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    Irn-Bru Draw on Tuesday 

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:01:57 PM

    Fixtures 2017-18 

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:41:41 AM

    League 1 Fixtures  

    Season  2017 / 2018

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    Home/

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    Opponents

    Sat

    5th August’17

    Home

    Raith Rovers

    Sat

    12th August’17

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    East Fife

    Sat

    19th August’17

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    Queens Park

    Sat

    26th August’17

    Away

    Airdrieonians

    Sat

    9th September’17

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    Forfar Athletic

    Sat

    16th September’17

    Away

    Ayr United

    Sat

    23rd September’17

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    Albion Rovers

    Sat

    30th September’17

    Away

    Arbroath

    Sat

    14th October’17

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    Stranraer

    Sat

    21st October’17

    Home

    East Fife

    Sat

    28th October’17

    Away

    Queens Park

    Sat

    4th November’17

    Home

    Airdrieonians

    Sat

    11th November’17

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    Albion Rovers

    Sat

    25th November’17

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    Ayr United

    Sat

    2nd December’17

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    Raith Rovers

    Sat

    9th December’17

    Away

    Forfar Athletic

    Sat

    16th December’17

    Home

    Arbroath

    Sat

    23rd December’17

    Home

    Stranraer

    Sat

    30th December’17

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    Airdrieonians

    Tue

    2nd January’18

    Home

    Queens Park

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    6th January’18

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    Albion Rovers

    Sat

    13th January’18

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    East Fife

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    27th January’18

    Home

    Raith Rovers

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    3rd February’18

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    Ayr United

    Sat

    10th February’18

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    Forfar Athletic

    Sat

    17th February’18

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    Arbroath

    Sat

    24th February’18

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    Stranraer

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    3rd March’18

    Home

    East Fife

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    10th March’18

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    Queens Park

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    17th March’18

    Home

    Airdrieonians

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    24th March’18

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    Albion Rovers

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    31st March’18

    Home

    Arbroath

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    7th April’18

    Home

    Stranraer

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    14th April’18

    Away

    Forfar Athletic

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    21st April’18

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    Ayr United

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    28th April’18

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    Raith Rovers

     

     

     

     

    Thomas Grant signs 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:29:42 PM
    Manager Jim Goodwin, last night added to his squad, bringing in 22 year old midfield player Thomas Grant, son of former Aberdeen player, Brian Grant, who is now coaching with Dundee United. Thomas started with Falkirk before a brief spell on loan with Arbroath. He then moved to Fleetwood Town in March, 2016 when Steven Pressley secured his services, before being released in January, 2017. Brown Ferguson then signed him for Stenhousemuir on a short term contract until the end of last season. Indeed, Thomas came on as a second half substitute for “The Warriors” at the Indodrill Stadium on 11th March and equalised after 15 minutes, before Greig Spence netted a late penalty winner. Jim Goodwin said he was delighted to bring in the talented midfield player who last Saturday 17th June played in the PFA, Scotland Exit Trials at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.
    Thomas Grant

    The manager has also confirmed the signing of John Cunningham, Mark Greene & Dylan Monaghan on professional contracts, adding to Andy Wilson, Ryan Hoggan, Declan McDonald and Adam Martin who have also progressed through the Academy Youth Development under Graeme Liveston. This is a huge positive for the club bringing through our own youngsters to be rewarded with first team contracts.

