Regardless of their final two League Two results, Derek Adams’ Plymouth Argyle Football Club and their supporters have had a season to celebrate, writes Ross Reid.
By Adams’ admission his only goal this season – echoed by players and thousands of supporters – was automatic promotion.
The fact Adams’ Argyle, and this is very much the Scotsman’s team, have achieved their target with games to spare is cause for jubilation.
Now Adams’ team are trying to add green icing on the promotion cake by attempting to overtake leaders Doncaster Rovers.
Can I be frank? I will not be at all ‘disappointed’ if Argyle do not win the League Two championship.
For the past amazing couple of weeks I have been smiling like a Cheshire cat and wearing my old school Argyle jersey with pride at every occasion.
Argyle are back in League One. News of the Greens’ emphatic promotion-clinching 6-1 win over Newport County spread far and wide. Friends and family whom I have not heard from in a while have telephoned or texted to offer congratulations.
I had nothing to do with it. Derek Adams, a thoughtful man with burning ambition matched by a passion for winning, is the man to congratulate.
It was Adams who saw what was needed following last May’s disappointing Wembley play-off final defeat. It was Adams who had the courage and conviction to make wholesale summer changes to produce a promotion winning squad. It was Adams who drove the team on when the possibility of another mid-term blip dared pop its head above the parapet. It is Adams who now drives his team to try to pass Doncaster.
Anticipate another sell-out attendance at Home Park today for Argyle’s last home game of the season, against Crewe Alexandra.
Just don’t expect another 6-1 perfect performance!