No Hard Feelings

IT had to be asked. How does John Sheridan remember his last appearance at Home Park? The one which saw him dismissed, along with Argyle’s David Friio.

It had to be asked because it has been on the minds of the Green Army – not to say Twitter and Facebook – since John was appointed the new Pilgrims’ gaffer.

Earlier this week, David shrugged off the decade-old tangle between the two, and John is equally happy that the axe was buried a long, long time ago.

“I played here a few times in my career – for Leeds and for Sheffield Wednesday – and I was coming to end of my career,” said John, recalling the November day in 2003 that Oldham came to Home Park.

“Plymouth were going very well. That’s one of the things I remember – the crowd that day were unbelievable.

“In my defence, it was a very bad tackle. At the time, I wanted to kill him, but we shook hands when we met at the game at Oldham later that season and there were no bad feelings.

“We were just two players who wanted to win the football match.

“Probably, sometimes, I can go over the top, but that’s the way I am. I want to win and I don’t like losing.

“Hopefully that will stand me in good stead while I’m a manager.”