President's Progress: Sing For The Lads
CLUB President Chris Webb gives a rallying call to the Green Army ahead of this Saturday's Devon Expressway derby.On Saturday we resume our rivalry with Exeter City on what is certain to be a nerve wracking day coupled with what will I am sure be a tremendous atmosphere.
There were times (including when the Green Army last filed out of St James Park to the tune of ‘We’ll Meet Again’) when we all wondered how long it would be until we got a league match up against our friends from up the A38.
Well here we are with just a season’s gap with Argyle slowly pulling away from the wreckage of administration and Exeter fresh from relegation but with a positive start to the year behind them.
Argyle have not started this season as all of us supporters would have wanted but Saturdays win against York gives us a foothold going into the game.
This, coupled with the club’s announcement that the appointment of a new Director of Football, selected from an outstanding field of candidates, gives reason for optimism ahead of the biggest game of the season so far.
I sat in the Lyndhurst on Saturday and the atmosphere was a strange one.
Firstly, supporters are clearly, understandably down about the team’s performance so far this year but equally I cannot think of another group of fans who would be turning out in such numbers and giving such a vocal backing as the Green Arm,y given the last five years that we have witnessed.
The passionate reaction to Nick Chadwick’s winner on Saturday showed that the fanbase are desperate to at last see a successful team in green.
Saturday is about everyone pulling together. The team, the fans, the whole club.
The open away end at Exeter has traditionally made it difficult for opposing fans to make any real noise. The home fans will also be up for this game.
The negatives matter not. The open terrace matters not.
What matters is that as one, the Green Army and the Argyle team are on good form and together come away with the desired result.
Who will be this year’s Ian Stonebridge or Bradley Wright-Phillips? The script is written, the scene is set. The supporting cast of thousands are ready to travel……..
Let’s make it happen.