For The Sake Of Playing
Robert 'Robbie' Kolatowicz never liked Latin. He never understood why he had to take it at school. It just seemed pointless learning a language that was no-one used. But that was years ago. Now It seems Latin might be useful in my life for once...
I liked Football. I always hoped of making it to the big stage of the SPL. I always dreamed of playing at Rangers. But the closest I ever got to Ibrox was 4 years playing for Benburb FC in the Junior leagues. My football career was never Professional except for a few seasons at Partick Thistle. I started at Maryhill FC, then Partick Thistle, then Benburb. I wasn't exactly a Journeyman. I'm now 33, and have no club. I decided to get my coaching badges a couple of years ago but so far I have never had any offers for a Job. That changed yesterday...
My father Mark wanted to see the Third Division table to look at some of the Teams Rangers could be facing. I looked on Sky Sports' website to see the league standings when a Headline to the right caught my eye.
"Gardner Spiers sacked as manager of Queen's Park"
Queen's Park Football Club. Not just a Club, but an Institution. I saw this as my Chance. A chance to get into Football Management for the first time. Sure, I wouldn't get paid because they are an amateur club.
But, like Queen's Park, I play for the sake of playing.