From the Boardroom - Tadcaster Albion
The thoughts of Scarborough Athletic Chairman Trevor Bull in the matchday programme for the game against Tadcaster Albion on Easter Monday
Good afternoon and a warm welcome to our friends and neighbours from along the A64 Tadcaster Albion. They showed great compassion to us and particularly Wendy and Dave's family when our chairman was taken from us. Thank you from all of us, you showed us all what being part of the "Football Family" really means. I hope you enjoy being with us on the occasion of our last home league game at Queensgate.
I'm writing these notes prior to our trip to Bamber Bridge so I can't comment on our play off chances but I'm hopeful that we are still fighting right to the end of the season. We have already had two very entertaining games against today's visitors this season. With the honours even and I expect today's game will be something similar.
Thanks to all of you who attended the fans meeting last week. I must admit I was taken aback by the number of you who turned up. Some clubs in our league would have welcomed that number as a match day crowd.
I hope I was able to give you an insight into what's happening around the club at this exciting time. If you weren't able to attend or have any other question please ask. We're all in this together.
Today is a day that is long overdue. I honestly didn't think back in 2007 that we would be away from Scarborough for 10 years. Thank you to Pete Smurthwaite for allowing us to use Queensgate and for all the guidance and encouragement he has given us, particularly in those early years. During our time here we have had a great pitch to play on and one that has very rarely given us a reason to call off a game. Thank you to Hendrick and Wayne for all your hard work.
We have invited a few of the many people that have helped us over the years to join us to say goodbye to our temporary "home". Before today's game I will be inviting them onto the pitch to give you a chance to show your appreciation for the contribution they have made. Please gather as close as you can to the players tunnel at 2.40pm and give each of these "heroes" a thunderous "Boro Roar".
So it's goodbye to the "Queensgate Years". We'll all be planning a different route to home games after today. Northern Rail, The Boro Bus and the tarmac on the A165 will all be missing us next season. The next time I write program notes it will be for our first game in our new home. As one chapter ends another one begins and who knows where this next one one will take us.
Queensgate you've be good to us but it's now time to say goodbye.
"Up the Boro"
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