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Pilgrims Progress!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote about the fortunes of Plymouth Argyle because I have been moving home and then got immediately sick; and I am still sick at this time! Anyway, it seems that Argyle’s fortunes have turned around somewhat, two wins and a draw, I’ll happily take seven from nine available points, these results lift the Pilgrims out of the bottom two but still one loss away from hitting rock bottom. Let’s hope for more good results, next game up is Exeter City at Home Park, always a great game between the Devon rivals; hopefully the result will be different this time!

It appears that the pieces of John Sheridan’s plan are falling in place, the new blood he brought in on loan is starting to pay off. It’s not the most attractive football you’ll ever see, it’s more like a get the three points at all costs mentality, which is exactly what Argyle need at this time. No ideas of grandeur like the previous regime; time to rebuild, get on an even keel then look to move up into the higher echelons of league football, the Championship in a reasonable aspiration in five years!

The first point came at Home Park against Bradford City, a hard fought point, but more importantly a clean sheet. The first win came as the Pilgrims hosted Fleetwood Town; Argyle taking a 2 – 0 lead in the first half but conceded a goal 15 minutes from the end setting up an exciting finish, thankfully, Argyle defended well to hold onto the three points. The final three points came away at Southend, former Argyle manager, Paul Sturrock’s team, the Pilgrims were much more convincing in this game, scoring two and keeping a clean sheet. Hopefully claiming seven from nine points will boost the players confidence and we can build on this mini-run of results! I have everything crossed!

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