Montrose v Stranraer
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Saturday 17th November 2018
Kick Off: 3.00pm
League 1 Table 2018/19
NEL WINS BIG AT BINGONel Taylor walked away with the top cash prize of £60 at the recent MFC Bingo Night. A great evening of fun was had by in the capable hands of Ross Thomson with a total of £220 being paid out.
SFA YOUTH AMBASSADORS
“Aged between 16-25? Care about the future of Scottish Football and want to influence it? Join the Scottish FA’s Youth Ambassadors of Change programme now! It’s free and open to all young people with a passion for the game.
Apply here: https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish-fa/organisation/youth-ambassadors-of-change/application/.”
MONTROSE HISTORICAL KIT 'WORLD CUP'
ROUND 1 - MATCH 6
As we gear up towards our 140th anniversary, we were thinking... just what is the greatest Montrose Football Club Kit of all time?
LET'S FIND OUT!
We've selected 32 strips to do battle against each other in a public vote. (We have noted the popularity of some of our away strips. At present we have selected HOME strips only. An away strip poll will take place at a future date)
For the next 15 weeks, we'll host a series of poll's where you get to vote and help crown the grand champion!
Matchup FIVE saw the 2007 Nike strip hammer it's post war counterpart with a massive 72% of the vote. Up next, we're kicking it old school. In fact I think this was the school that burned down before they built the old school.
OUR SIXTH MATCHUP
Montrose 1907- 1912
Montrose 1929 - 1930
Vote closes at 12pm Saturday 13th October
STAGGIES WILL BE STIFF TEST
We travel to Dingwall on Saturday to face Ross County on cup business for the third year in a row.
In 2016, we took the then League Cup holders to within 4 minutes of a commendable draw at home in the Betfred Cup Group stage before a soft penalty separated the sides.
Last year, drawn together again in the League Cup groups, the then Premiership outfit came to Links Park and cruised to a 6-0 win.
This time out, it’s the Irn Bru Challenge Cup last 16 and the Championship side are the highest ranked team left in the competition.
So how do you think we will fare and can you see a giant killing on the cards?
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it.
Suicide is the biggest killer in Scotland of men under the Age of 45.
It is estimated that up to 1 person in 20 is thinking about suicide at any one time. In Scotland that means 262,740 people may be thinking about it, that is enough people to fill Hampden Park 5 times.
That means you are not alone, there are thousands of other people like you.
Take care of yourself, and those around you.
Today we'd like to acknowledge the incredible work done by those not only in Scottish Football, but beyond.
SAMH See Me Scotland Links Park Community Trust Penumbra The SPFL Trust Chris Mitchell Foundation Samaritans
MIGHTY MO CAPTAIN REACHES 200 GAMES
Montrose FC Club Captain, Paul Watson made his 200th appearance for the Gable Endies recently against Raith Rovers, a significant achievement in the modern game.
The 32 year old, now in his third spell at Links Park, led Manager Stewart Petrie’s side to victory last season, lifting the Ladbrokes SPFL League 2 trophy for the first time in 33 years.
The Dundee born midfielder is the clubs second longest serving player, contributing 27 goals since joining from St Andrews United back in 2012, the most notable of which came against Edinburgh City on 1st April 2017 from inside his own half, which was subsequently nominated for the SPFL and the SPFA goal of the season.
Stewart Petrie said, “Paul is a top professional, natural leader and great Captain. He has committed many years of his career to this club and I was delighted for him when he lifted the trophy for us last season.”
Club Chairman, John Crawford added, “On behalf of the club I would like to congratulate Paul on reaching this significant milestone. Players move around clubs much more these days so seeing the level of loyalty and commitment Paul has shown to Montrose FC is commendable. After last season, his picture will always be seen on a wall somewhere in Links Park and we hope he can continue to lead our side to even more success.”
Ross is busy polishing his balls ahead of another fun packed Bingo evening on Friday so make it a date and see you all there!
SUPPORTER INFO FOR MONTROSE v FORFAR DERBY MATCH
With a bumper crowd expected on Saturday, please see parking arrangements below (Note: there will be NO segregation).
Admission will be £15 Adult, £8 OAP/U16 and £18 Family.
Please arrive in plenty time to allow safe entry to the Stadium and fans are reminded of the clubs Unacceptable Conduct Policy, which can be found on our website.
We hope both sets of supporters witness a highly competitive game and have a thoroughly enjoyable and safe afternoon.
What a year it's been for hospitality here at Links Park!
Not only are ALL Angus Derbies sold out, but indeed we now only have full hospitality availability for THREE of our fixtures between now and the end of March!
Get booked in quickly for the following games before they fill up as well!
AIRDRIE - OCTOBER 20th
DUMBARTON - NOVEMBER 3rd
STENHOUSEMUIR - DECEMBER 22nd
HOSPITALITY AT FORFAR GAME
Due to a cancellation, we are delighted to be able to open up a few spaces for hospitality for the previously SOLD OUT Forfar game this Saturday!
Be quick - this will be gone oh so soon!
HOSPITALITY RAFFLE WINNER
Congratulations to Iain Bridges of W M Donald Ltd, the winner of our Matchday Hospitality Raffle at the Forfar game last week. Stewart Petrie presented Iain with a signed shirt.
COMMEMORATIVE RED STRIP NOW IN STOCK
After selling out the first batch in ONE DAY, we're delighted to have our striking Red Commemorative 3rd strip back in stock at the clubshop.
Shirts are available from the clubshop this Saturday from 2pm, or any day this week via prior arrangement.
LADIES DAY - SOLD OUT!
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful ladies of Montrose FC for selling out our Annual Ladies day in what must be record time! The ink had barely dried on the posters before the tickets were completely snapped up!
Thank you all so much for your support!
LOOK BACK ON A SEASON OF GLORY
A special commemorative programme looking back on our history making, record breaking season 2017-18. 36 full colour pages, and a must for any Mo' fan.
Available from the clubshop this coming Saturday 29th September.
SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD
Montrose Football Club are proudly supporting Show Racism the Red Cards Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years, the, SPFL and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland 15 years ago.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 5th- 19thOctober, shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.
All professional clubs will show their support over one weekend – Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
Club Captain Paul Watson said, “This is a great campaign and one we are all fully behind. Racism has no place in society, let alone football and if we all play our part in raising awareness we can hopefully eradicate it completely.”
Montrose Football Club condemn all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated within theclub.
Show Racism the Red Card are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.
Show your support for tackling racism:
MATCHDAY MASCOT PACKAGES
Be part of the matchday vibe with our fantastic matchday mascot package!
A fantastic birthday and Christmas present, and a great day out for any Mini Mo'!
MATCH BALL SPONSOR
We'd like to say a big thank you to Iain Frater of Hunting Energy Service, our matchball sponsor for Saturday's Forfar game.
Iain is pictured receiving a signed ball from Director Barry O'Neill
VINTAGE FOOTBALL SHIRTS
Did you know we stock a whole host of different vintage football shirts in our club shop?
We've got shirts in various sizes, from various years including
Newcastle, Portsmouth, Watford, Man United, Arsenal, Celtic, Scotland, Barcelona, Brazil, Chelsea, Australia, Netherlands
Juventus,Crystal Palace, Tranmere, Liverpool, England and more!
HALF TIME DRAW WINNER
Congratulations to David Keillor, winner of Saturday's half time 50/50 Draw.
David is pictured below receiving a cheque for £225 from MFCSC Chairman Graham Christieson