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Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 24th, 2018, 10:42 am

Last season, they finished bottom of the Highland League and were on the verge of calling it a day. By some miracle, they survived and decided to press on with season 2018/19.

Things didn't start well. After losing 11-1 away in their first league game, they then lost 16-0 to the mighty Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a cup game at the start of the season.

Well, with the cup run finished, at least they could now focus their attention on the league.

......but the league games were are bad. In the next 4 games of the season....

They lost 11-1 at home
They lost 6-0 away
They lost 10-0 at home
They lost 10-0 away

And this Saturday they entertain 3rd place side (and title hopefuls) Formartine United.

It could not get any worse. Could it?

Well......now they've been done for fielding an illegal player. They have been fined £150 and docked NINE points. So, to date:

Played 5
Won 0
Drawn 0
Lost 5
Goals for 2
Goals against 48

Points MINUS 9


This time, I fear, the writing is on the wall for poor old Fort Bill.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby PinkDalek » August 25th, 2018, 5:07 pm

At least they’ve managed to double their goals for and are only bottom on goal difference. ;)

Crowd funding anyone?

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Yup, only 8-2 today so A massive improvement in Fort Bill terms.

They should be on for a string of easy home weekends soon though. - mainly because their pitch is unplayable from October until late spring.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby PinkDalek » August 25th, 2018, 6:38 pm

I'm sure there are many worse places to watch a football match (or go for a long walk outside the short home season), even if the they don't win manage to pick up many points:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... anpark.jpg

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby kiloran » August 25th, 2018, 7:01 pm

PinkDalek wrote:I'm sure there are many worse places to watch a football match (or go for a long walk outside the short home season), even if the they don't win manage to pick up many points:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... anpark.jpg

With something like twice the rainfall of Glasgow, I suspect you wouldn't see much of the scenery.
Maybe the team would do better if they picked up their shinty sticks.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Maybe the team would do better if they picked up their shinty sticks.


Well apparently the team does improve into the Autumn because the shinty season ends and the players switch to football for the winter, so we shall see.


From what I read, their woes took a different form today when one of their player was sent off twice. Once for the original offence, the other for dissent as he walked of the park.....let's see what the card count is when the shinty players pull on their football boots.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby PinkDalek » August 25th, 2018, 7:46 pm

kiloran wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:I'm sure there are many worse places to watch a football match (or go for a long walk outside the short home season), even if the they don't win manage to pick up many points:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... anpark.jpg

With something like twice the rainfall of Glasgow, I suspect you wouldn't see much of the scenery. ...


The next few days appear to be fine, with rain forecast at least for nine of them, out of nine, depending on where one checks. Perfect weather for a bracing walk. What else would one want (other than appropriate clothing etc)?

Next fixture Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 v Strathspey Thistle FC on nil points, as against FWFC's minus 9 (Fielding inelgible player on three occasions as Snorvey said earlier and I missed when looking at the BBC's table rather than here http://www.highlandfootballleague.com/LeagueTable/).

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2018, 8:11 pm

As Billy Connolly once said*

'No such thing as bad weather - only bad clothing'


Fort William does have truly miserable weather though. The good thing is it's in the shadow of Ben Nevis, so you may be able to climb above the gloom. Maybe.


* he was probably quoting someone else.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Yup, Strathy up next for FW. Strathspey Thistle (from Grantown on Spey) used to be neck and neck with FW for the weakest team in the league by far. They're still weak, but I've heard they've had a bit of money thrown at them so are a little stronger now.

Every team in the Highland League is praying for a 'mair money than sense' type investor. A few have been lucky and are successful for a while.... but as the cash dries up or the investor gets bored, they soon slip back to mediocrity.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby PinkDalek » August 31st, 2018, 8:08 pm

Snorvey wrote:Yup, Strathy up next for FW. Strathspey Thistle (from Grantown on Spey) used to be neck and neck with FW for the weakest team in the league by far. They're still weak, but I've heard they've had a bit of money thrown at them so are a little stronger now. ...



I go away for a few days and come back hoping to see the latest news. Seems like there's been nothing to report.


