“The only decision they could make”: Fife Flyers players and fans react to the league cancellation

Fife Flyers fans (Pic: Richard Davies)Fife Flyers fans (Pic: Richard Davies)
Fife Flyers fans (Pic: Richard Davies)
Players and supporter of Fife Flyers have reacted with both disappointement and resignation at the EIHL decision to suspend the league season for 2020/21.

Though a statement from the league indicates that there may be some form of competition in January, the Fife Flyers board have taken the decision to opt of of all play for the season entirely.

Most supporters online, though disappointed with the news, were understanding of the club’s predicament.

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Bari McKenzie: Some times the tough decisions are the correct ones. As players and for fans, it sucks but, unfortunately, it was the correct decision going forward and I bet we aren’t the last league to do so. Stay safe everyone & @FifeFlyers fans I’ll see you all in August.

Jonas Emmerdahl: Saddened by the decision to suspend the @officialeihl season, but it is a logical one. I’ve only spent a year in British hockey, but quality of play, fans and staff impressed me a lot. Hope to see you again one day @FifeFlyers, stay safe everyone!

Carlo Finucci: Unfortunate news for the @EIHL today. Feel for the staff, coaches, players and fans associated with clubs around the league, especially the @FifeFlyers fans.

Lorna Johnstone: Just hope that, next season, everyone gets behind the team and FIA and pack the barn. Winter is just not going to be the same.

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Lynne Fraser: Not good. Most teams have lost their imports, how are the foreign teams going to manage. Teams will fold.

Garry Lindsay: Anyone who thought the season may go ahead was just kidding themselves, club have no option other than cancel the season.

Rab Annan: The only decision they could make. While ice hockey is a big part of Kirkcaldy’s social and sporting life and will be missed, it will come back the following season in a stronger, safer position.

Lorraine Fairful: Oh well, will just have to find something else to do on a Saturday night. With no football either, what else will be next?

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Chris McKeen: This is a very respectable thing to do, I for one applaud the decision. I am gutted there is no hockey this year but this will ultimately protect the club and its fans.

Colin Hickman: It’s not just Fife, it’s bad for ever ice hockey team.

Grant Rolland: I just hope that clubs can remain solvent throughout this shutdown.

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