Itís really hard losing Jim as manager. He was/is approachable and absolutely loves football. His footballing knowledge is second to none and when everything settles down I look forward to seeing what he does with another club. I wasnít exactly happy at the way Jim went but I donít know what went on. In the end we look to be doing just fine with Simon Rusk but Jimís legacy wonít be forgotten and I hope heíll always be welcome at the club where he spent such a long time rebuilding. Donít get me wrong Iím enjoying everything thatís going on now (who wouldnít!)
Iíve attended home and away matches since moving the fish & chip papers off the passenger seat before sitting next to The Captain in his intrepid Ford Escort to embark on a far away midweek game Ďknowingí weíd get beat before heíd turn the spluttering ignition on. Weíve been managed or run by buffoons on more times than I can remember....itís not just about County winning though, itís the camaraderie. Over the last 40+ years Iíve made friends with loads of cool people who would probably regard me as a bit of a knob if I wasnít for Stockport County.
...from beating Champions League Finalists Man City on their own ground to losing on a cold midweek evening at Brackley, Iíve loved the lot of it. Good luck to Jim Gannon for the future and letís get behind Mr Rusk.