2020/21 – Cuminestown United 5 v 5 Macduff

Tenant Park, North East Scotland League 2, 8/6/21 Entrance -N/A Attendance -38 Pie -N/A Pint -N/A Cuminestown United Football Club Founded – 1923 Nickname – N/A Honours – I am not even going to pretend I know Random Fact – More ground related than club. Cuminestown once had a Junior team. The reason they don’t …

2020/21 New Pitsligo 6 v 3 New Deer

New Pitsligo Playing Field, North East Scotland League 1, 4/6/21 Entrance – N/A Attendance – 38 (Biggest Count) Pie – N/A but the steak pie supper from near by Gold-N-Crispy was beautiful Pint – N/A New Pitsligo Football Club Founded – Unsure Nickname – Cyaak Honours – Unsure but the league, League Cup, Brucklay Cup, …

2020/21 – St. Duthus 2 v 0 Invergordon

Grant Park, North Caledonian League 1, 29/05/21 Entrance – Free Attendance – 57 when counted (hard to put a figure to, this due to comings and goings) Pie – N/A Pint – N/A St Duthus Football Club Founded – 1885 Nicknames – The Saints, The Tain Saints Honours – North Caledonian Cup- 1924/24, 1978/79, 19/83/84, …

2020/21 – Lesmahagow 0 v 1 Royal Albert

Craighead Park, Friendly, 28/5/21 Entrance – Good will donation bucket (tenner for the two of us). Attendance – 171 when counted just before half time. Pie, Burger and Coffee – £5.20 Pint – N/A Lesmahagow Junior Football Club Founded – 1885 Nickname – The Gow Random Fact – The club started off as Nethanvale Swifts from1885-1906 …

2020/21 -Forfar United 3 v 1 Forfar Albion 19’s

Guthrie Park, Friendly, 22/5/21 Entrance- N/A (Club unsure of rules in regards to admittance) Attendance – 34 committee, parents and sneaky tree dodgers like me (unofficially) Pie – N/A Pint – £3.60 (Heverlee, The Stag, close to Guthrie Park) Forfar United Junior Football Club Founded – 2020 Nickname – N/A Honours – None Random Fact …

Fitbawbaggery in Numbers #7 – 10 Things I Have Missed About The Fitba

Over 100 days and more without a game have been bestowed on me for the the second occasion in recent times(first time led to just over 200 in the end). It creates a hole in life when your social life has two things in it and one is taken away entirely. That one is more …

Inane Ramblings of a Fitbawbag # 15-Lecce, taking Darwin a bit too literally.

Originally written for The Red Final issue 141 (February 2021) Tuesday 19th of January, I found myself partaking in a common custom, watching Italian fitba. This time a clash between Roma v Spezia in the  Coppa Italia. Armed with the usual beer in hand and cat on my lap ,I watched the underdogs clinch a …

The Dons Two Years On – What Have I Missed?

The 3rd of March marks the second anniversary of the infuriating sounds of the equally infuriating song echoing around me. “Oh Derek McInnes” was ringing out up Merkland Road East. This coming after drawing in the Scottish Cup with the new kids on the block. Yes, that is right, drawing with The r*****s was worthy …

Fitbawbaggery in Numbers # 6 – Top 5 Non-Dons Games

This year marks my 30th anniversary of heading to watch fitba in the flesh. It is thirty years since the aroma of cigars and Bovril first skelped my nostrils as I walked up the stairs at the rear of the Merkland Road End. Three decades since I first experienced the collective outburst of elation of …

Inane Ramblings of a Fitbawbag #14 – Campionato……..Di Calcio…….. Italiano – (Secondo Atto)

April 30th, 2017, Vialle delle Olipiade, Rome. My pal (The Beats) and I find ourselves in a cafe (Bar della Musica) for a few breakfast beers ahead of the main event that weekend………the Derby de la Capitale. Or in simpler terms, Roma v Lazio, our first venture to Serie A. The elation was at a …