A chronicle of 2011-2012 using classic, popular and important threads from Pasoti. Court winding-up petitions, administration, Preferred Bidder, Fundraising, Chris Webb, Q&A with James Brent - it's all here.
I have been supporting Argyle ever since my Dad first took me to the Barn Park End in 1958. I brought up my sons to love football and Matt, the elder, has been a Green all his life – even commentating for Radio Devon pre-Sparksy.
And though I now live in London, I have a ST and try to get to most home and away matches.
Loving Argyle - it's something you just can't help.
As a founder member of the AFT/ISC, I know the ups and downs of the last six months - and more. Finally it seems that we have found someone of integrity and sincerity whom we can trust with our Club.
Keep the Faith with us and the Green Army will be behind you and beside you all the way.
One of the most exciting things about your involvement in Argyle, as a much-valued bonus on top of saving our club, Thank You, is that you clearly espouse many of the values which most Argyle fans, I think- certainly me- hold dear, of:-
Integrity, Honesty Straight forward, Realistic thinking about the finances of the club, & how it should conduct itself- inter alia, Ethically.
You have earnt already enormous respect from Argyle fans, not just as a saviour, but as a straight forward upstanding person.
Thank You & Good Luck during your, hopefully very long, stay at the helm of the Good Ship Argyle. I am certainly behind you Best Wishes Ray
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Like many others, my involvement with Argyle is a generation thing. My Dad starting taking me in the early 60s and it just stays in the blood. My own son (Tom) is now 18 and he has considered no other colour than green since his first game over 10 years ago - even though he was born in the NW. The countless miles we have travelled together to experience the unique atmosphere of the Green Army has created such a special father/son bond.
Tom was desperate to do something to help when the club went into administration, so he raised funds amongst friends and even teachers at his school, which certainly made them all aware of the importance of Plymouth Argyle to so many.
A common thread amongst all these messages of support seems to be that it's not just sentiment amongst us 'older' generation that's longing for the club's future, but that there's a young and vibrant new generation that would be left such a big hole in their lives should Argyle fold.
So, James, thank you so much for understanding the human side of this whole sorry affair and for all your honest efforts to restore the club to the people who care. Needless to say, you have our total support.
Have never posted before but have followed all the trails daily over the last ten months or so. I have supported the Greens ever since my father took me to my first game nearly 40 years ago. Had some amazing days in those years and more than a few desperate ones especially in these last ten months. I hope now that you are so close to completing the deal that these will come to an end. I would like to offer you my thanks to you and your team for what you have done in the last few months and urge you to continue with your hard work to save our club.
We all hope that better times are just around the corner.
Dear mr Brent, im 24 years old and would describe myself as a good loyal fan a) i would like to say thank you for all your efforts and the time you have put into saving our club i am a season ticket holder and im currently in the navy so cannot gurantee to be at every game with programme of the ships but i still keep my season ticket and love the club i was at the wigil with many aothers and from there i hoped you would save us again thanks mr brent COYG
My wife and I first started going to Home Park when we were teenagers in the late 1950's, and have been supporters ever since, as have our children and grandchildren (aged 8 and 6). Over the years we have shared many disappointments, and endured many miserable Saturday evenings, but these have been compensated for by the few highs-FA Cup semi-final, Division 3 play off final at Wembley, and the successive promotions under Paul Sturrock. In the days when some people follow Premier League sides for the kudos and glamour -to us Argyle has always been "our team" and, hard though it has been, particularly over the last couple of seasons, Home Park was always where Saturday afternoons were spent.
We have had a real fear over the past year that our club might fold, and have been disappointed and disgusted over the ethics of some of those involved with Argyle. It has really lifted our spirits that since your involvement, you have spoken openly and honestly without the prevarication and deviousness of some of the others, and it restores a sense of pride in the future of the Club. Thank you.
Mr. Brent, took by my dad for my first game, to see Paul Mariner prior to joining Ipswich, and brought up listening to the heroics of Sammy Black from my grandad , I now bore my kids with the heroics of Tommy Tynan, please help to give new memories to blank out the last 2 seasons