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  1. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    1st McGurn 2nd Cox 3rd Deas
  2. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Superb work Dale. For us out of towners these videos are great to watch, and especially so with that Jordyn one. The lad's a star. Arrived on loan from a lower level and if it wasn't for him I've no doubt Cowden probably wouldn't be a League club this season. The games I saw at the start of the season, he looked unstoppable. He's since had his detractors but the greatest thing about the kid is that, along with his love of the occasional pie (which no-one can begrudge of a semi-pro player), he actually cares and seems to love the game, putting 100% effort in whenever I've seen him. And so refreshing watching a Cowden interview and seeing a lad laughing and smiling all the way through. Whatever happens in the summer, and wherever he goes, for me as a new fan over the last year or so, I can safely say that Jordyn Sheerin will go down as my first favourite Cowdenbeath player. The kid's alright.
  3. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    As an aside, and having not posted on here for a while... in fact, since before I attended the rearranged Sevco cup game after travelling up for it for a second time, and attending the relatively recent draw at Berwick... I'm sad to report that unless I get to Annan away in the penultimate game, I think my season's tally of games attended will remain at double figures on nine, instead of the illustrious voluptuously double figure of a nice round-arsed 10. So hopefully I get to that Annan un n see the hardcore away support one final time in my first 'proper' season watching your club, after my initial introduction to Central Park a year ago this week. Aside from being overwhelmed by FC United's impending relegation, and thanking Cowdenbeath FC for providing a footballing salvation for me over the last 12 months whilst getting in 11 games altogether on five different grounds in this past crazy year, I want to thank everyone who has made me feel so much apart of your Cowden family and will leave you for the next few weeks with a couple of pictures.... The first, and though am no fan of private plates, is one I spotted the other day on an auction site and made me do what of those proper snot laughs… or a LOL as they might otherwise be known these days Whilst the second is of a face you might recognize if you've seen me at one of my last couple of games, and possibly the latest number one Cowdenbeath fan, my mate Blind Paul enjoying his scran at Berwick, who instantly caught the bug after attending a game with me this season and already can't wait for his next match - Paul being the seventh Cowden Red' I've dragged along to a game this season, all but one of whom have returned (the other was me mate's Celtic-supporting Weedgie cousin at Albion Rovers!)… Ro all I've met along this bonkers journey... thank you, and keep flying that Cowden flag... and hopefully see you again soon (The Blue Brazil - even the blind can see!)
  4. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Superb. will be good to meet you. I shouldn't be too difficult to miss. I'll probably be the blind drunk bloke next to the drunk blind bloke! (though that might apply a few of us on Saturday, in all fairness)
  5. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Yeah man, now I've just survived a trip to the dentist, I'm hoping this friggin toothache disappears in time... and thankfully no antibiotics been subscribed which means I can crack on with the beer this weekend. Couldn't imagine attending a game sober. Think I'd fall out with football if that was the case! As for the phone, no chance pal. I'm still on my crappy one from 1984! i'll send you Blind Paul's number though (he has something that reads his texts to him... if you were wondering how he reads em), and give you a shout from me mate's phone on the Saturday morning when I'm en-route to Berwick. Think my bus should get near the station for 11 so our arrivals might coincide. Can't wait chief... just hope the weather's kind to us... which I'm not expecting after the last few games I've travelled to.
  6. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    The Free Trade not far from the station looks like a good first stop-off point, I reckon. Good old-fashioned pub, great name, free crisps (apparently) and a pool table.
  7. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Sounds good pal. I'll be getting a bus from Eyemouth not long after 11 probably, and collecting Blind Paul at the station about 11.45... then I'll probably be out til last orders before heading back to Eyemouth and then home the day after... if I survive the Friday and Saturday that is! I'll PM you mine and Paul's numbers so you can keep in touch on Saturday morning as I won't be on here from after Thursday night. Should be a good un
  8. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Superb. I'll be heading up on Friday and staying at a mate's in Eyemouth for a couple of nights, so hopefully landing in Berwick before midday. Any idea of what pubs you'll be heading to?
