Love those Forfar away fans!

August 11, 2012
QUEENS GET OFF TO A FLYER

Queens got off to a flyer in their Division 2 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Forfar Athletic and go straight to the top of SFL2.
Todays crowd 1245 with the away support around 36.
Queens scorers: Lyle and Reilly


2011/12 Postponed games run

May 21, 2012

Last season saw a run of 5 consecutive games postponed due to the weather meaning that the team went 22 days without a game from 4th December returning on Boxing Day.

Jimmy Hooley had a long break in Inverness but James MacRacken went to Southport.

Scottish League Sat 03/12/2011 at 15:00Dumbarton (A) (1 – 1 D)

Scottish League Tue 06/12/2011 at 19:30Stirling Albion (H) Postponed

Scottish League Sat 10/12/2011 at 15:00East Fife (H) Postponed

Scottish League Tue 13/12/2011 at 19:30Stirling Albion (H) Postponed

Scottish League Sat 17/12/2011 at 15:00Arbroath (A) Postponed

Scottish League Tue 20/12/2011 at 19:30East Fife (H) Postponed

Scottish League Mon 26/12/2011 at 14:00 Airdrie United (H) (2 – 3 L)


Magnificent Forfar stay up and finish 7th.. Brazilliant!

May 5, 2012

Stenhousemooooer 1 Loons 2

Stenhousemuir missed out on the Scottish Second Division play-offs after they slumped to a home defeat to Forfar.

The visitors had relegation worries going into the game, but took the lead after four minutes when Warriors defender Ross McMillan stabbed the ball into his own net.

Grant Anderson latched on to Eric Paton’s assist before slotting the ball past Greg Paterson in the Forfar goal after 15 minutes to put the hosts’ play-off ambitions back on track. Seven minutes later, Martyn Fotheringham found the top corner with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area to put the visitors back in front.

Anderson missed the chance to bring David Irons’ side back level when he volleyed Stephen Murray’s free-kick over the bar from close range after 70 minutes. Kenny Deuchar then missed the target with a six-yard header, nine minutes from full-time, as the home side’s promotion chances faded.

Stenhousemuir: Brown, Nicky Devlin, McMillan (Iain Thomson 9), Miller (Murray 55), McKinlay, Paton, Ferguson, Mike Devlin, Grant Anderson, Rodgers (Deuchar 55), Kean. Subs Not Used: Shaw, Dickson.

Booked: Kean, Iain Thomson.

Goals: Grant Anderson 15.

Forfar: Paterson, McCulloch, Shaughnessy, Bolochoweckyj, Iain Campbell, Fotheringham, Ross, Hegarty (Wilson 78), Motion (Sellars 72), Coyne (Gibson 63), Low. Subs Not Used: McKane, Ross Campbell.

Booked: Fotheringham, Motion, Hegarty, Bolochoweckyj, Iain Campbell.

Goals: McMillan 4 og, Fotheringham 22.

Attendance: 759

Courtesy of BBC Sport

Referee: Greg Aitken


Forfar Brazil Fan Club member Leonardo Rivaldo is this weeks guest blogger

May 3, 2012

e aí,

Forfar have the crunch game this wekend versus Stenhouseshite whereas Albion have an easy game aginst those Stirling suckers at the bottom….    it’s  a fix right out of Rio versus Santos.

The Loons are goona do it La!

Match report to f0llow…..shame I can’t be there but it is 1739 miles and fifteen donkeys.

Och aye Jock Mackay

xx


Forfarfor Albion Nil.. take that Rovers and Reverend Ref sends off 3 for bad language

April 28, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loons thump eight-man Wee Rovers
Forfar secured a vital three points with a 4-0 win over Albion in a match that included three red cards.
Kevin Byers fired the hosts ahead after just three minutes before Anthony Stevenson saw red for the visitors for using foul and abusive language.
Greg Ross doubled the advantage just before the half-hour mark when he converted a cross from Byers.
Victory was all but ensured two minutes later, Ross turning provider as he teed up Byers for his second goal.
Chris Templeman was denied from the penalty spot as Derek Gaston pushed his kick away after John Gemmell handled in the box.
The visitors were reduced to nine men when Christopher Boyle was dismissed just before the whistle for the same offence as Stevenson.
Loons striker Dale Hilson saw red on the hour mark, the third player to be dismissed for foul language, before Bradley Coyne added a late fourth.

Courtesy of BBC Sport


Destiny Day… Albion to take a beating

April 28, 2012

Big game at home to Albion today.. can’t wait but can’t be there unfortunately

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Like their stadium though!


Oh no not again 0-2 to the moos!

April 22, 2012

Cowdenbeath kicked off a Central Park promotion party after sealing their step up to the First Division thanks to victory over struggling Forfar.

Colin Cameron’s side left it late to make sure of the title with Marc McKenzie scoring twice in the final 18 minutes.

Relegation-threatened Forfar had showed the greater urgency before the interval with Chris Templeman firing wide from distance and Michael Bolocheweckyj also missing the target.

