Montrose FC Online

Official Club Website

Montrose 3 Berwick Rangers 0

Montrose Back On Top After Dominant Home Win

Report

Photos

Video

Next Match

Montrose v Elgin City

Match Details

Team Group Photo 2017/18

Montrose FC Team Group Photo Published

Team Photo

Phoenix Photoshop

Half-Season Tickets

  Half-Season Tickets

DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR MIGHTY MO IN MONTHLY AWARDS

  DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR MIGHTY MO IN MONTHLY AWARDS Montrose FC’s current run of good form has been recognised with the award of both League 2 Manager and Player of…

BOLO LOAN EXTENDED WITH SHIRE

  BOLO LOAN EXTENDED WITH SHIRE Montrose FC have extended, until the New Year their short term loan of defender Michael Bolochoweckyj to Lowland League outfit East Stirlingshire. The 33…

CAITLIN SCOOPS FULL HOUSE CASH

  CAITLIN SCOOPS FULL HOUSE CASH Caitlin MacLean was our latest Bingo winner recently, walking away with not only the £60 top cash prize but also as an added bonus,…

DRAM’ATIC END TO EVERY GAME GUARENTEED AT LINKS PARK

  DRAM’ATIC END TO EVERY GAME GUARENTEED AT LINKS PARK Fettercairn Distillery have become the latest company to team up with Montrose FC, as Boardroom Sponsors for the 2017-18 Season.…

FROM BOTTOM TO TOP - SP ‘ONE YEAR ON’

  FROM BOTTOM TO TOP - SP ‘ONE YEAR ON’ On the 4th December last year Stewart Petrie walked into Links Park with the Gable Endies propping up the League…

1879 BUSINESS CLUB NEWS

  1879 BUSINESS CLUB NEWS New member Craig Robertson of MMG Archbold Chartered Accountants met with Club chairman John Crawford recently as he signed up to Montrose FC's 1879 Business…

WEBBIE HITS 150 MO MILESTONE

  WEBBIE HITS 150 MO MILESTONE Coming off the bench recently against Annan Athletic, Graham Webster celebrated his 150th appearance for Montrose FC. The 24 year old arrived at Links…

MIGHTY MO SUPPORT RAINBOW LACES CAMPAIGN

  MIGHTY MO SUPPORT RAINBOW LACES CAMPAIGN This weekend will see Scottish football unite behind this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign to show their support for LGBT equality and Montrose FC…

BOB’S CHARITY MONEY SET TO SAVE LIVES

  BOB’S CHARITY MONEY SET TO SAVE LIVES Money raised at a recent charity football competition in memory of late Montrose FC stalwart Bob Mutch has been shared between two…
Next Match


Montrose v Elgin City
Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Links Park Stadium, Montrose

Saturday 16th December 2017
Kick Off 3.00pm

League 2 Table 2017/18

Team   P 
Pts
MONTROSE
15 31
Peterhead
14 28
Stirling Albion
14 26
Elgin City
15 24
Annan Athletic
16
23
Stenhousemuir
14 22
Berwick Rangers
15 20
Clyde
14 12
Edinburgh City
15 9
Cowdenbeath
14 7

Montrose FC Legends Day 2008

 

Legends Day



A number of Montrose FC "Legends" were guests of the club on Saturday 1st November 2008.

Jim Oliver, Gary Murray, David Larter, Les Barr, Bobby Livingston, Dennis D'Arcy and in front Charlie Guthrie

Montrose FC held their Legends' Day at Links Park on Saturday and with so much talent in the stand the players on the park had a lot to live up to. Of course,  some outstanding displays and results from our current playing staff and they too could be talked off in the years to come.
No doubt the old timers talked of internationalists Sandy Keillor and George Bowman, who were not only great players but local lads into the bargain. Later generations watched players such as Davie Paris, Willie Nicoll, the Kemp brothers and talked about the enigma that was Billy Birse. Then came the players who are here today such as Les Barr, Denis D'Arcy, David Larter, Jim Oliver, Gary Murray, Charlie Guthrie and Bobby Livingstone.
Of course our special guests had had skill and talent in abundance. The more mature supporters will recall those special moments and games but for the benefit of younger fans it might be appropriate to mention a few things.
The legends of the 70s defeated Hibs over two legs, competed with and should have beaten Rangers. They dominated three cup matches against Hearts and, again, should have won the tie and made their way through to possible cup final and a European place in the days when the idea of a team from a lower Division doing such a thing was unheard of.
Another generation of legends won the Club's first ever championship and defeated Premier League Hearts, who had been unbeaten at home during a run that had lasted umpteen games, at Tynecastle. (That man Barr contrived to play in both squads.)
Some of our current squad might think that playing for Montrose doesn't mean very much, that it is part-time football at the lower end of the spectrum. If any of the players do have such notions perhaps I can put them right on a few points.
The fans expect to see a winning team out on the park. They remember, the older ones at least, a time when the name of Montrose was feared throughout Scottish football. No team, and I mean no team, at any level of the Scottish game was keen on having to play the Gable Endies, particularly at Links Park.
In the 70s and 80s in particular, Links Park was a graveyard for the hopes of many sides.
But while it is grand to look back and remember victories over Cup holders East Fife, defeating teams from the old First Division and competing with, and beating, teams from the Premier League we need to look forward. Last week we took a step into the next round of the Cup and now a difficult tie against Clyde at Broadwood awaits.
To do that, we have to compete. I wrote last week about the teams from the 70s coming from two goals down to see off Hibs and from four goals down to defeat Raith Rovers. These Montrose teams had fighting spirit and a belief that, no matter how many the opposition scored, they would score more.
The players in any team have the opportunity to become legends. All anyone has to do, and it sounds simple enough, is score a goal as good as, if not better than, the most talked and written about goal in the history of Montrose FC. Or just be part of a squad that takes on and regularly defeats Clubs from higher divisions.
That last suggestion, in itself, is not enough but it is a start.  For our legends did not take on other teams on their own. Consider the regular 70s back line of Barr, Markland, McNicol & D'Arcy. Messrs Markland and McNicoll were great players but somehow never quite achieved the hero status of the other two. Can I explain that? Probably not.
Older regularly bemoan the lack of characters in the game now but that is not the fault of the current players.
Consider a tale told to me by Malcolm Lowe, another stalwart from the 70s.
The opposition that day were Stirling Albion. Montrose were attacking down the right when the linesman put his flag up to signal offside. Malcolm says he was so outraged that he grabbed the linesman's flag and broke it. In those days, referees had much more leeway in their application of the laws of the game than they do today. The match official saw the funny side of the incident and the player, luckily, escaped scot free.
Today, Malcolm admitted, he would have been banned for several games.
I am not suggesting that we allow mayhem on the park but all too often officials are restricted in the action they take.
Manager too probably have to take a share of the blame. All too often they want players who will conform to their tactical plan. Fine in the overall scheme of things but sometimes a match simply cries out for a moment of individuality, that moment of brilliance that one of our legends used to supply.
Of course some of our legends were managers themselves. Fans talk in awe of the reign of Alex Stuart at Links Park. Former players talk in awe of Ian Stewart. They too had that spark that set them apart from their fellow players and managers.
On the other hand we could simply advertise; 'Legends Wanted! 'If only it were that easy.



FP Hospitality


Half Season Tickets

MFC Busines Club


 

 


Contact Us


Links Park Stadium

Wellington Street
Montrose
Angus DD10 8QD


Tel: 01674 673200

Fax: 01674 677311
e-mail: office@montrosefc.co.uk
Commercial Agent: 01674 673200