Writer: Site Staff
Date:Saturday November 2 2013
Manager Ally McCoist has given more Ramsdens Cup final thoughts, and this time he talks about how gutted he feels knowing we have to wait more than five months for a shot at lifting the trophy now we know we are in the decider.
Speaking to the Official Site McCoist addressed the fact that the final has been pencilled in for April 6th 2014 and it disappoints him as in previous years he felt the final was better placed in the fixture calendar.
Until 2009, the final of the competition had always been held near the end of the calendar year, usually in November, but following the postponement of the final between Ross County and Queen of the South back in 2010 due to bad weather, for some reason the fixture has now remained scheduled for April.
For McCoist this is ridiculous with the earlier rounds taking place between July and October, and he sees no reason why it was never returned to it's original date.
They say one swallow doesn't make a summer, although some would say it's a great start, but equally one postponement doesn't make a bad November.
'Yeah, I'm disappointed we've got to wait. I don't understand why there's such a gap, but there are a lot of things I've not been able to understand in the last two years.'
Obviously our thirteen match unbeaten run is figuring in Ally's thoughts about the timing of the Final, but equally you've got to give him ten out of ten for the subtle dig at the end of that sentence.
I'm not sure what I'd be more impressed by, finding out they were off the cuff remarks, or planned!
'It would make sense to have the final sooner rather than later, but we are where we are and I'm not going to scoff at it at all because the main thing is that we're there.'
The venue has now been announced for the Final. It will take place at Easter Road on Sunday April 6th and although ticket details are still to be announced, the game will kick off at 4.05pm.
Not only do we have to wait five months, we have to wait an extra five minutes for an equally illogical reason.
Anyway, prior to the announcement of the venue, McCoist also said that he couldn't care less where the game took place and he really had no interest in answering questions from the press when it came to whether he had a preference, because at the end of the day it's a final, we are in it, and wherever it's played would've had a grass pitch and that's pretty much all you need.
A final is about how you play, not the opposition and not where it takes place.
His only concern was that it would be a ground that had enough seating to give every fan the chance to attend if they wished, joking.
'We'll play it in the Murray Park car park if they want.'
Date:Saturday November 2 2013
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