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Fort William Football Club are delighted to announce the signings of 9 young Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC players on loan until the end of the season.

We have signed:

Martin MacKinnon- Goalkeeper
Donald Morrison- Defender 
Gabriel Hastings- Defender 
Ryan Fyffe- Defender
Harry Nicolson- Defender
Jack Brown- Midfielder
Kieran Chalmers- Midfielder
Ross Gunn- Winger
Roddy Kennedy- Striker

“It is with great pleasure that Fort William FC announce a groundbreaking initiative with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.”

“It has been well documented the difficulties our club has endured both on and off the park over the last 2 1/2 years. We were close to shutting the door last summer but the dedication of a few hardy souls kept the club alive and got a team on the park. There were a few highs and many lows and I salute the resilience of our young team throughout last season.”

“A few weeks ago we were approached by Caley Thistle to discuss the possibility of working together in some way to allow some of their talented young players to continue their development. Our policy has always been about nurturing young talent whilst at the same time improving our team so this was clearly attractive to us.”

“After lengthy discussions an agreement was reached that will see the best of Caley Thistle’s young footballers showcase their talents in the Highland League whilst supporting Fort William’s existing players and help them improve and develop.”

“We understand that some might be concerned that this is some sort of take over from Caley Thistle but this is far from the case. We at Fort William FC have driven this initiative forward and believe it will benefit ourselves, Caley Thistle and Highland football as a whole.”

Welcome to the Fort lads.

 

Mid table beckons? 

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On 20/07/2019 at 13:18, Paul Bearer said:

Our heroes will be on BBC Scotland (ch 115 sky) on Tuesday 30th July in a documentary (?) about the team.  It would be nice if we got a mention, after all, we've been supporting them for 10 seasons. 

 

Just catching up on this thread - that'll be on the digibox to record

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15 hours ago, Paul Bearer said:

Mid table beckons? 

For Caledonian Thistle FC - yes.

 

Triggers broom...

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More background on the manager and the upcoming show.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49082796

 

"For the first three weeks Russell was undefeated but that was only because the terrible weather meant all the Fort's games were cancelled.

When he finally saw action it was away against Lossiemouth, the second worst team in the league.

They had only won one game all season and that was against Fort William.

Could this finally be The Fort's first win in almost two years? Well, no. They lost 5-0."

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First game of the season today at Brora.  Three pm kick off.  

 

Mon the fort. Or maybe Fort Inverness? Fort Calley? The Jags? 

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Subject of new documentary The Fort described as "below rock bottom" 

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FULL TIME: Brora Rangers FC 6-0 Fort William

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Our next match is against Nairn County FC on Wednesday night at Claggan Park at 8pm in the Pat Munro North of Scotland Cup

 

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Fort William Football Club would like to offer a huge thank you to Alex Gale and David MacCormack from BBC for their briliant story of our great club. 

They became our friends during the filming and I think they really showed grassroots football at its very best. We are here to do our best to bring first team success to this town, but more than that we have an obligation to the future generations, playing in their hundreds at Claggan Park each Saturday morning, to keep this club alive for them.

Please get behind our club, come to our home games, offer a little of your time if you can, be part of its future.

Peter Murphy

If you didn’t see the documentary you can now watch it on BBC iPlayer in the link below.

Thanks for all your support

The Fort: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00079g9 via @bbciplayer

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1 hour ago, Paul Bearer said:

Fort William Football Club would like to offer a huge thank you to Alex Gale and David MacCormack from BBC for their briliant story of our great club. 

They became our friends during the filming and I think they really showed grassroots football at its very best. We are here to do our best to bring first team success to this town, but more than that we have an obligation to the future generations, playing in their hundreds at Claggan Park each Saturday morning, to keep this club alive for them.

Please get behind our club, come to our home games, offer a little of your time if you can, be part of its future.

Peter Murphy

If you didn’t see the documentary you can now watch it on BBC iPlayer in the link below.

Thanks for all your support

The Fort: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00079g9 via @bbciplayer

 

 

yeah, insightful and sympathetic - up there with Jeff Connor's book Pointless which followed East Stirlingshire through a desperate season and explained why anyone would bother playing/supporting/managing or owning them

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Really enjoyed the programme last night

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Had to do a double take on tonight's score.

FORT 5-2 Nairn

 

HUZZA.  'Mon the Fort. 

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They'll be dancing on the streets of Fort William tonight.

 

Their Facebook has gone bananas :D 

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Since the BBC programme the other night the number of people who have followed them on Twitter is more than doubled.  15.1k followers, more than SPFL newcomers Ross County

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FULL TIME Fort 1-4 Inverurie Locos Works 

 

Not too shabby as the Locos  finished 5th last season. 

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On 03/08/2019 at 17:58, Paul Bearer said:

FULL TIME Fort 1-4 Inverurie Locos Works 

 

Not too shabby as the Locos  finished 5th last season. 

 

 

Aye, hopeful they'll avoid bottom this season - but, then again, as my mate Ken and I keep reminding ourselves at Carlisle games; "it's the hope that kills you!"

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FULL TIME: Strathspey Thistle 2-0 Fort William

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MATCHDAY:

Fort William vs Keith Football Club
Claggan Park
Kickoff 3pm
The Highland League

MON THE FORT

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2 hours ago, Paul Bearer said:

MATCHDAY:

Fort William vs Keith Football Club
Claggan Park
Kickoff 3pm
The Highland League

MON THE FORT

Has anybody out there got a GIF of somebody flogging a dead horse?:lol:

No disrespect there PB, you are old school DL, gawd bless ya! :)

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11 minutes ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

Has anybody out there got a GIF of somebody flogging a dead horse?:lol:

 

 

There's probably one in here

Or you could consider something like this

 

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2 hours ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

Has anybody out there got a GIF of somebody flogging a dead horse?:lol:

 

DeadHorse.gif

 

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3 minutes ago, Cat O'Falk said:

 

DeadHorse.gif

 

 

I just get "access denied" when I try to view it. 

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48 minutes ago, Toast said:

I just get "access denied" when I try to view it. 

 

Hmm, weird.

How about this one?

beatdeadhorse2.gif

 

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