United Help Brothers Raising Dementia Cash

Tannochside United are supporting two local brothers in their fund-raising effort for Dementia UK, writes Tom Scott.

Jordan and Nathan O’ Neil, along with some friends, will undertake a Marathon on 11th April.

Tannochside, who play in the SSMAFL Championship, will set the ball rolling by launching a Football Scratch Card, with three cash prizes for an outlay of £10 per team.

First Prize: £350
Second Prize: £150
Third Prize: £50

Contact Tannochside United via their Twitter Page.

Amateurs Raise Money For Mental Health

Great to hear Amateur Football Clubs are are putting in the hours raising money for Mental Health issues – in particular Chris’s House, writes Tom Scott.

Partizan Glasgow FC, who play in the Glasgow Community Co-Operative League, have already hit their Running Challenge, and are closing in on £1000 for the organisation who provide support/ assistance to those struggling with Mental Health.

“IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK”

MTK HOLYTOWN FC. are planning a 24 – hour Running/ Walking Challenge – every minute- every hour – on Saturday, February 20th to raise cash for the Holytown Suicide Awareness. We wish them every success. MTK are members of the Glasgow District SML.

Meanwhile, TANNOCHSIDE UNITED from the SSMAFL had a Football Favourite Scratch Card fully subscribed, and I understand Kevin Izat won the £250 prize.

Thanks to all who took a team, and the club will be organising more Fund-Raising ideas to help local Charities. Following the Scratch Card idea, a substantial three-figure sum is going to Chris’s House. Brilliant gesture.

The Big Interview – End Of The Year – Joe Doyle (Tannochside United AFC)

Another top-level Interview – and SAFN readers clearly agreed as JOE DOYLE stormed to the top of our Viewers Stats over the week his Article appeared, writes Tom Scott.

“New Tunny Boss “I Couldn’t Say No.”

Joe Doyle has revealed the prospect of becoming the new Tannochside United Manager was too good an opportunity to turn down – once he had received a surprise approach from the club”s Committee.

The Cutting- Edge Engravers Championship C Lanarkshire club made their move on Monday with a telephone call after previous boss, Jamie McNee, left to join the backroom staff in Senior Football at Brechin City.

Joe revealed “My brother said somebody from the club had texted him to ask for my number, but it was still a shock when they called, and we spoke about several things. I went away and asked various people about the set-up and decided to become Manager.”

“Players there will have heard about me or know some of my family. What came across for me is they are as keen as muster – an unbelievable bunch of guys. I have been told the turn – out at training is excellent.”

Doyle, well known as a player at Larkhall Thistle, Lesmahagow Juniors and Vale of Clyde, has already dealt with one very important job – retaining coaches Ross Turpie and Ryan Smith, who previously worked with Jamie McNee.

Joe admitted “They are both enthusiastic and wanted to be involved, which was important to me. The other good thing is they don’t play anymore. They are only interested in coaching and games.”

“I played Saturday Morning football with Whitefield Rovers up to four years ago. We won cups and League championships. Together with Blochairn Star and Tynecastle AFC, standards on the park were high, so I know what to expect.”

There were guys like Charlie Miller (ex-Rangers) and a lad who was on the books of Celtic previously,. John Paul McBride. He was an unbelievable player.”

“I am delighted Jamie (McNee). has got his move. I would encourage anyone to go manage, coach or play as high as you can – if you can. It doesn’t matter if it’s at Brechin City or Real Madrid.”

Joe won two League titles at Lesmahagow Juniors where Sandy Robertson was at the helm, and Joe admitted: “Gow teams were always super fit. Sandy was a big influence on me as was big Ian Currie at Vale of Clyde. I’ve had a few shouts from mates who run teams in the new West of Scotland League offering to play us in friendlies once restrictions are eased. For now, I want to bring in a wee bit of professionalism to the Tunny players, who have been out doing their own running.”

“We can do some non-contact training and hopefully everyone can look forward to playing games as soon as possible.”

Here is how the CUTTING-EDGE ENGRAVERS CHAMPIONSHIP

C LANARKSHIRE Group looks:

BARGEDDIE AMATEURS, MANHATTAN BLACKS, MOORLANDS, NETHERTON, OVERTOUN PARK, PLAINS, SHOTTS BON ACCORD, TANNOCHSIDE UNITED and WISHAW RANGERS.

