I was more than pleased to see Glentoran legend Colin Nixon named as the new manager of Dundela and my reason for saying that is simple.
He is first and foremost a proper football man through and through and his playing career stats at the Glens are the envy of many.
Always the consummate professional and with that all-important winning mentality, Nicky is exactly the type of person we need to have involved and active at a decent level in our game.
My feelings have always been perfectly clear on this subject.
The sport needs a proper mix of genuine football people with practical experience of having played the game at senior level alongside administrators with credible business acumen.
That's how it's meant to work, is it not?
The danger, however, is that sometimes the men in suits suddenly get this crazy notion that they know better than the manager with regards to playing matters - wrong.
That's why I am always keen to see that all-important ratio of practicality and theory kept on a level keel, hence it's essential we keep the likes of Nixon at the coal face. He's got far too much to offer to be confined to a mere statistic with a glowing playing career.
I am also impressed that Nicky is not too proud a man to consider stepping down a division to kick-start his brief managerial career after what was a stint of mixed emotions at then-Premiership club Ards.
Colin is joining a long-established club with a fantastic history and who for countless years set the standards in what was the old 'B' division.
The Duns led by example and the others did their best to follow, particularly during the Mervyn Bell era.
Although things didn't end well for Colin at Ards, he obviously feels he has what it takes to be a good manager and, now that he's had the time to recharge the batteries, it's obvious he's ready to go again with a club that can match his ambitions.
There are some others who I would also like to see back in prominent roles in our game and they include the likes of Rodney McAree and Eddie Patterson. They are also what I would term proper football people and have far too much ability not to be working at the upper end of football every week.
Yes, of course they may well have a chink in their armour - don't we all? - but it would nevertheless still be great to see these talented people back contributing and helping to keep that vital balance.
A rolling stone gathers no moss and no one can accuse Bangor of resting on their laurels with the news that the Premier Intermediate League club have appointed my good mate and former Manchester United, Newcastle United and Northern Ireland favourite Keith Gillespie as club ambassador.
I think it is a masterstroke. No sooner had the Seasiders made a high-profile managerial appointment in Lee Feeney than they raised the bar higher with Keith being installed in a role which will be tailor-made for him and the club - and, believe me, he will give it 100% commitment.
Stability it would seem has once again returned to Clandeboye Park (or should I say the Bangor Fuels Arena?) with the club really well placed to make serious inroads and progress back up the ranks.
The entire infrastructure at Bangor has had a major makeover with no fewer than seven new youth teams geared at bringing fresh talent through the doors and at the same time helping to promote the club as a cross-community hub for the town. It is vital for everyone to feel part of and identify with what they're endeavouring to build in the borough.
North Down should prove to be a tremendous catchment area for talented young footballers and having Keith on board should help encourage up-and-coming players to follow their dreams just like he did.
Keith has been to the very top of his profession and stayed there for a considerable time. He's certainly encountered the lows as well as the many highs and therefore fits the role of club ambassador perfectly.
He can help highlight and point out the many obstacles and bumps along the road which others may struggle to see, so I can think of no better man for club ambassador and would advise all Bangor fans to fasten their seatbelts because this looks to be a club going places.
If ever a man deserved some form of official recognition in Irish League football, surely it has to be the diamond that is Freddie Magee.
The Harland and Wolff Welders stalwart has just announced his retirement after 50 sterling years of service to the club and game.
It's people like Fred who prove beyond doubt that you can meet and make lifetime friends in sport - it is without doubt this wee country's greatest asset and common denominator.
Fred is the true definition of credibility, integrity and just plain, simple decency - and has been all of those qualities from the day and hour I first met him many years ago.
In an era when some club officials or administrators tend to lose the run of themselves once they don the club blazer and tie to become unpleasant jobsworths, Fred stands out like a beacon.
The first thing that greets you when you enter the media centre at Windsor Park for a Northern Ireland game is one of Fred's infamous smiles accompanied by a warm welcome and handshake - and suddenly the tone is set for the entire evening.
So enjoy your richly deserved retirement, Fred, but please don't become a stranger or drift away towards the armchair on match days, our sport can ill afford to lose people of your stature and calibre.
It's an absolute honour and pleasure to have you as a true friend and long may that continue. You have been an incredible servant to football in Northern Ireland.