This wonderful human below..

.. Graham Carey, yes, that wonderful man. Get in GC! As one bugger I know would say, “That clearly was a good ball in.” Indeed it was, a lovely curler into the net. A good performance from a team that has been hot and cold in recent weeks, especially at home. An important win over Morecambe increases the points difference between Argyle and 4th place, who is currently Stevenage Town, to 11 pts. With top of the table Doncaster winning at bottom club Leyton Poorient, it leaves the Greens still in 2nd place, but to a majority of the Green Army, promotion is what it’s all about. IMHO, I would prefer to get automatic promotion sealed, especially after last season. If we end up toe to toe with Doncaster Rovers in the last couple of games, with the league still up for grabs with promotion already sealed, then absolutely go for it, why not? After the blip that Argyle have had of recent, a 1-0 win against a good Morecambe side, with Portsmouth losing as well, is all in all a wonderful result. Argyle’s next game is ironically Doncaster Rovers, at the Keepmoat Stadium, K.O 2.45pm and also to be shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1. Quite arguably, Argyle’s biggest fixture, not only this season, but in recent seasons, in terms of where it could put Argyle at the end of the season. If Argyle win, there is a much easier chance for us to catch the leaders and grab the League Two title off their hands, but like I say, the main aim is GET PROMOTED! You bridders.

 

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A lot of the Green Army, after today, believe mathematically we’re over the line. As we know with Argyle, it isn’t always easy. If we can win at least 4 out of the last 8 games remaining, that’ll really officially put us over the line. Especially with the gap that currently stands at 11 pts. Others will say, 6 or 7, some will say 2 or 3 games. Anything can happen in this league, especially the way we give away matches sometimes, I’m still more than confident that we’ll get automatic promotion by the middle of April. There is a long way to go, a lot of miles to clock up, I hope to see a lot more of the Green Army in that time and really get behind the players and manager.

 

Another review of the promotion progress will be up after the Doncaster game on the 26th of March, depending on results, I shall be drunk and probably not able to see let alone type. Until then, enjoy the read and speak soon.

 

A.

 

 

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– Recap

Hello there internet, it is me. Like The Terminator said, “I’ll be back” and here I am, don’t all cheer at once. Apologies for lack of writing, I may have lost my way a little and forgot about this blog site. How rude of me huh? Damn me to hell. Nothing too much to inform, lack of sleep has increased to a new record, now been diagnosed with insomnia, but I knew I had it anyway. I have now got medication to prove the loonity, hoorah! Hope you’ve all been well and still hope to see you follow my posts. Albeit a strange time to start blogging again, I found myself not being able to sleep again.. Shocker. Normally I can’t sleep because something is bothering me, when isn’t something bothering us eh? I got thinking and that’s where I lost the battle to my mind, but not the war. So here I find myself talking to probably myself, and the internet if anyone’s watching. Who gets that niggling feeling in the back or their mind reminding them that they messed up a long time ago and how things have changed now you made that mistake?  All the time. I know you shouldn’t dwell on the past, but sometimes it just happens and you can’t stop it. You can’t sleep it off, you can’t run it off, or drink it off. A particular memory comes into mind almost every day, of how I let a lovely lady slip out of my life at quite a young age in my late teens (I’ve since changed to the age 25 since my last post, god make it stop!) I can’t help but think if I did something to stop it happening, my life would be great and a lot different than it is now. Of course, that’s standard but again, I wish I had done something. She is now out enjoying her life with someone else a million miles away and I’m sat here talking to myself on the keyboard, wonderful.

I’ve recently been trying to find new hobbies, new passions for things. One of them being photography. I have always loved photography, I love seeing beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the colours, the textures of things, it truly amazes me how the world can look a certain way. I want to capture that, so I went and bought a very good 20 Megapixel Professional camera and I take it everywhere I go now. It’s my companion in life, I believe the best photo opportunities come when you aren’t prepared. But fuck you life, I am prepared. To see what photos I produce, take a look below!

You can also take a look at my Instagram account for daily photos that I take, search and click on @alexanderr__11 give us a follow and enjoy the photos!

That’s all kids, until later. Thanks for watching, stay tuned for more!

 

 

 

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Doncaster Rovers

Another day, another defeat for Argyle – it was the worst performance I’ve seen at Home Park and that really is saying something because there have been some awful matches.

