Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm not wanting this to sound like some kind of mad Delia Smith style rant, but tomorrow is a key game for East Fife. A lot is resting on it and not just whether we end up in the relegation playoffs or not.

Going back down to the Third Division, a league we fought unsuccessfully to escape from for years after our last emabarrassing relegation campaign, could be a death knell to the Club.

Attendances are already dwindling and the pressure from the fans for an instant return could heap a lot on the shoulders of Stevie Crawford and to be honest, I don't know if he would be able to respond to that so early in his managerial career.

He has plans for how he sees the future of the Club. He needs time to make this happen. He wants to bring through youth. Dropping down to the Third wouldn't give him the time he needs to do these things.

Tomorrow we need both the players and the fans to rise up and show us what they're made of.

To the players. Watch the fight of teams struggling elsewhere and of those like Man United and Arsenal, whose never give up style of play has seen them title contenders for so long.

We know we have too good a squad to go down. We know you are good players. Show us that.

To the fans, we need to hear you. If things start to go wrong, don't let your heads go down. The players need us loud and proud.

Together, united, we will not be defeated.

C'mon the Fife.

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