Monday, 15 August 2011

Daily Update

Ominous injury news - both Robbie Williams and Carl Fletcher are set to miss tomorrow's home game against AFC Wimbledon. Left-back Williams is also likely to miss Saturday's trip to Gillingham due to a heel problem, whilst Fletch is rumoured to be looking at a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

But enough of this football nonsense! What is the latest on the takeover saga, I hear no-one ask. Well, in the aftermath of Saturday's Save Our Club meeting, the Argyle Fans' Trust have this afternoon released an interesting letter which has been emailed to all of the involved parties, including Brendan Guilfoyle. In the letter, which you can read here, the Interim Steering Committee have stated that, should a situation arise where Bishop International have the funds to complete the deal but the Football League refuse to grant their approval due to Peter Ridsdale's upcoming trial (for fraud), the Trust would be willing to buy the football club for £1. An unlikely outcome, perhaps, although the Guardian's Matt Scott appeared to hint last week that Ridsdale's appointment with judge and jury is a factor in the League's deliberations over whether to approve the proposed BIL/Riddler ownership structure.

If you want to read all the Argyle news without clicking on a load of links, why not head over to Greens On Screens' Daily Diary?

League 2 Round-Up - Week Two

Rotherham, Gillingham and Southend are the early pace-setters in League Two, with all three sides picking up six points from their opening two matches of the 2011-12 campaign. The Millers sit top on goal difference after their 4-1 victory at Home Park, followed by the Gills and Luggy's Shrimpers, who both picked up 2-1 away wins against Crewe and Accrington respectively.

Elsewhere, bookie's favourites Crawley Town picked up their first ever league win, overcoming Macclesfield 2-0, a feat matched by AFC Wimbledon who picked up a great win away at Dagenham. Torquay put one over their old boss Paul Buckle, beating Bristol Rovers 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium, while Bradford recovered from their opening day defeat to Aldershot by picking up a useful point away at Oxford.

Cheltenham beat Swindon 1-0, whilst Port Vale ran out 3-1 winners over Barnet. Shrewsbury were held to their second consecutive 1-1 draw of the season away at Burton Albion, Northampton won 1-0 away to Aldershot and Hereford were smashed 3-0 at home by Morecambe.