I could jump on the bandwagon and call for Fletchers head, but I wont!

After yesterday’s 1 – 2 defeat to Burton Albion at Home Park, I’ve been hearing many Argyle ‘fans’ calling for manager Carl Fletcher to be sacked on Twitter and various forums; and I wholeheartedly disagree. Not because I believe Fletcher to be the man to push the club forward, but because there is no-one else who is ready to take over, if Fletcher is sacked, that’ll leave Romain Larrieu in charge, no disrespect to the Frenchman but he is unlikely to be any better. Argyle need an experienced man in charge with maybe Fletcher as #2 and Larrieu moving to a goalkeeping coaching position!

I just don’t see an experienced manager coming to Home Park unless some big money is paid out and that simply isn’t James Brent’s way. So instead of constantly calling for the head of the manager, why don’t we get behind him and the club, onwards and upwards; with a little luck going our way!

In the game against Burton; Argyle were the architects of their own downfall, conceding two goals in a five minute period of play in the second half, after Paris Cowan-Hall’s 49th minute strike put the home side into the lead. Nathan Stanton leveled the scored in the 74th minute from close range as the Pilgrims completely failed to clear the ball. Then Burton struck again in the 79th minute, Robbie Weir heading in from close range after Argyle keeper Jake Cole failed to deal with an incoming ball!

The loss to Burton compounded Sunday’s 1 – 0 loss to non-league Dorchester Town in the FA Cup first round. Of course, a former Pilgrim was hero for the opposing side, Jake Gosling netting the only goal of the game to give the non-leaguers a shock victory over their league 2 counterparts. I really don’t know what to think about this defeat other than; at least it allows Argyle to concentrate on their league performance without cup distractions, that’s the only silver lining I can think of!

Argyle have slipped back to 19th in League 2, just four points away from the relegation places, I was hoping this season would not be another massive relegation battle, but it seems that those hopes have faded badly as clearly Argyle haven’t turned a corner as I thought a few games back!

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