I suppose the caffeine helps keep you awake watching our boring tactics
pafcprogs wrote: So after the earliest of Christmas presents from Josh Lillis we return home from Scotland, if not spotless then a lot less potless than some of the nay sayers before the match.
With Derek defying the mathematical adds and creating yet another centre back combination, and against horrendous weather and proving conclusively having a broken coach is not necessarily a handicap we enter the festive season, well, festively, and with the crowd pleasing fixture that is Accrington Stanley, in the official Sky Sports Jeff Stelling Ad Derby, where two of the least commercially arrtractive clubs compete to see who can star in the most humiliating advert. the current score iOS Accrington Staley Who are they? Exactly 2 ( because they have remade the ad and so used it twice, Argyle Long Old Poke Innit 1.
Stanley join us having lost the battle of the two least in form clubs in the division 3-0 at Roots Hall. Interestingly earlier in the season in the fevered and rational debate about the future of one D Adams much was made of the strong skills of J Coleman esquire , working miracles on a shoestring budget. Now whilst that is all true, one can only imagine if the Lynch mob had got their way and replaced DA with said JC, they would now be baying for his blood after the unacceptable string of results of five wins and two draws...
Last seasons slightly shock L2 winners Stanley set of at a ferociously good pace but said recent run of shocking form has pulled them down to the depths of 14th. That we aspire to climb to such depths shows what a poor season we have had but recent form whilst hardly promotion chasing is certainly enough to make us fancy our chances.
Apart from Coleman, Stanleys Key men are Andy Holt, the chairman who likened the club to starving peasants living on Premier league handouts, and er, Billy Kee. the striker whose diet is in no way moderated by the manager continues to bang em in for Stanley. Holt was also in trouble when it transpired that he stood for a MacDonalds binge after a win which turned out to be in breach of League regulations.
The club who play at the Wham Stadium despite having no direct affiliation with George Michael ( comes from sponsors the What More Company) are also known as the club that wouldn't die, or perhaps more prosaically by fan David Lloyd from test match Special, the club that farts against thunder...must be all the burgers!
As befits a club whose financials are definitely lower reaches compared to others they use the loan market extensively with seven players in from Championship and Prem clubs as well as League One stalwarts McConville and Mingoia.
With Argyles injury crisis worsening with the return of Scott Wootton to full availability we can expect an unchanged defence, and hopefully a return for Ruben Lameiras who last week was either ill, playing hooky or about to sign for Barcelona on loan depending on who you chose to believe.
So the final match before the festivities begin. And as I wish all ( or both) of my readers a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and a Happy and prosperous new year I leave you with some festive questions before we all become consumed with the January sales ( and loans).
Will Freddy make it a 12 ( league ) goals of Christmas on Saturday
What odds will you get on a glowering Jose sitting in the Dem'port muttering "I am the Pasty one"
What odds on Argyle finishing the year outside of the relegation zone?
Can Taylor and Ladapo start the game alongside each other and if so will it be as central defenders
A very merry Christmas to you all. Even BG.
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