The search is on to induct the next Raith Rovers stars – but who would you put into the Hall of Fame?
Fans are having their biggest say yet in who is honoured at the 2015 show in November.
The organisers are opening up the nominations process to all supporters.
Although the Hall of Fame show is still some way off – it is on November 9 at the Adam Smith Theatre and is already a complete sell-out – the organising committee of Ally Gourlay, Willie MacGregor, Allan Crow and Alistair Cameron is busy working behind the scenes on the nomination process.
In previous years, they have created shortlists for fans to vote for players through the decades.
This year, for the fourth annual event, the doors are being opened to all nominees for induction.
A special email address has been set up and the 2015 search will feature in the Fife Free Press and our website www.fifetoday.co.uk plus Raith’s website and match day programme, plus all social media pages, giving it the widest possible audience.
Ally explained: “We wanted to do something a bit different this year.
“For the first two years, I came up with a list of potential nominees from different decades, and then last year, the entire Coca-Cola Cup squad was inducted as a whole, so for 2015 we thought we’d open it up and let the public decide.”
Ally says previous inductees, or, to be more precise, those who haven’t been inducted, have always stimulated fierce debate!
“I’ve had people say to me, ‘what about such and such, why wasn’t so and so inducted?’
‘‘That sort of thing is great and entirely valid, but obviously we can’t just induct everyone at once, so now we can say if there’s anyone you think we’ve missed out, now’s your chance to pick them.”
To get involved, simply email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org – with any supporting statements you wish to make – or you can write to Ally directly at Stark’s Park.
All nominees will be considered by the committee, which will then come up with the final list of inductees.
Already in the Hall of Fame are legends such as Jim Baxter, Willie McNaught, Johnny Urquhart, Alex James, Andy Young, and the entire 1994 Coca Cola Cup winning team led by player-manager Jimmy Nicholl.
Send your nominations by email to email@example.com or write to Ally Gourlay c/o Stark’s Park