It will soon be time to wave goodbye to this unhappy season and look forward to the summer. That tiny glimmering of hope may well be erased after this evening or maybe our improving team will keep us all on edge until the very end. It would be a magnificent achievement to stay up from the big hole in which we find ourselves, but hey ho it is the hope that causes the pain.
Whichever way our fortunes will lead us, I am happy to report that the Player Of The Year Dinner will be there regardless. Having eventually overcome attempts to snatch the Event away from us, it will continue as in the last 5 years, run by the fans and for the fans. Any profit from the tickets or the raffle will go, not to the club, but into the Fans Forum and will be used as appropriate for funding the Museum or other suitable causes.
The POTY Dinner will be held as usual on the Sunday of the May Bank Holiday Weekend, which is 1st May, doors opening 6.00 and with a 2 course meal served at 7.00. Tickets will be £37 each and go on sale from the ticket office from 9am on Monday 14th March. The Management and playing staff will attend and the allocation of players on to tables will be done by the only fair method, namely first come first served. After the meal, the result of the Player of the Year vote will be announced and also the names of this years winners to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. (more about that later).
The POTY is always a great night and this year will be no exception. Get your tickets booked early and have a player on your table. Even in such a dismal season, we can support our club and acknowledge the efforts of the players who have given their best despite all the disappointments. Maybe we will be celebrating The Great Escape. There I go again, .......still hoping !!