Formartine United


Formartine United: How good/bad/indifferent were Gretna?

September 27, 2015

I’ve still no idea whether Gretna were a better team than I first thought they were or if they were simply punching well above their weight on the back of a breakaway goal that was well against the run of play but came at a crucial time (two minutes before half time) or whether Formartine made unaccustomedly heavy weather of disposing of a team that would struggle in the top half of SHFL.


Formartine United: Can new signings and a new pitch result in a fresh title challenge?

July 31, 2015

Well that’s been some summer and it’s still only July.  Kris Hunter has made his mark with no fewer than 13 signings and they have come in all shapes and sizes and from all over the country – from Jamie Michie  and Neil Gauld who look to be barely bigger than bookies biros from neighbouring Locos to the gargantuan 6’ 5” Axe Man, Stuart Axten from Bognor Regis on the South Coast of England.

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Formartine United to sign former Ross County midfielder Paul Lawson

July 6, 2015

Formartine United are to unveil former Celtic, Ross County and Motherwell central midfielder, Paul Lawson, as their 13th new close-season signing tonight. The 31-year-old, who was capped 10 times at Scotland under-21 level, and was released by Well last month, is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Pitmedden club.


Formartine United: If only we had a Dave Mackay…

March 11, 2015

The death of Dave Mackay early last week set me thinking about whether there were any of his ilk around in the present day game and I couldn’t think of any who measured up to him for his sheer invincible refusal to know or acknowledge when he was beaten.