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THE ARGYLE DEBATE - How good a job has manager John Sheridan done so far?

By CErrington  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

Argyle are unbeaten in four matches with John Sheridan as manager

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EACH Monday between now and the end of the season, Herald Sport will give YOU the fans the chance to have your say on Argyle.

The Pilgrims are unbeaten in four games since John Sheridan took over as manager, and secured a vital 2-1 victory at relegation rivals Aldershot Town on Saturday.

How good a job has Sheridan done since he was appointed by Argyle as the successor to Carl Fletcher?

He has made seven signings in his first five weeks in the Home Park hotseat. How impressed have you been with those new recruits?

Let us know your thoughts. We will use some of the responses in the print version of The Herald later this week.

UPDATE 9pm: Thanks for the replies. There will be another Argyle Debate next Monday.  

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  • alabar1  |  February 12 2013, 8:28AM

    I cant really see any need for this debate,I suppose its just a way of the sports team on the Herald justifying thier presence.Its the same as these player interviews just column fillers and as for the ridiculous Dannis Salmon contribution well !!!! At the moment John Sheridan is getting the desired results and long may that continue,and whether he was your choice or not does not really matter as I assume all on here want to see the Greens survive and progress next season so please HERALD drop this ridiculous weekly debate and try encouraging all supporters to get firmly behind the manager and the team. Eddie and Wilf nothing can be gained by dragging up the past what happened with the old board is now history and is we will saddly never get to the truth,best we all look to the future and try to ensure it never happens again.Time to close the book and move on.

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  • WILFWASTHEMAN  |  February 11 2013, 8:41PM

    Eddie - I guess the problem is that even now the ordinary Argyle fan can get little info on where the £17 million went so what chance would anyone have had getting such info before the event when rumours were rife but facts thin on the ground.

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  • eddie_taylor  |  February 11 2013, 8:30PM

    Forgot to say in my last offering, that any postmortem should be kept until the end of term reports for the manager, coaches and team.

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  • eddie_taylor  |  February 11 2013, 8:25PM

    A very poignant and imaginative question and in response, the boys' done OK. A better question though is, how well as the Herald done over the pass 4 or 5 seasons when reporting on "The Argyle"? Golden opportunities have arisen for the Herald journalists to do some real investigative work, to expose the frailties of the old Argyle board, the power struggles within, the obtuse financial dealings that brought our beloved club to it's knees and flirting with near oblivion. It doesn't take much of an imagination,for the Herald, to see where a plethora of articles to publish could have come from. I am also sure that the fans would have been more interested in an exposure as to how our demise came about. What we should be doing is supporting and cheering on the manager, team and club. Amen.

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  • WILFWASTHEMAN  |  February 11 2013, 7:31PM

    The big question is why CF was not fired weeks earlier to give the new manager a fighting chance of saving us. I have some sympathy with the paper in that when you have done the last match to death you either have the option of printing a smaller paper with no news of Argyle or of putting in stuff which does not obviously grab the imagination!

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  • DavidofLancas  |  February 11 2013, 6:46PM

    It's better to be lucky than good! And that has to be said of John Sheridan's reign so far. Two wins, two draws, two clean sheets, all very positive for a team in a relegation scrap, but on the other hand we still seem remarkably lightweight upfront and it is still a worry about where the goals will come from. I would like to see him bring in a proven goalscorer at this level before he has to fall back on Chadwick and Feeney, who have proved conclusively that _they _don't score at this level. There are out of contract goalscorers out there and we could bring them in straight away, but we would be more limited on loan signings as we can only have five in our matchday squad. I don't think the football is any more attractive but we look a bit more solid, and at this stage frankly who cares, we just need enough points to stay up and then he can rip it up and start again next season...if he stays. I think he only has a contract until the end of the season. He wasn't my choice for the job but he's delivered the goods so far so good luck to him. Now we have Aldershot and Accrington below us as well as Barnet and Wimbledon I'm more optimistic we _could stay up.

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  • trex1_  |  February 11 2013, 5:59PM

    Grumpygit Personally I think it's a question of who you know in football. Fletcher knew very few people in football management due to this being his first job, I know Eddie Howe at Bournmouth then Burnley helped him a couple of times at least with McDonald and Steve Fletcher Whereas Sheridan has been around a bit longer and obviously has many more contacts in the world of football That's my opinion anyway, don't think he's been given anymore money but using the loan market to his advantage

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  • Smart Home Protection Ltd  |  February 11 2013, 5:59PM

    I wonder how Mr Errington would have felt if the Herald had asked its readers to rate his reporting after 5 weeks in the job! for gods give the man a chance

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  • GreenGOM  |  February 11 2013, 5:33PM

    Ridiculous question by the herald who are obviously desperate to write something no matter how puerile. Anyway, so far so good. Unbeaten in his 4 games in charge speaks volumes. Good signings and a general feel good factor (well, feel better anyway).

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  • grumpygit  |  February 11 2013, 4:44PM

    Does seem a strange question. Obviously the vast majority of Argyle fans will be delighted with 8 from 12, would we have been asked had it been 0 from 12? Nothing against Sheridan here but I'd be more interested to know why Fletch had to shop in the LoW and the Conference South or whatever it's called for players last summer whereas Shezza has been able to sign players of professional League standard. It was hinted Fletch couldn't even afford to play some of his loanees hence they remained on the bench. It would appear extra money has been found despite supposed losses this season. We know Purse was probably the highest paid but he must've been on an absolute fortune?

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