Reasons to be Cheerful - Argyle v Luton
OUR optimist-in-residence HADEN TYE takes a look at what is keeping his spirits up this week...
Argyle have only played at Kenilworth Road once in the past seven years. That game was a memorable one for the Green Army, however, as a superb Dominic Blizzard goal meant the Pilgrims took the three points against the Hatters in a 1-0 victory. Despite defeat at Home Park in the reverse game, Argyle finished one place above the Hatters last season to secure the final play-off spot.
Despite a defeat away at Oxford United on Tuesday night, the Pilgrims remain the team to beat in League 2 as they are still top of the league. The gap sits at two points, with Portsmouth close on Argyle's tail. Derek Adams will know that staying top of the pile should be a huge motivator for his Pilgrims.
On Saturday's date, October 24, Argyle have had two high scoring victories. In 1925, Argyle beat Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 7-1, with braces from Sammy Black, Jack Leslie and Jack Cock, with Patsy Corcoran also scoring. Argyle hit five on Saturday's date in 1981 at Home Park against Chester. Jeff Cook and Colin Randell both got doubles and John Sims scored Argyle's other in a 5-1 win. Another impressive result for the Pilgrims came in 1931 as Argyle defeated Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane thanks to a goal from Ray Bowden.
After seven away trips in Argyle's promotion winning 2001-2002 season, the Pilgrims had took the same amount of points on the road as Derek's side have this campaign. However this season Argyle's away goal difference is better than that of 2001-2002. Interestingly, it was Luton Town that finished second as the Pilgrims were crowned champions with 102 points in that season.