Player of the Year-The Gold Medallist

Callum William McGregor (Captain)

Celtic’s Dynamic Midfield Duo of Captain Broony & Calmac The Bhoy Wonder finally  parted company at the end of the Debacle Season 20/21.

Having lost the elusive ‘Ten’ and a host of stalwarts, the club was in turmoil and the support in open rebellion ( well, almost…) …

All seemed lost!!

The List of Things to Do: 

New Chief Executive

New Manager 

New Captain – (How could we replace our beloved Captain Broony?)

New team (practically) required to counter the New Menace across the city.

Dark Knights…  and Days,  loomed ….Everyone who was anyone, was talking about a ‘season of transition’  and complete ‘rebuild’ from the ground up. The League Championship was practically conceded… and if the support are being completely honest, no one could realistically foresee anything other than Two in a Row at Ibrox.

We might hope and pray, but that was all we had.

Or was it?

The spotlight suddenly fell upon Callum McGregor and the new manager Ange, made him captain right away, in what was to turn out to be one of his most inspired decisions in a season full of inspired decisions.

Thinking back now, it should have been the obvious choice, but somehow it wasn’t really.

Callum has been at the club since he was eight and has never let us down. There was a period in the 4x Treble Winning era that he just oozed class, and his contribution to date from midfield realised a healthy tally of goals, (57) in 377 games.

In one 3 season run he contributed 31 goals and was running amok in his advanced attacking role. His best ever tally in a season was 2014 (14 goals) on loan at Notts County. He has had 12 (2018) and 13(2020) at Celts, but only 4 goals in each of the last two seasons. 

Then we recall how he was shunted about a bit too much and utilised in a way that didn’t suit his style …. but he still got stuck in to become a Proper Invincible, with a string of Four (4) Trebles on the bounce, to add to his already impressive haul of medals and awards.

It should really have been no surprise:

Kieran Tierney, not exactly lacking in Leadership skills himself, was quoted as saying Broony and Callum ran the dressing room “never allowing us to slack” and forecast “Cal is Captain material, Cal he will be captain” high praise indeed from a teammate. 

Then an Italian manager chips in with “One player who has particularly impressed me is the midfielder Callum McGregor. He is a classic modern, dynamic midfielder and excellent technique. He is EVERYTHING you need.”

Stefan Piloi (AC Milan manager) (Oct 2020)

Calmac clearly learned as understudy to Captain Broony, but could the Bhoy Wonder become Captain Wonder?

That question has been answered with an emphatic Yes!

There have been pivotal moments in the recent league campaign that pointed to the success achieved…with our Callum right at the heart of it.

Already we had witnessed his footballing prowess, his neat technique, energy and consistency, playing at least as many minutes of football as any other player in Europe.

But …Could he lead on the park? 

Then some wee signs in the Huddle… the probing camera catching the intensity in his face, his fist pumping to emphasise his message to his players … seasoned pros like Joe Hart listening and nodding intently.

This Bhoy definitely ain’t shy.

There were signals of his growing influence and maturity, as he encouraged the entire squad including  all backroom staff and support crews to join the League Cup celebrations at Hampden .. the victory and the manner of it, and part he played, shifted this doubter into onside mode. 

Ironically, it was a shocking tackle (collision.. aye, right!!) that seemed to galvanise Callum in his captaincy role.

He took an absolutely outrageous clatter to the face in a 4th Round Scottish Cup tie (22nd of January, 22) against Alloa, that forced him onto the sidelines with a shattered face.

A tackle that epitomises the blatant thuggery our players have to contend with.

It takes a special kind of man to go out onto a football park in front of 60,000 fans, knowing your every move will be scrutinised. Few folk can handle that. Our Celtic players do this and in the full knowledge they are liable to be victims of horrific injuries from opponents emboldened & licensed by incompetent match officials. A darkly insidious charter that condones physical assaults by cowards.

Our players know this, and yet they they stand up, and that takes a special type of resilience.


Very few have it in them and our Callum has it, has it in bundles, and the sad cloggers  have failed to understand… it makes him stronger, and more determined not to lie down to their futile attempts to intimidate him.

