Bus-ted! Argyle not fooled by Martin’s parking
MARTIN ALLEN’S comments on Barnet’s official website ahead of Tuesday’s game at Plymouth certainly raised a few eyebrows.
As well as telling fans how he had forgotten striker Kevin Lisbie’s name and had been calling him Derrick all day, Mad Dog previewed the match against the Pilgrims by stating: “It’s time for a change, so tomorrow we’ll be much more cautious.
“Basically we’ll play 4-5-1, we’ll play much deeper, and we’ll “park the bus” for want of a better phrase. I think everybody knows that Plymouth are one of the best teams in the division.”
Unfortunately for Allen, despite the bus being firmly rooted in front of Barnet’s goal, they conceded efforts from Graham Carey and Jake Jervis, losing the match at Home Park 2-1. The defeat left Barnet stranded in 18th
place in League Two, but the 50-year-old manager stood by his defensive tactics, saying: “I thought tonight was a superb performance.”
DRIVING FORCE: But Plymouth found a way past Martin Allen’s bus