Wednesday 29 Aug 2018

Fort William FC 1 v 1 Strathspey Thistle FC
:D (<<< That's a D for Draw)

Up to -8 points but, unfortunately, Saturday 1 September takes them to second place Cove Rangers. Not that I feel FWFC's goal difference is of much importance. It is the points they need to pick up over the remaining 27 matches.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » August 31st, 2018, 9:05 pm

Cove Rangers are probably the best team in the league.

I fully expect Fort to be pummelled tomorrow.

It's poor old Lossie that are suffering now though. Technically they're now bottom of the league with...

No points.
Null point.
Kein punkt
Neit pointski

:-(

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » September 1st, 2018, 5:05 pm

Well, not as bad as it could have been.

Final Score:

Cove Rangers 11-0 Fort William.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » November 7th, 2018, 3:15 pm

The Times

The Journeyman visits Fort William.
Played 16. Lost 15.
Goal difference = Minus 105


The snow-capped peak of Ben Nevis peers over the summit of Meall ant-Suidhe, rising behind the eastern goal of Claggan Park, where the sun hangs like a jewel in the sky. It is a sweeping, breathtaking vista and one day I would love to see it. On Saturday, however, dark, ominous skies, peaks shrouded in mist and sheets of rain swept in from the Atlantic and the picturesque home of Fort William FC looked more like a scene from the kingdom of Mordor.


Subscription Article.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the- ... -55vrgslpv

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Re: Well done, poor old Fort William FC

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Postby PinkDalek » November 7th, 2018, 11:30 pm

Snorvey wrote:The Times

The Journeyman visits Fort William.
Played 16. Lost 15.
Goal difference = Minus 105




I make it:

Played 17 Lost 15.

;)

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » January 7th, 2019, 11:29 am

Formartine United rattle 14 (fourteen) past Fort Bill at the weekend.

With 12 games remaining, their goal difference is minus 145. At a rate of less than minus 5 per game, minus 200 for the season should easily achievable.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » January 14th, 2019, 10:00 am

Apparently Theresa May is looking at the largest Commons defeat since Ramsay MacDonald (Lossiemouth) in Nineteen Oatcake.

Only a Fort William based Prime Minister would ever have a hope of losing by more.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » March 24th, 2019, 7:41 am

Last weeks 12-1 drubbing followed by yesterday's 11-0 humping saw Fort's goals against easily pass through minus 200 for the season (so far!). Goal difference is still...errr.... 'positive' at minus 193 though, but the last few games of the season should put paid to that.

Fort Bill's points remain at minus 7 for the year.

http://www.highlandfootballleague.com/LeagueTable/

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby scotia » March 25th, 2019, 12:20 am

And to rub salt into the wounds, a few weeks ago they were leading Wick Academy by one goal to nil when the referee abandoned the game due to a waterlogged pitch.
Never mind, given some recent Scotland performances, maybe there's hope for some of the Fort William players.

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby dionaeamuscipula » March 26th, 2019, 11:38 am

Snorvey wrote:Last weeks 12-1 drubbing followed by yesterday's 11-0 humping saw Fort's goals against easily pass through minus 200 for the season (so far!). Goal difference is still...errr.... 'positive' at minus 193 though, but the last few games of the season should put paid to that.

Fort Bill's points remain at minus 7 for the year.

http://www.highlandfootballleague.com/LeagueTable/


The 11-0 defeat by Keith included five goals scored by Keith's record goal scorer....Keith.

DM

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Re: Poor old Fort William FC

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Postby Snorvey » April 6th, 2019, 10:48 am

.....................Pos..P W D L GF GA GD P

Fort William FC 18 30 0 2 28 17 221 -204 -7

With the perpetual rain in Fort Bill constantly flooding the pitch over the winter period, the plucky highlanders have 4 home 4 games to fit in against Nairn, Fraserbrugh, Forres & Wick. Despite the perception of home advantage the target for the season simply must be 250 goals against.

Ten goals plus against Fraserburgh, Forres & Wick should see them over the line.


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