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Not really got a lot to say about the game. It stands as an appropriate metaphor for a calamitous, catastrophic, tragic, disastrous season.

Cove were simply better in every department and it could as easily have finished 6-0 or 8-0 than 4-0... They hit the bar twice, forced a couple of desperate saves from our 'keeper, missed a pair of sitters, were unlucky not to see a few goal-line scrambles go in, and produced a number of other chances. We had a couple of flying headers and forced one save. It could have been an utter rout. It was bo my no means our worst performance of recent months, either.

Basically the players aren't good enough, didn't try enough or don't care enough, in various combinations. Some are genuinely just out of their depths and doing all they can - others a disgrace to the shirt. It was telling the "big hopes" cited among the support before kick-off were Brydon and See... both fringe men returning from injury. Dougie is a capable player, at non-league level, but has spent a couple of years playing with Greenlaw in the Border Amateur League and has allegedly already signed a pre-contract to return there with Duns next season. Ouzy - who never got on today anyway - has been crocked for nearly a year. It's clearly impossible for such players to obtain a level of performance, fitness and match sharpness to make any difference in a side otherwise full of sub-standard quality and effort. You can't build a fighting force out of amateurs, cripples and passengers. We'd have been beaten by at least half the teams in HL or LL today.

Despite the distance, the depression of recent months and the near inevitability of the outcome, there was a good Berwick following up. Singing throughout, positive and supportive, and only when it went 3-0 did the gloom set in and a quiet fall over the scene. Even then the young lads rallied with gallows humour. There was no pride, passion or performance on the park - but there was plenty around it, and dignity. I felt proud to be among them.

Others are to blame: our fans have taken far more than their due, and backed the team to this... the bitterest of bitter ends.


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Guys like [mention=30956]A Believer[/mention] and such, who backed Harvey for some time, yet come on here and want to have a go at others have a lot to answer for. Don’t think it’s crazy to suggest the board pay attention to this site and gauge how fans are feeling based on posts on it. You guys are the ones who probably kept him in a jobs so long. Anyone who tries to say differently, I have private messages on this site from the chairman himself asking me to come along to shielfield and share my concerns with him and the manager and they can discuss there plans with me. [mention=30956]A Believer[/mention] you should have a long hard think about you have probably contributed to what has happened today. There are others aswell but you are the obvious one.
You're right. It was me. It's my fault. All of it. I have my black and gold sackcloth on, and liberally sprinkled with ashes. I fact, I'm now off to 'have a long hard think about I have probably contributed to what has happened today, and with the others aswell bit I am the obvious one....' I'm running it through my Fergie1 Enigma machine, but when I crack it, I'm all over it.

Now, will you stop peeking over my hedge, you're scaring the cat.

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My spy tells me the pies at Cove are nice, so that's the important things taken care of. 

 

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My joy of seeing Cove going up far exceeds my sorrow for Berwick fans watching their team go down. The days of the glass ceiling are gone and it’s great to see ambitious clubs from the lower leagues make their way into the big leagues. This set up now keeps clubs in League 2 on their toes.

Tatty bye, Berwick

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Actually disagree with some of the earlier posts about how well Cove will do next year. I think with a few additions they can do really well and even push for top 4. 
The Cowdenbeaths and the Albion rovers are in real trouble unless they get their acts together, there seems to be some very progressive teams in the lowland and highland league, can only see them following Berwick and east stirling.


Good. Scottish football is evolving into a different animal just now and it’s a good thing. More competitiveness and more progressiveness.

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36 minutes ago, jamamafegan said:

 


Good. Scottish football is evolving into a different animal just now and it’s a good thing. More competitiveness and more progressiveness.

 

Sorry for all Berwick fans suffering today and - assuming there's no miracle next week - hope you can regroup, get the right people in the right positions both on and off the field and get yourselves back into the spfl sooner rather than later.

not sure I can agree with jamama tho - I think what we're actually seeing, partic in the Highland League, is a bunch of teams being funded very generously by rich individuals (mostly oil men) whose largesse enables these teams to pay above spfl 2 level wages and in some cases to invest in other areas of the club as well e.g. Stadium and training facilities.

now this is not necessarily a bad thing but it does need to be sustainable otherwise we may end up with a Gretna situation on our hands. Cove should be ok as long as their home games don't clash with the Dons but I do wonder/worry about how long Brora can sustain a team competing at the top of the HL, for instance?  And there are others

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4 hours ago, A Believer said:

You're right. It was me. It's my fault. All of it. I have my black and gold sackcloth on, and liberally sprinkled with ashes. I fact, I'm now off to 'have a long hard think about I have probably contributed to what has happened today, and with the others aswell bit I am the obvious one....' I'm running it through my Fergie1 Enigma machine, but when I crack it, I'm all over it.

Now, will you stop peeking over my hedge, you're scaring the cat.

Glad you like to make light heart and a joke of the situation. Speaks volumes of the type of guy you are. In a moment when we are all absolutely gutted, your trying to take the piss as usual. Seriously take a long hard look at yourself and think... I actually backed this shitstorm. 

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Absolutely class that the lower league team are coming up. There should be no second chance for Berwick, and the loser of the pyramid play off should be playing Albion Rovers. Justice. 

