Midfielder Jérôme Heekeng, the last of Stirling Albion’s three Reunion Islanders, has left the DDS. Club Spokesman Paul Goodwin explained: “Just last week the Executive offered Jérôme the option to extend his contract to give him more security. However, part time football in Scotland could not compete with what was available to him in France” It would seem that Jérôme has headed to the South of France to resume a lower league career in French football. This will allow him to concentrate once more on his medical studies as he resumes a career in nursing. Jérôme had become a firm favourite with Albion fans and his departure will be seen as a blow to our hopes of avoiding an instant return to Division Two. From having four foreign lads the Beanos now have none as it seems that our attempts to dabble in the continental market have temporarily hit the [... more]
Ach what the heck. It might be on or it might be off. Getting bored doing previews for games which get postponed. If it takes place it will be our first home match since late November. Fingers crossed. A full match report from next Saturday’s encounter will be on RedWeb later that evening…weather permitting !!
After a 10:45am inspection this afternoon’s encounter with Dunfermline was postponed. No date yet for the rearranged fixture. Looking on the positive side it was will give new manager Jocky Scott a full week to get to know his new team. It will also allow Jocky to bring in one or two new players as well as getting one or two more back off the treatment table. Weather permitting the Albion will be back in action at the DDS next weekend when Queen of the South are in town.
Following a dreadful run of form and results the Beanos management team of John O’Neill and Roddy Grant have left the club. At this stage it’s not exactly clear whether they resigned or were sacked. Rumours around the web suggest that it may have been the former with the humiliation at Firhill the last straw for John and Roddy. John O’Neill was appointed as Stirling Albion manager following the departure of Allan Moore to Morton last May. It continued the recent Albion trend of appointing inexperienced managers. However, it was a gamble which didn’t pay off. The Trust takeover changed the landscape at the Beanos and perhaps a combination of an inexperienced board and and inexperienced manager was always doomed to fail. Apart from one decent spell when we won our only three games of the campaign it was generally a struggle. Six straight league defeats, including three by five [... more]
With the ice and snow gone for the time being the Albion were able to get back into action this afternoon with a trip to Glasgow to face Partick Thistle at Firhill. Torrential rain throughout the morning had many at Firhill fearing the game would be postponed but match referee Steven Finnie gave the match the thumbs up just over an hour before kick-off. Big game for both sides then in their attempts to pull away from the bottom of the table. Stirling in particular would have been desperate for points after suffering six straight defeats in all competitions. In fact the Beanos haven’t won a game since that excellent performance against today’s opponents back in October at Forthbank. Injuries and a lack of matches are not helping the Beanos but it cant be denied that an alarming drop off in form is not making things any easier. Team lines [... more]