The mood is clearly low at Home Park, not just from the fans either. I certainly believe that something is going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. There are reports that Adams has lost the dressing room, if that’s the case then it’s going to be a long season. With only a handful of games played, I was optimistic that we would stay up in League 1 – after Saturday’s performance I am actually worried we’re in trouble. Discipline is the main cause of concern this season, the 4th red card at home in a row is not good. Sonny Bradley was a rock last season, a goal scoring CB with a bit of passion but we know he has a little bit of a hot fuse and Saturday it was clear to see. An off the ball incident in which a Rover’s player was tussling with Bradley’s shirt, and a punch (After seeing the highlights again) – Sonny reacted punched the player back leading to the red.

 

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Throughout the game we looked deflated, heads have already dropped coming into the game and it showed. Doncaster are not exactly enjoying life back in League 1 themselves, they weren’t brilliant on Saturday – very simple football. We seem to make teams look a lot better then they are, the first of Donny’s goals hit the bar and then came back to another player and headed past Luke. The second was even more ridiculous, Luke spilled something he should be keeping hold of, tapped in again. The third was a slight touch from Rover’s striker Alfie May for 0-3. Argyle didn’t want to defend at all, they looked slow to react – heads went down after the 1st goal. I can’t remember an Argyle player putting a foot in whatsoever, are we scared to do so in-case we get another red? Again Cifcti looked way out of his depth, the man can’t do anything. There was a first start for Argyle prospect Alex Fletcher in which Argyle fans have been crying out for to start – unfortunately for him he hardly saw the ball and there was no support for him.

Couldn’t pick one positive from the game, the closest we got to scoring was in the first half when a delicate chip from Sarcevic just hit the roof of the net. Wylde was brought on second half and he probably ran more than anyone the whole game, Ainsworth was also brought on and he was the only player that looked like he could do something. The man can run at pace and cross a ball, why are we not starting him? I think it’s time to drop Nadir, change things before it gets worse. I fully believe in Adams to turn things around but he will have to make sacrifices, why wasn’t Fox starting? With Carey coming back and a positive cameo from Ainsworth, will this play into the mind of DA? We look so much better when we run at teams with pace much like last season. Of course the fans are getting on the back of the players, can you blame them? I didn’t clap them at the end but most of the Demport end did and I wondered why? I’ll continue supporting them but Saturday they didn’t deserve a clap. If the dressing room has been lost then I can understand why we’re out of sorts but the players must recoup and strive to hit the target at least.

 

There were occasions in the game where the Donny players were rolling around a couple of times, I believe one got booked for time wasting which was the correct decision. A lot of teams come down here and think they can get away with it but finally someone was booked for it. If anything it was poor decisions from the linesmen rather than the ref, we cannot keep blaming the ref for games we lose regardless if we get a red card. The performances should be from the players, and they have been awful. Graham Carey will be back for high flying Wigan after his suspension, I’m glad because we lack the killer pass and creativity he brings to the team. I noticed at the end from where I was sat in the Demport end, there were a lot of boo’s, fair enough, they probably deserved it but to throw things such as bottles and rubbish is taking it too far. I understand it’s a stressful time but we must not let it get the better of us, continue to support the team and things will work out eventually. Believe in Adams, there’s a long way to go and we can still turn it around – just don’t expect us to be in the top half of the table come May.

Another match report coming up soon, keep the faith and keep it Green!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Blackpool

A cold wet Tuesday night in Plymouth against Blackpool, again. After seeing all but one game this season, I’ve seen some terrible football being played but in the games I’ve seen we’ve played good in some just lacking the right result. MK came to Home Park at the weekend and won, poor defending and decisions of the referee lost the game and yesterday night’s game was much of the same. Argyle conceded within 2 minutes of the kick off, a deflected goal which beat Luke at his near post, not a great start but so far this season, early goals conceded seems to be a trait of the Greens this season. Argyle had very little chances in the first half against a well drilled Blackpool side who looked threatening every time they ran at the Argyle defence.

A lackluster first half with Plymouth Argyle 1-0 down in a rain swept Home Park, things were not looking good. 10 minutes in the second half, Argyle coming out a lot better than the first half with a few chances. They got their reward in the 49th minute when Sonny Bradley headed in to equalize. The last goals scored for Argyle at Home Park was at the start of the season against Charlton in a 2-0 win, seems a long time ago now. The Greens created more chances after the goal in search for another, Blackpool having some chances of their own. Things looked to have got better but in the 65th minute center-back Ryan Edwards was sent off for a second bookable offense, the 3rd red card in a row at HP this season. Adams really needs to get our discipline sorted, it’s absolutely killing us.

