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Inconsistent Argyle Lose At Home Again

Inconsistent Argyle Lose At Home Again

Argyle 0 - 1 Wycombe.
………… McClure - 11.

Attn: 6,983.

Gilmartin 6, Nelson 6, Purse 7, Blanchard 6, Williams 6, Cowan-Hall 7, Young 5, Hourihane 5, Bhasera 5 (Molesley 5), Harvey 5 (Feeney 6), Chadwick 6 (Griffiths 5).

After the good performance against Torquay this was the exact mirror opposite. The team has been inconsistent all season and the chasm between the Torquay and Wycombe games, just three days apart, is worrying.

How can Argyle play so well against our Devon neighbours and then put in such a poor performance against Wycombe?

We started well and full of confidence with Chadwick hitting the post, I thought we would finally give someone a thumping but a mistake from Luke Young changed the game. He tried to play football in the wrong area of the pitch, got robbed and it's 1-0 to Wycombe.
After being under pressure Wycombe grew in stature and the confidence factor swapped sides with Argyle now looking edgy and nervous.
Suddenly, after being under the cosh, Wycombe had something to hold on to and from then on it was the two Wycombe centre-backs against Argyle, they were magnificent!

For the second half we were camped in the Wycombe half with Paris Cowan-Hall looking our best chance of a goal.
With composure thrown out the window it was ball after ball launched into the Wycombe box with no success, nothing would drop for us although what we really needed was someone to take the game by the scruff of the neck and dictate the play, we needed a cool head either on the pitch or in the dug-out, sadly the team has neither.
It was hit and hope towards the penalty area, against Torquay we would work an opening in the wide positions and get a decent cross into the area, for the Wycombe game we were crossing from the halfway line.

Harvey struggled in this game and was largely anonymous. The poor lad was built up to be a Plymouth Messi but was subbed after picking up an injury, although many fans didn't realise this and chanted 'you don't know what you're doing' towards Carl Fletcher.
It's kind of ironic that the fans on the terraces finally show some vocal dissent towards Fletcher but picked the wrong reason!

Chadwick had Argyle's best chance in the second period but his free header from 12 yards out flew wide.

Griffiths replaced Chadwick and bizarrely midfielder Molesley replaced Bhasera and played on the left!
Later in the game order was restored with Young moving to the right, Molesley into the middle and Cowan-Hall out to the left.

Frustration and anger would be the words to describe yet another over-hit cross or another attacking move breaking down because a player chose the wrong option for the final ball.
Nelson has a good long throw but we don't pack the area to take advantage, Purse and Blanchard always stay back and with Nelson taking the actual throw it's left to Chadwick or Griffiths to battle for the high ball. Why not throw everyone forward for the long throw as teams like Stoke do, otherwise don't bother with the long throw.

Wycombe played the black arts game to perfection, dropping down injured just as Argyle were about to mount another attack. The play gets stopped and the momentum disappears.

We could be there playing all night and still not score.

How can we play so well against Torquay and then dish up this poor show just three days later?

Frustrated from Home Park.

MoM: Cowan-Hall.




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Writer:Ian De-Lar
Date:Saturday December 29 2012
Time: 6:15PM

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