Why was Paul Anderson released by Mansfield Town?
The reasons are unknown but there were rumours he was being disruptive/rebellious in the dressing room for new boss David Flitcroft, having been signed by Steve Evans.
He was told pre-season this season he was not in the plans and could go but sat it out until January, playing I think one reserve game. The club were desperate to get him out as he was rumoured to be one of the biggest wage earners.
What was he like across his whole time at the club?
During the first season here he played 33 times and largely did very well. He was used as a wide player to start with but injuries saw him also have to dig in and help out as a wing back.
I don't think he ever gave less than 100 per cent when I saw him.
What could Argyle fans expect to see from him if he was signed by the club?
One look at his CV tells you he has quality and experience and, at 30, he still has time left. I saw him many times for Forest and was excited to see him join Mansfield so it's just a shame that it didn't work out between him and Flitcroft.
Neither is saying too much but it's clear they had a bust-up of sorts. He played the wing back position well but semi-reluctantly and is much more useful in a proper wide midfield role.
Do you think he is good enough for League One?
He was certainly good enough for League Two and I don't think the gap in standard is huge, plus he has extensive Championship experience.
The only thing will be getting him back up to full match sharpness after so long out of the game at all levels.
What is your view on his trial with Argyle? Was it a surprise to see?
Flitcroft had been carping about him indirectly for a while, saying he could never understand players simply picking up a wage when they were not playing and, with such a short career, not getting themselves out anywhere to get back on the pitch.
I am delighted to see a club like Plymouth are a possible destination as he still has a lot to offer and it would have been tough for him to end up on non-League level aged just 30.
I am not surprised it's Plymouth as he does have that quality and is far from a spent force if he can regain that full sharpness again.
That could well be next season now after a full pre-season though. Can he do enough now to get a deal with the fitness he has?
How popular was he with the fans?
The fans liked him a lot (and some have said they feel sorry for him with what happened). But all we have to go on is rumours and some have picked up on them as fact and believe he was disruptive and has been picking up money he didn't deserve since the summer.
So mixed is an accurate description of how fans feel about him. But he did nothing wrong in the shirt. Off the field we don't know we happened.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]