Febers Heads to Bellshill

As the summer transfer window closed, a small transfer seemed to go under the radar, as Dom Febers, secured himself a 3 month loan deal with Central League Second Division side, Bellshill Athletic.

Dom, who has been at St Roch’s since the summer of 2014, signing from East Kilbride Thistle, has been besieged by injuries during his time in green, but still hoped to return to the first team. So the loan suited all parties.

1920 Television spoke to the midfielder after his debut and he had this to say.

“I had a chat with the gaffer, as I felt I hadn’t played as much as I’d liked during the League Cup section. I really felt as if I needed a good run of games due to the amount of football I missed last year through injury. We discussed the option of a loan and that’s when Bellshill Athletic came to the table.I know a few of the boys down there so it seemed a good option for me. I spoke to Robert Sneddon, the Bellshill manager and decided to give it a go.

On playing in the 2-0 win over Lanark, Dom added “It felt good getting a solid 80 minutes under my belt. The boys played really well!, and of course getting 3 points on my debut was a bonus as well!

And finally , discussing his hopes for the loan, Febers said “It has been really stop/start for me over the last year since the game at Cambuslang Rangers {when Dom received a huge gash on his leg} which has been really frustrating! I really just want to get a run of games and get back enjoying my football again. I’m hoping I can get back playing to the level I know I can and make a good contribution for Bellshill Athletic, over the coming months”

Good luck to Dom at Bellshill and we hope to see him back at James McGrory Park soon.

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Official Candy Song News

St Roch’s football club are delighted to announce that the new official club song, will be released on Friday the 1st September.

The song, entitled ‘Football at the Heart‘ has been penned, recorded and presented to the club by the fantastic Glasgow band, the Wakes. It is hoped that the song will have its first James McGrory Park airing, the following day as the Candy entertain Blantyre Victoria, for their first league match of the season.

**Click above to hear a small sample of the song**

To coincide with the long anticipated release, the club has produced limited edition Football at the Heart/St Roch’s tee shirts.

From next Friday you can purchase these t-shirts from the St Roch’s band camp page or at the ground for £10 (excl P&P), and with each purchase you will be emailed a downloadable copy of the new club song. **However, you can grab one of these t-shirts early. Keep reading**

In the very near future, there will also be limited edition pin badges to celebrate this rare occasion. They will be priced at £3 each.

The whole club are delighted with the fantastic efforts of the lads from the Wakes and are humbled by their generosity of their time and ultimately the song.

Currently the in demand band are splitting a German tour, with a 10th Anniversary gig at St Lukes in Glasgow, on Saturday the 26th August.

St Roch’s have kindly been invited to sell their new ‘Football at the Heart‘ t-shirts at the anniversary event, so anyone attending please come and have a look. You can take away a t-shirt that very night and your email address will be taken and you will get the song on release.

You can keep up to date with all new with the band at their website , you can follow them on twitter @TheWakes, on Facebook…or check out their music on their bandcamp page.

‘MON THE CANDY

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Hanlon signs on at the Roch

St Roch’s today, are delighted to announce the signing of Tam Hanlon, last with Pollok.

The former Shotts Bon Accord player has joined up with his new club and will start his pre-season with the squad on Monday.

The versatile veteran, who swapped Shotts for Pollok on 2 occasions, spent the last 3 seasons at Newlandsfield and will be a great addition to the squad.

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More to follow…

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Carter is New Captain Candy

Manager Andy Cameron finally confirmed his new club captain for the 2017-2018 season and onwards, as last years vice captain, Johnny Carter.

It was a source of great debate who would take the departed James McKnight’s vacated role, with several senior players making their pitch to the management team. However, former Kirkintilloch Rob Roy captain, Carter was seemingly the unanimous choice.

1920 TV, spoke to the new skipper after the announcement was made.

“I was delighted when the gaffer asked me. An of course there was only one answer…yes of course.”

“It’s a honour to be club captain and something I will relish in, especially taking over from such a good leader like James.”

“Hopefully come may I’m lifting the league trophy and I have done the role a good service”

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Manager Cameron added. “Delighted for big John he is a natural leader, great person and a very good footballer. I am sure that he will be delighted now to be the captain of the Candy 12 years after being here on loan from Patrick Thistle”

“He has every attribute the we need, the only downside is that he is far too good looking for our dressing room, part of his the deal to give him the armband is that he gives the gaffer a shot of his moisturiser on a Saturday!!”

