BOHS boss, Pat Fenlon, claimed that the season just finished was one of the most enjoyable for him as a manager, but he certainly had his worries as to the future of the club.
“Football wise this season has been one of the best and most enjoyable I have ever experienced. I’ve been able to manage players and go down to the park and train and leave all my troubles behind me. However, off the pitch, I think everyone knows the situation there, so there’s no need for me to comment too much on that.
“Our away support has been terrific this year. When you think that there wasn’t much at stake tonight and the weather wasn’t that great, we brought a decent number of fans up from Dublin.
“We have great support and to be fair to them it’s down to them that the club has kept going for the last year or so. They deserve great credit and I just hope that the club is around for them to enjoy,” he said.
Did he think he would be involved at Dalymount next season if the club manages to survive?
He answered: “I have a year left on my contract but, at the moment, it’s not really relevant where I will be - there are bigger issues concerning the club that need to be resolved.
“If they are resolved then I’ll be able to sit down with the club and see where they want to go. From my point of view, if they need me to move on because of finances then that’s something I’ll have to look at. We’ll just have to wait and see to be honest.”
Impressed with Derry
Fenlon was impressed with the “Candy Stripes” this season and felt the Brandywell side could have gone on to win the title, but for points dropped at home.
“I thought that when Derry City beat us in Dalymount they might have kicked on and won the league. I looked at their fixtures and saw from their home games that they could pick up a lot of points, but they didn’t and they’ll be disappointed.
“Overall, I think it’s been a great season for Derry, especially impressive when you consider the fact that this time last year they were only coming out of the First Division. To finish third, qualify for Europe and win the League Cup has to be seen as a good season for them. They have some decent experienced players and some really good young players too. They are probably a bit like ourselves in the sense that they were bit more together this season as a result of playing together last year.
“Stephen [Kenny] is a very good manager and he has his team playing very well and they are always well organised. I expected them to be up there at the start and like I said after the beat us at Dalymount I expected them to pick up enough points to get them over the line but unfortunately for them they dropped points at home.”