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Sheridan Must Stay!

Sheridan Must Stay!

John Sheridan must be the manager of Plymouth Argyle next season, it's that simple!

Sheridan and his assistant Gary Owers performed a minor miracle in saving the Pilgrims' from relegation.
Despite losing against Rochdale yesterday other results at the bottom end of League Two went in favour of the Greens which meant Sheridan's team avoided the dreaded drop to the Conference league.

When Sheridan took over as manager in January Argyle looked dead and buried. The team had just been thumped 4-0 at Port Vale and were in the relegation zone in League Two, one point away from safety and played two more games than our relegation rivals.

Sheridan had a mammoth task and had 19 games to save us following the sacking of Carl Fletcher.
The former Chesterfield boss achieved the impossible and saved Argyle from relegation with a point to spare.
His record of eight wins, four draws and seven defeats saw a return of 28 points from a possible 57 which if based over a full season would see Argyle on 67 points and just outside a play-off place and ironically in the position where Chesterfield finished this season.

Sheridan brought in some excellent loan players in Reuben Reid, Joe Bryan and top scorer Jason Banton and also short-term signing Guy Branston, however Sheridan got the best out of the players already on the books at Home Park.
The starting eleven against Rochdale included just three players signed by Sheridan while the other eight players were signed by previous managers.

Sheridan's arrival saw the improvement in performances in several players - goalkeeper Jake Cole had a poor first half of the season but under Sheridan he improved, likewise for Onismor Bhasera, Max Blanchard, Paul Wotton and Andres Gurrieri. Each player had a poor or average season under Fletcher but with Sheridan as their manager performances improved enormously.

Perhaps the best example of a player who has shown his best form under Sheridan's guidance is captain Conor Hourihane.
The midfielder's first instinct in Fletcher's reign was to play the ball backwards, it appeared that the youngster was afraid to express himself as an attacking midfielder, but all that changed following the arrival of Sheridan and Hourihane became a different player, always looking to attack and play a forward thinking ball, this helped the team to move forward and attack the opposition.

The improvement in these players, Sheridan's shrewd tactical knowledge, hard work and Banton's late season goals are the reasons Argyle avoided relegation.

Just think what Sheridan could do over a full season working with players he has signed and improving the players already at Home Park?

Sheridan must stay, sign him up tomorrow!




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Writer:Ian De-Lar
Date:Sunday April 28 2013
Time: 4:34PM

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