Author: Mark

Happy Birthday, Argyle! 0

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...

Port Vale – Bullet The Blue Sky 0

Port Vale – Bullet The Blue Sky

After months of turmoil – preceded by years of worry and struggle – Port Vale’s tale could be nearing a happy ending, provided the right protagonists hold their nerve and the decision-makers do something...

Yesterday In Plymouth: Peter Ridsdale – In Or Out? 0

Yesterday In Plymouth: Peter Ridsdale – In Or Out?

Yesterday in Plymouth, shortly before noon, the BBC ‘understood’ that, Peter Ridsdale “is to step down from involvement with Plymouth Argyle.” I smiled. The statement seemed to explain an odd occurrence earlier that morning....

The Culture Of Mistrust At Port Vale 1

The Culture Of Mistrust At Port Vale

This weekend, Port Vale’s board are due to publish answers to 141(141!) questions from fans about a proposed multi-million pound investment by American ‘sports construction’ firm ‘Blue Sky International.’ A full Vale article on...

Yesterday In Plymouth… Nearly There? 0

Yesterday In Plymouth… Nearly There?

Yesterday in Plymouth, ‘Cornish-based property developer’ Kevin Heaney appeared to finally disappear from contention as the part-saviour of the Argyle Football Club, as he should have done months ago in Plymouth. And, it would...

Rangers FC – Ready For A Fall? 14

Rangers FC – Ready For A Fall?

The story of a £2.8m tax liability (over)due for payment by Rangers Football Club ought to be a straightforward one. Either the club owes the money or it doesn’t. And it says it does....

Yesterday In Plymouth: Heaney’s ‘Last’ Hurrah? 8

Yesterday In Plymouth: Heaney’s ‘Last’ Hurrah?

Yesterday in Plymouth, ‘Cornish-based property developer’ Kevin Heaney appeared to have a bluff called, ‘Devon- based entrepreneur’ James Brent appeared to be a favourite once again to buy Argyle Football Club, and the Football...

Everton’s Union Blues 26

Everton’s Union Blues

Three years ago, the publication of accounts for the holding companies of Arsenal and Everton provided a stark contrast between clubs who were, at the time covered by those accounts, three places apart in...

Yesterday In Plymouth: Background To Insurgam 1

Yesterday In Plymouth: Background To Insurgam

Earlier this evening, we wrote on the extraordinary impromptu press briefing given by two Plymouth Argyle players and their manager, Peter Reid. This evening, in the second part of a double-bill, a little more...

Yesterday In Plymouth, Part… Umm… 1

Yesterday In Plymouth, Part… Umm…

Yesterday in Plymouth, Argyle’s lead administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said an incredible thing… no, wait, I know he’s been saying incredible things since the start of Argyle’s spell in administration in March (and some Luton...

The Under-20s World Cup: And Then There Were Four 0

The Under-20s World Cup: And Then There Were Four

It isn’t anyone’s idea of a dream final – certainly not Eurosport’s Tim Caple. But this Under-20s World Cup hasn’t been a dream tournament. Defensive Portugal against counter-attacking Brazil is something of a representation...

The Under-20 World Cup: No  Quarter Given 0

The Under-20 World Cup: No Quarter Given

So… it transpires that England weren’t rubbish after all, just in an impossibly difficult group. Mexico sit proudly in the Under-20s World Cup semi-final line-up and Argentina should have been alongside them. The apologies...