Bus-ted! Ar­gyle not fooled by Martin’s park­ing

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Hugo Varley

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

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