Season 2009/10 Review
League Table | Graph
Predicted 6th by the media we go one better. We started slowly and in the end that cost us a chance at promotion via the play-offs, despite our extremely impressive second half of the season form were we went March and April unbeaten, we just couldn't overtake the breakaway pack, if we had we might have even gone into the play-offs as favourites such was our end of season form.
Despite this on the whole successful season, 5th place in the Scottish Third Division is a new lowest finishing position for Stranraer who it appears were relegated the season before this one and had a previous low of 2nd in this division. What a lovely record to hold, the manager who lead Stranraer to the lowest finishing position in their history
Scottish Cup ~ 2nd Round. 2-1 away loss to Livingston.
Scottish League Cup ~ 1st Round. 3-2 extra time home loss to Queen of the South.
Scottish League Challenge Cup ~ 1st Round. 2-1, away loss to Queen of the South.
We went out at the first hurdle in all 3 cup competitions. They're overrated anyway
Not the most adventurous transfer activity this season as I let the current squad show me what they can do while bringing in some extra numbers for certain positions.
My Best XI
A potential consortium takeover was announced and this time I hoped it would go through as the press conference questions about whether the uncertainty of the club is affecting the players is getting tiring. What I didn't want to hear was the news that the consortium would look to bring in a new manager. The takeover was completed at the end of March but fortunately my contract was not terminated immedietly, instead I was informed they were considering my position, and in April they informed me that they were keeping me on in the job! The consortium saw the finances improved from approximately -120k to around +£30k, this however included an £80k bank loan whereas previously we didn't have one and would make a small profit each month we began making a loss.
I signed a 2 year contract extension to my current deal at the end of the season, my new deal takes me though to 2013, but I remain on the same £250 p/w wages.