  9. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Hello again fellas. I'm heading back up for the Berwick match and what well be my eighth Cowden game of the season (and ninth trip if you include the postponed Sevco Cup clash). It might be my last Cowden match of the campaign, unless I can make one of the final two fixtures which is sadly looking unlikely with train prices at the moment, so I'm hoping to have another memorable day and was just wondering if many are planning to travel down for it? I know there was a bit of talk pre-Sevco that a few would be making the trip, and it would be great to meet up with as many of you as possible once more for a few pre and post-match beers. Blind Paul, who travelled with me to the rearranged cup game, is also travelling so the Cowden Reds will thankfully number more than just me, and I'm made up he's already caught the Cowden bug and making an instant return. It will also mark almost a year since my first game and, well, I didn't imagine I'd be approaching almost a dozen games already... but what a ride it's been so far! I almost feel like a proper fan now!
  10. Something I just about remember working on for many years before they died. I think they were made out of trees
  11. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Right chaps, as Sevco boss Slippy G once infamously said, "We go again"... and this time tomorrow, I hope to be sat in the Junction having enjoyed a few drinks, after meeting Blind Paul in Dunfermline en-route, and not to be greeted with the same news as a week Friday on arrival in Fife's Chicago! And hopefully see more of you than I did last time. I'm packing the layers, hat, gloves, scarf in anticipaction for the Baltic conditions and all set for another 8.30am departure. See you again tomorrow, and... C'mon Cowden!
  12. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Nice one pal, and sorry to mess you about... but hopefully all worth it in the end... when I finally get to buy you a pint!
  13. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Your commitment is as much mental as it is admirable! Ha, ta... I don't know about admirable but definitely feckin nuts - especially after I questioned my sanity returning from the last futile trip. I was desperate to get back for this but the only real obstacle was finances (working freelance can be a bitch when waiting for payment, especially at this time of year)... so tried delaying what I thought would be the inevitable of missing this game until as late as possible. Wanting to give Al a few days to find any possible takers for my ticket, I sent a message earlier, expressing the regret that I'd have to say it's looking very unlikely I'll be able to travel. Then he says about some heaters and the fact it WILL be on - and this coming from the fella who doubted the Albion Rovers away might go ahead, and was also worried about last Friday's match. So the certainty raised that slight hope of getting there. Then I got a message off me mate Blind Paul asking if I'm going and could I get him a ticket, as he's up for a few days in Scotland mooching around some grounds and junior games and heard via an FC friend that I've been doing a few Cowden games and was up for the game last week. So then there was the possibility of sharing costs on digs, and there was only one way without the roll of a dice that I was going to commit to this and that was the old tried and tested... Put my faith in the Viking god that is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and whack a tenner on United winning at Arsenal tonight. With half an hour to go, I cashed out and put a few quid on United 3-1, and thus my train fare was covered on a £10 bet, Paul was called and committed to travelling... and hopefully Al hasn't found a buyer for my tickets! So if you see a skint, pished and travel-weary-looking fella walking down the High Street with a can in his hand and a blind fella trailing desperately on his shoulder, and steering the poor sod into the High Street shop windows en-route by mid-afternoon next Wednesday... that'll be us, and please feel free to feed our hunger for alcohol! Now C'mon Cowden!! PS... Yes, Blind Paul really is blind but he's one of the biggest sports nuts I know... goes 'watching' cricket in Australia on his own and loves lower-league Scottish fitba... so we're all a bunch of barmpots in our Cowden Reds group... as you're probably slowly discovering over the past year
  14. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Wonderful news... I'll get that train booked. Again!
  15. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Oh, frigginell... don't say that... I'll be camping in Burntisland at this rate So before I book... what extra efforts are being made to assure the same issues don't possibly arise again, and is there any official line on the likelihood/chances of the game being on or off?