JOE DOYLE ,  MANAGER, TANNOCHSIDE UNITED ARTICLE

New Tannochside Manager Tops Our Viewing Figures

Top Of The Class – that sums up new Tannochside United Manager Joe Doyle after his exclusive SAFN story topped our Visitors/ Readers figures for the period November 30-December 6. The top rankings – amidst a considerable four-figure tally yet again folks – also featured CARLUKE THISTLE – first timers at Scottish Amateur Football News – FINNART AFC, CRAIGNEUK AMATEURS, LOMOND THISTLE, OBAN SAINTS, KELVINDALE Amateurs full-back DAVID HAMILTON.

Now, to celebrate Joe Doyle’s new media status, I am delighted to bring you a photograph of the new Gaffer holding a team jersey. Oh and must give the team sponsor a mention – Premier Properties.

Tunny Food Drive Exceeds Four-Figure Target

Tannochside United have already surpassed their four-figure Food Drive 2020 target – but are still encouraging additional donations before the weekend has ended. The SSMAFL club are supporting their community and have already raised over £1500 in addition to collections every fortnight.

It goes without saying the support has been amazing.

Once the deadline is reached, donations will be divided up and distributed accordingly.

New Tunny Boss: “I Couldn’t Say No.”

Scottish Amateur Football News Exclusive

Joe Doyle has revealed the prospect of becoming the new Tannochside United Manager was too good an opportunity to turn down – once he had received a surprise approach from their committee. The Cutting- Edge Engravers Championship C Lanarkshire club made their move on Monday with a telephone call after previous boss Jamie McNee left to join the backroom staff at Brechin City.

Today Joe revealed. “My brother said somebody from the club had texted him to ask for my number, but it was still a shock when they called, and we spoke about several things. I went away and asked various people about the set-up and decided to become manager.”

“Players there will have heard about me or know some of my family. What came across for me is they are as keen as muster – an unbelievable bunch of guys. I have been told the turn out at training is excellent.”

Doyle, well known as a player at Larkhall Thistle, Lesmahagow Juniors and Vale of Clyde, has already dealt with one very important job – retaining coaches Ross Turpie and Ryan Smith, who previously worked with Jamie McNee.

Joe admitted “They are both enthusiastic and wanted to be involved, which was important to me. The other good thing is they don’t play anymore. They are only interested in coaching and games.”

“I played Saturday Morning football with Whitefield Rovers up to four years ago. We won cups and League championships. Together with Blochairn Star and Tynecastle AFC, standards on the park were high, so I know what to expect.”

“There were guys like Charlie Miller (ex-Rangers) and a lad who was on the books of Celtic previously, John Paul McBride. He was an unbelievable player.”

“I am delighted Jamie (McNee) has got his move. I would encourage anyone to go manage, coach or play as high as you can – if you can. It doesn’t matter if it’s at Brechin City or Real Madrid.”

Joe won two League titles at Lesmahagow Juniors where Sandy Robertson was at the helm, and Joe admitted: “Gow teams were always super fit. Sandy was a big influence on me as was big Ian Currie at Vale of Clyde. I’ve had a few shouts from mates who run teams in the new West of Scotland League offering to play us in friendlies once restrictions are eased. For now, I want to bring in a wee bit of professionalism to the Tunny players who have been out doing their own running.”

“We can do some non-contact training and hopefully everyone can look forward to playing games as soon as possible.”

Here is how the CUTTING-EDGE ENGRAVERS CHAMPIONSHIP C LANARKSHIRE Group looks:

BARGEDDIE AMATEURS, MANHATTAN BLACKS, MOORLANDS, NETHERTON, OVERTOUN PARK, PLAINS, SHOTTS BON ACCORD, TANNOCHSIDE UNITED and WISHAW RANGERS.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (01/12/2020)

Tom Scott takes his first look of the week at News from around Club and League level.

Joe Doyle has been appointed Manager of Tannochside United, who play in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning AFL.

Wallyford Bluebell beat new Tranent Amateurs team 3-1 in a friendly.

A proposed East Lothian League. still to be officially confirmed with an exact January, 2021 start date by the LEAFA should have no fewer than 11 teams, including Wallyford. Tranent Amateurs and Haddington Town. If approved, there would be Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon fixtures.

Kilbride Thistle are starting a Christmas Bonus Ball, and the draw should take place on 19th December.

Craigneuk Amateurs are putting up five Player Awards from the 2019-2020 season. One of the trophies will be sponsored by 1st Class Locksmith and Security Solutions.

