Fibawbaggery from the Vaults #3: Three’s the Magic Number in Prague

Prague is usually linked with stag and hen dos and general British drunken arseholeness due to the cheapness of a trip there. What people forget is it’s a great place to visit for the fitba ground collector due to there being four top flight teams in the city. Then on top of that, it is …

Fitbawbaggery From The Vaults #2: A 2000 Mile Highland Fling 2015/16 and 2016/17

Originally written for the Red Final circa December 2017 (edited to suit) As I walked out of Dudgeon Park a real sense of disappointment hit me hard. A feeling I hadn’t felt since John Robertson bagged that late winner at Hampden in 1996. The reason, I had completed my Highland League mission. Eleven months over …

2019/20-Bathgate Thistle 1 v 7 Armadale Thistle

East Of Scotland Cup, Creamery Park, 31/8/19 Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club Founded: 1937 (Became a community club in 2013) Nickname: Thistle Honours: Scottish Junior Cup 2007/08 Current Division: East of Scotland Superleague South Random Fact: One of the club sponsors is advertised on entrance to Creamery Park. “The Bathgate Union Jack Rangers Supporters Club” …

A Fitbawbags Guide To Fitba Literature

Along with watching fitba, another hobby I am very fond of is reading. Its something I do every day. When offshore I get through up to fifteen books at twenty eight day trip on average. But Non-fiction only. So when I get to combine fitba and a book it creates a hybrid hobby. I have …

2019/20-Kelty Hearts 5-0 Spartans

Lowland League, New Central Park, 27/8/19 Kelty Hearts Football Club Founded; 1975 Nickname; The Hearts, The Maroon Machine Honours; East of Scotland Football League-2017/18, East of Scotland Superleague-2014/15 and 2016/17 Current Division; Lowland League Random Fact; The highest win for the club is 14-0 and has been achieved three times v Burghead Thistle, Lochore Welfare …

2019/20-Islavale 7 –0 Whitehills

Simpson Park, North Region Second Division, 25/8/19 Islavale Football Club Founded – 1949 Nickname – The Vale Honours – North Region League winners: 1970–71, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99 Current Division- North Region Second Division Random fact – Colin Hendry of being a hun, a stalker and a general lowlife fame played for Islavale previous to starting …

2019/20-Dungannon Swifts 3 – 1 Glentoran

NIFL Premiership, Stangmore Park, 17/8/19 Dungannon Swifts Football Club Founded: 1949 Nicknames: The Swifts Honours : Irish League Cup 2017/18 Current Division: NIFL Premiership Random Fact: Aberdeens Niall McGinn started his career at the club and hails from Dungannon (Any Dons connection is good for me) The final day of the holiday and the final …

2019/20-Dundalk 5-0 Finn Harps

League of Ireland Premier Division, Oriel Park, 16/8/19 Dundalk Football Club Founded; 1903 Nicknames; The Town, The Lillywhites Honours; League of Ireland 1932–33, 1962–63, 1966–67, 1975–76, 1978–79,1981–82, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1994–95, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018. FAI Cup-1941–42, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1976–77,1978–79, 1980–81, 1987–88, 2001–02, 2015, 2018. League Cup-1977–78, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1989–90, 2014, 2017 Random Fact ; …

2019/20-Beith 4 v 2 Largs Thistle

Bellsdale Park, West of Scotland League  Cup, 12/8/19 Beith Junior Football Club Founded; 1938 Nickname; The Cabes Honours; West of Scotland Premier Division -2009–10, 2017–18. Scottish Junior Cup 2015–16, West of Scotland Cup -1965–66, 1966–67, 2008–09, 2018-19 Current Division; SJFA West Premiership Random Fact; The Club are a phoenix club of Beith FC who were members …

Fitbawbaggery from the Vaults #1 – Go Ahead Eagles 2 v 1 Almere City 18/1/19

Go Ahead Eagles Founded; 1902 Stadium – De Adelaarshorst, Deventer Nickname; The Pride of the IJssel Honours; Eredivisie-1916–17, 1921–22, 1929–30, 1932–33 Current Division; Eerste Divisie Random Fact; Originally named Be Quick which is an even more bizarre name than Go Ahead they were forced to change their name as unbelievably some other Dutch mob had …