Edinburgh, Capital of Scotland
In the always busy streets of Glasgow, the colours are divided once again. With Celtic FC winning the Scottish Premier League and Rangers FC winning the title in the Scottish Championship, the battle can once again begin. With the biggest clubs of Scotland both coming from Glasgow, there is always something going on here.
Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and the second largest in the United Kingdom. Populair under the youngsters and shopping people, Glasgow is the second best shopping destination of the United Kingdom after London. With the most important street being Buchanan Street, similar to Kalverstraat (Amsterdam), Gran Via (Madrid) and so on.
It’s the place to be for everyone who lives in Scotland and who visits Scotland on holiday. With the busy streets and shops, it’s a city that lives. But also because of football. With of course Celtic FC and Rangers FC dominating the league. But only a one hour drive away is the capital of Scotland where the streets coloured black and white. There is also succes there.
Edinburgh City FC is the club of Edinburgh. Finally getting the promotion they wanted on the 14th of may by defeating East Stirlingshire over 2 legs. (2-1 on aggregate). In the first round they knocked out Cove Rangers 4-1 on aggregate to advance to the second and final round. In compare to Celtic FC and Rangers FC it’s nothing, but fort he people of Edinburgh it’s huge. Finally promoting to the leagues that matter in Scotland.
Playing in the old, but beautiful Meadowbank Stadium they are ready to take the next step in realising there dream, promoting to the Scottish Premiere League. And there I stood, in the cold Scotland in the capital Edinburgh. Ready for my journey, going into a pub. A very old pub, with broken pieces of bricks on the wall and a wooden sign outside that reads 'Queen's Head’
With dark clouds growing bigger and bigger and the rains slowly starts to fill the sky above Edinburgh, I quickly get inside where the warm feeling of a burning fire in the corner hugs my body. At the bar there are two man drinking a beer, not even paying attention to me walking in to the pub. The bartender is an man of age, with a beard and a bald head, his skirt is full of spots from alcohol that they serve here.
On the other side of the pub, there is a man sitting at a table. He doesn’t look like the chairman of Edinburgh City FC, dressing in jeans and a polo. He waves me over, so it must be him. You must be Logan
, what do you want to drink?'' he asked. All nervous because he is having a pint the only thing that comes out of my mouth is 'water'. The man frowns his eyes, but nods and wave to the bartender for a water.
It feels like a movie, like we are going to make a shady deal but this is a job interview. For the position of head coach/manager at Edinburgh City FC. No fancy office in the stadium or the best restaurant to discuss the position over a £700 meal and a cigar to celebrate if you get it. No, this is the life of a semi-professional football club.
After a long talk and even with me ordering a pint in the middel, we shake hands and he leaves. I go to the bartender and sit down next to the two men that where still at the bar, now already drunk, but they where regulars the bartender tells me. I order another pint and look outside, the rain that started slowly is now becoming a storm. Lightning lights up the sky, but it can't bother me. Because this was going to be my new home, I am now the manager of Edinburgh City FC
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