Congratulations to Johnny and good luck in his new role.

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Ryan Craig Signs on at the Candy

1920 TV caught up with yet another new signing, as Ryan Craig signed on the dotted line.

The former Greenock midfielder, joins Phil Toye who also swapped the red for the Green this summer. Despite a poor season, team wise, Craig was prolific, smashing in an impressive 13 goals from midfield.

“Started when a was younger, i played for my local boys club Old Kilpatrick and then Glen Lusset. I had a spell at  Morton, in the pro youths for 3 seasons which was then followed by a season full time with Clyde. Once I left there, I went back and played with Knightswood 21s, before signing for Petershill and then onto Greenock. I decided to drop out of the juniors for a season and played for St Josephs in the amateurs. Finally after (Stevie) Mooney and (Stevie) Dallas took over at Greenock last season, they asked me back down.”

“My favourite position is in the middle of the park, whether it’s behind the striker or playing as a two in the centre. I also don’t mind playing out wide if needs be, I consider my strengths to be getting on the ball and making things happen, creating chances for my team mates and also pitching in with goals myself and I’ve been told a have a no bad delivery and strike from set-pieces!”

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“I had a few offers and was close to staying at Greenock as my good mate, Colzo, is still there but after a spoke to Boxer and then Andy on the 1st night, an even spoke to a few friends like Dallas and Mooney, both who have been in the junior games for years, I felt this was the right move, to help the club go one step further than last season and win this league Which i feel, with the squad wee have, were are more than capable of doing”

“Boxer is a genuine guy to have around helps out in anyway he can. He’s a humble person but not afraid to speak his mind as many at Greenock and other rivals found out, he’s had great life experience and understands the players. It wasn’t easy at Greenock during the league campaign but his character alone could lift players spirits, he always wants to win .He knows the Candy are winners, he always said they play attractive football because he always watched the games on 1920TV , but don’t let him know I said that!”

“My aim for the club is to win the league , first and foremost that’s got to be our priority to get out of this league and with 3 teams getting promoted there will be a few teams that will fancy there chances! My own personal ambition is to get in the team show the gaffer what i can do and hopefully help the team as much as a can by creating chances and scoring goals……..#MONTHECANDY!!”

A massive welcome to Ryan and good luck for the season ahead.

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Chris Treacy Joins the Roch

St Roch’s this week, completed the signing of East Kilbride Thistle number 1, Christoper Treacy.

The stopper joins the club after a successful spell with the East Kilbride club, culminating in an unlikely promotion last season from the Central Second division, when it seemed an impossible task.

1920 TV spoke to Christopher this week and got his thoughts on his move.

“I was full time at Kilmarnock. Once contract was up, moved to Dalry Thistle juniors for 6 months then on to Cambuslang Rangers. I spent two and a half seasons at Cambuslang, where we won the Central 2nd. I then moved onto E.K. Thistle after that, where I’ve been for last 3 years with the promotion last season to top it off.”

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“I played against the Candy with E.K., a few years ago at James McGrory Park and the occasion and the fans stuck in my head that day. T.J. (McCluskey) is one of my best pals and has only had good things to say about the club. Had a couple of options but after speaking to Andy about his plans and expectations for the club this season and beyond it was a no brainer to come here.”

“It always helps coming into a new team and knowing a few boys, with T.J. and Gaz (Johnstone) being here who I played with last season and Paul (Tierney) being at E.K. the year before but I think even after a few training sessions all the new boys have gelled well the boys that were already here and that can only be a good thing.”

“ The aim this season is to win the title. Everyone plays football to win trophies/medals and that’s what I’ve came here to do and I hope I can contribute to that best I can.”

Thanks to Christopher for his time and we wish him all the very best and a hearty welcome to the club.

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A Message for Outgoing

Manager Andy Cameron, spoke to 1920 TV this afternoon about the departure of Jason McCormick, and also about the players who have decided to leave the club and wanted to sent a message of thanks to each.

“While it is always disappointing to see good players and more importantly good people leave the club, I need to accept that everyone needs different challenges at different times and I wish Jason all the best for next season.”

He continued “I genuinely hope that him, Sherman, Skip, Rab , Sweeney and Chris enjoy next season and hopefully none of them become strangers. As a unit we got so close but it is now time for the new boys coming in to take up the challenge, starting in the friendly next Saturday against Harestanes

“That said, if Jason scores his number is getting deleted!”

“All the very best of luck lads!”

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