Plymouth Argyle And The Devil They Know

It looks as if the battle to avoid relegation from League Two is going to go to the wire. With eleven games of the season still to play, just six points separate Dagenham & Redbridge in sixteenth place in the table at Wimbledon, who sit at its foot, and in such a tense environment it could be argued that every single iota that could assist a club in avoiding the drop into the Blue Square Bet Premier – a division which is, let us not forget, considerably more difficult to escape from in an upwardly direction than it is to fall into in the first place, as a succession of former Football League clubs have found over the years – could be critical in preserving that all-important status amongst the “elite” – for the want of a better word – ninety-two clubs of English footbal. With this in mind, it is tempting to think that the newspaper reports linking Plymouth Argyle, who currently occupy one of these relegation places, to Ken Bates is little more than mischievous journalism. Plymouth Argyle Football Club has been through the mill over the last few seasons, collapsing from a place in the Championship into a lengthy administration which saw supporters protesting against not only the preferred bidder for the club at that time, Kevin Heaney (who was at the time of this a...

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