‘Devastated,’ ‘Absolutely delighted’ – The contrasting emotions of some supporters as Lowe swaps Bury for Plymouth

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Plymouth Argyle have finally unveiled Ryan Lowe as their new manager, pulling off something of a coup to secure his services.

Lowe, fresh from guiding Bury to second in League Two, joins Plymouth as first-team manager after walking out of Gigg Lane. The Shakers’ problems run deep and Lowe is the second high-profile departure in 24-hours, following Nicky Adams move to Northampton.

Plymouth fans are understandably delighted. They’ve secured the services of a man with a reputation for playing nice football the right way, who enticed a Bury team broken by relegation back to form in sensational style. Their title charge only faltered when financial trouble began to break and that’s meant Lowe has swapped the possibility of League One football for another stab at the basement division.

The emotions of the two sets of fans couldn’t be more contrasting. Just a few weeks ago Plymouth fans were crying at the thought of relegation, whilst Bury celebrated a fantastic promotion. Fast forward just a few weeks and it’s Bury fans with the uncertain future, whilst Pilgrims supporters can see nothing but good times ahead.

Who’d be a football fan? At least Lowe leaves Gigg Lane with the blessing of the beleaguered Bury fans, having garnered their respect over the last twelve months.


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