Editor's Column: MIXED FORTUNE
The festivities have come to an end and we've seen a lot of football over the holidays. If you have overlooked Argyle's progress over Christmas or just want to read up some more, don't worry because the Editor's Column in here to round-up the action-packed 12 days of Christmas. Remember to keep a tab on 'Argyle Mad' with the transfer window open. All the gossip thorugh the grapevine, log onto the Messageboard and talk with football fans from around the country.
Take a look at our extensive recap of 2005. Reminisce on some of the better days as Argyle keep on adventuring at their highest ever level. Look at out for some of our 'Top 3's including Best Goals and Players. Click here to go straight to Part 1 of this New Year special.
#9 Wolves 1 ARGYLE 1 & ARGYLE 0 Leeds United 3
- The Match: Wolves (A)
- The Match: Leeds United (H)
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
THE MATCH: WOLVES (A)
Another good away point for Argyle. Click here for the Match Report. Elliott Ward's first senior goal had set the Pilgrims on their way before Colin Cameron drew Wolves level on the half hour. Another solid display from Tony Pulis' side has they contniue to improve on their travels, but Goalkeeper Romain Larrieu was to thank for preserving the equilibrium. Tony Capaldi was good in this match and posed a threat down the left. Substitute Keith Lasley could have dtolen all the points but was denied by the woodwork. A lot of promise for next week's F.A. Cup tie between these teams.
Man Of The Match: Romain Larrieu
THE MATCH: LEEDS UNITED (H)
Thwarted and taught how to finish. Click here for the Match Report. Shown live on Sky Sports, Plymouth looked a strong unit defensively and passes the ball well. However, they lacked that cutting edge in front of goal offering very little at Leeds 'keeper Neil Sullivan. After the break, United showed some real quality worthy of their promotion hopes. Winger Eddie Lewis looked more lively and left Barness for dead once Connolly had been replaced. He provided for Cresswell and Blake to make it 2-0 before a late penalty from Rob Hulse secured a handsome win. Argyle fans will remember the match for the sublime efforts of Akos Buzsaky who, just back from injury, laid into Leeds in the first half, including a beautiful piece of trickery in the far corner. I'm sure it'll appear on Soccer AM on saturday, perhaps by then I will have stopped watching it over and over again on Sky +.
Man Of The Match: Akos Buzsaky
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
Looking back over the festive period, the good would have to be the draw at Wolves becuase even though are the draw specialist, it is still good for Argyle to be picking points up away from home. The performance will also boost confidence with the repeat cup-tie just around the corner. The postponed Preston game is definitely the bad, what with Argyle in good form picking up consectutive wins. That momentum, surely lost in the defeat to Leeds, will be nothing to go on when the fixture is replayed. Click here for the full story. Finally, the ugly was watching the demise of our team in the second-half of the Leeds game. The result perhaps dosen't say the whole story, but it was Argyle's worst home defeat in the league for nearly 7 years. Southend United went home 3-0 winners in Aprill 1999 - and the fewer occasions we associate Plymouth with days like those, the better.