A word from the chairman

May 26, 2023

Although it has been a few weeks since the season ended, it has been a very busy time for everyone connected to the club as we prepare for the new season ahead. Last season was hugely disappointing for many reasons, it was a season of upheaval on and off the park that culminated in a relegation that we fought very hard to avoid. Although we increased our playing budget from previous seasons and our aims for success were the same, unfortunately this was not reflected on the park and the outcome is something that we as a club are deeply sorry for. There has been no time for licking of wounds however as Jordon and Ryan have wanted to hit the ground running as we prepare for a new season in League Two and we have therefore given them our strong backing to build a winning team.

As always, I am indebted to the people around me at Balmoor. We have an excellent team behind the scenes who work tirelessly for PFC and I am extremely grateful that they are a part of this club. I would like to give a special mention to my Vice-Chairman Les Hill. Les has stepped up to take on a larger role this last season; he has shown that he is committed to the success of this club and has been a huge support for our new Managers Jordon and Ryan.

I have been asked several times about my opinions regarding the new Conference league proposals. I have kept my own counsel over this matter while I thoroughly investigated what this new League would mean for Scottish football and while I can see merits in the aim to improve our National team, I cannot endorse these proposals in their current form. There are many reasons for this decision but one of the main objections is that this new league would hugely disadvantage our Highland League neighbours and that is something that I cannot support, I will therefore be voting NO at the SFA AGM on the 6th June.

Our new season tickets are now on sale, as these include all Friendlies and Cup games and league football will be back before we know it, I urge you to purchase your new season’s pass to get right behind your Blue Toon team.
Onwards and upwards!

Rodger Morrison