Reasons to be Cheerful - Cambridge

HERE are this week's reasons to be merry, as Argyle meet Cambridge United in our last home game before Christmas...

Super Derek Adams
Derek Adams has took more points per league game than any other Argyle manager who has managed the club permanently. Derek's side have achieved forty points so far this season, after twenty games. That means the Pilgrims have took an average of two points per game this season. The next highest points per league game from a previous manager was during Paul Sturrock's first reign at Argyle, where the Pilgrims took an average of 1.78 points per league game in Luggy's four years at the club.

Same Again, Please
Argyle have only met Cambridge once at Home Park since the turn of the millennium. That game was last February, and the Pilgrims came out 2-0 winners. Ryan Brunt and Lewis Alessandra scored twice in the last ten minutes for Argyle to prevent a stalemate.

Home for Christmas
Argyle haven't lost in their previous five meetings against Cambridge at Home Park. The Pilgrims have won two and drew three of the last five fixtures. That means the last time that Cambridge picked up three points from the Theatre of Greens was in April 1994, when the U's won 3-0.

Sitting Pretty
Argyle's forty points so far this season leaves the Pilgrims three points ahead of their 2003-2004 title-winning season at this stage. Argyle have been promoted eight times in the countries history. Four of those teams have had less points at this stage in the season and four of those teams have had more points at this stage – meaning the Pilgrims are still very in touch with their previous successes.