Plymouth Argyle and the tough decisions on the financial crisis

Simon Hallett, the owner of The Pilgrims has to make many tough decisions to help the club survive the financial crisis. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there is no games being played for the past 4 months. Simon Hallett warns that the loss would be more serious if the siuation does not get better.

According to his estimation, if there is no game played in the next five months, Plymouth Argyle may lose more than £1 million. Therefore, owner of the Pilgrims is trying to inject more money into the club to help it survive the crisis.

Simon Hallett and the chairman of Plymouth Argyle warn that there are tough decisions that have to be made over the next 10 months. The football crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic is still unpredictable.

However, the owner of the club revealed that there will be substantial amount of money for the club in June. This promises to temporarily help the club get through this hard time.

Due to the unpredictable spread of the pandemic, there is no clues on when Plymouth Argyle and the rest of the EFL could restart. Fans will be allowed to attend games at grounds. However, Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, hoped that fans would be able to return to grounds this September.

To survive the financial crisis, not only Plymouth Argyle but also the EFL clubs need more financial support. This suport may possibly come from the Government or the Premier League. However, Simon Hallett is doubtful if the Premier League clubs would help with some amount of support for EFL clubs.

Is it true that Ryan Lowe leaving Plymouth Argyle to be the new Bolton Wanderers manager?

For SkyBet, Ryan Lowe was considered the suitable one for vacancy at Bolton. The club declined to comment on this. Plymouth Argyle has a traditional policy not to comment anything on the manager or players. However, there are many reasons why there is no prospect of Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe leaving for Bolton Wanderers. This manager is fully focused on the Plymouth Argyle and the 2020/21 League One campaign.


Danny Mayor will play for Plymouth Argyle for 2020/21 season

After Plymouth Argyle football team were officially promoted to League One, Danny Mayor confirmed he will be playing for this team. The midfielder has agreed to a contract option and will play for the team the next season. This is such good news for the Green Army.

At a socially-distanced Press conference, Ryan Lowe, confirmed the news at Home Park on June 10, 2020.

Mayor joins Will Aimson, Mike Cooper, Joe Edwards, Byron Moore and Dom Telford in being under contract for next term.

For the next season of League One, besides Danny Mayor, there will be Mike Cooper, Joe Edwards, Will Aimson Dom Telford, and Byron Moore playing for Plymouth Argyle.

During Argyle’s promotion-winning campaign, Danny Mayor had 36 starts and 3 appearances as substitute. However, the player scored only one goal. This was lower than many people expected as he was considered a talented player.

However, as a good midfielder, Danny Mayor helped his team-mates score several goals. Although he was often man-marked by opposing sides, he still contribute much for the team’s success.

With Mayor’s appearance on the next League One, Argyle will not be afarid of lacking for creativity. This is such good news for the whole team.

Plymouth Argyle was promoted to League One for the 2020/21 season

After the long wait for official confirmation, Ryan Lowe, Plymouth Argyle manager,  has succeeded in leading the team to be promoted to League One.

Along with Swindon Town and Crewe Alexandra, Argyle Plymouth will automatically promoted to League One for the next season.

The League Two have formally been voted to end the 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the vote’s results, Forest Green Rovers was the only team that wanted the league to continue.

Plymouth Argyle football team is returning to League One after an absence of only one season and promise to achieve good result in the 2019/20 season.


Plymouth Argyle sign former Glasgow Rangers striker Ryan Hardie from Blackpool

Plymouth Argyle have completed the signing of 6ft 2in Blackpool striker Ryan Hardie on loan until the top of the season.

The 22-year-old is about to satisfy up with the Pilgrims’ squad tomorrow, once they will use the training facilities at Wigan Athletic.

Argyle are going to be completing their preparations there before playing away to Carlisle United united Two on Saturday.

Hardie signed for League One outfit Blackpool from Glasgow Rangers for an undisclosed fee last summer.

He agreed a two-year contract with the Seasiders, with an option for an extra 12 months, but has had only limited varsity action.

Hardie has made a complete of seven starts and five substitute appearances this season, and scored one goal.

That came during a 5-1 home win against Morecambe during a Trophy group game at the beginning of September.

His last appearance for Blackpool also came therein competition, once they lost 3-1 reception to Scunthorpe United in late November.

Hardie, who has played for Scotland from under-16 to under-21 level, was loaned to Livingston by Rangers last term.

He made a complete of 14 starts and eight substitute appearances, and scored seven goals.

Argyle manager Ryan Lowe may be a good friend of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard so is certain to possess got an honest insight from him about his second signing of the January transfer window.

Hardie was also at Rangers with striker Zak Rudden, who has been on loan to Argyle from the Glasgow giants since August but whose deal is soon set to expire.

The striker had his debut for Rangers during a 3-1 Scottish League Cup away win against Falkirk in September 2014, aged 17.

He went on to form a complete of 5 starts and 15 substitute appearances for the club and scored five goals.

Hardie’s signing by Argyle has come on an equivalent day that another forward, Billy Clarke, left the club and completed a move to Ian Holloway’s Grimsby Town.

Blackpool chief executive Ben Mansford told his club’s official website: “We feel that this is often a perfect opportunity for Ryan to travel out and obtain a uniform run of games under his belt.

He has been an excellent professional and that we will now be monitoring his progress closely before his return to the club within the summer.”


Two errors that Plymouth football have made in 2019

It is hard for every hierarchy working within football to run a football club while trying to keep everybody happy. Home Park, the home of Plymouth Argyle, is not an exception as the Pilgrims have suffered relegation from League One and had to change managers halfway through the year when they attempt to get back up to the third tier.

Although the club is fairly well run off the pitch, questions are still asked by supporters about the mistakes that the club has made over 2019, and here are two errors that Plymouth have made in 2019…

Not backing Adams more in January

Former manager Derek Adams left his role at Plymouth upon relegation in April, but the board didn’t back him enough during the January transfer window to try and get more high-quality players in to prevent relegation.

Adams has proven before that he is a manager that is more than capable of getting the best out of the squad at his disposal, but he would have needed the right backing to help turn Plymouth’s season around and pull them away from a relegation scrap.

During January, Threlkeld signed on a permanent, with Lloyd Jones coming in on a loan from Luton Town and Paul Anderson was signed on a free in February.

If Adams had been given some more budget to play with, then he could have signed one or two more players who could have made more of a difference at Home Park during the second half of the campaign.

None of the trio failed to make any real impact upon the fortunes of Plymouth, and all three departed the club at the end of the season.

Re-signing Oscar Threlkeld

The versatile Threlkeld returned to Plymouth in January from Belgium club Waasland-Beveren for a loan fee on a six-month contract, before being released by his parent club.

He made 12 appearances during his time back at Home Park, scoring one goal, as he started seven times during his few months back in England.

Plymouth may have realized after the season that they could have used their money on another player, including wages, who would have been around long-term to try and keep a continuity effect with the squad at Home Park, with relegation staring them in the face.

Signing Threlkeld may have got the supporters on side, however it also came at a cost of having to spend money on a player who was only going to be sticking around for less than a year.