In the 70th minute, Blackpool captain Jimmy Ryan drove a 20 yarder to Lukes’ bottom right in front of the travelling 100 or so Seasiders to put B’pool 2-1 up. A good finish but how he was allowed to run with the ball for so long without a challenge being made, questions over the defending again. The red card had really killed Argyle’s momentum, if anything, Blackpool would score again and they did in the 86th minute when Nathan Delfouneso hit a long distance which skid off the surface and past Luke for 3-1 and it was really game over then. A glimmer of hope for Plymouth towards the end when the stadium reacted to what I thought was a penalty given in the Demport end. Referee gave an indirect free kick for a pass back to Pools’ keeper Allsop, with the whole Blackpool squad lined up on the goal line with Jake Jervis lining up the shot, it went straight into the wall and hoofed away. Argyle had a late penalty shout turned down by the referee in Orange this evening. It wasn’t to be Argyle’s night and the game finished 1-3 to Blackpool, their 4th win of the season – with Argyle slumping to a 4th defeat and 3 red cards in the process.

 

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Attendance of around the 7,000 mark including a 100 or so Pools’.

 

Something is clearly not right at Argyle at the moment, people keep going on about the playing budget, people must realize that we could have all the money in the world but we are still the most southern professional football team in the country, so getting players to come here is difficult even before a wage. It’s not always about the money, Adams recruited the best he could before the season started. There are question marks on how much was given to Adams to spend, but we don’t know anything about how much was given. We’ll still be fine this season, we were always going to get results like last night, it’s a long old season ahead and I think we’ll stay up. If anyone thought we would coast through League 1 need a reality check. We are an average team on a low playing budget, mainly consisting on free transfers. What we want is stability financially, staying up in League 1 will be a huge achievement in which we need to more stable financially – we don’t want to drop back where we came from. Fans must have patience unfortunately, there are too many games not played to start calling for DA to be sacked. No the football isn’t good, the results aren’t much better but KEEP THE FAITH, believe in the manager and players – they will get it right. Last night’s performance wasn’t pretty but we can build on it, as I say there are a lot of games to be played yet so please stop being an idiot by calling for Adam’s and the board to go, we’ve been in a lot worse or have people already forgotten?

Another match-day report coming soon.

Keep it Green!

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Walsall 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

 

A game in which Argyle needed to improve in after last weeks result against Scunthorpe Utd, unfortunately for Argyle this game didn’t end well either. The first 5 minutes were positive for The Greens as multiple corners and shots were had but no goal came of it. Walsall started taking a hold of the game and got their rewards in the 23rd minute as a good cross from the left channel in the box was met by new loan signing from West Brom Agyei who headed the ball into the net for 1-0. Poor defending from an Argyle point of view, not much Luke could do in all fairness. That goal really took the wind out of the boys in lime green, we had various chances and corners but nothing worth cheering about. We made Walsall look a good side when they were really bang average, a couple of tricky players but definitely the better team. It all looked good for Argyle early on but never really picked up after that, heads went down after the first. A tactical sub was made by Derek Adams in the 38th minute by bringing on Songo’o for Joel Grant who was bright in the first 20 minutes.

 

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Another great following by the Green Army, Argyle’s second closest away game this season. the official attendance was 5, 495 including 1,525 of the Plymouth fans making up around 30% of the ground in fine voice once again. Second half started with Walsall having a few more chances but Argyle had a good spell of possession in the second 45′ but gave it away far too much. Argyle made one change at half-time, Nathan Blissett coming on for Jake Jervis, also switching their formation to mirror Walsall’s 3-5-2. After a few minutes it had seemed to work, Bliss knocks down a ball to Carey to whip into the box but Walsall cleared and not for the first time during the game. Argyle had a good spell of the ball for about 10 minutes, nothing lead to it other than a Jamie Ness shot that the keeper saved with ease. Derek chucked on Ruben Lameiras as the Greens last sub of the afternoon, replacing midfielder David Fox in the 74th minute, Walsall looked like they would score again soon. In the 81st minute, Oztumer won a tackle against Songo’o, ran on a few yards and stuck it in the corner to Luke’s left – a good finish. The goal shouldn’t have happened, the smallest man I’ve ever seen playing football winning a 50/50 challenge with a man 2ft taller in Songo’o, put your bleddy foot through the ball man. In all fairness to Oztumer, definitely Walsall’s best player by far, all 4ft of him.

