Welcome back to Football Manager 2020, An Argyle Journey.
Last week, I left off with Argyle top of the league after a positive first month of the season.
Now let’s see if I can keep this up.
Four wins out of five gets us the first Manager of the Month award.
And a positive review from the board. Thanks Simon and co.
Sarcevic continues to bag goals, this time in the trophy that no one cares about.
Meanwhile Dom Telford has a dodgy pasty.
Which rules him out of the Port Vale game.
Alex Fletcher earns a start from his performance against FGR in the cup.
But it was the main man Sarce, who gets a brace to get the three points.
Danny Mayor begins to show his quality with a fine solo goal, after picking the ball up from the halfway line.
But it’s all for nothing as we lose 4-2. Our first loss since the opening day in the league.
But we are still favourites for our next home game against Cheltenham.
But we lose that one too, despite being the better side.
But just like Ryan Lowe, I’m not going to panic and make rash and sudden changes.
I believe in the system.
I believe in Lowe-ball.
Out of nowhere we get hit with some new staff limitations. I hope this is not a sign of poor finances. The huge squad is starting to take it’s toll possibly.
Not even allowed a Data Analyst?!? Don’t worry, Jimmy Dickinson is going nowhere.
Time to put things right against Oldham. Josh Grant is out after his poor game in defence last game.
Zak Rudden continues to be our most lethal striker, as we see the game out 1-0.
And would you look at that, Brexit has been done and scheduled for December 31st 2020. Cancel the general election, quick!
Shockingly, it will make things harder for us to sign foreign players.
No more Hungarians, French, or even magic Irishman, anytime soon..
But back to the here and now, and Mansfield who have copied our formation. Lowe-ball is very in fashion at the moment, can’t blame them.
Aaannnd we cancel eachother out. 1-1. Old Bury man Nicky Maynard levelling on the stroke of half time.
More international call ups.
The Jamaican FA seem to be pulling Plymouth Argyle players names out of a hat to be called up. This time its Joel Grant’s turn, who only has a handful of sub appearances for us so far.
What an end to that game. Cruising for most of it, to get pegged back 2-2 each in the last 10 minutes, only for Zak Rudden to sink Scunny in the 88th. You love to see it.
Poor Yann Songo’o with the lowest rating of either team.
And just as he returns from a long-term injury in an U23 game, he gets himself injured again. Great. Will we ever see Will Aimson play?
One player we won’t see play for sure is Tafari Moore (hey, that rhymes), as he goes on loan to Bromley. I intended to get some of his wages paid by Bromley, but stupidly let him go for free pretty much.
Danny Mayor has been hitting the gym, and strained his neck.
Without him for a couple weeks at most.
So Mayor-less Argyle host Carlisle. With the consistent Ryan Blair moving up from the base of the midfield to replace Danny.
But it’s not enough, and Carlisle take 1 point back on that long long journey home.
The first round of the FA Cup is drawn, and just like real life, we get a league one team. Southend.
And just like real life we smash Carl Fletcher’s Leyton Orient at home with Dom Telford continuing his goal scoring form.
Just what we need heading into the Devon Derby…
Exeter really have started poorly and it’s all set up for revenge.
The teams, no changes need. We need to keep this momentum.
Revenge – check.
A pretty even game in terms of chances, we just had the more confidence in front of goal. Zak Rudden is on fire and of course a former Argyle player scored against us, but it doesn’t matter.
Devon and League Two is green.
It always feels good to get another manager the sack.
Sol Campbell or Alan Pardew the next manager of Exeter? I love this game.
Patchy form, but it sees us sit pretty at the top of the table.
Here is what the next two months look like.
I’ll see you next time to see if we are still top of the league.
Thanks for reading.