Hard to get our heads around relegation - but we WILL survive
THERE can only be one thing in our minds – the failure to gain a license and ensuing relegation.
Even after nearly a week it’s still a difficult scenario to fully contemplate.
We may have been warned a few weeks ago when our initial application was rejected but the shock of the news still wasn’t lessened.
It was heartening to see so many heartfelt comments from ex-Bangor players in the hours after the announcement. It shows the place that our club occupies in Welsh football.
With that in mind I would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous fans and officials of other clubs, as well as members of the footballing media, who have expressed their sympathy and solidarity concerning our very disappointing news.
How should we deal with this situation? The first thing is to deal with the situation in a dignified manner. The nature of the annual licensing procedure is now well established.
The second thing is to remember our place within the scheme of things. People and players come, people and players go. Trophies come and trophies go.
We will remain, we will always remain. We, the fans that is, represent a running thread between the past, present and future.
Our football club, like all football clubs, means what it does because it is a repository of memories and a living and breathing artefact of social history. We all have our own cherished memories to treasure.
Our journey may have an uncertain destination but the future is never exactly determined by the present.
A football club that represents us will continue simply because people will continue to care.
We can all remember what a great club we have by attending James Brewerton’s testimonial in Rhyl on Friday (7:30pm kickoff ). Let’s join with one of the great sides from recent history and celebrate together!