Across the line with a whimper, Argyle survive the drop to non-league!

I was going to use the title “Argyle earn football league survival”, but given how poor Argyle have been for much of the season, I didn’t think that Argyle deserved that title. But the important thing is that Argyle are secure in the Football League for another 12 months. I’m just hoping that owner James Brent can convince John Sheridan to sign up for next season and beyond. The highlight of the year for me was the sacking of Carl Fletcher and the acquisition of John Sheridan, which says a lot about Argyle’s season, although beating Exeter City 1 – 0 at Home Park came a close second.

To the game today against Rochdale, Argyle’s backs were against the wall from the 15th minute on as Maxime Blanchard was sent off for a professional foul on former Pilgrim George Donnelly. Ten man Plymouth Argyle struggled to hold the home side back and inevitably Rochdale made the breakthrough in the 78th minute, Joe Bunney’s header finally putting down Argyle’s resistance.

Despite the loss, the Argyle fans invaded the pitch after the full time whistle like Argyle have just gained promotion. But I guess that the long suffering Argyle fans have been through so much in the last two years that league survival is like winning the league, I pray that next season is better!

The difference between survival and relegation to non-league, just one point, two places and three goals. In my previous blog about Argyle I got the stats wrong; I was looking at outdated league tables, but I guess none of that matters now as the Pilgrims march onto another League 2 season!

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