Insurgam! A Players Strike At Plymouth?


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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6 Responses

  1. barry adamson says:

    Excellent article on the clubs plight.

  2. Thank you for highlighting the troubles at the club I love, maybe after Satutrday a few more media outlets will follow this story more closely and bring more pressure to bear on the ‘characters’ who are running the circus at the moment.

  3. ECFC Fan says:

    whats going on at Argyle is nothing short of scandalous, whilst there is no love lost between Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle, most right thinking City fans feel the pain that Argyle fans are feeling, and where is the Football League in all this? Why are they not asking pertinent questions?

  4. Another ECFC Fan says:

    Agree 100%. It’s not that long ago that we were being shafted by a couple of crooks (no issues with libel BTW, they were both convicted).

    Howver the Football League are asking all the pertinent questions e.g – “any more canapes”? and “What year is this fine Dom Perignon, Ms Brady?”, to name but two.

  5. PAFC4VR says:

    My dad took me to Argyle over 40 years ago at the age of five and I soon had green blood running through my veins. I have seen Pele play for Santos at Home park in front of a crowd of 36,000. I was there on a Wednesday afternoon when we played Man City, Francis Lee et al, in the semi-final of the League Cup and of course at Villa Park for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford. I have seen George Best, Bobby Moore and many fine players grace the pitch at various times throughout the years. There have, of course, been more challenging times when sat in front of a 4,000 hardcore support, I wondered where our future lay but never in terms of the survival of the club itself. I fear the worst will happen and blame the previous board, first & foremost, for completely taking their eye off the ball and concentrating their efforts on a World Cup bid when we needed to survive in the Championship (only two seasons ago). Relegation resulted in a downward spiral from which we have never recovered. The protracted shambles of the administation process has simply delayed a takeover and means significantly more funds will now need to be found for the club to survive which I fear will prove insurmountable. Spare a thought for all those staff & players who have not been paid since last December but have continued to work unpaid to do their bit for the survival of the club. If my club dies, part of me will die with it and I will have no further interest in football going forward. I can only hope against hope that my club survives beyond its 125th year.

  6. As another ECFC fan, I do really feel for them lot down the road, no club should end up in this situation and strike action seems a very valid option, they can hardly be told it’s breaking their contract if they’ve not been paid for 9 months!

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