Away From The Numbers

VIEW FROM THE BAY #8 :   JUNE 19TH 2007

- by The Undisputed

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Hi, and welcome once again to View From The Bay. As you’ll see we’re wearing the away strip this week – and aren’t we pretty?


After starting off behind Stranraer and Arbroath in the Division 3 betting, East Fife are now favourites with some bookies to host the helicopter come April. This is partly due to igor and co getting their wages on The Fife, partly due to the fact naebody likes Arbroath, but mostly due to Gerry Britton’s announcement that he intends to resume playing next season.

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As Lord Stevens publishes his report on questionable transfer dealings down South, we must reveal sadly that the transfers which brought Kevin Fotheringham and Paul McManus to East Fife have also resulted in allegations of bungs. Yep, ever since the moves were announced, Rovers fans have been bunging their dummies oot the pram, and themselves off the Ravenscraig flats.

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Liz Queen has announced her birthday honours list and several football people have been recognised. Jim Leishman picks up an MBE, presumably for his work in deprived areas. Ryan Giggs gets an OBE for somehow managing to amass 64 Welsh caps while unstintingly avoiding friendlies, away games that were a bit far away, and any other games he didnae quite fancy. And Teddy Sheringham scoops an MBE for sporting a-chievement pus you’d want to slap.

In other sports, snooker player Terry Griffiths gets an OBE for services to dodgy haircuts and curing insomnia, and boxer Jane Couch gets an MBE cause, although she's a hound, there’s something horny about birds slapping each other.

Meanwhile, East Stirling’s players must be pretty disappointed at not getting an award, after the entire England cricket team got one last year for winning just one game.

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Montrose Tatties
"Finally, the picture round"

And for all those fans who say the Angus teams would be better off digging up their pitches and planting potatoes on them, you will be pleased to see from the picture that, at Montrose at least, Phase 1 is now complete.

Noo, fir a' thae tattie plants?