Management thoughts on this eventual week

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Mike says –

“Last night we gave The Fairydean a chance to try out a similar 3G pitch to that they will play on against Airdrie in the Scottish a week on Saturday and they will soon also have at home down at Gala. It also gave us chance to keep all our squad as match fit as possible. We gave our elder strikers, Donal and Cloudie the night off but everyone else featured with subs from Saturday Danny, Dr Jon and Chris Smith getting 90 minutes each. Sivvy replaced Big Al after 45 with Gavin and Stacey replacing Kerr and Jordan in midfield at the same time. We passed the ball well, scored good goals and I hope Gala took as much out of the exercise as we did.

Tomorrow morning we face the music at Hampden. Keith McLeod has scored over 200 goals in a 10 year career at the club so whatever we’ve been charged with in regards to his registration it isn’t about sneaking a new player into our squad. Seriously what will be will be and all we can do in the home dressing room is look ahead to a season which still promises much.

In today’s age of Fan’s Forums everything at any level of the game in Scotland is debated with healthy discussions in the P&B including all things East of Scotland. It’s strange that the once burning issue of reconstruction and “pyramid” systems hasn’t reached the top of the pile in the South or East section recently. Bob Geddes of Solway Press (and Dalbettie) told me a week last Saturday that the South Association has met and agreed in principle to a merger with the East and a meeting should soon be held with both leagues. In Saturday’s programme notes from the game against Leith Craig mentions Stewart Regan’s impending visit to the East Association to discuss the SFA plans for Scottish football including possible league reconstruction. Whatever happens tomorrow it now appears that in the foreseeable future the glass ceiling the winners of any of the non SFL Senior Leagues bang their heads against will be removed.

There is a lot for ambitious non league teams in Scotland to look forward to and we at Spartans will accept whatever happens tomorrow and move forward with renewed resolve.”


Next Fixture

Date: 16/07/24
Opponent: Cove Rangers
Venue:Balmoral Stadium
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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