Tuesday, January 14, 2014

County Fans taking subscriptions for Club's Highland League Centenary book to be launched this summer

Fans’ spokeperson Donald Wilson told the Gurn: “Myself, Graeme Mcleod and Bill Logan have been carrying out extensive research over the past year on a book to commemorate the Centenary of NCFC. The club's roots go back to the early 1880s (so we are older than Celtic FC - quiet a remarkable thought) but it was in 1914 we were accepted into membership of the Highland League. 
This has been a major task and I am sure fans will be delighted with the final product when it is published next summer. Don't want to give away too much but there are some fantastic tales and anecdotes uncovered in our investigations and the book includes interviews with former players, managers a chronological account from the early days of the club to the present day.
We have access to fantastic mono (black and white) pictures of the earliest teams, scenes of Station Park and some superb colour photos will be made available from Des and Shirley Scholes, Donald Matheson and Kenny Macleod. All in all we hope you will enjoy the book which we hope to publish as soon after the current season ends as possible and we will have an official launch event. In terms of financing the book I don't know what the final printing costs will be until we have the pagination complete and ready for the printers but at the NCFC Supporters Ground Improvements Fund meeting a cover price of £20 in principle was agreed.” In short – the team of authors are taking names to secure an advance copy of the book.” There’s more on the Fans Ground Improvement news pages here.

Also on the Ground improvement pages, a report of the fans meeting from Graeme MacLeod, news of auctions for a signed football and a copy of the year’s accounts plus the latest bank statement. Other County news is that the official site nairncountyfc.co.uk is to be relaunched in a new format in a few days. You can also follow the County on twitter and if you have a facebook account the fans have a "We Believe!" page here.

UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS - Free Pies for a hat-trick. Ali Asher has told the County Fans:
"Something for the fans in the centenary year... For the remainder of this season at Station Park, if any Nairn player scores a hat-trick - FREE PIES for everyone! Subject to the hut still being open and until supplies of scotch pies or sausage rolls run out."

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