Plymouth Argyle President Chris Webb's Letter to all fans
ON SATURDAY, Argyle take on Barnet in a match which might go a long way in deciding whether the Pilgrims can hang on to their Football League status.
In an open letter to Herald Sport, Pilgrims president Chris Webb has issued a rallying call for Argyle fans to pack out Home Park for the League Two clash.
Webb letter says: "Argyle's match with Barnet on Saturday could be pivotal in our fight to retain Football League status this year.
"The support both home and away has this season, as always, been remarkable.
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"And while Argyle are currently struggling at the bottom of League Two our support is befitting of a side at a much higher level.
"Just over a year ago players, staff, supporters, the city council and James Brent came together to rescue the club from the brink. Now that unity is needed once again.
"At the end of the season we can have a post-mortem and analysis of the 2012/13 campaign. Now is the time for everyone connected to Argyle and the city of Plymouth to get behind John Sheridan and the team.
"Plymouth as a city has suffered more than most during these difficult economic times. Against this backdrop and in recognition of the tremendous backing given by supporters, the club has drastically reduced the admission prices for the Barnet game.
"Members are able to bring two friends for just £5 each and through The Herald, children can gain free entry, while the average punter can step off the street and into Home Park for only £10.
"When full and rocking, Home Park has an atmosphere that is almost unrivalled, certainly in the lower leagues.
Barnet will arrive at Home Park looking for points in their own fight for survival.
"Let's welcome them with a cauldron of noise that inspires and lifts those in green and strikes fear into the hearts of our opponents.
"Come the last game of the season at Rochdale, we will all know the fate of our beloved football club.
"Until that point arrives we must unite and fight together.
"Let's ram that ground full this weekend and roar the Greens onto a result that will take us a step closer to retaining our League status and beginning the long climb back.
"There will be many of you reading this that have not been to Argyle for a long time.
"Maybe you were let down too many times, you can't afford it at the moment, you've fallen out of love with modern football or you simply see Argyle as a passive hobby.
"Now, more than ever, your club needs you. The 14th biggest city in the UK without a Football League club is unthinkable.
"Remember the days that made us all proud to be a Pilgrim? Villa Park, Wembley, Bristol City in 86, QPR in 2004. I wholeheartedly believe those times will come again.
"On Tuesday, amazingly, over 800 Argyle supporters (more than Real Madrid took to Barcelona on the same evening) made the long trip to AFC Wimbledon.
"The numbers, passion and noise from the Green Army is enough to bring a lump to your throat.
"I am proud to be an Argyle fan and I am proud to stand on the terraces shoulder to shoulder with the greatest supporters in the country.
"It has been a long, hard five years. Some of us have lost hope, some of us have lost interest, but none of us have lost our love for the club that has brought us so many magical moments down the years. There are 12 games left. 12 cup finals.
"See you on Saturday."