Out of time manBy: Jim | September 27th, 2009
Following this afternoon’s abject display in front of the Sky cameras and (at least on paper) our biggest gate for five years, I very sadly, and with a degree of reluctance add my voice to those who feel a change in manager is essential at our club if we are to have a snowball’s chance of surviving what is already a desperate relegation battle. Paul Sturrock will always be a legend at Plymouth Argyle, but seven defeats in a row, and four wins in thirty-seven games tell their own story. For whatever reason, this group of players cannot perform for him: he must move on.
In contrast to most of the other games this season, Argyle were woeful and, especially in the second half, played without heart, passion or conviction. Gunter’s goal in first-half stoppage time was a blow we never looked remotely like recovering from. Something has to change now: waiting till Tuesday is no good. Confidence, belief, courage and passion have all gone from the team and ultimately Luggy has to carry the can.
The new Board have commendably and courageously stuck by their man all the while the performances showed signs of positivity and hope. Now they have to show the same courage and make a change. Rumours abound of Paul Jewell, Steve Coppell and others. Thanks Paul, for all you’ve done. But your time is up.