This was never more clearly illustrated than when the team faced a crucial visit from the Ibrox club (2nd February, ‘22) almost two weeks to the day his face was, In his own words “Broken”.

At the time there was genuine fear that he would cause himself serious injury, and his ‘Robin’ face mask would offer scant protection against thugs in the Scottish game. We saw cynical comments from a Sky panel member encouraging players to “test” the mask. To Callum’s credit he swatted away a potential storm by saying the matter was resolved between both men in a private conversation.

We Wonder what the Bhoy said to The Creep….face to face…

Any doubts about the wisdom of playing him against Sevco absolutely vanished as Celts ran amok, scoring 3 goals without reply in a First Half that McGregor led with what seemed to be new levels of vigour and tenacity. A particular case in point was how he dominated and terrified Barisic … a player fêted and adored at Ibrox, was reduced to a shuffling wreck.

Captain Callum had arrived. His team had moved into Top Slot and he was about to ensure they remained there.

‘The Man and The Masks’  a biography by Richard Ellemann (1988) on Irish poet WB Yeats,  examined how we all ‘wear’ them to disguise our true inner self…. it occurs our Captain advanced  to the fore wearing his white mask.

Ever behaved more assertively or confidently wearing a costume …maybe, stepped up?

Callum himself covered the subject rather well:

‘Every Celtic fan would play with a broken face, so why not me?’

Callum McGregor on derby return from injury that affected his sleeping and eating, Celtic won 3-0 (Feb 2022)

Folk point to Tony Ralston’s late, late 97th minutes winner at Ross County (15th December, 21) as the moment we felt we could actually do it, and there are some interesting stats elsewhere to back that view.

Certainly. A true team spirit emerged that day.

However, what really cemented belief, was our Captain’s response when Ramsey scored an early goal (3mins) against us at Ibrox (3rd April). The team were visibly shaken by the goal.

Or. Some of them were …

‘Oh! Oh! Is this the moment we capsize and run for the lifeboats?! … ‘

Not if Calmac has anything to say about it … and he did ..soon picking up the ball deep in midfield, and rediscovering his rarely seen attacking prowess, he advanced deep into The Old Firm defence. He opened the door with a pass that Tam Rogic eventually converted via Hatate.

Carter Vickers closed the deal, with a finely precision-drilled shot into the dark heart of the Copeland Road.

Then the game changed completely, the catalyst was a man who knew what was needed at a defining moment in the game, and he stepped right up and took full responsibility, and delivered.

That was the moment that won us the league, and it takes vision, passion wisdom and guts in abundance, to make those moments happen in front of 50,000 baying Sevvies.

Calmac silenced the hordes, adding to his considerable hoard of titles that day.

After the game his manager was drooling about his captain taking his team, 6 points and 16 goals, clear with only 6 games to go. “When your captain does that …” shakes his head…chuckling…wreathed in smiles.

He knew then, and in our hearts we knew too. 

So did everyone else…

The Scotsman ran a line quoting  BBC Radio who had been Calling on Callum for Player of the Year.

“It came from the run of Callum McGregor,” Bonner said on BBC Radio Scotland Sportsound. “That shows a real responsibility and a real captain, who has grown into it. He has had an unbelievable season.

“We were discussing yesterday the manager of the season, or player of the season at Celtic and I think Callum McGregor has been the best guy.”

“He has grown into it,” added Charlie Adam. “Consistently every week he’s fit, available, and wants to play. He had a big thing to come in after Scott Brown and boy has he stepped up to the mark.”

It’s interesting that his fellow professionals and Celtic fans voted for him …but the Scottish Press had Craig Gordon ….who had an absolutely cracking Scottish Cup Final…

The old ‘one-two’ at Ibrox 

Looking ahead to Season 22/23 we can anticipate seeing Callum lead his teammates to some European glory and hopefully,  from a more advanced position in midfield.

He thrives there.

Sentinels will all have their own memories and thoughts on what player contributed most last season. There is plenty of room below, please fire in folks.


Callum William McGregor b. 1993 Glasgow. 

