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In previous years in Rothmans/Sky Sports yearbook trialists have been named. In the latest edition there are six appearances attributed to 'Trialist A' or 'Trialist B'. Any suggestions as to who these players were? The matches were: Annan Athletic (v Clyde) 12/8/2017 - 2 players Annan Athletic (v Elgin City) 9/9/2017 Albion Rovers (v Forfar Athletic) 26/8/2017 Elgin City (v Peterhead) 12/8/2017 Elgin City (v Peterhead) 10/3/2018 Thanks.
This is sure to stimulate some debate on here, particularly now the season is over. Twenty-five years ago with my Dad, I first embarked on the father-and-son ritual of going to watch our local football team, Elgin City, every Saturday. The night they won the league and captain Russell Mackay lifted the cup, in the first season we began supporting them, is a treasured childhood memory of mine. Being eight years old at the time, I don't remember much about the ensuing controversy, whereby the players had to give back their medals and the club were stripped of the title on the basis of an indiscretion (still not proven) relating to one match. I'm now a freelance journalist and, having researched the whole affair thoroughly in the last two years, spending hours trawling through newspaper cuttings at Central Library in Edinburgh and interviewing fans, players and officials of my team and rival clubs, the penalty they faced back then seems ludicrous to me - and everyone I've interviewed, regardless of allegiance, agrees. That's why I'm looking to the Scottish Football Association to review the decision and, hopefully, put things right for the players of that brilliant team. Anyone who agrees can sign and share the petition here: https://tinyurl.com/Elgin93 Please discuss.
As part of our Colours of our Scarves project, Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) were at Elgin City on Saturday for the visit of Clyde in the SPFL League Two Between the beginning of 2014 and the end of the 2014/15 season, SDS will have visited all forty-two Scottish senior club grounds promoting the government-funded initiative in an attempt to help play a part in addressing the issue of sectarianism in Scotland. The programme will collect much needed research through a campaign of educational workshops and visual displays utilising the services of world famous football photographer, Stuart Roy Clarke. SDS were in attendance on Saturday with our photographic display, encouraging supporters to view the images and partake in surveys to canvas their opinions on the issue of sectarianism in their local community, both today and in the past. We received a overwhelmingly positive response from those we spoke with on Saturday – supportive of the Colours of our Scarvesproject and being happy to participate in the initiative’s short survey. We would also like to extend our utmost thanks to Elgin City Football Club for their excellent hospitality and welcoming environment. SDS were treated to a tour of Borough Briggs – a very impressive ground – as well as a feature about the project in the match day programme. Our thanks go to everybody at the club, especially Martin Hunter who arranged our visit and was incredibly helpful on the day itself. To view images from the day, head over to our Facebook page SDS will be at Stranraer this coming Saturday (August 30th) for their match against Dunfermline Athletic, so if you’ll be attending look out for us and come and say hello. You can read more about the Colours of our Scarves programme here