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.
Tonight’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!