well the league kicks off on Saturday and I might actually be able to go! My dad is very keen to go to the game so he’s going to drive. I’m still knackered and can’t drive. By the time Saturday comes I’ll have visited the chiropractor a whopping 21 times since the 2nd of July, had 8 sports massages and an MRI scan. I’ve missed all the friendlies and Betfred cup games. I should be ok to travel, I’ll see a bit later in the week. I can manage sitting down now for a few hours so being in the car should be ok. To think it all started with a small pain in my leg walking up from Spittal to old Shielfield to watch Tweedmouth Rangers play. A game in which they got hammered as I recall...
I’m really hoping for a win here for Berwick over Stirling to kick start the season. The friendlies and cup games are no real judge given the level of opposition with the exception of Annan. Annan was a heavy defeat but I’m hoping that was teething problems. It’s going to be a rough season that’s for sure. The turmoil in the boardroom doesn’t help. I’m hoping that doesn’t spill onto the park and impact on the players and management. Ladbrokes have Berwick at the longer odds in the league to win it. Perhaps a bit mean but to be fair to Robbie and the boys there no chance that’s going to happen. As sad as it makes me to say this staying in the league is a realistic target. Berwick need a serious cash injection and more ways to generate revenue. We are actually being beaten to players from junior teams who pay more. One thing Berwick has over these teams is the fact that we are in the “proper leagues” and that may be an attraction. A nice bonus that we may be able to use to capture a few loan players is the rapid progress of the loan players from last season into their parent clubs.
I guess we will find out when Saturday comes.........