Derek Adams appointed head Coach at Ross County. Well, you might wonder what that has to do with most of the folk who click in and out of my life on this blog. I met Derek Adams in 1984, when he was 9, and wanted to be a footballer like his dad, George Adams. Derek with his family were in Crown Terrace Baptist Church in Aberdeen, and he and George remain active in Christians in Sport. They are also good friends, so why not mention them - anyway I'm up in Inverness next week, and they are playing Raith Rovers at home, so I'm going. Probably be freezing, but that'll let me sample the pies and the hot chocolate. Salad, apple or grapes don't do it for me at a fitba match - need the calories, the heat and the frisson of guilt that accompanies a pie with broon sauce.
It makes me feel my age that Derek is now a football manager with his playing career at the later stages. Today in his first game in charge as head coach at Ross County, they won 4-0. I used to play five a side with Derek, and occasionally got past him! Learned some of his skills from us amateurs whose talent remained undiscovered. Och aye, the boy's done good, but.