Mauchline United AFC have a new batch of Bobble Hats going on sale – ideal Christmas present

Arbroath HSFP having organised a very successful LMS competition, are going again. It’s a £10 entry – Half to the club, and half to the winner.

United Announce Appointment Of New Manager

Tannochside United have officially announced Joe Doyle as their new manager following the recent departure of Jamie McNee to the backroom staff of Brechin City FC.

The SSMAFL club were sad to see McNee move on as he had played a major role off the park since they were formed last year. Posting on their Twitter Page Tunny said “His footballing knowledge is second to none, conducting exciting and engaging sessions each week with our squad.”

Around The Amateur Football Scene (12/11/2020)

SAFN Writer Tom Scott has a look at what is happening around some clubs after Scottish Government restrictions were extended until Tuesday, November 17.

Caledonian League are holding their General Meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6.15pm via Zoom. All clubs are requested to be represented. An Executive Committee Meeting will follow the General Meeting.

With Derek Johnston having already confirmed he will be standing down from his role as FC Southside United manager this summer,the Leadership Committee are keen to speak with potential candidates, who can initially register interest via United’s Social Media platforms or through an email at fcsouthsideutd@gmail.com.

DJ,like everyone else involved with football, wants to return to working with players and his coaching staff, and maintaining the excellent progress at the Sunday set-up.

Lochgilphead Red Star AFC beat Dunoon Amateurs 1-0 in a friendly at the Dunoon Stadium last weekend. Coll McCallum netted what proved to be the first half winner.

Corstorphine Dynamo have launched a Xmas Food Appeal on behalf of Edinburgh Food Project.

Port Glasgow AFC have taken delivery of a new kit thanks to sponsorship from GBSS Civils and Plant Hire Ltd.

Clubs in. membership of the Aberdeenshire AFA will still be able to organise and play local friendlies aside from the start of the new season being delayed

Tannochside United, who recently held the first collection from their Food Bank Donations 2020 Project, will split monies raised between food and supplies for future collections,. plus a Christmas Toy and Gift Projects

Support A Local Food Bank is the idea being promoted by Newmains Hammers and they have set a date of 4th December for the final collection.

The donation will then be made on 7th December. Note, donations can be Via the Newmains Hammers Twitter Page, or any player.

Vale of Atholl would greatly appreciate offers from potential Match Sponsors.

The Old Mill Inn, who recently sponsored a new strip at the amateur club, were sponsors for the home game against Wolfhill on 7th November. Wolfhill won 4-2.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (10/11/2020)

Writer Tom Scott take his first look this week at some news items emerging from Clubs or Leagues.

Bon Accord City are back in the Aberdeenshire AFA.

Spark of Genius Central Scottish League General Members Meeting, which was due to take place on Thursday, November 12, has been brought forward 24 hours.

Tomorrow’s new arrangement has been put in place at the request of Member Clubs.

If any club is unable to participate as normal, they should contact the league without delay and provide confirmation of a replacement.

With First Minister Nicola Sturgeon due to make announcements this afternoon (Tuesday), there should be a wide range of Agenda Business items to discuss.

Faithlie United have been included in the Aberdeenshire AFA Division One (East).

Newmains Hammers AFC are looking to provide support to a local Food Bank and help anyone who may be struggling through these difficult times. Club officials will accept donations including UHT Long Life Milk, Tinned Meats and Potatoes, and Small Jars of Coffee. Please make contact with Newmains Hammers AFC through their Twitter for extra information,. and a more detailed list of the Food Bank requirements.

Having covered last Wednesday’s brilliant effort on the first Food Bank Donations Appeal 2020 by Tannochside United AFC, it is clear every local community becomes fully focused when these vital projects are organised.

Oban Saints defeated South Lochaber Thistle 4-0 in a friendly. Scorers were Craig McEwan (2), Lewis Cameron and Aaron McKay.

W-Young Corporation will sponsor this Saturday’s Vale of Atholl v Stanley AFC clash in the Perthshire Amateur Football League Division 2.

Meanwhile, Vale have set-up an Instagram Page.

The Old Mill Inn, an Award-Winning family run business in the heart of Pitlochry, have sponsored a new strip at Vale of Atholl.

Superb that a local business is able to get behind another amateur club during the current pandemic.

The Old Mill Inn sponsored last weekend’s game against Wolfhill, who won 4-2. Taylor and Heron scored for the homesters.

Athletico, who play in the Fife Sunday League West Division would like to appoint a manager. Anyone interested should apply via the club’s Twitter Page.

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