The battling Loons went behind when Greg Stewart set up McKenzie, whose low shot beat Greg Paterson.

Bradley Coyne headed over as Forfar threatened to silence the home fans but a clincher soon arrived to settle any home nerves.

Stewart was once again involved, teeing up goal hero McKenzie to find the back of the net.

Cowdenbeath: Flynn, Brett, Armstrong, Mbu, Linton, McKenzie, Robertson, Cameron, Ramsay, Lyle, Stewart. Subs Not Used: Wilson, Cusack, O’Brien, Adamson, Milne.

Goals: McKenzie 72, 83.

Forfar: Paterson, Bolocheweckyj, Bishop, Shaughnessy, McCallum, Hilson, Templeman, Ross, Low (Motion 85), Ross Campbell (Coyne 73), Fotheringham (Byers 55). Subs Not Used: McKane, Hegarty.

Booked: Templeman, Bishop, Ross, Bolocheweckyj.

Att: 930

Ref: Euan Anderson

Courtesy of BBC Sport

 


Cows away……easy!

April 21, 2012


Arbroath 0 Loons 1 Superb win no goalie error

April 21, 2012

Crucial victory for Forfar

Struggling Forfar snatched a vital three points in a shock 1-0 win over second-placed Arbroath.

Chances were at a premium in a poor first half, with neither side able to create any real opportunities.

Paul Sheerin tested visiting keeper Greg Paterson with an early long-range drive but the stopper collected it comfortably.

The hosts were reduced to speculative efforts and Brian Kerr was next to see a shot from distance blaze over the bar.

Sheerin had the best chance of the half, his drive from the edge of the box fisted away by Paterson just after the half-hour mark.

The Smokies came close to opening the scoring in the 55th minute but Paterson produced a superb save to push Sheerin’s effort away.

But the visitors broke the deadlock after 60 minutes, as Greg Ross drilled in a low shot from the edge of the area for the decisive goal.

Courtesy of BBC Sport

Forfar 5 East Fife 4….. it should have been.. big crowd!!

April 8, 2012

Never mind.

Actually was Forfarfor 1 East Fife 4

Scott Dalziel and Ryan Wallace both scored twice as East Fife inflicted a heavy defeat on relegation-threatened Forfar, who slipped to just two points from the bottom of the Second Division table.

Dalziel put the visitors ahead with a clinical finish after latching on to Neil Janczyk’s pass from the left in the 15th minute.

Janczyk was once again the provider three minutes later, his cross finding Wallace who headed into the top corner to double the Fifers lead.

Kevin Byers halved the deficit with a powerful strike after 32 minutes, but Wallace collected Darren Smith’s pass eight minutes into the second half before firing past Forfar goalkeeper Greg Paterson to restore the away side’s two-goal lead.

Substitute Craig Johnstone set up Dalziel to secure the win for John Robertson’s team two minutes into injury time, condemning the hosts to their third defeat in four games.

Forfar: Paterson, McCulloch, Shaughnessy, Iain Campbell, Ross (Coyne 75), Bolocheweckyj, Byers (Ross Campbell 72), Fotheringham, Motion (Hegarty 64), Templeman, Hilson.

Goal: Byers 32.

East Fife: Michael Brown, Durie, McCormack, Campbell, Ovenstone, Linn (Johnstone 78), Darren Smith (Muir 78), Janczyk, Robert Sloan (Hislop 85), Dalziel, Wallace.

Goals: Dalziel 15, Wallace 18, 53, Dalziel 90.

Att: 559

Ref: Frank McDermott

Courtesy of BBC Sport


Dumbo 1 Forfarfor 0

April 2, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Oh pish we lost!

FURIOUS Forfar boss Dick Campbell blasted his keeper for the blunder that handed victory to Dumbarton.

Greg Paterson pushed the ball into his own net in 55 minutes as he attempted to clear an inswinging corner from Scott Agnew.

And Campbell said: “In the first half we were unlucky not to be ahead – then we give a goal like that away.

“That’s why we’re sitting third bottom with goalkeeping mistakes like that.”

But Paterson will have been raging with himself over the howler as he earlier made a few decent stops and halted a close-range effort from Craig Dargo with seven minutes left.


