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Kennedy: We Were Devastated

Winger interviewed in Plymouth programme

24 November 2017

Matty Kennedy celebrates scoring for Pompey at Gillingham

Pompey fans poured on to the pitch to celebrate last season’s dramatic title triumph.

But one Blues current Blues player was not exactly in a mood to party on that memorable final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

Matty Kennedy was on loan at Plymouth at the time, featuring in a draw at Grimsby that ultimately cost Argyle top spot.

The winger admits it was a painful occasion for the Devon outfit, although he feels both sides should be proud of their achievements.

“I was absolutely gutted at the end of the final fixture and I think everyone at the club was devastated,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash between the sides.

“But then you look back and realise we won promotion, which was always the main target. It took a couple of hours, although we eventually managed to cheer up and appreciated what we had achieved.

"I don’t think anyone at Pompey or Plymouth thought they had a chance of finishing top, but Doncaster just kept on losing."

Matty Kennedy

“Everyone assumed that Doncaster had won it with a few weeks to go, so once we had got a place in the top three confirmed we were just trying to win games for the fans, not really expecting anything more to happen.

“I don’t think anyone at Pompey or Plymouth thought they had a chance of finishing top, but Doncaster just kept on losing.

“We all know who ended up with the title, but I think both clubs should be happy about getting into League One.”

To read the full interview – where Kennedy also discusses the atmosphere at Fratton Park and competing in League One – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 12, Christian Burgess reveals his favourite things, while Oliver Hawkins is next to take the ‘Home & Away’ quiz.

We take an in-depth look at Plymouth, while there are exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Brett Pitman.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.


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