Thursday, November 12, 2009

We've been going on about how this has been pretty much a rollercoaster season for East Fife so far. It's been hard to know at times whether we're going to see a Fife side battling it out for the promotion playoffs or the relegation ones.

After last Saturday's game though, i think a lot of fans will have realised that it's looking worryingly like the latter.

There is something just not clicking with the team just now. Whether the blame for that cane be laid at the door of gaffer Stevie Crawford, I don;t think we can honestly say yet.

Stevie said at Monday's AGM that there is a fine line between success and failure in the Scottish Second Division this season and he's spot on.

We could and should have won the game on Saturday. Instead we ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat, with a Peterhead goal that never crossed the line. Them's the breaks and them's the ones we're not seeing much of so far this season.

It's also the kind of decisions that can drain a team that's already low on confidence completely.

With Shaun Fagan and Jonny Smart now both sitting out multi match bans for their actions on the pitch (five and three games respectively), our top goalkeeper and a key experienced defender out long term injured and the young players just not making the breakthrough we all hoped, East Fife haven't had their troubles to seek so far this term.

Now with the joint League leaders Stirling Albion coming to visit on Saturday, if we ever needed to get out that lucky white heather, then I'd say it's now before we sink too deep into the potential relegation mire.

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