    Mark Greene, John Cunningham & Adam Martin
     
    Alloa Athletic Player Pool Season 2017-18    
    First Team Squad        
    Player Position Signed From Born    
    Neil Parry Goalkeeper Airdrie 12th May, 2016 8.11.85    
    Craig McDowall Goalkeeper Unattached 29th June, 2016 24.8.90    
    Andrew Wilson Goalkeeper Dundee United  22.4.98    
    Scott Taggart Defender Dumbarton 28th May, 2016 27.12.91    
    Andy Graham Defender Ayr Utd, 2nd June, 2016 22.9.83    
    Daryll Meggatt Defender Ayr Utd, 30th May, 2017 20.10.90    
    Ryan Hoggan Defender Hearts 19.06.98    
    Frank McKeown Defender Stranraer 12th January, 2017 18.08.86    
    Jim Goodwin Midfield St. Mirren 13th June, 2016 20.11.81    
    Jon Robertson Midfield Stenhousemuir 25th may, 2016 25.4.89    
    Iain Flannigan Midfield Falkirk, 4th July, 2013 15.1.88    
    Steven Hetherington Midfield Motherwell, 29th July, 2014     9.3.93    
    Thomas Grant  Midfield Stenhousemuir 20th June, 2017 31.5.95    
    Dylan Monaghan Midfield Partick Thistle 23.11.99    
    Kevin Cawley Forward Dumbarton 10th May, 2016 17.3.89    
    Craig Malcolm Forward Stranraer, 31st May, 2017 30.12.86    
    Kris Renton Forward Cowdenbeath 1st June, 2017 12.7.90    
    Garry Fleming Forward Dumbarton, 3rd June, 2017 17.5.87    
    Alan Cook Forward Stenhousemuir 25th May, 2017 25.04.1992    
    Adam Martin Forward Rossvale Juniors 29.5.1998    
    Declan McDonald Forward Alloa Youths 13.01.2001    
    Mark Greene Forward Alloa Youths 22.3.2000    
    John Cunningham  Forward Dumbarton 22.04.1998    

     

     

     

    On Sale Monday 19th June 

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017 4:42:20 PM

    Admission & Season Ticket prices will remain the same as last season, retaining the reduced pricing for Juveniles (Under 16’s) which was introduced for 2nd part of last season at £ 4, with the Juvenile (Under 16) Season Ticket is also reduced to £ 50 for minimum of 18 SPFL League Games + Pre Season friendlies, netting cost to circa £ 2.50 per match.

     

    Admission Prices:

     

    Adults; £16

    Senior Citizens (over 65):  £8

    Juvenile (under 16): £4

     

    Season Tickets:

     

    Early Bird Offer – 19th June – 2nd July

     

    Stand

     

    Adults:  £200

    Senior Citizens (over 65):  £120

    Juvenile (under 16): £50

     

    Ground

     

    Adults:  £190

    Senior Citizens (over 65):  £110

    Juvenile (under 16): £50

     

    Early Bird Offer

     

    Adult + 1 Child:  £230 (each additional child £30

     

     

    Season Ticket Prices from 3rd July

     

    Stand

     

    Adults:  £210

    Senior Citizens (over 65):  £130

    Juvenile ( under 16): £50

     

    Ground

     

    Adults:  £200

    Senior Citizens (over 65):  £120

    Juvenile (under 16): £50

     

    Early Bird Offer

     

     Price from 3rd July

     

    Adult + 1 child:  £240 ( each additional child £40)

     

     

     

    Season tickets are valid for all SPFL League Fixtures & Pre Season friendlies.

     

    Season tickets will go on sale from Monday 19th June, 2017, from

     

    The Indodrill Stadium, Alloa  Monday - Friday 9am - 12 Noon

     

    The Wasp Centre, Alloa          Monday - Thursday 4pm - 8pm

                                                         Friday                         6pm - 8pm

                                                         Saturday                    9am - 2pm

     

     

     

     

    Irn Bru Cup 

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:21:03 PM

    The SPFL is pleased to announce a further expansion of the IRN-BRU Cup with the introduction of two League of Ireland representatives to the competition next season. 

    The announcement follows the success of a new format in 2016/17, which saw two teams each from Northern Ireland and Wales, additional clubs from the Highland and Lowland Leagues and all Ladbrokes Premiership under-20 Colt teams taking part for the first time. 

    Now, following UEFA approval, Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers – as the League of Ireland’s highest-ranked non-European participants in 2016 – will join the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup along with the Northern Irish and Welsh teams (Crusaders, Linfield, The New Saints and Gap Connah’s Quay) at the Second Round stage. The First Round Draw for the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup, which will be competed for by 56 teams in total, will take place on Tuesday, 27 June. Full competition format details will be announced in due course.

    Last season’s new format and new participants also led to a new sponsor with soft drink brand IRN-BRU showing its continued support for Scottish football with a three-year sponsorship of the Scottish Challenge Cup, now the IRN-BRU Cup. The second season of their backing will see holders Dundee United, who beat St Mirren 2-1 in this year’s Fir Park final, defend the trophy with two new rivals added to the mix. 

    SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are thrilled to be working with our friends at the League of Ireland and offer both Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers a warm welcome to the IRN-BRU Cup following a very successful first year under the new format. 