A few shambolic decisions by Robert Jones throughout the afternoon, one Walsall player bollocking a ball at the back of Argyle’s magic machine Sonny Bradley after the whistle had been called by the ref beforehand, which didn’t go down well with myself and the Greens behind the goal who were calling for a red. I agree, if you had seen that in the Premier League he would have been sent off, only a yellow though. It just wasn’t to be Argyle’s day at that point, but there was a glimmer of hope as Bliss goes down in the box, I thought it was a penalty and it was given, Carey smashed it in the top corner but Argyle couldn’t find another after that.

 

Not the worst performance I’ve seen, first half of Southend was much worse. We move on though, it’s going to be a long season with plenty of points to grab. We won’t go down, I’m certain of that. A few additions in January would be nice although I know our budget will be very small compared to others but we have to accept that in League 1, it’s going to take a while for new signing Ciftci to get match fit but wasn’t too impressed by him yesterday. A lot of fans giving him stick but it’s only his second game and we’re only a few games into the season, long way to go yet ladies and gentleman. Saw a few fans on social media calling for James Brent to go, that is a bit too far, the man has saved us and kept us afloat and got promoted last season, kept Carey and Bradley, what more do you want? Do you want us to pay a million for a player and end up like last time? Unfair, give DA time and we’ll be fine, we started last season pretty badly but got promoted. As far as the day went, pretty decent in fairness. The supporters club next to the stadium was a good shout, a big hall with about 300 Argyle fans in it, £2 entrance and about £3 something for a pint and decent grub isn’t bad at all, bet Walsall made a shit tonne of money from it – also not a bad little ground.  I wish Home Park had something similar, would make a fair bit of money on it as well! A good away game with a poor performance, seen plenty of them innum’.

 

Until next time folks..

 

 

 

 

HOW FOOTBALL IS CHANGING.

 

Over the course of the last 7 years, there have been many changes in the footballing world. A lot of it is to do with money and how it effects teams from the Premier League all the way down to the Non-Professional football. As we have seen in recent seasons, teams from around Europe have been spending ridiculous amounts of money on single players. The most ludicrous amount of money being spent on one player is Brazil and ex Barca’ star, Neymar. For all the talent that he has, is he really worth the amount of money being spent? A majority of football fans will disagree because no one is really worth £200 million, it’s really annoying that FIFA and UEFA are letting transactions like this happen so often. A number of European teams have been bought by billionaires from across the globe and it is happening even in the lower divisions around England, which to me, is a huge worry. An example of that is at EFL Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, a team that have been bouncing up & down the divisions for a while now. You could say they are a club with potential on the eye of international suitors, a club based in the Midlands with good transport links around the county and other regions such as London, Bristol and the North. In July 2016, Wolves were bought by Chinese International Group, Fosun for the price of £30 million pound. Fosun in today’s market are worth around £7.7 Billion pound, chaired by China’s 17th richest man, Guo Guangchang. Clearly money is not an issue for them.

 

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Since Fosun took over as owners last summer that they have broken the club’s transfer record 3 times, the first of the marque signings of the Fosun Era was 22 year old Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro from AS Monaco for around £7 million pound. The second club transfer record signing was in January 2017 by signing Benfica winger Helder Costa for around £13 million, a player who was on loan to them previously. In the Championship, spending £2 or £3 million on a player was a lot of money, but now clubs are spending in the excess of £10 million or more for players in today’s market. Costa’s signing was only the start, they followed up by signing FC Porto’s Ruben Neves for a new club record of what was believed to in between the figure of £15-20 million. This transfer has eclipsed the record of the Championship transfer record of £15 million set by fellow Midlands club Aston Villa when they bought Jonathan Kodja from Bristol City. Yes, there is a lot of money being spent in the Championship but obviously football has grown but who else believes the transfer market has spiraled out of control? It won’t be long until we see a League 2 club spending £5 million on a striker, as well as money for wages & add-ons.

