Dear ALS,

I have absolutely no expectation of the club achieving any success this season at all.

To see that we have brought in Danny Graham, who I believe scored one fluke goal in his previous career at SAFC, and we still have the prolific (not) Will Grigg fills me with despair rather than hope.

Could we not have held on to Kyle Lafferty for heaven’s sake? He was a class player with a proven record.

As to our manager, I repeat what I said last season, he is not up to the job. What makes it worse is looking enviously at the results this season from Easter Road and thinking that, but for a stupid, kneejerk reaction from our club owners we could still have the benefit of a manager who actually knows what he is doing.

Yours ever,

Alan Haile