well I simply can’t be bothered. A 240 mile round trip and a comprehensive defeat. It was a nice sunny day though and I had a good chat with a few different folk. But the result has put us into the relegation playoff spot. At least my dad enjoyed his sausage and chips. Looks like my next trip could be to Cove Rangers as they are 2-1 up over East Kilbride in the first leg of the lowland league/highland league playoffs. Let’s hope the boys can get it together and keep Berwick in the League.
well we are pretty much destined for the playoffs. Albion are now 5 points in front and I can’t see us beating them on Saturday. I’ve tried to stay positive but realistically Albion are a better team. Even a point for them on Saturday will see us in the playoff spot. If we win we are still 2 points behind so we would have to beat Elgin and hope Annan beat Albion, a draw would see Albion through on goal difference. I won’t be heading to Elgin for the final game, I’ll be heading to Berwick for the Curfew beer festival instead. Elgin is a long trip and if it’s a pointless game I’m not travelling, especially if I have the playoff games to get to.
The player awards are usually held after the last home game of the season. These have been put off to the home playoff date. So if the club think we are heading for the playoffs my lack of optimism is confirmed.
going to this game out of a sense of loyalty? Support? God knows. I’m really not feeling it. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the relegation playoffs. I can’t se us getting any points away to Clyde. William Hill have us at 25-1 so not much faith from the bookies for this game either. Next weeks Albion game is what people are still talking about, cup final etc. Well let’s see shall we. I want to be positive but the run of form we have been on doesn’t merit it. I’ll be at the game by myself today too, my dad is away in Berwick for a week with my mum having a holiday! Gordon is saving himself for the Albion game next week, Ewan is in Poland and Tom is in South Africa. I spent the morning in Cupar at the farmers market and taking the dog for a walk around the park in preparation for the game......
i arrive early as usual. Soaking up the atmosphere, getting ready for the main event. (or getting a cup of tea as its usually know). It’s a lovely sunny day and I’m ready for football.
Well I was expecting nothing from this game, the last time I was here it was 3-3. We were up 3-0 at halftime too on that occasion and our recent form has been very poor.
Well it was another horror show. We were lucky to be 1-0 down at half time. I’m not going to write anymore about the game. I can’t be bothered. Albion best Edinburgh 3-2 as well so they are 5 points ahead of us.
It’s a sunny evening and I’m going to take the dog for a walk down the woods. I’m glad my dad wasn’t there to see that game. He’s enjoying the sunshine down in Berwick watching the dolphins off Spittal prom. We will be down for the Albion game next week but we won’t be travelling to Elgin. I’ve already covered over 5000 miles watchin Berwick this season. The playoffs are pretty much certain now too. So I’ll miss a 50th Birthday party and the Fife show to attend them. It better be bloody well worth it.
well this blog post is starting on a Thursday night. I’ll be at the game on Saturday and my dad will be there too. But what oh what will happen. I keep thinking a point, no three. But god knows why. Our form is terrible and the hiding at Annan last Saturday was just awful. I didn’t attend that game, my dad having a terrible cold and on penicillin and my hamstring playing up it wasn’t a trip I was going to make. I have made nearly all home games and a fair chunk of away games this season though and with this seasons performances I think I’ve put my shifts in.
So we host Queen’s Park and Albion are away to Peterhead. A chance for points. A chance.....
I’m really hoping we bounce back from the Annan defeat with confidence and fight. We really really need a win, we can’t rely on Albion and certainly can’t rely on beating them at Shielfield. It’s an absolutely torturous time as a Berwick fan. Yes it’s only football etc but people really do become invested in it, I know I am.
A few weeks ago I was looking at who might be coming down from league 1, now I’m looking at Lowland league teams. It’s not a nice spot to be in and I really hope we can turn it around and avoid the playoffs. It really has been a horror season, 19 points so far with 4 games to go. Having chatted to a few fans over the last few weeks there’s a real mixed bag opinions. Mostly it seems to be doom and gloom, understandable give our performance. The odd ray of hope form a small number of fans. We will beat Albion (will we?) and we will win the playoffs easily if we are in them (will we?). Time will tell but it’s not a great position to be in. A nail biting few weeks hoping for league survival.
Friday night and a call for support from the club. Let’s hope the business can be done on the pitch.
With four games to go of the current season and 12 points to play for, we find ourselves one point adrift at the bottom of League Two.
With two of those matches to come at Shielfield Park, starting tomorrow (13th April) with the visit of Queen’s Park, the players, staff and Board of Berwick Rangers ask that our loyal supporters turn out in large numbers to give noisy and vocal encouragement to our efforts.
We all appreciate just how important our task is, and we’ll be giving our all to preserve our position in the SPFL. Kick off is 3.00 pm.#backtheblackandgold
The big day.
Turnstile duty for me today so I’ll miss the first 15 minutes of the game but the club need help. I have a season ticket and I’ve never used it this season, I doubt I will now. There are always jobs to do. I’ll still buy my season ticket next season though, the club really need the money. No dad with me on this trip, he’s still unwell and my mum is keeping him at home. She’s not taking any chances. I’ll take him to Clyde next week if he’s better.
This is going to be brief. It wasn’t a good day at the office.
Well my turnstile duty over I sat down and that was when the first goal went in. I sat for a few more minutes and decided to go to the ducket, get s bit of sunshine on my face. Another penalty just before half time and that was that. I couldn’t see a way back. Queen’s park added a third just to seal the deal. Then Albion Rovers equalised in the 92nd minute against Peterhead to put 2 points between us. I think we are heading for the playoffs. Last 3 games are Clyde away, Albion at home and Elgin away. I’m still undecided about going to Elgin. If we are in the playoff spot by that game I’ll not bother, it’s a long trip and I’ll be going to both playoff games. (Although I’ll be missing a 50th birthday party on the first leg and the Fife show on the second). i really can’t be bothered adding anymore to this. It is what it is.
The interesting thing that happened though was meeting a group of students who were doing a study on border towns. It turns out they were from St Andrews university! Small world.
Oh and winning a huge fruit basket in a raffle in Spittal!