Wee Jimmies The Place To Be If You Follow The Blue Brazil
By Alex Horsburgh
Updated Sunday, 16th May 2010
Danny Lennon has led his team back to the First Division and there will be hangover's aplenty in Cowdenbeath tomorrow
Cowdenbeath's leading hostelry, Wee Jimmies is awash with blue and white and amber nectar as triumphant Blue Brazilians return from Brechin and a Play Off final win. The 3-0 aggregate score line was achieved by half time as 2 headers from Gareth Wardlaw and one from Joe Mbu eased the Fifers to the second tier of Scottish football. It was a day when Cowden for once obeyed the script and paved the way for a hot time in the old coal town on Sunday night.
Three promotions in four years under Mixu Paatelainen and Danny Lennon constitutes Cowden's best ever run of success in the SFL since League reconstruction in 1975. The joke at the bar is next summer they will be taking down the sign that says 'No SPL Colours Allowed'. Five supporter buses to an away game from Beath hadn't been seen since Cowden last played in Scotland's top division 40 years ago. Maybe some of those travelling Fifers will even hang around for eight local derbies and trips to the likes of Dundee and Dingwall next term.
Texts and emails fly from mobiles to ex pat Beathers in Surrey, Spain and Sydney proclaiming promotion. My own report is filed as I jostle for a pint of Tennents behind a 20 stone bloke in an XL Brazil top and a drunk 60 year old wifie wearing a blue baseball cap who seems to have found an alternative to Bingo. This is indeed a day when all comers are welcome to worship at the cult of the Blue Brazil. Gordon Brown's constituency have no thoughts of recession tonight. It's party time in Cowden and we might be here until Tuesday ! Up to the First Division and back to the bar it is then - luckily there is the obligatory busty barmaid to improve the view.
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