Berwick Rangers Football Club are delighted to confirm that former striker Eric Tait has agreed to become host of BRFC TV.
As part of his role as presenter, Eric will interview manager John Coughlin immediately following home matches, and as a man who’s been in charge of the ‘Gers himself, the Newcastle-based Tait is confident he’ll be ideal for the role.
“I feel honoured to take up the role of presenter for BRFC TV and was delighted to be asked. What I’ll ask will of course depend on what happens on the park, but having played myself it might help to bring a different viewpoint to question from.
The club are sure Eric will have a positive contribution to our media content and, as the club continues its attempts to improve its communication with fans, the 64-year-old is over the moon to be able to play a part.
“This is a role that I feel really suits me. I’d do anything for the club. I love Berwick Rangers. I’d be absolutely destroyed if anything were to happen – it doesn’t bear thinking about.”
And despite acknowledging that the ‘Gers are having a tough season, the former player-manager believes the team will steer clear of danger.
“Tuesday’s win was a huge improvement. It was a great team performance. I thought Callum Crane was excellent, Brian Martin looks a great find, and the likes of Robert Wilson and Blair Henderson were much improved.”
Eric will make his debut as a presenter following next Saturday’s home game against Montrose, and he believes it could be a key fixture.
“The next week is huge, but if we turn in performances with that kind of desire I think we could drag ourselves up the league. By the time we play Montrose that fixture could be very interesting!”
“I speak to all of the players before and after games and get on well with them all. They’re a really good bunch of lads so it doesn’t surprise me they’re fighting and I’m sure we’ll see more of the same.”
Eric currently holds both the all-time appearance (525) and goal (114) records for the ‘Gers and can still be found in the Main Stand on matchdays providing data for sports statistics company Opta. But the record-holder does admit concern that his records could yet be broken by players in the current squad.
“With Stevie (Notman) playing his 200th league match for the club and Darren (Lavery) netting on Tuesday, I must admit I had a word with both after the game!
“I joke with some of the journalists up in the press box that part of me wants Darren to score and part of me doesn’t! But he’s a real finisher, an instinctive forward.
“And I really like Steven, he’s a great guy, a good player and it’d be nice to have a challenger for appearances. I thought he improved the side on Tuesday.
“If it happens, it happens. It’s nice to have the records, but they are there to be broken!”