    “Scottish football is leading the way with innovation around cross-border football which is likely to be a key part of the footballing landscape in the coming years. We developed strong and positive relationships with our counterparts in Northern Ireland and Wales last season, alongside our iconic and innovative sponsor, IRN-BRU, and look forward to doing the same with the League of Ireland, Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers in 2017/18.” 

    Welcoming League of Ireland clubs Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers into the competition, Adrian Troy, Marketing Director at IRN-BRU, said: “The revamped IRN-BRU Cup competition has proven to be a real hit with players, managers and supporters who last season enjoyed the exciting experience of being able to compete against different opposition, as well as travelling down to Wales and over to Northern Ireland. 
     
    “We’re really pleased to welcome Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers from the League of Ireland this season as the decision to extend the cross-border element is an innovative and unique approach for British and Irish football. As the football sponsor with balls we’ll continue to bring new ideas and personality to the cup while playing our part in connecting supporters to the competition on the road to the IRN-BRU Cup Final.” 

    FAI Director of Competitions, Fran Gavin added: “The Football Association of Ireland were delighted to receive the invitation for two SSE Airtricity Premier Division teams to participate in the IRN-BRU Cup. I know both Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers are relishing the opportunity to play against new opposition and will be looking to advance as far as possible in the competition. Both clubs have full time professional squads and have a reputation for playing an exciting brand of football which we hope will enhance the IRN-BRU Cup. 

    “We have watched the competition grow with the inclusion of clubs from Wales and Northern Ireland last season and we are delighted to be participating in the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup.”

    The Scottish Challenge Cup was established for season 1990/91 to mark the Scottish Football League’s centenary and has been run every year since (with the exception of 1998/99). 

    Image: Bagpiper Stevie Smith, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster, former Republic of Ireland striker Owen Coyle and FAI Director of Competitions Fran Gavin help to promote next season's IRN-BRU Cup.

    Group D fixtures 

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:31:20 PM
    Season 2017-18 will once again Kick-Off with the Betfred Cup games in which "The Wasps" have been drawn in Group D along with - Ross County, Hibernian, Montrose & Arbroath, whch took place on Friday 2nd June. Today, the fixtures were announced for the Group section matches with Alloa Athletic having to travel to Dingwall on Saturday 15th July, 2017 to face Ross County for their opening tie, a game the home side will be looking for revenge after "The Wasps" defeated, the League Cup holders last season in a epic 3-2 victory at the Indodrill Stadium, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Jon Robertson & Calum Waters the Wasps scorers on the day.
    Jon Robertson on target v. Ross County
     
    On Tuesday 18th July, we will then be at home to Arbroath who gained promotion to the First Division last season, this will be the first time we have faced Arbroath in League Cup since Season 2007/08 when "The Lichties" won 2-0 at Gayfield. The following Tuesday will will travel to Links Park, Montrose, where we last season won 2-0 at the same stage in the tournament with goals from Greig Spence & Isaac Layne.
    Andy Graham & Iain Campbell last season.
     
    Our final Group D fixture will see "The Wasps" face newly promoted Hibernian at the Indodrill Stadium, which is sure to ba a game to attract the fans. The last time the teams met in the League Cup was at Easter Road back in Season 2004/05 when the Hibees won 4-0.
    Stuart Callaghan & Steven Dobbie at Easter Road.
     
    The full fixtures for Group D is :-

    Mitre Delta Ball 

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 4:56:39 PM

    THE LEGEND RETURNS

     Mitre, match ball of choice for the Scottish Professional Football League, is ready to make history again with the return of its iconic Delta trademark. Redesigned, reinvented and rejuvenated,the Deltais back as Mitre’s new official match ball for the EFL, SPFL and WPL, engineered for optimalcontrol, accuracy and power.

    Instantly recognisable thanks to itsheritage, the Deltaholdsa unique place at the heart of British footballand over the yearshas beentreasured by players and fans alike. Last seen on Scottish football pitches in 2001,its returnmeans that a new generation of players can nowhavetheir firstfootball experienceswith a brand new ball with the same legendary trademark.This season the Delta returns – resigned, reinvented and rejuvenated – wearing the classic fluo and silver colourway which makes the SPFL ball unique.

    This, the most advanced football from Mitre, features brand new technology includinga textured surface for instinctive aerodynamic control. The added embossed grooves provide up to 400% more stability at speeds of 30 – 45 mph as well as greater accuracy vs a flat panelconstruction of the same ball.

