FINALLY, four whole weeks since ball number 63 followed ball number 23 out of what commentators still lazily and inaccurately refer to as ‘the hat’...
...for the third round of the 2016-17 Emirates FA Cup, Argyle players can think about playing against Liverpool at Anfield.
Long-serving skipper Luke McCormick was the first Pilgrim to be asked about next Sunday’s trip to face one of the world’s best-known sports clubs at one of football’s most iconic stadium, speaking, as he was, after Argyle’s disappointing 1-0 Sky Bet League Two defeat at Barnet.
The Pilgrims’ captain stressed what was agonisingly evident from the relentless effort he and his team-mates put in to claw back something after Mauro Vilhete’s headed winner early in the match – that all the attention had been on the Pilgrims’ back-to-back post-Christmas Day matches against Crawley and Barnet. Neither will Anfield totally dominate their thoughts in the coming week.
“Liverpool hasn’t even been spoken about,” he said. “We have been focused on the last two games.
“We want to regroup, look at what we could have done better today, and keep building.
“It will be a great occasion, particularly for the supporters – to give them a day out like that. As players, experiences like that don’t come around too often. So we will make the most of it, but we shan’t think too much about that until the end of the week.
“We just want to go there and give a good account of ourselves; be hard to beat.”