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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.

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Lowe praises players as Plymouth down 10-man Morecambe

Ryan Lowe praised his Plymouth side’s defending after Argyle climbed to eighth in League Two following a comprehensive 3-0 home win over basement side Morecambe.

George Cooper, Antoni Sarcevic, and Conor Grant scored as Morecambe had Ritchie Sutton sent off.

 “I am pleased because we did a professional job, the mentality of the players was spot on,” Lowe said.

The turning point of the game came when Sutton was dismissed for a foul on goal-bound Dom Telford and Cooper swept in the 20-yard free-kick.

Sarcevic made it 2-0 from a first-half stoppage time penalty and substitute Grant wrapped up the result with the last kick of the game.

 “Once we got the free-kick and the penalty we were away. Then we got the goal late on as well. They were always going to sit back in. The possession stats show we had 73 percent and it’s hard when there is a man sent off,” Lowe also added.

“For us the way we moved the ball around, with tempo, quick, fast and two wing-backs high up the pitch we knew we were going to cause any team we played a problem.

“Credit to the boys mentally they were at it as well because it’s tough when you are playing bottom of the league and expected to win three-four or five-nil.

“Listen we got three goals and a clean sheet, another win, and I am pleased. With all due respect to Morecambe, we knew we could get at them. The overall play from back to front was very good.”

Morecambe’s former Argyle boss Derek Adams said: “The change in the game was the sending off. We were really in the game at that stage and we didn’t have any trouble.

“They had a lot of corner kicks and shots, but a lot of those were off target and we limited them to very few opportunities on goal.

“They had to score with a well-taken free-kick, and then we gave a penalty away just before half-time.

“They scored (their third) with the last kick of the game when we had played the whole of the second half with 10 men.

“What I will say is that I am very proud of my players, the way they stuck at it. It is not easy to come to Home Park against a team that think they should be higher up the league.

“We limited them to few chances and pressed them high up the pitch and didn’t let them play out from the back.

 “That caused them problems because they gave the ball away. We could have got a goal when the big center-half loses the ball and AJ nearly gets in. And then in the second half, Lewis Alessandra has a really good chance.”