 

In no disrespect to Wolves, they are a nice club who have a very loyal fan base and have been up an down for a couple of years but I would love to get some opinions from Wolves fans about the ownership of the club, the money being spent and if they think it’s improved them as a team. Let me know! Now we dig a bit further down the pyramid to Billericay Town Football Club, a semi-professional football club based in Billericay, Essex, England. They are currently hot favourites to win Isthmian League Premier Division this season, and some of you are probably wondering why? Glenn Tamplin, the owner of the club, is a millionaire who is also the owner and founder of AGP Steel since 2002, based in Romford, Essex. In December of 2016, Mr Tamplin bought the club after previously pulling out of a deal to purchase Conference side Dagenham & Redbridge. Billericay’s rise to fame started when Tamplin brought in players such as ex Leicester and West Ham full back Paul Konchesky, ex Pompey & Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara. This was only the start for the club, later followed in the door was Kevin Foley who played for Reading FC. The club’s most high profile signing came this summer, ex Arsenal, Liverpool, Pompey and recently Bury winger Jermaine Pennant signed on the dotted line bringing the club’s weekly wage to around 30k. A lot of money for a team so far down the football pyramid, again, no disrespect to Glen Tamplin or the club. It’ll be interesting to see what happens come the end of the season, a long term goal set by the owner in which he hopes Billericay Town will be a football league club within the next 5 years.

The thing I don’t like about all this money being spent is the fact that a lot of football clubs in the lower leagues are financially stricken, going into administration and completely folding. You would think a million pound would go a long way to a few clubs to help them get through. I know what it feels like to go through the financial difficulty as I support Plymouth Argyle, who went through the administration era and almost folded themselves. Perhaps one day bigger clubs will help out the littler teams financially, it’s a great shame that a fan has to lose their club but a couple of divisions higher there are teams spending millions out on players. Everybody knows that the football league and lower divisions are the most passionate and most loyal fans you will get. We follow our clubs through thick and thin whatever the result or cost, some teams may not fill their grounds every game like in the Premiership but I would rather have a couple of thousand loyal fans sitting with me in a stadium rather than fickle, plastic fans who will only see their team play if they managed to get a higher division side in the FA Cup. I’d love to hear some opinions from fans all around the UK, who do you support? What makes you support them? Has your club been in financial trouble before? What do you think about the money being spent in football? Let me know in the comments on the social media, I will post the opinions of those fans in the sequel blog.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy it!

A supporter of Plymouth Argyle,

Alex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southend Utd 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Hello all! I recently went away with Argyle to watch them take on promotion favourites Southend Utd. After spending a fair few hours on the coach, leaving at 6.30am at Home Park on Saturday we reached the ground, not the greatest view from the outside. I do like the historic old football grounds though, reminds me very much of Luton Town’s stadium. Around 800 of the Green Army made their way to Essex, great numbers and in fine voice once again, so typical of the support of the club.

 

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First half Argyle started very similar to how they’ve started this season, conceding very early and not really waking up. I feared that the game would be Bristol City all over again, a cross from the right hand side within a few minutes of the game kicking off, unfortunately Sonny Bradley deflected it past his own keeper and that was 1-0 Southend already. Argyle were absolutely useless in the first half, one to forget I think, we had a couple of chances though, Carey going close and Blissett having a couple of good chances. Second half performance was much better, DA brought on Songo’o and Ainsworth to try and change the game in Argyle’s favour. The changes had an instant impact, Ainsworth running at Southend with his pace and trickery did open up the game quite a bit. Unfortunately Mr Reliable, David Fox, had a bad game and was booked early on – leading to his substitution. Argyle were starting to get into the game, having a couple of pops at goal themselves but were still shaky at the back, didn’t think Southend posed much of a threat second half, they were playing very simple football and we were making too many school boy errors. I don’t like to criticize players too much but Miller is a liability, was pretty solid throughout last season. With Oscar out, I’m extremely worried that we don’t have a solid right back this season, we will ship a lot of goals in League 1, very weak down the right hand side.

The problem I have with football is the standard of refereeing, this was another example of the poor standard of it. Multiple times he went against Argyle with his decisions, there were three times Southend players were kicking our players above the knee, first half and second half but completely missed by the ref. It almost does feel like everyone is against us sometimes and I can understand why, if the EFL did something about the standard of their refs, maybe fans would go to the games more often.

