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.
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.