22 June 2016
So it's been a while but preparations at our end have been huge. I have highlighted some of the key logistic issues we have battled to overcome;
- Who could be bothered to take the banner with them
- Does the congestion charge apply and if yes who is paying
- Where is my Oyster card
- How do you email pictures from a phone (old bloke syndrome, no teenagers available)
After a number of high powered meetings we gave the banner to Gary, he's in Oil (all week and not just at weekends), who set about securing our London pictures. So with cycle clips on, a clear head (rare!) and his best smile in the early hours of the morning off he went. Traditional sights in London are plentiful as you can see from the numerous pictures Gary secured with his Albanian sidekick on camera duty. Maybe less expected was the abuse, who thought stopping on a bridge in a 7.5t lorry on a week day morning would cause an issue. Bloody miserable southerners.
Last stop of the day saw the banner visiting an iconic Russian plaything, more commonly know as Stamford Bridge. At this stage Gary's first team allegiance to QPR was at its fore as the Chelsea abuse echoed around the wine bars and Michelin restaurants where before there were burger bars and beer. Anyway always brave Gary stood his ground and proudly waved the banner. Chelsea 0 - 1 East Fife.
Next stop was with Bart, Head of IT here at the Militia and a bit quiet but you know what they say about the quiet ones , formerly of the Royal Navy and snooping on people. So where best for Bart to get the banner? yes that's right outside MI5. Maybe he is the new 007.
So with our London trip concluded the banner has now been sent for its jabs so that it can go to the Euros in France. This obviously assumes that France is still open given that just about everything that could be on strike appears to be on strike.
East Fife FC London Branch Banner Tour 2016 part 2 to follow..........
22 June 2016
Winning numbers drawn in the East Dock Bar, Methil are 3, 4, 20, 30. No jackpot winners but 2 runners up winning a tenner each. New jackpot is £1,400.00 to be drawn in Mr Mechanics, Buckhaven on Wed. 29th June 2016 at 1.15pm. The runners up were G Robertson (Station Inn, Kingskettle) and Debbie Philp (Purple Cat Methil)
21 June 2016
It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to report that Gary's Dad, Mr Andrew Naysmith, has passed away. His funeral is on Friday, 24th June at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh at 10am.
Obviously East Fife FC will be represented on this sad occasion.
Saturday 30th April 2016
East Fife 1 - 1 East Stirlingshire
Ladbrokes League 2
Ladbrokes League 1