Plymouth Argyle Are Dying, And Nobody Seems To Care.


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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8 Responses

  1. Jer says:

    For a city of Plymouths size it seems alarming mismanagement. As a Boro fan I fear we go the same way. We have to cut the cloth. I think Football Business should become a specialist subject as so few ‘experts ever manage to turn things around.

    Best wishes Argyle

  2. Big Dave ( Boro ) says:

    Sorry mate,most fans DO care , we have been there ! The problem is that organisations like the Football League , F.A. etc wont help you because “if we help one , we will have to help all the others”.
    Sky TV shoulder the greatest burden of blame in my humble opinion , as the paltry few quid filtering down to Argyle`s level is no help at all . If its not in the top 6 of the PREMIERSHIP its not worth televising , is their viewpoint .Believe me , we found that out when we were IN the Premiership .

    We fans from afar , can do little except hold bucket collections , and offer our hopes for you , but its not enough I`m afraid . Hope you get through it boys .

  3. Martin says:

    “The club’s wage bill is just over £360,000 per month, and this, as a football debt is not something that can be ignored.”

    It is my understanding that players’ wages are not a football debt subject to the football creditors’ rule.

    But they are subject to the much more stringent employment and contract law though, which is why they nearly always get paid before unsecured creditors and unwilling creditors like HMRC.

    Anyway Ian, surely you should be advising Plymouth fans to enjoy their chance of a clean break?…

  4. Martin says:

    Scratch that. It’s FA Rule A.2.(xi) on the next page!

    “any full-time or part-time employee of a member club, as defi ned in (viii) above, or former full-time or part-time employee of such a member club, in respect of sums due to such person by way of arrears of remuneration or expenses;”


    It’s a disgace!

  5. Brother Janner says:

    Thanks for your support. Apart from the obvious, ALL Plymouth fans feel for the non-playing staff at Home Park who have not been paid and yet remain at their desks and going about their duties regardless. It makes your heart break and swell with pride at the same time. They are truly fans running the club for fans. I am so proud to be a green when I see these guys and gals.

  6. Unfortunately, a trip abroad for my fellow blogger and Plymouth fan has left us ill equipped to respond to the desperate situation at Home Park. I am therefore really grateful for this and David Conn’s important pieces.

  7. simpkins83 says:

    Nothing but best wishes to Argyle.

    After all is said and done it is the supporters who are made to suffer the consequences of administrational and financial incompetence.

    Rally round and make yourselves a co-operative to ensure you never get shafted ever again.

  1. March 3, 2011

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