As we bow out from what has been a memorable European campaign, the Board and I can only look back with immense pride. I feel we have captured the hearts of many outside the club, and given those already associated with the club some of their best footballing memories. The boys certainly gave me some of my best memories, and they will live with me forever.

Not only were we class acts on the pitch, but we were class acts off it too. Everyone at the club that has travelled over the last four weeks has acted with professionalism, maturity, and dignity, and they should all hold their heads extremely high. Let’s not forget there were lads in the group that had never travelled anywhere before, and their families and academy coaches should be extremely proud. I could never wish to experience this with such an incredible group of players, coaches, and staff.

During our campaign, KF Shkëndija called our first leg a ‘training session’, and had already booked their hotel in the Faroe Islands. However, credit where it’s due, they were very professional to deal with, and showed humility and respect in defeat – as you would expect from such an experienced and professional club.

The same cannot be said for B36 Tórshavn. For a club of their stature, I could not have expected the lack of class and respect that they showed us. I will say no more on that, and just wish them and their officials a safe journey back, and I hope they enjoy their experience in Croatia.

Speaking of the football community, we are all so grateful for the support the club has received from all corners over the last four weeks. Media attention has been at an all time high, and to have those crowds showing so much passion in our two home games was fantastic. I’m so glad we put on a show for you, by winning both in 90 minutes with the drama of penalties (or not) sprinkled in for good measure.

This whole experience has made us even more determined to have these experiences year on year. We weren’t ready to end the journey yet, and didn’t deserve for it to end, but there is fire in the belly and we need to carry that forward to the league now, and put ourselves in the best position for our European Tour 2.0.

Again, huge thanks to everyone that has followed us, and we hope you stick with us.

Diolch and Uppa Blues x