My first post from South Africa was going to be about the Nedbank Cup final tomorrow, which will be the first game at Soccer City, the venue for the opening game and the final of the 2010 World Cup. However, in my morning procrastination, I discovered that Martyn Rogers has resigned as manager of Tiverton Town. While I wanted a change at the helm, it is still sad to see a manager who has been in charge for over 1,000 games to leave, even though it is probably in the best interests of the club. There have been many highlights for me during this time: the 1999 FA Vase final, having a few/ a lot of beers on the trip up and singing for 90 minutes in a half-empty Wembley; standing behind the opposition goal with the vocal supporters for every home game; the FA Cup 1st round match v Cardiff City and many more. While I think that the club needs change to get itself out of the stagnation that it has been in for the past few seasons, I want to add my thanks to Martyn for giving us some great games, memorable victories and promotions.
The club website is now inviting people to submit their CVs for the positions of 1st Team Manager and Commercial Manager. I once took Tiverton Town into the Premiership on Football Manager. Does that count as relevant experience?