Forfar Athletic v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
Station Park, Forfar
Saturday 21st September 2019
Kick Off: 3.00m
League 1 Table 2019/20
COACHING ROLE IN SAFE HANDS AS BULLOCK RETURNS TO LINKS PARK
Tony Bullock has joined the management team of Montrose FC as Goalkeeping Coach, returning to the club where he spent a short spell as a player back in 2009.
Most recently, the 47 year old has been coaching at local junior side Broughty Athletic, but the Warrington born goalie has made over 350 appearances in a career spanning 27 years with more than 15 clubs including Barnsley, Ross County, Dundee United and St Mirren.
The Englishman became Steven Tweeds first signing in 2009 and played 16 times for the Gable Endies before signing a pre-contract with Dundee.
Bullock’s experience and knowledge of the game is extensive and includes being part of a St Mirren side that won the First Division in 2006 and a Dundee United team that reached the Scottish Cup Final in 2005.
Manager Stewart Petrie said, “I am delighted to be bringing Tony on board as he is someone I know well. We not only played together at Ross County but we were also both part of Paul Sheerin’s management team at Arbroath. Tony’s career and experience speaks for itself, he is a great professional, has an infectious personality and he is really looking forward to getting back into the senior game.
“I would just like to say a massive thanks to Jim Butter, who chose to leave the Club last month. Jim was part of a special team at a special time and his contribution will never be forgotten. We all wish him the very best of luck for the future.”
SEASON TICKET OFFER EXTENDED
If you thought you’d missed out on our Early Bird offer then Don’t Worry, Be Happy as we have extended it until the 21st June.
And remember ALL HOME pre-season AND Betfred group fixtures are included in the price.
REDMAN DEPARTS LP
Jamie Redman has chosen not to renew his contract with the Club opting instead for a fresh challenge with League 2 newcomers Cove Rangers.
Joining from Peterhead in 2017 the 32 year old made almost 70 appearances for the Mighty Mo, captaining the side on many occasions. His leadership and commitment was clear for all to see and he will forever be remembered as scoring THAT goal to secure our historic second league title.
Thank you Jamie and we all wish you the very best of luck for the future.
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIESAhead of our competitive campaign we have arranged 3 warm ups against Highland League, League 2 and Championship opposition.
ROSELEA TURN BLUE 2019-20!!
Montrose Roselea have made a decision to revert to a Royal Blue home strip for the coming season whilst retaining the traditional all Green for all away games.
This has come around due to the strengthening links with Montrose FC and the Montrose Community Trust. The club will also update their club badge to also fit in with the Montrose Community Football group which includes Montrose Youth, Montrose Amateurs and Montrose Ladies which Roselea are working towards being part of.
Club Secretary Roy Gill said “The decision to change from Green to Blue was not an easy one and one that we had to make sure we got right however with the move to Links Park working out well and the Community spirit linked to football in the town being very positive we felt it was the right time to do so. The decision to move to the North Juniors and then to Links Park were big moves but we felt that they had to be undertaken primarily for club survival. It is no secret that we have lacked Committee members and we head into the 2019-20 with just 5 Committee members. That is OK if we are all present but it we have holidays etc it is tough to facilitate a game. We have our AGM on Weds June 19th and it would be great to see some new faces come in. There is much to be positive about however and after finishing third in the North Superleague the team are building valuable experience which will hopefully see us narrow the gap with Banks o Dee who are the benchmark at the moment”
Roselea have picked up new sponsors for both the new home and away kits and these will be announced closer to the season kick off. There are also Sponsors for most of the kit however Roselea will be announcing a great opportunity for businesses to receive a lot of advertising exposure along with the chance to become the Training Kit & Ball Sponsor in the form of a draw linked to these.
Roselea will also launch new club ties (see photo). These will incorporate the club colours and new badge but subtly the old club badge is visible in the background. This makes sure that tradition is also preserved. The ties will become available for sale soon and will cost £10 to non club members.