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Emma

It was with great sadness to hear of the deaths of Falconer and Ken.

Falconer was a popular full back who starred for the Bloo Toon in the late 70s. He was part of the side that won succesive Qualifying Cups in 1977 and 1978.

Ken was a stalwart supporter who was also a member of the Executive Club.

Both will be sorely missed and the Chairman, Board of Directors and all at Peterhead FC pass on our sincere condolensces to the familes.

An Andy Rodgers penalty in injury time gave Peterhead a 1-0 advantage over Queens Park in this play-off semi final first leg. Queens failed to clear a Steven Noble free kick properly and when Spittal slid in on substitute Rodgers the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Rodgers made no mistake with virtually the last kick of the game.

Whilst Queens had the bulk of possession and passed the ball well it was the Bloo Toon side who looked more threatening. Rory McAllister who came off injured later in the game came close with two efforts midway through the first half. Neil Parry in the home goals producing two good saves. Rodgers made an immediate impact on replacing McAllister with his lob hitting the bar.

A great win for Peterhead at the National Stadium and now a record 9 wins in a row with only one goal conceded. All to play for on Saturday.

A large crowd is expected on Saturday ( 3pm kick off )   It is recommended that fans turn up early.

The Second Division play-off game at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Wednesday 8th May kicks off at 7.30pm.

Match Report Impressive Peterhead cruise Bryan Gilfillan scored his fifth goal of the campaign as Peterhead clinched second spot with a 3-0 win over play-off opponents Queen's Park. The visitors went ahead in the 21st minute when Gilfillan latched onto David Cox's cross to head past Queen's Park stopper Blair Lochhead from close range. The Spiders pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages of the first half but they could not find a way past Graeme Smith in Peterhead's net. The Blue Toon doubled their lead seven minutes after the re-start when Andrew Rodgers drilled in from 12 yards. Jim McInally's men completed the rout in the 79th minute when Dean Cowie found the top left of Lochhead's goal from 20 yards. From SFL website.

The following awards were presented at the PFC Supporters Club Dinner held at The Bloo Toon Lounge on Saturday 27th April 2013  :

Player of the Year                   :             Graeme Smith

Young Player of the Year         :             David Cox

Top Goal Scorer                     :             Rory McAllister

Entertainment was provided in the form of a disco from Jim Reid. 200 people including all the players and management team attended the evening and a great night was had by all

A few people have been asking if their season tickets allow then access to the play off games and just to clarify, yes they do. 

Mon 29 Apr 2013

April Platinum Winners

£500 - John Gildea

£200 - Dr Small

£100 - John Buchan

Tue 23 Apr 2013

Response from PFC.

Peterhead Football Club would like to disassociate themselves from the link on facebook regarding comments about Rangers Football Club.

We would categorically deny that the comments made emanated from any official source within our club.

Peterhead Football Club would like to disassociate themselves from the link on facebook regarding comments about Rangers Football Club.

We would categorically deny that the comments made emanated from any official source within our club.

Mon 08 Apr 2013

Ticket Office

If you wish to purchase tickets for the Rangers v Peterhead game on 20th April the ticket office opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm, tickets can also be ordered over the phone using a debit or credit card by calling Emma on 01779478256.

 

Thank you

To make all supporters aware for this game the time has been changed to a 12.45pm kick off.

Statement

 

The planned reconstruction of Scottish football has created many column inches of newspaper editorial and media coverage, much of which has been sensational, some of which has been sensible and as per usual much of which has been nonsense. We would therefore like to clarify our stance on these new proposals following the debate which took place at Hampden on 28th March.

Our previous meetings with our SFL colleagues regarding these proposals had been positive. We all felt that change was required and the time was upon us to deliver a new, more collective approach to the administration of our game. The SFL had put together a package of changes which had been presented to the SPL; the SPL agreed that changed was required but countered with their own proposal.

This new SPL package was debated and although it was far from a perfect solution it did deliver the key areas for change:

  • 1 Governing Body
  • Redistribution of finance
  • Healthy promotion, relegation and play-off system
  • Pyramid system allowing for future growth.

 

A vote was taken at a previous meeting and the result was 28-1 in favour of progressing the SPL Package to the next stage.

We reconvened on Thursday to further discuss the details of the planned changes.

