Monday, 28 April 2008

Losers on the brink of greatness

"I can hold my head up high. These laddies are playing for a few pounds a week, and these supporters are paying them the money, and they watch them. An ex-footballer said to me the other day, 'East Stirlingshire must be one of the only clubs who when they get beat, the supporters clap them off the park'.”

Those are the words of Les Thomson, the chief exec of East Stirlingshire FC, on the eve of he club's game with Montrose, which might lift them from the bottom of football's Scottish third division for the first time in six seasons. A poignant tale which you can read here: End of the longest losing streak

The good news is, they won.

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