Twenty Things you may need to know about Forfar

March 30, 2012
  1. The town has a swimming pool and a separate dedicated leisure centre. It also has an ice rink which was built in the early 1990s and this is home to the local curling club. There are also many bowling clubs, and the Forfar Golf Club which is situated at Cunninghill to the east of the town. Angus Gliding Club operates at Roundyhill, between Glamis and Kirriemuir.
  2. The town is home to the renowned Forfar bridie which is a type of meat pastry and is popular with locals and visitors. The Forfar bridie has been featured on many TV programmes. A recipe for the Forfar bridie was also featured in “Maw Broon’s Cookbook”.
  3. Forfar is Rafrof spelt backwards
  4. Bon Scott, the legendary rock n’ roll singer from the band AC/DC hails from Kirriemuir, near Forfar.
  5. There is a cattle market at one end of the ground and the Jehovah’s are based nearby but anyone saying the word Jehovah may be stoned (Life of Brian )’
  6. Jack Lorimer, well known comedian and father of Max Wall came from Forfar but never met his uncle Peter from Leeds
  7. Peter Reid (not the one with the monkees heeed), confectioner and philanthropist lived in Forfar
  8. A recycling centre is located at Queenswell Road, Forfar. Items accepted include, steel and aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, electrical equipment, engine oil, fridges and freezers, garden waste, gas bottles, glass, liquid food and drinks cartons, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags, rubble, scrap metal, shoes and handbags, spectacles, textiles, testicles, tin foil, wood and yellow pages.
  9. Forfar Athletic only has one full time employee and that’s the groundsman/kit supervisor, Martin Gray. From keeping the Station Park surface in pristine condition, to  preparing the kit, and clambering on top of the enclosure in all  weathers to retrieve errant balls – Martin is one of the clubs most  valuable assets.
  10. Forfar is also known as the “coo o Forfar”. A householder left a tub of beer in the doorway to cool, and a passing cow drank it. When the owner of the cow was charged for the beer, a baillie ruled that if the beer was drunk at the doorway it was “deoch an doras” or “stirrup cup”, to charge for which would be an insult to Scots hospitality. This became a byword: “Be like the coo o Forfar, an tak a stannin drink”
  11. Record home attendance: 10,780 v Rangers, (7 February 1970). Lowest ever crowd – 39.
  12. Record win: 14–1 v Lindertis 1 September 1888. Lindertis were from Brechin but only had 8 players and one had a false leg.
  13. One explanation for the origins of the Loons’ moniker is that the second string were younger than the first team, so over time people would say “I’m off to watch the Loons” (“Loon” being a local dialect word for a young man).
  14. Forfar’s record transfer  fee is unknown but is rumoured to be £865 plus some Omo for the weekly wash.
  15. Forfar 5 East Fife 4 ……is the most famous football score in the world!
  16. A Forfar replica shirt was sold to 29 different postcodes in the uk in 2012, including one in Truro, Bognor, Workington, Chipping Sodbury,Radcliffe, Margate and Wolverhampton. The longest time from order to delivery is just 5 months and shortest is 4 months!
  17. Forfar have won the Forfarshire cup eight times and the word Watson features on this site over 6 times so far!
  18. Forfar can be lovely in the Summer but a wee bit chilly at times!
  19. Sometimes Forfar games are called off due to inclement weather……the record  is 11 consecutive games and the reasons were a combination of one or more of the following: rain, sleet, hail, snow, lightning, sea fret, the recycling centre had a gas leak and the Binos bus broke down. Those 11 abandoned games are also the club’s longest unbeaten run
  20. The town earned for itself quite a notorious reputation in the 17th century, due to the number of women burned here for witchcraft. These executions took place on a tract of land just north of the town which even to this day is known asThe Witches’ Hollow“. The town retains some particularly gruesome instruments of that period, in particular the Forfar Bridle. This was a hinged metal collar with a metal prong to the front which entered the mouth as the collar was fastened around the victim’s neck, it acting as a gag during the execution.


The Greats of Forfar

March 30, 2012

FORFAR GREATS by DAVID POTTER
A must read by all fans, read on……A LIFE-LONG Forfar Athletic fan has put pen to paper to record the tales of ten Loons greats of the past in a book.

The Station Park club has experienced many peaks and troughs since it was established away back in 1885 and, in his book, entitled “Forfar Greats”, David Potter centres on ten players who played leading roles in the fortunes of Forfar Athletic through the years.

The book comes in ten chapters – with the focus on Davie McLean, Alec Troup, George Henderson, Frank Hill, Dave Kilgour, David Davidson, Doug Berrie, Archie Knox, Stewart Kennedy and Craig Brewster.

“Apologies are tendered to the likes of Geordie Langlands, “Jummer” Petrie, Allan Smart, Alex Brash, Ian McPhee and others, who may feel they deserve to be called “a Forfar Athletic great”. “The emphasis has been on long ago players with the deliberate intention of keeping their memories alive.

“Indeed I was surprised by a few things in my research –  that three ex-Forfar players have scored goals in Scottish Cup finals and that Davie McLean was as well-loved for his cricket as his football.

He has written a few books on football, notably “Wee Troupie”, about Alec Troup, who features in chapter two of “Forfar Greats.”

Supporters can also look forward to the chance of purchasing a replica kit based on the strips worn by the club some 125 years ago!

A specially designed home kit has been based on the kit of 1885, complete with a special commemorate badge.


Forfar For Stirling Three

March 28, 2012

 

Forfar Athletic–Stirling Albion

4 – 3


The History Of Forfar Athletic – Does anyone know it?

March 28, 2012


Are there any Forfar fans out there who want to chat about anything Forfar?

March 28, 2012

I love Forfar FC and wanted to start a blog about the club.


Station Park

March 28, 2012

Station Road

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