Taken from the April edition of The Albion magazine
Six in a row! Who would have thought it, after the home defeat to Montrose at the beginning of February? A game, on the balance of play, that we should have won. It only goes to prove “Football’s a Funny Old Game”!
However, to continue the cliché theme, no one is getting carried away, our feet are firmly on the ground and we’re taking one game at a time – well at least the next six. I’ll leave predictions as to whether we will have more than six games to play, this season, to others. One prediction I will make, however, without fear of contradiction, is that Dave Mackay will be the Ladbrokes League 2 Manager of the Month for March!
Whilst, I know Dave will (rightly) want to pass the plaudits to his players, there’s no doubting his immense personal contribution to our recent run of success and I would wish to publicly record my thanks, on behalf of everyone associated with Stirling Albion, to him, Ross Forsyth and the rest of the backroom staff. We are where we are and it’s sure as hell a lot better place to be than where we were two months ago!
Another prediction from me is that Darren Smith should be the Ladbrokes League 2 Player of the Month for March… watch this space! Daz has been on Fiyah (© will.i.am) during the past month and there would be no more fitting winner. Indeed, the entire playing squad deserves an award but let’s not go down the road of any more clichés!
(Reluctantly) turning away from the footballing side of things, I’m delighted to be able to report that our annual dinner, held at the Golden Lion on the evening of Friday 24 March, was an outstanding success from every angle but most importantly fund-raising!
Final figures have still to be calculated but it’s already confirmed that this year’s profit will be the highest since fans’ ownership in 2010. Well done to all those involved, especially Rod Turnbull, who stepped into the Master of Ceremonies slot at the last minute due to my ill-health.
After just one home game during March, we still have more away games than home during April (don’t get me started on the SPFL’s fixturing!) but I guess a 100% increase (from one to two) is a step in the right direction.
Our visitors arrive with very different objectives in mind – Forfar Athletic, despite a poor run of recent form, remain on track to win the league title and Cowdenbeath, encouraged by improved recent performances, are focused on getting out of the relegation play-off spot. Both are very welcome to Forthbank but be mindful, our hospitality stops at the white line!
Finally, a reminder, that I’m always willing to answer questions from supporters about any aspect of SAFC. It’s your club and, aside from the usual caveats re confidentiality, anything and everything is ‘open to inspection’. You know the script re contacting me… e-mail or telephone the office and I’ll get back to you!
C’mon the Binos!