    A distinctive 14 panel design with innovative Hyperseamtechnology ensures optimum energy dissipation and a super accurate flight. Combining the benefits of bonded and stitched seamsguarantees superb speed and pin-point accuracy with a consistent feel, almost zero water uptake² and superior durability.A laminated bladder combined with a rubber sheet constructed in between two layers of foam backing give explosive powercoupled withimproved control.

    Mark Upshall, Head of Category at Mitre Sports International, says; “We’re really proud of the Delta trademarkand its iconic heritage so can’t wait to bringit back. Our new Delta ballhasbeen updated with brand new technology to make it our most innovative football yet. We hope its return will inspire new moments of football brillianceamong future generations – the same way it has with players in the past”.

    The Delta (RRP £115), Delta Replica (RRP £12) and Delta Replica Mini (RRP £7) will be available for purchasefrom 1st Juneexclusively through Mitre.com.From 15th June onwards, the rangewill be widely available at all key retailers.

    Media enquiries

    Mercieca on behalf of Mitre - Tel: +44 207 485 0100 - Email: mitre@mercieca.co.uk

    About Mitre

    Established in 1817, Mitre is one of the leading football brands worldwide. The brand continues to lead the way in football development and technology whilst still staying true to its British heritage. Mitre’s values lie at the heart of the game, the company specialises in developing products for every level – from grassroots right up to acting as Official Ball Supplier to both the English Football League & Scottish Professional Football League.

     

    Garry Fleming joins Wasps 

    Saturday, June 03, 2017 2:35:37 PM

    Manager Jim Goodwin further strengthened his squad for next season by today signing experienced striker Garry Fleming who recently celebrated his 30th birthday. Garry returned to the senior ranks in July 2012 after two seasons with top Ayrshire junior outfit Irvine Meadow. Previously with Albion Rovers, Carluke and Bellshill, he was Meadow's top scorer in season 2011/12 with 27 goals. Those goals helped Meadow win the Stagecoach West of Scotland Super League premier division title for the second year running, and also the New Coins Automatics West of Scotland Cup. He made an instant impact at Dumbarton playing either in midfield or as a striker, and played a significant part in the team retaining their Championship status, making 179 appearances and scoring 30 goals, also winning their “Player of the year” in Season 2014/15. Garry will be another striking option to lead the line along with Kris Renton and Craig Malcolm for the forthcoming season.

    Garry Fleming
     

    Betfred Cup Groups 

    Friday, June 02, 2017 6:08:44 PM

    The draw for the group stage of the Betfred Cup was made this evening, with the full fixture list and TV selections to follow next week. "The Wasps" have been drawn in Group D in the North Section of the draw, our opponents will be - Ross County, Hibernian, Montrose & Arbroath, with Alloa Athletic making up the 5th team in the Group.

    The competition begins on the weekend of July 15, with four further matchdays on July 18/19, July 22, July 25/26 and July 29.

    European entrants Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone will join the eight group winners and the four best runners-up in the last 16 on August 8/9.

    Group A
    Inverness Caledonian Thistle
    Falkirk
    Stirling Albion
    Brechin City
    Forfar Athletic

    Group B
    Heart of Midlothian
    Dunfermline Athletic
    Peterhead
    East Fife
    Elgin City

    Group C
    Dundee
    Dundee United
    Cowdenbeath
    Buckie Thistle
    Raith Rovers

    Group D
    Ross County
    Hibernian
    Montrose
    Alloa Athletic
    Arbroath

    Group E
    Kilmarnock
    Dumbarton
    Ayr United
    Clyde
    Annan Athletic

    Group F
    Motherwell
    Morton
    Edinburgh City
    Berwick Rangers
    Queen's Park

    Group G
    Hamilton Academical
    Queen of the South
    Albion Rovers
    Stenhousemuir
    East Kilbride

    Group H
    Partick Thistle
    St Mirren
    Airdrieonians
    Stranraer
    Livingston



    Kris Renton signs 

    Thursday, June 01, 2017 3:52:09 PM

    Manager Jim Goodwin tonight completed the signing of six foot three striker, Kris Renton from Cowdenbeath. Jim is delighted to agree terms with Kris who has been on his radar for some time, Jim said "Kris is a number 9 style footballer, who will lead the line well and hold the ball up for us".

     

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