Plymouth Argyle owner James Brent has found watching Greens frustrating
OWNER and chairman James Brent has admitted to 'a lot of frustration' over Argyle's fluctuating fortunes on the pitch this season.
The Pilgrims seemed to be on the up when they won three consecutive matches early in October, but then lost the next four, culminating in a 2-1 home defeat by Burton Albion last Wednesday.
Argyle then drew 2-2 with table-topping Gillingham at Home Park on Saturday, after twice taking the lead.
That result leaves them in 19th position in League Two, ahead of back-to-back away games against promotion-chasing duo Fleetwood Town and Bradford City.
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They crashed out of the FA Cup in the first round when they were beaten 1-0 at Football Conference South club Dorchester Town on November 4.
Brent told Herald Sport: "Maybe I have got green tints and I certainly have no experience (of football) but watching the games I have, I haven't see one team that has looked any better inherently than ours.
"To me, I think we gift-wrapped three points and handed them across to Burton Albion. It was just beyond frustrating.
"I didn't go to Cheltenham but everyone I have spoken to said we should have won that game, and at the very least got a draw.
"Dorchester Town was a total disaster, but I guess that's what makes the FA Cup exciting. Unfortunately we were the victims of the excitement rather than the perpetrators.
"There is a lot of frustration but we will do whatever we can to support the football management and, hopefully, see better results."
Meanwhile, Brent has confirmed the opportunity for the Argyle Fans' Trust to purchase up to a 20 per cent stake in the club remains on the table. The offer was first announced by Brent during a fans' forum at the Plymouth Guildhall in January.
The cost of taking up a 20 per cent stake in Argyle would be close to £400,000.
A deadline of September 30, 2012 was set but, despite a couple of meetings with the Trust, Brent stated he had not had a formal response.
The Trust are expected to issue a share consultation document to members in the near future.
Brent said: "Clearly, if there was an enthusiasm and passion to do something then we aren't constrained by that deadline, but I'm not sure there necessarily is."