Firstly, commiserations to an Annan side that I reckon would have cruised through the playoffs and into the higher division most other seasons. You have a good manager and whilst the time-wasting etc. is irritating, it's the only way you were going to get the better of us. It was interesting to see Smith and Wallace rotated today, and I'm not really sure it worked to be honest. I'm also not convinced that a game plan that negates Johnston completely is a good one. That said, you should be early favourites for next season and hopefully it'll be your turn.
I disagree entirely with those who say we played poorly at times today. I thought we were outstanding given the pressure that rested on the players' shoulders. It would have been easy to start panicking and rushing the play but we kept patient and wore them down eventually. To play against a mass defence and force their 'keeper into three or four excellent stops, with a couple of other chances missed; I think that's a decent effort. To stand up to losing Goodwillie (at least Annan's long throw expert went off as well!) and go onto win the game speaks volumes, and whilst it may have been a soft spot-kick, we had a cast iron certainty turned down in the first half because of Syvertsen's honesty.
The team selection was spot on. Banks frightened the life out of Annan and Syvertsen had a superb game, pretty sure it was him who swung in the brilliant cross for the penalty. Grant and McStay totally dominated the centre of the pitch, Grant doing an excellent job in front of Nade (what were we thinking on Tuesday?!). Lang looked too good for League 1 bar one suicidal pass across the six yard box.
Sometimes teams sneak up through play-offs, but we 100% deserve promotion. We've done it playing good football, fought for everything, and had the nicest man in Scottish football as manager. I'll still be looking back at highlights of this campaign decades from now. I'm absolutely delighted that 2700 people turned up, as the players deserve that stage. They are now club legends, every single one of them.