3rd Another low point in an already disappointing season with a 7-0 thrashing from Rothes. A familiar start of being two goals down in the opening ten minutes said it all and there has to be some serious soul searching amongst everyone connected with the club, including the players, as to our future in the SHFL.
8th It was confirmed that our home game with Lossiemouth on January 14th would kick off at 3pm.
During the afternoon the club announced that our team manager, Charlie Brown, had stepped down with immediate effect. Charlie admitted in the Press and Journal that after some of their defeats this season he has barely been able to speak to his family with his mind occupied by problems on the pitch. ‘It puts a toll on your personal life’ he said.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the help he has given to me over the last season and a half, and wish him all the best.
9thOur first snowfall of the season and minus overnight temperatures has resulted in tomorrow’s home game with Buckie Thistle being postponed.
Until the club finds new management, Brian Ritchie, Craig Ireland and Robbie Flett will take charge of the first team. We wish them well.
15thA good article in The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald sets out what Brian Ritchie expects from players with regard to attendance at training. This week has seen very cold temperatures and snow with no sign at the moment of any thaw coming. Our visit on Saturday to reigning Champions Fraserburgh is currently on.
16thFraserburgh have confirmed a pitch inspection for 8am on Saturday. The club have confirmed the signing of midfielder David Ross, who has previously played for ‘The Jags’, until the end of the season.
17thFraserburgh had monitored their pitch and in the afternoon informed us that tomorrow’s game was off as certain parts of the pitch remained unplayable. Fraserburgh had planned to stream the game live, cost £8. Maybe the way forward?
20thThe club have decided to advertise for a new team manager.
22nd Santa has decided to visit us early with the permanent signing from Clachnacuddin, on a two and half year deal, of Ross Logan, an exciting signing.
26thBoxing Day snow and frost means a pitch inspection at Rothes at 09.30 tomorrow.
27thAnother disappointing postponement as pitch frozen. We now have three games to be re-arranged, Buckie (h) and Fraserburgh and Rothes (a).
29th The club has agreed with Nairn County to take on loan, until the end of the season, 18 year old defender Rory Williamson and midfielder Seamus McConaghy, 22.
31st We come to the close of a very eventful year for ‘The Jags’ with all to play for to the end of the season. It is also the end of the second year publishing this newsletter which I hope you have enjoyed. Any feedback would be appreciated. Happy New Year to all.