2016 was certainly a trying one for the Devils faithful. A side that had plenty of potential never really got going, but the Fours success was a bright spark in an otherwise challenging year.
The good news is that Plymouth have confirmed they will be running again in 2017, in which league seems to be very open at the moment.
Whilst not being privy to the finances, the crowd levels at SBA were for the large part quite disappointing, and going forward they must remain a cause for concern.
Noone is really quite sure what the league structure will be like in 2017 at this moment, but if the rumours are to believed, a weaker PL product would probably suit Plymouth very well indeed.
As for the class of 2016 who will stay, who will go?
Looking at the latest Green Sheets, Newman's average of 6.31 will surely make him one of the hottest properties over the winter months. I thought his starting average of 6.84 was low for him, but a tough year full of injuries has sent his average spiralling downwards.
If I were a betting man, whether Plymouth can retain the services of the captain will go a long way to deciding whether they will be running PL or NL.