Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes' regular look at the inside of Home Park
I'M CERTAINLY looking forward to the new development at Home Park, which is being decided on by Plymouth City Council today.
There's been a period between the application being put in and being heard today, which has been difficult.
Obviously, we're all hoping there's going to be a positive outcome from today's planning meeting because it's extremely important for the future of the football club.
We want to get on with a development which will mean increased revenues and better facilities for our supporters and for the city of Plymouth.
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We already have the Life Centre there, a place where we've got international swimmers and divers and I think we need this development to up the profile of Plymouth.
The better facilities you can offer, the easier it is to attract both players and supporters.
Look at Brighton after they moved stadiums.
They've gone up from crowds of 7,000 to selling 20,000 season-tickets.
Of course, we're only looking at improving one side of the stadium, but it's going to take us to another level.
I also think about the possibility of other clubs moving to Home Park is something we've got to consider.
I am of the opinion that a football club, football being the biggest spectator sport in the country, should be at the hub of sporting facilities.
I am aware that Bayern Munich in Germany are a sports club and they have a number of sports.
Today's planning meeting is important and I hope as many people as possible who support our application will be there.
I THINK it's far too early to push the panic button as far as this season's results have gone.
Obviously, it's disappointing we've lost our first two league games of the season, from everyone's point of view at the club.
I was talking to (Argyle manager) John Sheridan about it and there is nobody more disappointed about it than he is, because we were all confident that we were going to see better performances this season.
We played well at Birmingham (losing 3-2 in the League Cup first round) and I think we should have at least taken them to penalties.
But in the league we've had a couple of indifferent performances.
I know John and his staff will be working as hard as they can to put it right, but with football, results can change from one game to another.
My last club, Yeovil, won their opening five matches of the season and then lost the next six – and they still got promoted.
So, there's an amount of professional concern because nobody likes to lose three games in a row, but everyone is realistic enough to realise it can change quite quickly.
The team are a work in progress and the objective is still to put together a team who can challenge at the top of the table.