Extra Time: Announcements are like buses…

Extra Time: Announcements are like buses…

You wait ages for a big announcement and then two come along at once. Confirmation this week that Ryan Lowe would be Argyle’s new manager was swiftly followed by the news that Simon Hallett has consolidated his position as main shareholder as James Brent departs...
Extra Time: Football’s a People Business

Extra Time: Football’s a People Business

Supporters’ desperation for Argyle to reveal the name of the new manager is understandable, but the club is caught between a rock and a hard place. Appoint too quickly and people will say they’ve jumped at the first candidate willing to take the job. Take too long and...
Extra Time: Make Argyle Great Again

Extra Time: Make Argyle Great Again

I suppose the one thing about Saturday’s game is that it delivered what we all want from football, namely an emotional roller coaster. As the goals went in at Home Park and Southend, Argyle bounced from relegation to safety and back again, but it goes without saying...
Extra Time: End of the Road

Extra Time: End of the Road

Another eventful week at Home Park, then. The bare facts are that, following the abysmal 5-1 defeat at Accrington, Derek Adams was sacked 6 weeks short of 4 years in charge of Argyle. That’s a long tenure by the standards of modern football management, though I’m sure...
Extra Time: Is it nearly over yet?

Extra Time: Is it nearly over yet?

On Monday night I found myself reflecting on the fact that, for the first time in my life, I had seriously considered walking out of a football game before the end. In fact, I was seriously tempted to flee at half time, and in some ways I wish I had. I could have got...