Yes we are to have another friendly tomorrow night, but unlike last Saturday's friendly against Oxford United Stars, this ones been advertised. We tried to get a statement from the club today, as to why they didn't inform United fans about the game against Oxford United Stars, but our pleas were met by a deafening silence. Not a good press for the new board management, chairman and vice-chairman, but they put the blame firmly on the playing management team, e.g. Fergie and the three baldies. A man on the fringe of our management team, better known as Red, made the excuse that the team were a victim of circumstances beyond their control, due to opposing teams withdrawing at the last minute.
But we digress, we have a match tomorrow night at Tillysburn Park, Belfast, against the Welders, kick-off 19-30, we think. Welders are managed by former Sky Blue central defender and free-kick specialists, Gary Smith and include in the their line-up ex-United man Michael McClellan, but we know him as MM. We don't have the foggiest notion if our manager, Spike, is going to treat this game seriously or are we going to go through the motions like we did against Bangor, where we turned up with only 12 fit players and not surprisingly lost. That the Welders so very nearly beat us in the 1st round of the Irish cup, surely Spike would know better than to go there half prepared'
We, the fans, expect nothing but a hard and committed performance from our team, not that insipid thing that those us that made the journey, witnessed at Clandeboye Park on the 10th July. According to the grapevine (three men overheard talking in a pub), Neal Lowry has severed his ties with the club and Jamie Davidson (remember him), has been seriously injured, again. Brian McCaul, that we had high hopes of signing, is considering a job offer to be Gary Twigg's assistant groundsman at Shamrock Park, Portadown. If only Neal Lowry had gone sooner, we could have been in a positon to sign Brian on amateur forms, oh well, back to reality. The game tomorrow night will test us no doubt, but if we mean to consolidate our place in the league this season ,we need to start showing we mean business, COSB!