Plymouth Argyle have lost for the third time in four games against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road; The O’s beat the Pilgrims 2 – 0 with both goals coming in the first 13 minutes, I guess the number 13 was unlucky for Argyle. Manager Peter Reid summed up the game really; saying “I thought we were second best all game – we’re fighting for our lives but we didn’t compete well enough. All through the game we were a yard off it, we didn’t win second balls.” – There really isn’t too much to add to that statement! Reid remained as pragmatic as ever going on to say “What we’ve got is what we’ve got and there’s no use moaning about it, we’ve got to get on with it.“, the man tells it like it is. It’s going to be tough to stay up this season now, currently nine points away from safety and seven games remaining, it’s still mathematically possible but unlikely unless Argyle’s form improves! On the same day; another party has shown interest in buying Argyle, Surrey businessman Paul Buttivant has announced his interest in buying the club with European backing, he is also open to doing a deal with Plymouth property developer James Brent to co-own the club. Buttivant has tried to buy Argyle previously when they were still in the Championship and previously attempted to buy Wrexham when the Welsh side were in Administration in 2004.
The ICC have elected to reduce the amount of teams allowed to enter into the cricket world cup to ten; leaving Ireland, Canada, Holland and Kenya out in the cold. I think that the ICC has now become an old boys club with new countries wishing to enter being locked out. I believe that non full ICC members add a lot to the excitement of the tournament, Ireland won two games in their group including beating England, an improved performance on their 2007 outing, who knows what they could achieve next tournament; guess we’ll never know now because of the ICC’s snobbery.