Category Archives: Latest News

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ARFC Club Statement

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Further to yesterday’s SPFL disciplinary hearing:

Albion Rovers regret the registration error that precipitated the removal of the club from the Irn Bru cup. We would like to state “it was an honest mistake” and we have since tightened up on administration procedures.

We are naturally disappointed the club will not be progressing to the next round and would like to take this time to apologise to the players and fans for the offence that took place..

In accordance with paragraph 14.4 of the Judicial Panel Protocol, there is no right of appeal in respect of the decision taken by the Tribunal to annul the match.

Accepting and respecting this ruling the club would like to move on and effect more positive outcomes in the future, we  thank everyone for their support during a challenging time.

The club looks forward to successful season and thanks all our fans for their continued support.

Albion Rovers FC


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Albion Rovers IRN-BRU Cup

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The club will issue a full statement tomorrow with regards to our IRN-BRU cup expulsion.


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IRN-BRU Cup SPFL Board Press Release

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At a disciplinary hearing held today (Thursday, 24 August 2017) the SPFL Board charged Albion Rovers FC with a breach of the IRN-BRU Cup Regulations.

The charge arose from the participation of player Liam McGuigan as a used substitute during Albion Rovers’ match against Spartans in the First Round of the IRN-BRU Cup on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Liam McGuigan was, at that time, not registered with Albion Rovers and was therefore not eligible to play in that match.

The tie finished 0-0 after extra time, with Albion Rovers then winning the resulting penalty shoot-out 5-4.

Albion Rovers pleaded guilty to the breach of the IRN-BRU Cup Regulations.

The SPFL has annulled the result of the Albion Rovers v Spartans match and instead awarded the match as a 0-3 win to Spartans. Albion Rovers were also fined £2,000.

Spartans therefore progress to the Second Round of the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup in place of Albion Rovers and will now play Linfield at home.

Read more at https://spfl.co.uk/news/article/press-release-disciplinary-hearing/#2AkiVFhvyeW0koZc.99


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Stadium naming rights

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The stadium naming rights will be extended as to give the club time to meet up with potential sponsors.

To register an interest then please email david.douglas@albionroversfc.com
or call David Douglas, Chief Executive, on 07841485574 if you would like more information.

Full details here > http://albionroversfc.co.uk/your-name-here/

 


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Albion Rovers V Airdrieonians preview

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Brian Kerr’s first Lanarkshire derby as manager of Albion Rovers was the dramatic victory over Hamilton in the BetFred Cup, and BK will be hoping for more success when Rovers take on local rivals Airdrie at Cliftonhill this afternoon.

Rovers only injury doubt is striker Sean Higgins, while Airdrie have been bolstered by the loan signings of Hamilton duo Jordan McGregor and Ryan Tierney and Motherwell duo defender Luke Watt and winger Jake Hastie on development loans.

Last meeting: 11/03//2017: Albion Rovers 3 Airdrie 4 (League One)
Recent form: Albion Rovers WWDLW Airdrie LLLDL
Referee – David Lowe
Admission prices:Adult £14. Concession £7. Children under 12 £2.
Other League One fixtures: Alloa v Queens Park, Arbroath v East Fife,Raith Rovers v Forfar, Stranraer v Ayr United


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SPFL press release: IRN-BRU Cup

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Albion Rovers fielded an ineligible player, Liam McGuigan, during their IRN-BRU Cup First Round fixture at home to Spartans, played last night (Tuesday, 15 August, 2017).

The tie finished 0-0 after extra time, with Albion Rovers then winning the resulting penalty shoot-out 5-4.

Disciplinary proceedings have therefore been commenced against Albion Rovers. Pending the outcome of these proceedings, Albion Rovers and Spartans will both be in the draw for the Second Round of this season’s IRN-BRU Cup, being held tomorrow (Thursday, 17 August, 2017)

No further statement will be provided before the disciplinary process is completed.

Read more at https://spfl.co.uk/news/article/spfl-press-release-irn-bru-cup/#JFXdlpxPmRcJkmud.99


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IRN-BRU Cup Rd 2 draw on Thursday

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The draw for the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup will be made at the Falkirk Wheel at 1.00pm this Thursday, August 17, and will be streamed live on the SPFL Facebook page.

The 24 first-round winners will be joined by Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, along with Linfield and Crusaders from Northern Ireland; Welsh clubs The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads; and Sligo Wanderers and Bray Wanderers from the Republic of Ireland.

The draw is unseeded but the six non-Scottish clubs will be kept apart – one team from each country will be drawn at home and one away. In the case of Northern Ireland, Linfield will be allocated an away tie due to the unavailability of Windsor Park and Crusaders will be allocated a home tie.

Set yourself a reminder to watch the draw by clicking HERE.

Second-round ties are due to be played on the weekend of September 2/3.


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Albion Rovers 0 v 0 The Spartans (5 v 4)

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Rovers progressed to round 2 of the IRN BRU cup after a penalty shoot out win after the match ended nil nil, against a stubborn Spartans team at Cliftonhill.

Two great saves from Rovers Daniel Potts was the hero last night when Rovers’ won a the penalty shoot out 5 v 4.

Match report from The Spartans website HERE

Spfl Stats from the match HERE


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Queen’s Park match highlights

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Match highlights now online – thanks to Queen’s Park TV.

Interview with Queen’s Park Boss Gus McPherson