377 games 57 goals.

7 Scottish league Championships 

4 Scottish Cups

5 Scottish league Cups 

41 Scottish International caps ( 1 goal)

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May 27, 2022 6:28 am

Worthy winner in a season littered with candidates worthy of the accolade. Ask 10 people to choose their winner and you’d get probably 4 or 5 different players, yet not many would argue that Calum is a deserving winner.
Hopefully he’ll add more silverware to his collection for many years to come.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 27, 2022 7:58 am

Amazing as he has been this year, still think he is wasted in that position.

May 27, 2022 8:12 am

I’ve a couple of things for sale if anyone interested.

An 1970’s chopper bike and a 1970’s edition casdon soccer game featuring Bobby Charlton on the box.

I’m asking £300,000 for the soccer game and £2.5m for the bike.

This post was inspired by todays Daily record. Seems you can get good money for any old shite.

Calvin Bassey up for sale. Offers to start at £25m apparently. 😬

Big Audio Dynamite
May 27, 2022 8:12 am

If Mbappe’s new contract is even close to being real, it is truly sickening ..£1m a week, for God’s sake!
Where do we go from here? At what point does this become ridiculous?
Can’t wait till all this comes crashing down.
My love of football is disappearing at a rate of knots
They have taken the beautiful game and turned it into something ugly.

May 27, 2022 8:16 am

Yep it’s gone crazy. Had been for a long time now and no signs of it easing up. It’ll continue, but as you say, it will come crashing down eventually.

Jobo Baldie
May 27, 2022 8:21 am

Having previously organised an informal Player Of The Year (game by game) competition thingmy (when I used to read and post on the other channel) I’m very aware that folk all see different things when watching each game. But there’s no doubt in my mind that Callum would certainly have emerged in the top 3.
Personally I think a case could be made for McGregor, Kyogo, CCV, Hart for the top spot.
Perhaps the old POTY thing might be something I’d consider resurrecting for the coming season……?

Big Audio Dynamite
May 27, 2022 8:24 am

Twisty, there’ll be some big clubs in a lot of trouble when it does. I just can’t see how this can continue.

May 27, 2022 8:26 am

I’ve mentioned before I’ve been frequenting the junior leagues in the East region.
I went with 2 family members to one last year and when I went to pay us all in the guy said £18 please.

I was thinking that’s quite expensive for a junior match. I’m not sure what I was expecting. Out of touch with that level of game I suppose.

Didn’t fancy the fixtures on one Saturday last year and decided to head through to see a west of Scotland top division match. Cost even more there. I’d been chatting to Jimmy NP on junior football and recall him saying the money in the junior leagues was getting crazy . Players wages in particular. It’s all relative of course but there’s a danger of it going the same way.

Whitburn won the junior cup in 2000. They’re now playing in the bottom tier of the East region. Conference league X. That’s the 4th division if you like.

Your Talbot’s Pollock’s etc are becoming your Real Madrids etc. Wouldn’t say Celtic have quite become the equivalent of a Whitburn yet, but there are parallels to be drawn!

Big Audio Dynamite
May 27, 2022 8:29 am

Bassey won’t be getting sold, the Bears are flush this year 😋


May 27, 2022 8:43 am

I was going into a game in ( I think) Pumpherston.

“ would ye like a raffle ticket mate, £1 a strip?”

Aye, gimme a fivers worth.

Half time the draw comes over the speaker system

Bearing in mind I used to buy the paradise windfall tickets at £2 with a prize in the tens of thousands, I’m alert and listening for my number.

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Hey ho.

Announcement 15 mins later.

“ the winner of the raffle hasn’t yet collected their hauf bottle”

Half bottle and their was me all on edge waiting for my number 😂

St tams
May 27, 2022 9:06 am

Couldn’t agree more re. Calum.
He has been absolutely fantastic as a leader and player. He also comes across as a very nice guy.

£6 to get in to see St Rochs at the Jimmy Mcgrory Park. Which , to be fair isn’t too bad.

Prestonpans bhoys
May 27, 2022 9:16 am

Yeah Callum wins hands down, the ‘test the mask ‘ comment from Boyd was disgraceful too.

