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» Montrose FC Latest News - April 2014


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Arrival : Bon Accord Lounge 12.45pm.
Pre match drinks: Three Course Meal (with wine) : Catering by Marshall Wilkie Design.
Kick off 3pm
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montrose fc under 16/17s fixture (09/04/14)
Montrose v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Sunday 13th April 2014
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Kick Off 1.00pm
Admission Free
stuart garden leaves montrose (08/04/14)
Montrose Football Club today announced Manager, Stuart Garden, had left the club by mutual consent following the clubs failure to reach SPFL League 2 play offs.   The club will be advertising the post for a Manager or Player/Manager however in the interim George Shields, Assistant Manager and John McCafferty, Goalkeeping Coach, will be responsible for coaching and team selection duties.  The club wishes to place on record our thanks to Stuart for his efforts during the past two years.
peterhead 4 montrose 0 (06/04/14)
A second half collapse against champions elect Peterhead at Balmoor Stadium on Saturday finally ended Montrose Football Club’s chances of making the end of season play offs once again.
With four matches left to play Stuart Garden’s men find themselves some nine points behind Stirling Albion after another highly disappointing match.
Going in at the break Montrose had more than matched Jim McInally’s side but come full time the gulf in class between the two sides was clearly there for both sides to see.
Once Peterhead got their noises in front on 63 minutes there was only going to be one winner as the Montrose player’s heads went down and the side succumbed to their second heavy defeat in a week. The result coming some seven days after their 3 – 0 home loss to Elgin City.
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Group photo from Saturday's Hall of Fame dinner by Scott Duncan of Bleeding Lens Photography
Back Row left to right – Graham Christieson, John McCafferty, Ron Marquis, Stuart Garden, John Sheran, Steven King, Bruce Morrison, Monty Mole, Ivo Den Bieman, David Larter, Brian Third, Les Barr, Alan Lyons, Pat Rolink, Hugh Davidson, George Shields, Kevin Pert
Front Row – Colin Maver, Andrew Stephen, John Paton, Derek Sim, Tom Murray, John Donachie, Jimmy McIntosh, John Crawford, David Laing

Five new players were inducted into the Montrose FC Hall of Fame at Saturday night's Hall of Fame dinner which was organised to celebrate the 135th anniversary of Montrose Football Club.
The new players inducted were Hugh Davidson, Willie Nicoll, John Sheran, Brian Third & Colin Maver (player details below).
Former Montrose FC Chairman, the late Willie Johnston also received a lifetime achievement award which was presented to his family members.
The "Flying Dutchman" Ivo Den Bieman also attended the dinner and was presented with his Hall of Fame Award from 2014

» Hall of Fame Dinner Photos

HUGH DAVIDSON (2006 to 2011 - 164 appearances, 4 goals)
Fast forward 50 years and Hugh was possibly the modern day equivalent of Ronnie Cross. Never a showy player, he was nonetheless a great holding midfielder whose greatest skill was perhaps his ball winning ability. Indeed one of the goalkeepers he played with, observed how much better the defence played with "Scooby" sitting in front of them. A Scotland U-21 international whilst at Dundee United, he was signed from Arbroath and went on to become club captain and a fans' favourite. Decided to retire in 2011 and sadly have to go off injured after only 20 minutes of his final game at Hampden on the last day of the season.

COLIN MAVER (1988 to 1993 - 190 appearances, 31 goals)
Like Innes MacDonald, Colin had been attracting rave reviews for his performances for Keith -  in his case on the right-wing - when Ian Stewart brought him to Links Park in March 1988  He immediately became a fans’ favourite with a goal on his debut to secure a 1-0 victory at Brechin. Of modest stature, his gritty style coupled  pace with impressive dribbling ability. Colin also contributed more than his fair share of goals in his early years at the club before being moved infield to a more central role under the Rougvie/McLelland partnership and was another key member of the 90-91 promotion side, before returning to Keith at the end of season 92-93.

WILLIE NICOLL (1959 to 1962 - 103 appearances, 2 goals)
Willie had opportunities to sign for both Manchester United and Rangers as a youngster, but both moves fell through. Instead he made his name in the senior ranks with Arbroath in the fifties. He put pen to paper for Montrose in the summer of 1959, coinciding with a five year spell where the Gable Endies were regularly challenging for promotion to Division One. That was easily the most successful spell in the club’s history to that point and Willie’s commanding presence at centre-half helped to strengthen what had previously been a somewhat porous defence. A recurring back injury brought his career at Links Park to a premature end in 1962, though he played a few games for Brechin before retiring.

JOHN SHERAN (1979 to 1991 ( 3 spells) - 333 appearances, 22 goals)
A strong no-nonsense centre-back, there was nothing flash about John but he was a highly effective defender. It was therefore a major shock when Dennis D’Arcy decided to release him in 1983. Ian Stewart was clearly amongst those surprised by the decision, for when he was appointed manager six months later, he quickly brought John back to Links Park from Nairn County. It was an inspired move as in the 84-85 Championship season he contributed seven vital goals and was voted Player of the Year. He remained a regular until late 1987 when he quit for personal reasons before returning in 1989 for a year-long third spell. John returned to the club as assistant manager to Kevin Drinkell in October 1998 and took over from him two years later, before ultimately resigning in October 2004. 

BRIAN THIRD (1971 to 1973 - 92 appearances, 50 goals)
Originally a full-back, whilst at Peterhead, Brian stood in as an emergency striker with phenomenal results, scoring seven goals in his first two games up front. He never looked back and in March 1971 Alec Stuart paid out a club record £2,000 for him. By the end of the following season, Brian had netted a respectable 17 goals in 43 appearances and Montrose fans were well aware of his powerful shooting ability and  exceptional pace, but could never have anticipated his contribution in season 72-73. In all he scored 33 goals in 49 starts, still a club record in a single season and was justly voted Player of the Year. Unsurprisingly, this attracted the attentions of other clubs and in the summer of 1973 he moved to St Mirren for £10,000.

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Willie Nicoll is Inducted into the Montrose FC Hall of Fame


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