Governance issues, due–diligence problems and timescales were all covered. These areas, we agree are incredibly important and every care should be taken to ensure that all parties are safeguarded and we create a governing body not just for the short-term but for our long term future. The main concern from some of the SFL members was the timescale factor which was discussed at length. However the end result of this over-zealous procrastination now has the potential to de-rail all our previous progress and create divisions when we had unanimity.

At the end of our meeting we again took an indicative “vote” for the Implementation of the SPL package at the beginning of next season. This time the result was 14/14. The main reason given for the change in mind of majority of clubs was the timescale.

 

We accept the rational and agree that timescales are difficult and in other circumstances many of the reasons against change would be compelling. Indeed in business we would not consider a take it or leave it proposal as has been presented by the SPL, but the alternatives are grim.

Clubs in the 2nd/3rd Division have nothing to gain financially in the short term from “Reconstruction”, but we, as a club must look at the wider picture and judge what is best for the future of our national game. If we risk a situation whereby the 1st Division Clubs move to join the SPL then it would spell disaster and the opportunity to form one association to drive Scottish Football forward would be lost. The clubs that would remain would become a forgotten entity by media, sponsors and fans alike and stifle ambitious clubs such as ourselves in making progress up the ladder.

Therefore, on behalf of the board of Peterhead Football Club we would like to urge Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir to meet further to discuss lingering doubts and allay the doubts of those members who are concerned over the timescale of these proposals. We would also like to urge our fellow members of the SFL who voted against the reconstruction and unified governing body plans to please reconsider their position of requesting a further season of deliberations.

In the past year our leadership within the SFL over the Rangers saga and league reconstruction has been faultless, now is the time to stand together and take this opportunity to revitalise our game and not give the SPL the option of walking away from these proposals due to a divided SFL and all the negative repercussions that will follow from that.

Major change and especially football change, require a leap of faith by all parties concerned, status quo is not an option beyond this season if we are to bring excitement and competition back to our game

 

 

 

Chairman Rodger Morrison

Vice-Chairman Ian Grant

Mon 01 Apr 2013

March Platinum Winners

£1000 Ball 69 Mr S Cruden

£500 Ball 159 Gemma Cameron

£200 Ball 121 Gary Fowlie

£100 Ball 27 Wannette Mundie

 

Well Done to all!!

We now have the tickets on sale for this game at the Peterhead FC office. The tickets are priced as follows:

Adults £17

over 65 & 16/17 year olds £13

Under 16's £5.

Pop into the office now to get your ticket!

We still have a few spaces left for the Easter week coaching with Jim McInally and his coaches Craig Tully & Davie Nicholls. Contact Emma on 478256 to book your space now.

Also joining the management team will be Scott MacKenzie, Youth and Coaching Coach and former Peterhead player Natty Porter. Natty said it's great to have 4 UEFAB licenced coaches involved in a week which promises to be full of skills and having fun!

£500 Peter Bruce Ball 164

£200 Moira Jamieson Ball 158

£100 Wannette Mundie Ball 27

PFC Youth Community Coach is running a programme from Monday 1st April - Friday 5th April, please contact the office for more details 478256.

Balmoor will host this game on Tuesday 19th February with a 1pm kick off, no entry fee will be charged.

Come along and see the Don stars of the future.

Bryan Deasley has been transferred to Lochee

Stephen Maguire is on loan to Shotts Bon Accord

Shaun Robertson has been transferred to Maud

Fri 08 Feb 2013

New Signing

We would like to announce the signing of Conner McGlinchey from Hamilton Accies, Conner is a 19 year old full back and comes with good 1st division experience under his belt recently and also with 3rd division loan experience last season at Berwick. Conner will go straight into our squad tomorrow.

We are now taking bookings for our annual Sportsman Dinner, contact Emma on 478256 for mre information or to book a table.

 

Monday Night Football for P1 to P2 boys and girls will return to the Peterhead Community centre sports hall from Monday 18th February. The hall has been closed since October last year and it is great to have the class up and running again.

6 session block to Easter holidays cost £21

NEW TIME 5.30pm to 6.30pm to reserve your place please contact Scott on 07740 105 457.

