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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Mon 02 Apr 2018, 20:57

If the team is good enough, and play to their ability with passion - they will make it into the top six, if not there is always next season. As Bees said it's good to have strong competition, makes it interesting for the respective fans and the neutrals alike.
Survival of the fittest and all that.....
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Mon 02 Apr 2018, 21:17

making the playoffs was never a realistic goal this season, staying up was. The fact we are in the hunt and stayed up shows what a good season we have had after a horrendous start. I want us to keep fighting for a playoff spot and if we get one fantastic lets piss off brent and go up if not i wont be to down hearted.

Aslong as Del Bhey keeps the core of this squad for next season and strengthens the depth without doing a major reconstruction that we keep seeing due to the shit contracts we offer to players. If we can do that we will be a force and one of the faves to go up.
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Mon 02 Apr 2018, 21:46

The daft thing is that even if we don't make the play-offs this feels like it could be a promotion season. Last year it was nailed on virtually all along and it didn't feel like that at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Mon 02 Apr 2018, 22:03

I put that down to Adams suddenly ditching his dead end defensive crap that rarely gets any team promotion out of Div 3. If that can happen, anything can happen. It's as if he's discovered for the first time his own comparative version of total football. Design or providence ? That sort of thing doesn't happen to calvinists, does it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Mon 02 Apr 2018, 22:18

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The Argyle Fans’ Trust was disappointed by the late postponement of today’s Scunthorpe United v Plymouth Argyle fixture.

We accept that inclement weather is something that travelling supporters will always have to deal with, we feel that additional questions arise about today’s events:

1. The weather forecast for Scunthorpe was known in advance and there was discussion as to whether the game would go ahead.

2. It appears that Scunthorpe did not attempt to cover the pitch, as they could have done. Is there a reason as to why no attempt was made to cover the pitch?

3. The referee’s arrival was delayed: the pitch inspection took place immediately he arrived and the game was called off at 1140. Why wasn’t a local referee asked to make an earlier inspection? This could have prevented many of our fans having travelled a long distance before the game was called off.

4. Why was this fixture scheduled for the Easter weekend at all? Bank holidays pose special problems for travelling supporters because of cancelled and reduced public transport, road closures and weight of traffic but the further the journey, the worse the impact can be.

Scunthorpe is the fourth longest trip for Argyle fans. At approximately 318 miles, only Bradford’s 330 miles, Fleetwood’s 325 miles and Blackpool’s 321 miles are further. There are many closer teams in the division which would have been more suitable opponents for a Bank Holiday fixture.

This is not the first time that our travelling supporters have had a long and expensive Bank Holiday away trip pointlessly ruined. Two years ago, motorway congestion led many fans to miss a Good Friday game at Morecambe altogether.

As Argyle supporters make similar journeys to almost every away game during which we clock up an agonising 6021 miles this season, we realise more than anybody the problems that travelling can face . However, in this instance we feel we have been badly let down. Nothing can be done about too much rain but something could, and should have been done to ameliorate the situation.

We call on the EFL and the FA to investigate why the pitch cover was not used , why an earlier inspection was not held and to ensure that Bank Holiday fixtures are arranged in future so as to minimise long-distance travel for supporters of geographically remote teams.
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Tue 03 Apr 2018, 05:37

akagreengull wrote:
If the team is good enough, and play to their ability with passion - they will make it into the top six, if not there is always next season. As Bees said it's good to have strong competition, makes it interesting for the respective fans and the neutrals alike.
Survival of the fittest and all that.....

Do you think the club's majority shareholder will actually invest unbudgeted income, to keep DA and the players he wants to retain, in the likely event of of not making promotion ?

One would hope he's listening but with his type, old habits die hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Tue 03 Apr 2018, 08:25

I'm starting to see this season as a shit or bust one. If we don't go up as Tring says Speccy won't invest feck all, and with refurbs to build we are likely to end up with less or at least unchanged budget for next year. It's very unlikely that Adams would repeat this seasons performance with another paper thin squad. It's a miracle we've come this far with absolutely feck all on the bench.
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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Tue 03 Apr 2018, 09:07

Sir Francis Drake wrote:
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AFT wrote:
The Argyle Fans’ Trust was disappointed by the late postponement of today’s Scunthorpe United v Plymouth Argyle fixture.

We accept that inclement weather is something that travelling supporters will always have to deal with, we feel that additional questions arise about today’s events:

1. The weather forecast for Scunthorpe was known in advance and there was discussion as to whether the game would go ahead.

2. It appears that Scunthorpe did not attempt to cover the pitch, as they could have done. Is there a reason as to why no attempt was made to cover the pitch?

3. The referee’s arrival was delayed: the pitch inspection took place immediately he arrived and the game was called off at 1140. Why wasn’t a local referee asked to make an earlier inspection? This could have prevented many of our fans having travelled a long distance before the game was called off.

4. Why was this fixture scheduled for the Easter weekend at all? Bank holidays pose special problems for travelling supporters because of cancelled and reduced public transport, road closures and weight of traffic but the further the journey, the worse the impact can be.

Scunthorpe is the fourth longest trip for Argyle fans. At approximately 318 miles, only Bradford’s 330 miles, Fleetwood’s 325 miles and Blackpool’s 321 miles are further. There are many closer teams in the division which would have been more suitable opponents for a Bank Holiday fixture.

This is not the first time that our travelling supporters have had a long and expensive Bank Holiday away trip pointlessly ruined. Two years ago, motorway congestion led many fans to miss a Good Friday game at Morecambe altogether.

As Argyle supporters make similar journeys to almost every away game during which we clock up an agonising 6021 miles this season, we realise more than anybody the problems that travelling can face . However, in this instance we feel we have been badly let down. Nothing can be done about too much rain but something could, and should have been done to ameliorate the situation.

We call on the EFL and the FA to investigate why the pitch cover was not used , why an earlier inspection was not held and to ensure that Bank Holiday fixtures are arranged in future so as to minimise long-distance travel for supporters of geographically remote teams.

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PostSubject: Re: Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle on 02 Apr   Tue 03 Apr 2018, 10:52

Tringreen wrote:
akagreengull wrote:
If the team is good enough, and play to their ability with passion - they will make it into the top six, if not there is always next season. As Bees said it's good to have strong competition, makes it interesting for the respective fans and the neutrals alike.
Survival of the fittest and all that.....

Do you think the club's majority shareholder will actually invest unbudgeted income, to keep DA and the players he wants to retain, in the likely event of of not making promotion ?

One would hope he's listening but with his type, old habits die hard.


The short answer Tring is no to investing unbudgeted income I don't think Brent and the board have any real desire to reach the Championship given he has adopted a ticking over keep it cheap culture for the last seven years. He has said on several occasions he would not be willing to pay "stratospheric wages" in the second tier. He doesn't need to do much as whether Argo are in L1 or 2 he knows he will get 8k + punters coming in.
Realistically the current squad will change dramatically if in L1 next season which I fully expect us to be, if in the Championship
the squad would need significant investment to survive for another season even with Adams magic touch.
I made my comments to merely reflect purely on the footballing situation here and now. Anyone with a glimmer of footballing
insight can see that Adams has achieved what he has despite Brent not because of Brent and his board of dupes as I have said for years the club has no true ambition for success from the top to the bottom. The apathetic fanbase with their "punching above our weight" shit philosophy are as guilty as Brent in my view for the clubs ongoing lack of footballing
success.
Being in the playoffs is obviously preferable to being sixth from the bottom but enjoy it while you can.COYG cheers
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