Jun 5 2009 by VoR
WELL done to Ayrshire's Auchinleck Talbot on winning the Scottish Junior Cup.
The ramifications of this could be huge.
Tucker Sloan’s troops now enter next season’s senior Scottish Cup.
And nobody would be loving a trip to Beechwood Park.
A much tougher proposition than Lochee United, that’s for sure.
Good to see the ex-Ayr contingent reaping their rewards at Auchinleck.
Sloan, physio Mick McGinn and players James Latta, Craig Pettigrew and David Gillies were all crowned champs on Sunday.
Top effort gents. Hope to avoid you in the hat at Hampden.
TIME to squeeze in another lookalike.
And what a belter.
This could be the column’s first ever MBE – and it’s long overdue.
Ayr stalwart Jim Manderson has just packed his bags and headed for Edinburgh.
Although I’m slightly concerned by his twinnage to Royal Family slob Jim Royle.
A loss to our great town, but Mandy will not be forgotten.
Great charity worker – and great Ayr fan. When the big occasions came along, that is.
But we loved him all the same. All the best sir.
The pictorial evidence – damning.
AYR United’s centenary strips – and the VoR has seen these bad boys. They’re things of beauty.
Our new home kit is a sexy hooped number, while the away version is all sorts of jazz.
We’re talking crimson and gold my friends.
The kind of number you can throw on and sport at the local disco.
My merchandise sources are bathing in a lather of excitement ahead of the big launch.
And rightly so.
Director Alan Murray has spearheaded the operation from start to finish.
And the replica kit titan told the VoR: “This will get fans talking.
“The designs are excellent and we’ve taken our time to get things just right for the centenary season.”
Keep your eyes peeled – it’s worth the wait.
IT’S that time of year again – hibernation for the VoR.
Violins are out and tears are flowing.
But as the mercurial Susan Boyle proved, talent needs rest.
It’s been a blast this season. A rollercoaster ride full of wonderful emotions.
Ayr United’s promotion was never in doubt – despite the cliches about one game at a time.
Thankfully we did the job and the big time this club merits is awaiting.
Dunfermline, Dundee, Inverness – here we come.
Until then, enjoy the cricket, tennis and golf.
And remember, if you can’t be good this summer – be good at it.