If the French say a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine , how would they describe three weeks without football?
The weather again made a dent in the SHFL card at the weekend and although there were fewer deferments, Formartine and Locos were again amongst the casualties.
Interestingly the game at Turra went ahead on a pitch hard enough for the clatter of studs on the rock hard surface to be heard in the enclosure while the same conditions confined to the goalmouths was enough to condemn the game at Harlaw.
Refs have a difficult enough job at the best of times but there sometimes seems little rhyme or reason to decisions about playability.
That gripe aside, we give hearty congratulations to Fort William in achieving four victories in a row for the first time in their history.
I’m worried though that having been sufficiently fired up to beat Clach at Grant Street and reach this magical four in a row, they might well be even more fired up by the prospect of five on the bounce.
They had better not be because that target, and you can bet your bottom dollar that their management will be milking it like a prize Fresian, happens to be by beating Formartine at North Lodge and I’m scared.
This is just the kind of game where some of our players could be lured into underestimating the threat of the Lochaber lot.
Although we have always beaten Fort home and away, we have often struggled in the process. They worked us hard a couple of months ago.
We underestimate them at our peril. This one will sort out just how “professional” our lot are. What is clear is that Fort will be up for it like never before.
Can we handle that?