James Brent lays foundations for Plymouth’s dream of greater things | Ben Fisher

07 March 2018 10:00
After ultimately saving Argyle, the owner has helped to give fans the chance to dream of reaching the ChampionshipLast Sunday marked seven years since a financially crippled Plymouth Argyle entered administration, a time when 40 full-time staff went nine months without being paid. They were dark days in deepest Devon but, zoom in on a run of one defeat in 15 league matches over the past three months and, like Gary Sawyer, the captain, you, too, will be scrabbling to find the right adjective to describe an equally extraordinary transformation.Plymouth were bottom with 17 points from 20 matches in League One on the morning of 9 December 2017, at which point the club were 5,000-1 for promotion. However, since a last-minute victory against Gillingham at Home Park that hoisted them off the foot of the table they have climbed into the play-off places. Related: Aston Villa’s Grabban and Chester pile more misery on Sunderland Related: Championship round-up: Marko Grujic fires Cardiff closer to leaders Wolves Continue reading. . read full article

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