Annan Athletic Supporters Club News
We had a right couple of April Fools last week – 1st. one of Annan’s most loyal fans Raymond Wilson was so keen to see last weeks game he moved his clock on 1 hour on the Friday instead of the Saturday then Mr.Ean Warwick missed the District Sports Awards on the Friday believing it to be the following night. At the Awards night people were wondering why the CPC Electrical sponsored table was totally empty, maybe they moved their clock BACK a DAY.
Whatever the reasons for the confusion, after last Saturdays match against Albion Rovers everyone on the Supporters Bus wish they had been somewhere else instead of Cliftonhill. In short the grounds a tip and the match were dire. There wasn’t much between the sides but the Rovers did have the greater hunger and probably deserved to edge it.
Post match manager Harry was quoted in the Daily Record as saying “I’ve not given much thought to the play offs but we’re too far away now”. Surely the Play Offs should have been on the radar after the good unbeaten run of 6 games against the top teams before 3 defeats in 8 days have scuppered any chance. OK the team was down to the bare bones last week but unless there are achievable targets to aim for the season will just slide away in to oblivion, don’t expect the punters to turn up and pay though if the fare on show is not entertaining.
There were some happy people at the weekend, Len Prater won the scratch card prize after selecting his beloved Middlesbrough, certainly a while since they’ve won something! And Burnies lady Janice or Stoorie danced away the cobwebs with her own line dancing version in the Shed – she’s hoping to start her own troupe to entertain the fans on match days so she says. Scott Hawkins would like to thank everyone for the cards after he was the fall guy at Cheltenham the other week, the pavements are either too big down there or he got too close to one of the donkeys he had been backing. Following his good fortune wee Jerry has removed his application for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire; no need now.
And so to Saturday and the visit of Champions in waiting Livingston. Provided Forfar do not win at home to Berwick and Livingston beat Annan the champagne can be opened. Enough has been said about the off field problems at Livingston so congratulations to the new Third Division champions whenever it happens, let us hope we have a spectacle on Saturday deserving of the occasion.
Supporters Club members will be able to vote for their Player of The Year at the Stranraer game on Saturday 17th.March so get thinking.