Saturday, April 18, 2009

Well it wasn't the start that the fans had hoped for or expected.

Stevie Crawford's first game as East Fife's caretaker manager ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Alloa.

East Fife's home form hasn't exactly seen then make Bayview a fortress of late. More like an ice palace on a blistering hot day. Even so, this defeat still seemed shocking.

I think many, myself included, thought that the players would rise to the occasion now that Dave Baikie had departed and the "real" East Fife would come out to play.

Maybe they did. Maybe this is what Baikie had done to their confidence and abilities.

Crawford has found his honeymoon period extremely short and the search for a permanent replacement may overlook the former Scottish internationalist if he can't turn things around and sharpish.

What was pleasing was that Crawford gave youth a chance and hopefully Sheerin and Cargill will take this opportunity and show the Fife faithful that they have what we've been missing most of the season - the desire and passion to win.

It's got to the stage now that you just want the season to end.

With boardroom disharmony and poor performances on the pitch, all of the feel good factor has long departed Methil.

Let's just quickly draw a line under proceedings and move on to building for next season. A season that looks at the moment like it could go either way already.

The waiting is the hardest part.
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