Mon 04 Feb 2013

Monday Night Football

 

Monday Night Football for P1 to P2 boys and girls will return to the Peterhead Community centre sports hall from Monday 18th February. The hall has been closed since October last year and it is great to have the class up and running again.

6 session block to Easter holidays cost £21

NEW TIME 5.30pm to 6.30pm to reserve your place please contact Scott on 07740 105 457.

£500 -John Bruce

£200 - David Gray

£100 - Ian McLean

 

Well Done!

If any supporters wish to travel to Annan tomorrow please contact Emma at the club on 478256 to reserve your seat on the team bus.

 

Thanks

Manager Jim McInally welcomes Andy Rogers from Stenhousemuir FC to his team who is at PFC on loan up until the end of the season, PFC tried to sign Andy pre season and never happened so they are delighted to welcome him now.

Peterhead Football Club would like to apologise for any offence or annoyance caused by Steven's comments. The player has been reprimanded by manager Jim McInally and warned of his future behaviour. Jim has also re-iterated his directive that players should not use any social networking sites to comment on games.

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Astro Turf Training

Today's class at 4.30pm has been cancelled by Scott Mckenzie

Currently we have no snow in Peterhead and the match will take place as planned, any changes to the weather updates will be posted on the web site.

Enjoy the game.

As we have had so many calls regarding weather and the game been on, it is looking good at the moment but we will up date you if any changes.

 

 

Supporter Safety Information

The following Safety Information is for Supporters attending the Irn Bru Scottish Football League match, Peterhead FC versus The Rangers FC on the 20th of January 2013 with a kick off time of 12:00 (Noon)

  1. 1)The Stadium Car Park (south of the bar) and Astro turf facilities will be closed to public vehicles from 18:00 on Saturday the 19th of January to 18:00 on Sunday the 20th of January, to allow access for construction activities and the car park will remain closed for the duration of the event to ensure safety of spectator movement.

Disabled parking spaces are limited to the disabled supporters attending the event with a disabled match ticket, seated in the disabled area. Parking in the Stadium car Park is by strictly by prior permission of Peterhead Football Club, contact the club office on 01779 458256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Balmoor Terrace and Catto Drive will have parking restrictions for the duration of the event. There is drop off only on Balmoor terrace, alternatively car parking is available in the community centre bus park or former Home base car park.

  1. 2)All visiting team supporter buses travelling to the stadium will enter Peterhead via the town bypass following football traffic signage. Once at Balmoor Terrace Roundabout take the third exit onto Catto Drive and park along Catto
  2. 3)The Rangers supporters section allocation has been fully issued to Rangers football club; a ticket for the Rangers end can only be purchased directly from Rangers FC
  3. 4)Ground section tickets for both ends of the Stadium has no overhead cover, supporters are advised to ensure they fully consider the likely weather conditions, there will be no transfer to a covered area in the event of inclement weather conditions.
  4. 5)There will be strict segregation outside the stadium; Rangers Supporters shall only access the stadium via Catto Park entrance to the Stadium. All Peterhead supporters shall access the Stadium via Balmoor terrace. There will be no access to away turnstiles from Balmoor Terrace entrance to the Stadium,
  5. 6)There will be a significant operation for all supporters to check tickets and searching for unauthorised items, this may delay entry slightly. It is strongly recommended that supporters turn up early to avoid being delayed and to gain the best possible viewing position, turnstiles will open to the Stadium at 11:00.
  6. 7)There will be strictly no admittance to Balmoor Stadium in the home supporters sections to any person wearing or displaying Rangers FC colours, there will be no reallocation to Rangers supporter section of the stadium, the person will be refused entry or ejected from the stadium
  7. 8)Balmoor Stadium Ground Regulations and the Peterhead FC Unacceptable Behaviour Policy will be strictly enforced during the event. This Policy and regulations are available to view and download from the Peterhead FC website.
  8. 9)Any flag taken to the stadium must have the appropriate fire safe certification to be permitted entry to the stadium, strictly no advertising hoardings to be covered byLarge Flags (measuring over 2 meters by length or depth) will not be permitted entry to the stadium.
  9. 10)The Balmoor Stadium Sports Bar will be closed at 11:15, reopening at 13:00; the Peterhead match will not be shown in the Balmoor Sports bar. The toilets in the bar will be closed from 11:00, alternative toilets will be available.
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