With today’s match report written and online it’s time to say goodbye. After 15 years on the interweb RedWeb is pulling up the drawbridge and snuffing out the candles. It’s over. Finished. La Fin etc. For those paying attention you will of course remember that I said this once before. Indeed. That was many moons ago when Philliben and TGR had drained every ounce of enthusiasm from my body. The arrival of RedWebToo/Dinamo i.e. Deena, relit the fire. That fire still burns. It always will but not enough for me to continue. Looking back it’s been an interesting journey. From my first offering written in good old Microsoft Front Page and hosted on FreeUK (I believe you can actually still find the odd page somewhere), through the short lived Rivals franchise, stopping, starting, Deena, photos, professional websites, Stirling Observer, the campaign, the trust, the exec, the end. Been tiring at [... more]
Stirling Albion players are back in pre-season training and the first public friendly is just a couple of weeks away. As such there is plenty of news to catch up on. From signings and fixtures to commercial news it’s time to have a quick round-up of what has been going on. Squad Stirling now have a 23 man squad. The following players have been signed to date: Bradley Coyne (Striker), Age 19, Last club St Mirren Kieran McAnespie (Defender), Age 32, Last club Arbroath David McClune (Defender/Midfielder), Age 29, Last club Brechin City Bradley is the son of Tommy (Senior) and the brother of Tommy (Junior), who of course had a short spell at Stirling during the Allan Moore years. Productive loan spells at East Stirlingshire and Forfar, where he scored three times against us, points to an ability to score goals at the lower levels. Kieran McAnespie is a [... more]
The match which is often referred to in the media as Stirling v Albion is up next for Jocky Scott’s men. Despite some ropey results in cup competitions the Beanos have made a flying start to Division Two action. An opening day win over heavily fancied East Fife was of course followed by a 5-1 tanking of Dumbarton down at the Rock. Early days of course but the signs are encouraging that the Beanos may not quite be the pushovers the rest of the division was expecting. Paul Martin’s Rovers outfit suffered a nightmare start to their league campaign up at Gayfield as they had two keepers sent off and lost six goals. In their second league encounter the Wee Rovers recorded a narrow win over Forfar thanks to a last gasp goal from former Stennie man Robert Love. The teams of course met in cup action a couple of [... more]
Midweek action for Stirling as they head to Livingston on Tuesday night in the second round of the Ramsdens Cup. Maybe not the most enticing of assignments but if nothing else it will give manager Jocky Scott another chance to get his team in shape for the more serious fare of league matches. Livingston have started the season well and with former Albion loanee Iain Russell in top form it will be a hard game in store in the roundabout capital of West Lothian. RedWeb may or may not be in attendance at this one. We vowed after a 5-1 defeat at Montrose in a previous League Challenge tie that away matches in this tournament were off the agenda. Went against that pledge by being up in Banff but that was at least a Saturday. If we don’t go then a brief match summary will appear on RedWeb just after [... more]
In the first of only two home friendlies in preparation for season 2011/12 the Beanos take on a Rangers XI. The match of course doubles as a testimonial event for long serving chairman and bill payer Peter McKenzie. While it’s unlikely to be a star studded Rangers team on show it will still be a tough challenge for Jocky Scott’s all new squad. Hopefully, a decent crowd will turn out to pay their respects to Peter and to see what sort of team the Beanos are building for the challenge of Division Two. A full match service will be available for this game. Report will be on-line around 11pm with photos not far behind.