The biggest game of the season? Maybe. Yeovil, Notts County, Bristol Rovers, Portsmouth, Swindon, Leyton Orient… we’ve been building up to something since the start of the season. We’ve been constantly testing our level and pretty much, passed at every stage. This isn’t going to get us promoted, not by a long way, but it could secure our candidature for this year’s league title.
As well as the game itself, we also need to cope with the (sort of) disappointment of Saturday. There are positives in all this; the draw against Orient reminds us of our mortality, which can be helpful in maintaining focus on the bigger prize. Going into a game against the team at the top with a sense of invincibility is asking for trouble.
Old game of the day
I’m going to use this post to explain something I hear all the time about Plymouth Argyle. Whenever we play Argyle, someone is bound to comment on how amazing it is that they’ve brought as many away fans as they have. All the way from Devon.
An Argyle fan once explained this to me; it’s because of the Devonian diaspora. Lots of people born in the area move away, particularly to London, due to a lack of employment opportunities. As a result, Plymouth have always had a good away following because most away games are closer than their home games. There you go, next time you hear someone go on about how far they’ve all travelled, you can put them straight.
Anyway, here’s us missing a hatful of chances in the League Cup in 1997.