A Roaring Start

AFTER a fifth consecutive league victory for Argyle, life seems rather good now for anyone connected with the club.

In fact, it is not since the 1920s that the Green Army has had the justification to feel so good at this stage. 

Sitting atop the league and maintaining a three-point cushion was the goal on Saturday and against strong opposition the team got the job done.

This season’s team side, with eight additions over the summer, have learned very quickly, under new manager Derek Adams, how to gel together to form one of the most impressive squads in recent memory. 

Having earned 29 points through 13 league matches, it places this group fourth all-time, at this stage of the season. 

Most, if not all, Argyle fans have never had the pleasure of witnessing this incredible a start to a season. The last time that Argyle were off to a start this good was in 1929, when we started with nine wins and four draws. Using today’s point scoring method, that would have achieved 31 points. 

If you were around back in 1921 you might have remembered seeing Albert Einstein being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to ‘Theoretical Physics’ after publishing his Theory of Relativity. Possibly, if you missed that you might remember that the Band-Aid was invented in this year. 

If you can remember that, then you will recall Argyle being on 30 points from 13 games. And you will basically be 100 years old. Congratulations. 

The absolute best start came during the 1925-26 season when, through 13 league fixtures, Argyle had earned 32 points and sat on a goal difference of 29 – impressive stuff. 

Some true legends of Argyle’s history played in two, or even all three of the aforementioned seasons. If you are unaware of the significant contribution to the club made by Sammy Black, Fred Craig, Moses Russell and Jack Leslie, among others, then we recommend perusing Green on Screen or our commemorative programme for our 5,000th game. 

Argyle face a tough opponent this Tuesday, October 20, as they take on Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium. Oxford sit third in the league and have proved to be a strong contender. They have not lost a game since September 12, and are yet to lose at home this season. Argyle’s presence away from home, though, is a force to reckoned with.

Game on.