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1 hour ago, Infirmary Street said:

Sorry for all Berwick fans suffering today and - assuming there's no miracle next week - hope you can regroup, get the right people in the right positions both on and off the field and get yourselves back into the spfl sooner rather than later.

not sure I can agree with jamama tho - I think what we're actually seeing, partic in the Highland League, is a bunch of teams being funded very generously by rich individuals (mostly oil men) whose largesse enables these teams to pay above spfl 2 level wages and in some cases to invest in other areas of the club as well e.g. Stadium and training facilities.

now this is not necessarily a bad thing but it does need to be sustainable otherwise we may end up with a Gretna situation on our hands. Cove should be ok as long as their home games don't clash with the Dons but I do wonder/worry about how long Brora can sustain a team competing at the top of the HL, for instance?  And there are others

I know they have been bad in the last 2 seasons, getting relegated to the championship last season and nearly getting relegated to league 1 this season but they are not that shit.

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Rumours of Fraser Fyvie going part time with Cove next season. They could be a tasty outfit in L2. Especially if they keep Megginson fit and healthy. 

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Glad you like to make light heart and a joke of the situation. Speaks volumes of the type of guy you are. In a moment when we are all absolutely gutted, your trying to take the piss as usual. Seriously take a long hard look at yourself and think... I actually backed this shitstorm. 
Target rich environment Mr 'now we've secured our league status'.

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cove evens tae win saturday, given they're a better team and the gloom and doom surrounding berwick, price is very tempting albeit cove probably believe tie is over, another goal would seal it for sure

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cove evens tae win saturday, given they're a better team and the gloom and doom surrounding berwick, price is very tempting albeit cove probably believe tie is over, another goal would seal it for sure

Speaking as a 40 year gambler. Never bet a team that doesn’t have to win. Over the piece it’s a sure way to lose. I bet Cove -2,-3 yesterday. That’s job done for them. (And me). I’m not saying they can’t win. They’re playing Berwick Rangers who are in the worst state in my lifetime. Even money is terrible value.

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Get a grip.
Bad as it's not diving off a cliff . The next day comes and the club goes on albeit at a different level and with different goals. I don't remember 1 Shire fan having this RIP attitude to our misfortune dropping put of the Scottish league 3 seasons ago.
I have huge time and affection for Berwick Rangers, no matters what happens next week the fans have to get behind the club next season. That's what fans are best at are they ? Life doesn't end for the club at the Scottish Leagues.
 


Another one not looking at the stark reality of this.

We don’t get out of the LL by year two then the cash in the bank is gone. We’ll have zero to play with. This is a certainty by year 3. The running costs of our ground alone are huge and our costs by then will be far outstripping our income. It is already and that’s with the payments from the league, we’ll have no parachute payment by then.

This is real and too many supporters aren’t realising the position we are now in. Massively behind the 8 ball to attract players that will be able to get us out. Costs that won’t go away and dwindling income from gates, sponsors and league.

It’s not a mix that points to us being healthy unless we get out of the LL fast. Also remember it’s not just a case of winning the league there’s then 4 matches to get past to get back up.

Let’s be honest, the club has survived over the last 20 years by luck, money from plumb cup ties and tv cash allowing it to keep money in the bank. That opportunity of rolling the dice and getting lucky will also disappear too.

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3 hours ago, Infirmary Street said:

Sorry for all Berwick fans suffering today and - assuming there's no miracle next week - hope you can regroup, get the right people in the right positions both on and off the field and get yourselves back into the spfl sooner rather than later.

not sure I can agree with jamama tho - I think what we're actually seeing, partic in the Highland League, is a bunch of teams being funded very generously by rich individuals (mostly oil men) whose largesse enables these teams to pay above spfl 2 level wages and in some cases to invest in other areas of the club as well e.g. Stadium and training facilities.

now this is not necessarily a bad thing but it does need to be sustainable otherwise we may end up with a Gretna situation on our hands. Cove should be ok as long as their home games don't clash with the Dons but I do wonder/worry about how long Brora can sustain a team competing at the top of the HL, for instance?  And there are others

Was thinking the same myself. The word progressive is being thrown about but the question to be asked are these clubs sustainable who sugar daddied up to the eyeballs. Look at EK where the money to fund them is allegedly qustionable. They may have less support than the likes of Rovers , Cowdens and the Berwicks but financially they will run over the top of these teams in the league.

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All the talk of Cove mounting a play off challenge in league two next season is surely on the proviso that they sign a shit load of players? I had a look at the line up yesterday and, Megginson aside, it didn't scream league two challengers to me. Jordon Brown has scored about twenty goals for them this season for f**k sake! Maybe the Highland League is actually quite poor.

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fairly sure I'd pick cove to finish higher than elgin next season...HL will be interesting next year, still not convinced brora want promotion but formartine, buckie and locos will all believe they have a chance of not only winning HL but promotion next time round

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1 hour ago, tescodave said:

 


Another one not looking at the stark reality of this.
 

 

Sure, but doesn't Dead have more experience of this than most, considering he's an East Stirlingshire supporter, and going into his fourth season in the LL?

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