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Today’s the Day

I have supported Dumbarton FC man and boy since 1970. During those 42 years I have seen them promoted six times, which rather neatly defines that relationship between club and supporter in seven year cycles. I have (I think) seen them relegated/reconstructed in a six year cycle so today’s second leg first division play off at Airdrie is an opportunity for equilibrium.

There’s committed and committed………

I haven’t been at all that many games this season, and to be honest had taken a scunner to the whole fitba’ thing earlier in the campaign. However there’s nowt like a wee bit of success to tempt a guy back.

Wednesday’s first leg resulted in a narrow victory for the Sons with two goals worthy of winning any match. There is a common thread running on the chatboards that whoever scores the first goal today will win the tie and therefore first division status. I don’t necessarily agree with that because the Sons have been performing Lazarus like all season. In fact one of their comebacks, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, was against today’s opponents at today’s venue, the plastic pitch at New Broomfield.

Whatever the outcome today, getting to the first division play offs has been a real achievement so we’ll go and cheer the team with a good heart and I’ll hope that my prediction of a 1-1 draw comes to pass.