- Oct 31, 2010
demportdave":2ncwtaqf said:Bit of an over-reaction here, it’s not as if we are losing another Paul Mariner or a few others I could mention.WoodsyGreen":2ncwtaqf said:mervyn":2ncwtaqf said:WoodsyGreen":2ncwtaqf said:Disappointing. The geography curse strikes again.
It might just be the loss of one player, but it's knockbacks like this and Sarce that'll plant a seed of doubt in RL's mind about staying with us long-term.
I’m not so pessimistic Woodsy. If you trawl through most fans websites there are regularly players at all clubs who feel they are in the wrong place at that stage in their career, and so move on. RL will be aware of this. Hasn’t stopped Hull, Norwich, Swansea, (and even Carlisle in the seventies) reaching the top flight.
But it keeps happening to us, Mervyn. Twice this summer alone, and that after a promotion!
We're easily big enough to reach the Prem but won't if we can't build a successful team because players can't settle in Devon.
With all due respect, Sarcevic and MacFadzean are journeymen lower-League players who have left a League 2 club at the end of their contracts to return back up North for family reasons. They were both important players for us last season and I thank them for their contribution to making the season the success that it was. They did well for us.
However, if/when Argyle are once again a decent Championship club or better, attracting and keeping players will be far less of an issue.
Even working within the constraints imposed on him, Lowe and his staff have the potential to achieve at least another promotion at HP at which time, players and their agents will be less worried about their wider families, the lure of chips and gravy, Haddock instead of Cod, or whatever the attraction is in living up North.
I think he has a good chance. It is an important season for him and he needs to show enthusiasm and the stamina to make runs as an attacking option and the determination, fitness and speed to recover to also demonstrate his defensive qualities.briangreen":13voeor5 said:Maybe time to give Ryan Law a few opportunities, frankly I think he's better than Connor Grant being a natural LB/LWB.