Extra Time: Adams Out

Extra Time: Adams Out

Derek Adams is no longer the right man to manage Plymouth Argyle. There, I’ve said it. My colours are nailed to the mast. If we reach the end of the season and have debates about how we felt about the management situation throughout the year, let it be known that, at...
Extra Time: The Curious Case of Mr Adams

Extra Time: The Curious Case of Mr Adams

It’s no secret that Plymouth Argyle’s start to the 2018-19 season has been a complete travesty. This season’s failures have mirrored those from the start last term, with the only real difference being that, this time last year, Argyle did at the very least have one...
Extra Time: The Mental Game

Extra Time: The Mental Game

It all feels so familiar, doesn’t it? Many of us were optimistic a month ago when the season got underway, believing Argyle may well be able to build on a successful 7th place finish last term. But, suddenly, it’s September and the Greens are rooted to the bottom of...
Extra Time: A Week Is A Long Time

Extra Time: A Week Is A Long Time

It’s an old cliché to say that a week is a long time in football. But, as any long-term readers of this column will be all too aware, an old cliché is absolutely not something I’m going to shy away from. Although, my goodness, you’d do very well to find a seven-day...
Extra-Time: Does It Matter?

Extra-Time: Does It Matter?

Well, football is back, Argyle have lost, and I’m here to discuss whether any of this really matters at all. But whilst this could go down the route of considering whether football as a whole is worth caring about in the current global political climate, fear not....
Extra Time: Irresistible Mania

Extra Time: Irresistible Mania

Knowing your audience. It’s a key skill when writing about just about anything, I’m told. I completely agree – it’s why I know when you click through to Argyle Life you’re hoping to see a deeply considered analytical piece about all things Argyle and not, as I seem to...
Extra Time: In The Script

Extra Time: In The Script

Sporting media does love a fairy-tale story. Leicester City’s against-all-odds Premier League title win two years ago was lapped up worldwide, and events such as Greece’s European Championships triumph, Ronnie Radford’s famous goal for Hereford United (you know the...
Extra Time: Small Gamechangers

Extra Time: Small Gamechangers

Football. It’s a funny old game, as they say. There are an almost innumerable amount of variables that can influence the outcome of a match, and the only thing we’re all really unanimously agreed on is that goals change games, whenever they are scored. As a child,...
Extra Time: Greens Going Forward

Extra Time: Greens Going Forward

Argyle are on some run. It’s now just one defeat in the last 12 League One games, and Saturday’s encounter against Shrewsbury Town was possibly the pick of the lot, with Argyle dispatching of a side in the automatic promotion places for the second week in succession....
Extra Time: Dare to Dream

Extra Time: Dare to Dream

When Argyle lost against AFC Wimbledon in the League Two play-off final back in 2016, it’s fair to say supporting this football club wasn’t the most enjoyable experience. My coping mechanism at the time was to look towards the successes of other clubs who had fallen...
Extra Time: Shades of Sheridan

Extra Time: Shades of Sheridan

Argyle won 2-1 at the weekend against Oldham Athletic, a team mainly synonymous with Derek Adams predecessor, for members of the Green Army at least. It isn’t hard to see why – John Sheridan played for the Latics for six years, and has had three permanent spells in...
Extra Time: Lucky League Leaders?

Extra Time: Lucky League Leaders?

Argyle were, for once, involved in a game rich in entertainment when league leaders Wigan Athletic came to town at the weekend. And, in winning it, Argyle’s table-topping opponents pulled off a feat we have been so used to seeing from the Greens themselves over the...
Extra Time: The Unchangeables

Extra Time: The Unchangeables

Back in January 2014, Australian cricket fans were cock-a-hoop as their side romped to a 5-0 Ashes victory. That series win was remarkable for a variety of reasons, but the one relevant to this piece is the fact that the Aussies used the same team in all five test...
Extra Time: One of Those Years

Extra Time: One of Those Years

I’m not here exclusively to put a downer on proceedings – honest – but my overriding feeling after yesterday’s act of snatching a draw from the jaws of victory is that this season could be one we look back on in years to come with terror and anguish. A sort of “laugh...

Extra Time: Defining A Season

It was particularly galling to call Saturday’s early December encounter with Gillingham a relegation six-pointer, particularly as the season has yet to reach the halfway mark. But, with Argyle’s opponents just three points ahead of them in the league heading into the...
Extra Time: The Cup Conundrum

Extra Time: The Cup Conundrum

The vast majority of us will remember the scenes after the FA Cup second round replay win against Newport County last season. The 1-0 victory, sealed with a Graham Carey penalty deep into extra time, did of course land Argyle their unforgettable third round tie...
Extra Time: Fine Margins

Extra Time: Fine Margins

I appreciate this will come as good news to very few people other than myself, but with the UK Championship on the horizon, it’s not long before snooker is back on our TV screens again through the BBC. That means we get another week of John Virgo gloriously telling us...
Extra Time: Positive Thinking

Extra Time: Positive Thinking

Why do Plymouth Argyle make themselves so difficult to write about? One moment, we’re experiencing the hilarious farce that was the 4-0 defeat by Oxford United, the next, we have the best performance of the season by far as Northampton Town were put to the sword in...
Extra Time: Entertainment Value

Extra Time: Entertainment Value

Well, here we are at the relaunch of Argyle Life, and what a joyful first game we all have to write about. Argyle got their sixth red card of the season and shipped four unanswered goals against Oxford United as the recent unbeaten run came to the abruptest of ends....