Management thoughts on a bad weekend.

Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Mike says –

“I signed as a player for Stirling Albion over 40 years ago and I’ve been involved with “senior” football ever since. In all that time I don’t think I’ve felt as low or been as down as I was in Palma airport on being texted our full-time score against The Vale by Craig yesterday. I woke this morning back in Edinburgh but feeling as depressed as I was in Spain reading “2 1 Vale 85 mins” on my mobile followed by “2 1 ft” a few minutes later.

Opening up our website to do this piece a few minutes ago and reading the sad news about 2003 coach John Buckley changed that. Football is only a game and my self indulgent pity and guilt at being unable to help Sam influence events at Innerleithen pale into insignificance against what the Buckley family are going through. For 2 years my wife Irene helped administrate Spartans 2003 and my son Murray was part of that group. My condolences go to the Buckley family and the thoughts of Irene, Murray and myself go out to them.

Football lifts you up, gives you moments of unbridled pleasure but can just as easily bring you back down to earth with a bump. I spoke briefly to Sam after the game yesterday and was taken by how strong and positive he appeared to be. Nothing has been lost and nothing won after yesterday’s results and maybe Ryanair’s decision a month ago to cancel the Palma to Edinburgh Friday night flight and leave the Lawson family an extra day on Mallorca was all part of this season’s great plan.

We’ll see over the coming weeks.”


Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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