Anyway, more Argyle pressure ended up with Argyle having a corner around the 60 minute mark, Carey from the right hand side, and Ryan Edwards climbed highest and headed the ball into the net making it his first goal for Argyle right in front of the Green Army. In the celebration, with bodies and limbs flying everywhere, I ended up trapping my foot in between the row of seats in front and broke my foot. Unfortunate injury as I had to sit on the coach all the way back to Plymouth and then go to hospital, feeling sore at the moment! Argyle’s second half performance was a definite improvement on the first half, Carey’s shot late into the second half, with the Southend keeper pulling off a wonderful save – otherwise it was 1-2 to Argyle. A deserved point for Argyle on a difficult pitch, a point is a great result away from home. My man of the match was Nathan Blissett once again, won every ball in the air, has great ball control and held the line pretty well on his own. He had a few chances to score today, possibly should of scored but an all round good performance, he is certainly impressing me at the moment. For the Green Army it was business as usual, great atmosphere in great numbers, not a bad little stadium but finding an away pub was difficult so my recommendation is to go to the sea front rather than walking around the ground trying to find somewhere.

Argyle’s next game is at home to Scunthorpe Utd on this coming Saturday, hope you’ve enjoyed the read and catch the next edition soon!

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol City 5-0 Plymouth Argyle

Last nights game was a terrible watch, in all fairness. Bristol City were clearly the better side and I can see the big difference between both divisions. Argyle managed 0 shots on target and only 1 corner, the worst performance I’ve seen of Argyle in my time supporting them. Bristol were a joy to watch though, former Green Bobby Reid was a torment most of the match with his pace and trickery. City had pace, skill and strength from the back to the front in which Argyle couldn’t cope. 3-0 down within 20 minutes and the game was over before the half time whistle, the only shining light Argyle had was Nathan Blissett who ran his socks off for the team on his own, he has great ball control, won most things in the air but it’s a shame there was no support for him otherwise it could of have been a different game.

 

 

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Ashton Gate is quite a stadium though, all of the 1,831 Argyle fans sang their heart out in the Atyeo Stand, a fantastic turn out by the Green Army once again. Once the second half whistle went I think many of us were hoping for a better performance and less goals but the side were a tiny bit better than they were in the first half. Again, Bristol scored a few long range worldies. I don’t normally make a judgement on a player for one bad game but Robbert Te Loeke had a nightmare, looked dodgy even running up to kicking a ball and made several school boy errors in goal. I severely hope we never have to see him between the sticks again, I would prefer to focus on the league but to go out like we did was an embarrassment. To play so well against Peterborough to a 5-0 drubbing is disgraceful, Bristol City are a good side and the difference in quality is there to see but I’ve never seen Argyle play so badly in a game of football. The highlight of the game was around the 60 minute mark, a seagull flying inside around the stands in which Argyle fans replied with “Seagull, Seagull, Seagull” and “We want that seagull back” We all knew how bad we were playing but Argyle fans always make the best situation out of a bad one and it was hilarious. The attendance of the City fans was poor but yes it was a cup game, a few chants from a group at the far corner of the ground chanting “You’re shit” with Argyle fans replying with “5-0 and you still don’t sing” and “You only scored *enter number of goals each time* how shit must you be, you only scored *enter number of goals each time*. It was a great day out, a laugh and a great atmosphere but we now move on to the league again. It was a lesson in football from the red side of Bristol but we take it on board and move on with the experience, that’s football for you.

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Bristol City (a)| Carabao Cup

Good afternoon!

Today is an exciting day, Plymouth Argyle will travel to West Country rivals Bristol City in the newly re-formed Carabao Cup this evening. Approx 1,800 of the Green Army will be in attendance tonight to roar on a hopeful win at Ashton Gate, in which will be the first fixture between the sides for 8 years. Our last visit to Ashton Gate ended in a 3-1 defeat in the Championship with Jamie Mackie getting the only goal for Argyle that day. Have been looking forward to this game since the fixture came out and not only am I excited for the fixture itself but also the new development of Ashton Gate. It does look very smart, not like the boring piss pot stadiums that resemble a block of lego. The away stand is now higher up, I loved the old away stand at Ashton gate, reminds me of Luton’s, atmospheric with a bit of the old stadium feel. I’m positive that it will be a great atmosphere with the 1,800+ Argyle fans, they will make a racket wherever they go.

 

 

carabaoTonight’s game will not be easy for Bristol, Argyle started the campaign with a slight defeat to Peterborough Utd but performance wise, there are a lot of positives. It seems City will be making quite a few changes, Bobby Reid, former PAFC loan signing looks to get the nod up front this evening. There are question marks over who will be in goal tonight for Argyle – I would stick with Luke personally. My prediction tonight is a 1-2 victory for the Greens, it will be an interesting game nevertheless. Safe travels to all fans going tonight, Come On You Greens!

 

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