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Albion Rovers FC – New Manager announced…

Albion Rovers FC – New Manager

Brian_kerr3Albion Rovers FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Kerr as the club’s new manager. Kerr (36) steps up from his current role as the coach of Rovers Under-20 side. Rovers Chairman Ronnie Boyd said: ‘Brian has done a great job with the under-20 development side, and we are confident he can do an equally good job with our first team ‘Brian played the game at a very high level both north and south of the border and earned three caps for Scotland, but he also knows the demand of Division 1 football.’ The former Newcastle, Motherwell and Hibs midfielder hopes to announce the appointment of an assistant manager later this week. Kerr said: ‘I’m delighted to get the chance to manage Albion Rovers, and I’ll do everything in my power to continue the progress the club has made in recent years. ‘My work will start immediately, as I look to put a squad and backroom staff in place for next season’.

 


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Betfred Cup 2017/18 dates

The SPFL has today announced that the Group Stage draw for the 2017 Betfred Cup will take place on Friday, 2 June.

The 2017 Betfred Cup will kick off another season of Scottish football and follows a hugely successful first year in the competition’s unique format which saw a number of innovations introduced. BT Sport continue as broadcast partner of the Betfred Cup for a second season.

The Group Stage draw sees the 40 participating clubs placed into eight groups of five and scheduled to play four games across five match dates – 15 July, 19 July, 22 July, 26 July and 29 July (subject to broadcast selections).

The format, announced in advance of the 2016 Betfred Cup, sees all drawn Group Stage matches go straight to a penalty shoot-out with the winners earning an extra ‘bonus point’ in addition to the traditional point given for a draw.

Following the Group Stage, the eight group winners and four best runners-up join the four UEFA participants in the second round when the competition reverts to knockout matches, culminating in the 2017 Betfred Cup Final on Sunday 26 November. Celtic defeated Aberdeen 3-0 in the 2016 Betfred Cup Final this season.

SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “We’re very pleased to be able to confirm that the Group Stage draw of the 2017 Betfred Cup will take place on Friday, 2 June, a date for clubs and supporters to really look forward to.

“The first year of the new format was universally popular and with 80 Group Stage matches to be enjoyed during the summer it is the perfect way to kick off another Scottish football season of entertainment, excitement and drama.”

Betfred Cup 2017/18 dates

Group stage matchday 1 – Saturday July 15

Group stage matchday 2 – Tuesday/Wednesday July 18/19

Group stage matchday 3 – Saturday July 22

Group stage matchday 4 – Tuesday/Wednesday July 25/26

Group stage matchday 5 – Saturday July 29

Second round – Tuesday/Wednesday August 8/9

Quarter-finals – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday September 19/20/21

Semi-finals – Saturday/Sunday October 21/22

Final – Sunday November 26


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Brechin City 1 v 0 Albion Rovers

Livingston received the Ladbrokes League 1 trophy this afternoon after beating Peterhead 4-1 at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Liam Buchanan, Scott Pittman, Josh Mullin and Danny Mullen all scored for Livi, with Jamie Redman netting for the Blue Toon, who have slipped to the foot of the table.

Stenhousemuir are up to ninth following a 2-0 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden thanks to a double from on-loan Hibs striker Oli Shaw.

Airdrieonians are third after beating promotion rivals East Fife 4-0 at Bayview. Top scorer Andy Ryan bagged a hat-trick, one a penalty, and Iain Russell was also on target.

Brechin City are on course for the play-offs after beating Albion Rovers 1-0 at Glebe Park with a Paul McLean goal.

Second-placed Alloa Athletic edged out Stranraer 1-0 at the Indodrill Stadium, with Kevin Cawley scoring deep into stoppage time.
Read more at http://spfl.co.uk/news/article/trophy-day-for-livi-diamonds-sparkle/#j3Yw0poAFbt33eUw.99


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Rovers secure Ladbrokes Division 1 Status

After Peterhead defeat to Livingston today, Rovers secure League 1 status.


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Albion Rovers Club Chairman Statement

Chairman Ronnie Boyd
Club Statement

Albion Rovers FC wishes to announce that at the end of the  season manager Darren Young will be leaving the club after terms for a  contract for next season could not be agreed. Darren will remain in charge to ensure the club’s League One position. Darren leaves with the club’s best wishes and thanks for what he has done for Albion Rovers over the past 3 years.
The club will now begin the process to find Darren’s successor.


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Albion Rovers FC – The Football Memories Group

The Football Memories Group

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will have its first meeting on Friday 21 April at 1.30 to 3pm

Cliftonhill Stadium, Main St.
This new initiative is open to all those interested in coming along for a blether about all things Rovers and Scottish football from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

It’s free of charge and pies and Bovril will be served at ‘half time’.

30 clubs in Scotland already have this kind of group
and the Rovers will be the 31st.

It is run in conjunction with the SFA Museum at Hampden.

Anyone interested in coming along or knows someone who would enjoy coming
along should contact
Ronnie Boyd on 07803941573
ronnie.boyd@albionroversfc.com


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Albion Rovers 3 v 0 Stranraer

Rovers consolidated their 7th place position in League 1 with a fantastic and well deserved three nil victory over Stranraer.

Match Stats can be found HERE

Congratulations to Livingston clinched the Ladbrokes League 1 title with four games to spare thanks to a 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic on Saturday.

David Hopkin’s side needed just a point to seal the championship against their closest challengers but goals from Scott Pittman and Jackson Longridge saw them end the Wasps’ 10-match unbeaten run, with Dylan Mackin netting for the visitors.

Today’s win at the Tony Macaroni Arena marks an immediate return to the Ladbrokes Championship for Livingston, who were relegated last season.

Elsewhere in League 1, Airdrieonians leapfrogged Brechin City in the play-off places following a 3-1 win at the Excelsior Stadium.

Queen’s Park kept their top-four ambitions alive with a 2-0 victory against second-bottom Peterhead at Hampden.

Albion Rovers are just three points outside the top four after beating Stranraer 3-0 at the Exsel Group Stadium.

Bottom club Stenhousemuir defeated East Fife 3-1 at Ochilview to close the gap on Peterhead to just two points as the visitors slipped to fifth.


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Albion Rovers Vs Stranraer

leagueWith two points separating both teams its a winner takes all match today at the Exsel Group Stadium. Rovers form as gained some consistency over the past few games and we go into todays match with some confidence.

Late equaliser against Queens Park but it was a spirited performance from the team and they look forward to recovering from the disappointment with a home win verses Stranraer today at 3pm at the Exsel Group Stadium.

 With both teams having similar form over the past few weeks, it will be a competitive match, one which may change the face of the league in terms of what can be achieve this season. A win for any team will see them go into a potential play off spot, where a loss may have the opposite effect, such is the tightness of league positions.

Other important games in this battle are Stenhousemuir  Vs East Fife and Queen’s Park Vs Peterhead it may be all change after 90 minutes?

 


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Post Alloa Athletic 1-1 Draw manager interview + highlights

Post Alloa Athletic 1-1 draw manager interview HERE

highlights HERE

 


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Albion Rovers 1 v 1 Queens Park

A last min cross flew into the net to earn Queens Park a point after Ryan Wallace had scored a peach from 20 yards. Final score 1-1.

Match Stats HERE