Happy Birthday, Argyle!

Organisation is the key to many of life’s success, and this has been ably demonstrated than by Plymouth Argyle fans over recent days, in dealing with two potential obstacles to the club’s exit from administration. The starkest issue was highlighted by Ian King on this site on Sunday as rumours began to break of attempts by a former director of the club to disrupt and potentially threaten outright Argyle’s exit from administration, in order to protect personal financial interests. Then there has been the groundswell of opposition to Plymouth City Council’s plans to buy back the freehold to Argyle’s Home Park stadium, a key part of ‘Devon-based entrepreneur’ James Brent’s takeover bid. The latter obstacle remains, but the former obstacle appears to have been dismantled by fans’ campaigning on Sunday and Monday. On September the 29th, club administrators, the P & A Partnership issued a statement confirming “an agreement in principle with the Akkeron Group for the sale of the football club” and a commitment by both sides to “completing the deal next month.” This announcement contained caveats but seemed breathtakingly clear after the mealy-mouthed disingenuousness of the Heaney/BIL era. However, rumours surfaced, as if inspired by the announcement, that one of the former directors was up to something. Among the ‘readers comments’ on the This is Devon website was an unexpected reference to former club vice-chairman Paul Stapleton...

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