From the November edition of The Albion magazine, which goes on sale at Saturday’s home game against Forfar Athletic.
October seemed to fly by in a flash. I guess it’s always the case when things are going well.
Two wins and two draws and only one goal conceded since Martyn Corrigan took over as caretaker but no one on the Club Board is getting carried away simply on the back of four games. What is pleasing, however, is the growing ‘buzz’ around the Club on the back of improved results and league performances.
I concede, as do Martyn and the players, that the cup win over Linlithgow wasn’t vintage fare but our finishing was clinical and we were rewarded with a home (thank goodness!) tie against Wick Academy in Round 3.
So where does all that leave us in respect of appointing the next Manager of SAFC? I’d love to provide an open and full answer to that but (at the time of writing – Monday 31st) there is no further update to that already posted on the website. There are reasons as to why we are in the position but they, almost exclusively, come under the banner of confidentiality.
That said, as per my October article, I’m always willing to chat one-to-one with any supporters to try and give some insight into ‘why we are where we are’! The last offer resulted in ONE request to meet and I’m indebted to that individual for taking the time to do so. I’m confident that the questions asked and the answers provided resulted in that individual being much better informed.
Back to on-field matters and November throws up a formidable list of league fixtures to start with and closes with an intriguing Scottish Cup tie against Highland League opponents. On behalf of everyone at Stirling Albion, I extend the usual warm welcome to Forthbank to the supporters, officials, management and players of Forfar Athletic, Arbroath and Wick Academy. The long trip to Elgin provides our only away opposition of the month.
In closing, I’d like to acknowledge and thank our new Co-Editors, Stirling University students, Calum Paton and Peter Lynch. A great start in October and much more to come, I’m sure.