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  1. Great highlights as per Skell, Sean Brennan looked like he saved us from further embarrassment.
  2. Good skilful ball player, if he had the pace to match, he be easily playing in the championship. Frustrated the life out of most of us Berwick fans as we all knew there was a very good player in there somewhere. Thought he’d thrive in a good team, Edinburgh City should have taken a chance with him. Good luck to him.
  3. A new season nearly upon us and one of the toughest as we play non-league football. Ian Little looks to have done a reasonable job putting a squad together from basically scratch. Hopes : To be competitive and challenging for 4th, 5th, with a run in the Scottish Cup to boost the bank balance. Some interesting away days to look forward too and hopefully some enjoyment watching Berwick again. (If not we'll still get pished) A tough start with the League Cup group stages, expectations are very low as we aren't putting a squad together to compete with Ayr, Stranraer, Falkirk or Livi. Avoiding heavy defeats will be par. Good luck to Yano/Helicopter Haynes and the players turning out in the Black and Gold for this season.
  4. Kelty have won more meaningless league titles since 1990 than Berwick have won in 130+ years history.😄
  5. Never got going last season because of injuries. I liked him, potentially could be alot better than SFL2 standard.
  6. Agree with most of this. Our history is all we have now as the damage done particularly last season has us stuck in non league football for many years to come. Income streams will be in decline across the board and I only see us sliding further. That's not a dig at the 'new regime' it's an impossible task without a major cash investment. I don't think we can underestimate how much damage has actually been done. The articles of association stipulate no less than 5 board members should represent the PLC. We are currently standing at four but presume reps for SC and ST will take us up to six. Bouncing back to the SPFL has to be forgotten about for a few years. The strategy has to be making the business a sustainable model in the hope we can attract some financial investment. As you say some of the figures being mentioned will leave us with more substantial losses again this season, after that I don't honestly know where that leaves us. It's good to see progress is being reported between SC, ST and PLC board, working together is a first step.
  7. If he was signed last week the club have had a week to announce it. Think there is a valid reason why this is yet to be announced Dale. His current non retention contract doesn’t expire until the end of June. He’s signed paperwork to join Berwick but can’t be rubber stamped until then. Hopefully another signing to come today and very close to signing another player that played in league one last season. Things looking a little more promising with the squad.
  8. Don't think you can stop players talking, Jamie posted about Wright on the Facebook page last week.
  9. Probably looking at another 6/7 permanent signings, 2/3 loan players and a couple of promising youngsters on amateur contracts.
  10. Jack Wright has signed which takes us to 7. We’ve offered a transfer fee for another player which has been accepted, once formalities are completed, takes us up to 8. See still on holiday and no idea about Brown, he won’t get offered anything near the wage he was on last season. Not panicking just yet with decent offers on the table to guys with plenty of SFL experience. No point rushing in and taking players that aren’t good enough just because they are available.
  11. Do you have a list of dates for LL matches Hibee ?
  12. Responsibility for recruitment and man management the major differences between a coach and a manager. Recruitment has become a major problem for BRFC over recent seasons and that challenge is even harder with our decline down the leagues. Yano like most in his position will be doing the work but getting deals concluded looks a problem with little in the way of announcements. As AB says above this is most likely to come down to finance. Preparing for relegation some 8 weeks ago, you could see these problems on the horizon regardless of who was in charge. I did some work with an SPL club who reached out with an offer of help to us. It was disappointing our club didn’t follow this up with talks to discuss further. It was readily dismissed by some despite individuals doing a fair bit of work to help. BRFC would have been the major benefactor of this agreement.
  13. I don't think for one minute players are turning us down because Yano is our manager, he is an excellent coach. Certainly wouldn't hold him responsible for Whitehill Welfare's finishing position last season. I do agree with the second part of your post, the lack of information from the club tells its own story. I can't remember us having so few signed players so close to a new season. Names that were rumoured to be summer targets are all decent players but there has been no movement at all while other clubs in the LL continue to announce new signings. There is still time to put a reasonable squad together but a small update from the club wouldn't go amiss.
  14. Yes but did you know we haven’t played Stranraer since 2010/11 in the old division three. Its pounds and points we need not needless statistics.
  15. Stayed completely away from here for ten days or so as the combination of relegation and actions of a few weren’t nice and hurtful. Catching up after the recent statements there is good debate but I totally disagree with personal attacks under aliases on here. Derek Bell has created a Facebook group Newblackandgoldream with excellent content and comments. I’d rather discuss on there moving forward than here.
  16. Exactly, it’s the same old rumours doing the rounds. I don’t wish to see any club go under. Good luck.
  17. It’s happened now we can’t change that, it’s all about the future. The SC statement suggests they want to appoint a new board. Good luck to whoever takes up those positions. We lost a good man in George Mathison and despite reservations about becoming Chairman, John Bell is a major asset to the club as a director, he shouldn’t be singled out. The worry going forward is that we’ll be unable to compete with other Lowland League teams. It’s going to take time adjusting to the fact we support a mid-table Lowland League team.
  18. They were singing Sack The Board which I think includes everyone. None should get off Scot free. Reality will sink in over the next few weeks and can’t see a way out of it.
  19. Sad to hear that Dumbarton could end next week. Great club, deserves better.
  20. Stick your Lowland League up your arse. I’d swap all of the above for our league status. There might be a spot in the SPFL up for grabs next week with one very close to folding.
  21. The anger is turning quickly into sadness. How has this great club arrived at this stage?? This board started with 200k in the bank(Wow) and in three seasons have completely destroyed this club. I asked one today, how has it come to this ? His reply, no thanks to you trying to get Harvey sacked. Fair to say I gave him it both barrels. He also bolted out the door with 25 mins to go (hopefully never to be seen again). I honestly don’t know what the future holds but seeing 40+ Berwick fans singing sack the board and anti John Bell songs in the free trade suggests radical change is needed. Gutted, hurt and some of these b*****ds should be up on attempted murder charges. To all the great clubs in Div two, good luck for next season and beyond.
  22. Tomorrow's match will be shown live on the Comedy Channel.
  23. Due to capacity issues the JB Lounge will not be open post match to the public and the end of season awards have been postponed to a later social event
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