big jim-wrexham diamond
For me, I genuinely think that we almost were too successful too early. I know that might sound daft, but it's undeniable that the likes of Allan McManus, Owen Coyle, Marvyn Wilson (and even Mark Roberts although he was @#$%&) turned down better financial offers elsewhere to play for Airdrie.
That gave us, for a spell, players that were actually better than we could afford, therefore giving us fans possibly a higher expectation than the reality. If that makes sense.
Granted the football has been poor of recent seasons, but I think that we have found our level, unless finances greatly improve. If a top second division/low first division team is all that the finances dictate, then I
dont think we can be complaining too much about it.
<> So long as we stay part time then are we limited to what we can achieve (league wise) over the next few years? I suppose if you look at how Ayr Utd. struggled in the 1st being part time then that might give us a big clue! Then again, if we look back when we were Airdrieonians we were part time?
My fear last year was we would do a Clyde and plummet to the 3rd. Mind you, look at Alloa - they have come back with a bounce. But I guess over the next few years we should be looking up - not down. Maybe we can get another Div. 2 title at some point in the next few years and another wee crack in the Alba?! I still think we should be aiming for mid/upper table Division 1 - I thought we would have been there by now, but as you say maybe it came too soon for us. <>