Ross County F.C. were bounced from the Scottish Cup last weekend by virtue of a 3-2 quarter final loss to Dundee United F.C.. Moving on…
Well, not quite yet. Dundee United were forced to apologize to Ross County after their supporters destroyed/damaged 70 seats in the North Stand, vandalized various parts of Victoria Park with stickers and graffiti, tore down signs, and entered the pitch after their away win in the Cup. These actions led to seven arrests (with the possibility of more to come) and one hopes that United will reimburse County for the damages done to the park.
American goalkeeper Chris Konopka has signed a short term deal with the club and at the very least he will be on the bench for the League Cup Final at the weekend. Should he make the starting eleven and County win the cup, well, instant folk hero, no?
Speaking of the League Cup Final, at last report there were something like 60 coaches hired to bring County supporters down to Hampden Park for the final. Add in those traveling down privately, those who may live in the Glasgow area, and it is likely that the national stadium will once again be filled with Staggies in their THOUSANDS! Let’s hope we’ll once again see scenes like those from 2010 (above)!
All signs point to County dropping JD Sports (Diadora, Carbrini, etc.) as kit supplier after this season in favor of Italy’s Macron. Not exactly Nike or Adidas, but certainly a step up. Macron currently outfit Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers, and numerous continental clubs.
Finally, old friend Dick Campbell apparently has enough “style and panache” to suit the folks at League Two’s Arbroath F.C. who have hired him to see that the club remains in league football beyond the end of this season. Arbroath are currently five points clear of bottom side East Stirlingshire, though they have lost four of their five previous matches.