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100 Club February Cash Draw

A massive thanks goes to our very own Liam Allison for helping club Chairman/Chaplin Bill Sharp with yesterday’s 100 club February cash draw which saw Charlie McKechnie pick up the £150 top prize. Charlie very generously donated his winnings straight back to the club.

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A message from the Chairman – Bill Sharp

Over the past four months since Alan Archibald stepped down as Chairman I have worked to find a new chairman, but alas I have not been able to fulfil that ambition. However, I have had talks with individuals about strengthening the board in various areas.

Since the departure of Andy Taylor as finance director we have brought David McCready on as our new finance director. David is a local businessman (DMC Book-keeping Service) and will be responsible for the position of company secretary and finance director.

He will be joined on the board with Harry Bell, Harry needs no introduction to the club as he has been as life-long Shire supporter and makes many transatlantic trips to his home town to cheer on the lads whenever he can. Harry has brought with him Sherman Lam to add another dimension to the club in relation to his business acumen, and how we as a club build on our move to Falkirk Stadium looking to find a sustainable future.

We also have Bob Worgan join the board, Bob and May have been responsible for supporting the players buses to away matches and made significant financial contributions over the past number of years for which we are truly grateful. They have been ever present in the boardroom and offer support for visiting directors as ambassadors for us. Bob has agreed that he will continue to fulfil this role in an official capacity on match days, ably supported by his wife May.

Kevin Kelly will remain on the board. Ian Fleming will continue his role as match day director coordinating match days and as representative of the Shire trust on the board. Andy Williamson who does a million and one things to keep the players on the pitch, ensure we meet all the Compliance, Licensing, registration and Regulatory requirements of the Lowland League and Scottish Football Association in his role as club secretary while doubling up as physio on matchdays. Andy, it never ceases to amaze me on how much multi-tasking one-man can do.

Having spoken with my fellow directors regarding a new chairman and there being no suitable candidate at present, I have therefore agreed to stay on as Interim Chairman and Chaplain until the end of the season or until we appoint a suitable replacement.

The board are fully committed to supporting Derek and Andy on the journey back to the SPFL and are focused only on building for the future. It’s OUR club and and we do have a very bright future. Let’s enjoy the journey together.

We need your support.

Steven Smith Signs for the Shire

Shire Manager, Derek Ure, has moved to strengthen his squad for the rest of the season with the signing of 21 yo defensive midfielder Steven Smith from Albion Rovers. Steven has previously been with Alloa Athletic and recently impressed during our recently friendly match against Scotland Amateur FA.

Steven is available for Saturday’s match v Dalbeattie Star.

Welcome to the Shire.

100 Club February Bonus Gnome Draw

A massive thanks goes to former Shire player Gordon McKenzie (1957-1960) for helping Club chairman/Chaplin Bill Sharp with yesterday’s 100 club Bonus Draw which saw Bill Sharp become the proud new owner of a Shire Gnome.

The 100 club will return next Saturday with the February cash prize up for grabs.


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Andy Rodgers – 200 Career Goals

East Stirlingshire FC would like to pass on our hearty congratulations to Andy Rodgers who scored his landmark 200th competitive career goal in our match against Kelty Hearts on 5th January, 2019.

Andy made his debut for Falkirk FC in season 2001/02 making 16 appearances for our neighbours during that season. 2018/19 marks an incredible 20th competitive football season in a row for our Assistant Manager. Over the course of his long career he has played for Falkirk, Dumbarton, Montrose, Ayr United, Stenhousemuir, Peterhead and is, of course, in his 2nd spell with the Shire.

For the majority of Andy’s career he has played in the Scottish League during which time he scored 130 goals in the Scottish Leagues and National Cups.

We wish Andy continued success as he approaches his 600th competitive career match and also a potential place at the top of the Shire goal scoring record books.

Well done Andy !

27-09-2018. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. East Stirlingshire Football Club squad 2018 – 2019 season. Andy Rodgers, Assistant Manager.

Player update – Liam Allison

Everyone was delighted to see Liam Allison back with his boots on at training last night. After an early pre-season set back Liam has recovered from an operation and has been given the all clear to resume training again.

Welcome back Leroy.

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Westfield Bar Open Tomorrow for our Match v Cumbernauld Colts

We are happy to advise that the Westfield Bar at the Falkirk Stadium will be open tomorrow from 12.15pm before our important GeoSonic Lowland League match against Cumbernauld Colts.

This will be our 1st home game for over 1 month and we look forward to seeing as many fans as possible turn out to cheer on the Shirey Pirey to 3 points !

Kick off is at 3pm and a 28 page match programme will be available to purchase for £2. Along with another seminal Nimmo’s Notes and our regular features, tomorrow’s programme will also include an interview with Shire 1950’s fullback, Gordon McKenzie, plus a number of special photos that were taken by Daniel Brown at our recent League match at Edinburgh University.


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