St Andrews Berwick Rangers Supporters have dontated 5 touch screen laptops to the Berwick youth project. The laptops have been fully refurbished by the School of computer science technicians at the University of St Andrews. The department had spare laptops from a previous program and were delighted to see them have a new lease of life. More information on the Berwick youth project can be found here. http://www.berwickyouthproject.co.uk/about/
I’m not going to talk about boardrooms, managerial changes or the squad here. Just looking at life in the Lowland league. I was quite disparaging of it a few weeks ago. I was looking at away games and thinking I wouldn’t be going to any of them, but my mindset is adjusting. It’s not even a week since the final game that saw us out of League 2....
Teams in the league.
These are the teams according to Wikipedia, subject to change at the whim of the footballing powers that be.....
I plan to attend all home matches as usual. Midweeks games are a no though, I can’t make it in time after work. I’m still unsure if the Lowland league has midweek games as part of the setup.
Well there’s a few on the list that I think I won’t be attending. Dalbettie Star, Edusport and Gretna 2008 are a bit too much of a trek for me and my old dad. Gala will probably be on that list too. I’m also not too sure about Edinburgh University and Stirling University. Both are not too far to travel but it just has the feeling of a training match/friendly to me. But we will see closer to the time. The fact that we only play once at home and once away might mean that I decide to attend. I’ll need to wipe out most of my favourites in my satnav (or dare I keep them for next season.....)
BSC Glasgow might get a visit but I’ll need to look at parking so my dad can attend. Civil service strollers not too sure about either. Cumbernauld Colts should be fine though, It will be a bit odd at Broadwood but not watching Clyde. Kelty Hearts is the closest to us and will be one of the top teams so that will get a visit. East Kilbride will get s trip too as one of the top teams.
Spartans may also get a visit depending on how I feel at the time. I know the ground from watching Berwick playing Edinburgh City. East Stirling will also get a visit, it’s like seeing an old friend again but in a new house......
St Andrews Berwick Rangers Supporters are delighted to continue the player sponsorship of Kurt Yule for this coming season. We wish Kurt and Tweedmouth Rangers all the best in the coming season.
Well the magical comeback never happened and it’s relegation. The knifes are out and the board are under pressure. It’s all quite raw just now. I’m not going to comment too much on this but all I will say is that ther is no millionaire out there wanting to take over. There’s no massive pool of local talent that some seem to think there is. It’s very difficult getting footballers of sufficient quality in such a small catchment area. I’ll still attend the home games next season, but likely not the away games. It will need time for the dust to settle to see a way forward.
This years award was given to Lewis Barr. Lewis has performed well this season despite the results. The awards were postponed again to an indeterminate date. The award was left with the club secretary to pass on so no photos of the hand over.
lets start with the fact they we were stuffed 4-0 in the first leg of the relegation playoff. We’ve got no real chance of coming back from that.
muself, my dad and my friend Gordon were on our travels for this one. We arrived before 1pm to make sure we could get parked close so my dad would manage. We also wanted to get a seat which is a £2 supplement. Turns out there was only about 40 seats that weren’t reserved so it was prudent to arrive early. I bought pies and some juices from the fanzone and we sat in the car listening to the Aston Villa v West Brom game on the radio. We were there even before the Berwick team bus.
1955 attended the game so we were lucky to secure seats. We were in at 2pm as the gates opened. £10 a ticket, £5 for my dad and then you had to pay the additional £2 separately at the stand for a seat. It’s a nice enough ground, small but will do them well. Halftime draw tickets were purchased but we didn’t win the prize which was just under £1000, not bad!
Well what can I say, we were well beaten. We never looked like we were going to score. Cove put 4 passed us and 2 off the bar. Cove had 21 shots to our 3. That pretty much sums it up. I really had a bit of hope we would.come away with a draw or a 1-0 defeat that we could take back to Shielfield for the 2nd leg. We are pretty much done for now. I’ll still go down for that game, taking my dad with me. We have hospitality booked for the game along with my brother and his wife. We might be the only ones there....
Well a trip up to Cove and we are the underdogs. William Hill offering 4-1 for a Berwick win. I’ll be taking my dad up for the game and have hospitality booked for the return leg at Shielfield. My Brother and his wife will be in Berwick that weekend so they will be joining my dad and I. We have also had a director resign....... I’m really hoping the team can pull us out of this. If we are in the Lowland league next season I will keep up my sponsorship of the club but I’ll probably not attend as many games. There seems to be midweek fixtures in the Lowland league so I won’t manage them. Away games will be few and far between too. I’ll not be going to Edinburgh University or Stirling University or...........
Berwick Rangers have parted with Manager Johnny Harvey. St Andrews Berwick Rangers Supporters wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Berwick Rangers can confirm today that Johnny Harvey has left the post of First Team Manager. Club Chairman Len Eyre said: “We’d like to thank Johnny for his absolute commitment to Berwick Rangers and his tireless work to improve matters. He inherited a difficult situation and unfortunately has been unable to get the results we needed to stay clear of the foot of League Two. We sincerely wish him every success for the future.”
The Club have appointed former Managers John Brownlie and Ian Little to the positions of Manager and Assistant respectively with immediate effect and they will take charge of the team for the visit to Elgin on Saturday.