Smurthwaite releases positive Statement – and it’s a great read!

It’s often been said that Bridlington Town Chairman Pete Smurthwaite is never afraid to speak his mind – in a positive or negative manner – and this morning the Seasiders outgoing front man has released the following:

I would like to take this opportunity to praise their coverage of our football club in this week’s Bridlington Free Press which includes information on all our three teams. This includes the upcoming fixtures and the league tables for each team along with the usual detailed report of the first team game against Handsworth Parramore last Saturday. Another nice touch is the paragraph about the first team man of the match which appears to be a new feature.

I come from an era of getting most of my local sports news and information from the local daily newspaper and the Saturday evening papers such as the Green Sports Mail. There is something nice in being able to turn over the pages and read through the newspaper rather than look at modern newspaper websites which have very irritating adverts flashing up in the middle of the content you are trying to read.

A lot of local newspapers have ceased publication in recent times and I would not like to see the same happen to our local papers in Hull and the East Riding. Even though I recently criticised the Free Press about a certain article I did not refuse to send copy or to let our club give them information as normal. Let’s hope the Free Press can keep up the good work on local football and other local sports which can only be to everyone’s benefit and improve their sales.

Well done to the team with the excellent victory at Worksop Town on Wednesday evening this week after a good team performance. It was good to see Reece Nestor make his full league debut in goal with a competent performance and another cameo performance from Archie Brown and both are Bridlington based players along with Jake Day it augers well for the future.

Thanks to the two fans, the mini-bus driver and our club secretary who attend all the away games and to “twitter” who was an adequate replacement for the missing fans. I do appreciate this was the third time this season we have been to Worksop for a mid-week fixture. I look forward to seeing our regular away following at Harrogate Railway on Saturday and wish Curtis Woodhouse good luck in his next professional boxing bout at Doncaster on Saturday evening.

Thanks to Worksop Town for their excellent hospitality on Wednesday evening and the good banter between the mini bus driver and their fans and some kind comments about some of my previous statements about recent issues on our website. We look forward to seeing them at our ground on Tuesday 13th March, 2018.
Peter Smurthwaite
Chairman (and mini-bus driver)
Bridlington Town AFC

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