May 27, 2022 10:30 am


I’m glad you are considering bringing back your Player of the Year competition. I think it’s a great idea,and an excellent mirror of how fans see different things in the same game. As I pointed out a day or two ago,there were so many contenders that making the final choice was difficult indeed. But if you consider how the rankings work in your own,season-long,competition,I suspect the top three would have been very similar.

The reason being that your competition awards each performance,and the more often you play,the more likely you are to make the cumulative frame. That’s pretty much how we did it,too. We had a horrendous run of injuries last season,including to players who would otherwise have been contenders. Quite simply,if a player missed too many games then they were unlikely to be considered-no matter their excellence when fit.

May 27, 2022 10:33 am

Callum player of the season, for me, too, maybe if Kyogo had more games he would have pushed him hard.
It would be fab if you had the time and inclination to re start your player of the season. As you know from previously exchanged mails, I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I do appreciate it must have taken you a lot of time.
Twisty/St Tams.
7 quid to see Darvel, Auchinleck, Kilwinning and all the teams in West Premier.
There is a good chance that another Gretna will happen, a few clubs funded by rich owners.
Cove and Kelty already in Championship and Division 1.
Bonnyrigg who have just been promoted have said they don’t have same level of funds as those two.
Darvel are the biggest spenders in the West Premier.
A huge game for them tomorrow when they take on Tranent ( East Premier ) for a place in Lowland League.

May 27, 2022 10:33 am


Given how economically disadvantaged Auchinleck and the surrounding area is,I wouldn’t be surprised if the Talbot players were the top earners in the town.

May 27, 2022 10:39 am


Re prices,I was stunned at being charged £25 for entry to Hamilton races on September Weekend Monday in 2019. Especially as the course was so badly waterlogged that they had to gain special permission to run 6 x 6 furlong races.

Still,a winning nap and nb,plus another more than made up for it. As of course did the company of ATHINGOFBEAUTY.

I’d seen Frankel win The Lockinge at Newbury a few years earlier. £20. Just saying…

May 27, 2022 10:41 am

As I also mentioned earlier in the week,now that our choices have been revealed we would love to know the thoughts of the rest of you. You can provide an explanation for each if you so choose,but I suspect the reasons will be pretty obvious to us all!

May 27, 2022 10:42 am

BMCUW. 10.33
Great point about Auchinleck,I would imagine Darvel could be similar
They are paying large fees ( for that level )
14,000 grand for East Fife captain. 2 seasons ago.
This season ,supposedly, paid 13 grand for David Syme from Kilwinning!
The wages they are paying are impressive, if you are receiving them, for a part time club.
Signing on fees would certainly be 4 figures for those players, given transfer fees.

May 27, 2022 10:57 am


I’m sure there are some really smart houses in Auchinleck-Auchinleck House,for one! Though strictly speaking,that is in Ochiltree. Darvel,on the other hand,has its own little suburb called Priestland. Some stunning properties in that neck of the woods!

I speak from experience,of course. My last job in Scotland before I came down to Swindon,was as a Sky installer. If I was criminally-inclined,I could have been “casing” at least five properties a day!

May 27, 2022 11:03 am

Always liked this Roddy Frame live version of Killermont Street.

May 27, 2022 11:03 am

Morning all,

My top 3 for POTY are

Joe Hart

I would give reasons but I’m out in Zante town ( 27 degrees) with Mrs L celebrating our 14th Wedding Anniversary.

Catch you later ☀️☀️☀️🍀🍀🍀🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷

May 27, 2022 11:14 am

Old Leggy in his shorts frightening the population of Zante. Eegads. 🙄

May 27, 2022 11:29 am

Speaking of the five properties a day,we worked on a points system. Three points for an installation,one for a repair. Celtic were playing the huns one Sunday,Martin’s first season. Usual lunchtime kick off,so I’m out of the traps early-only to find an empty locker!

No work manifest for the day,so I phoned my supervisor. He had recently taken over from the previous incumbents,was a total bigot from Stewarton. For some reason,we never hit it off! That’s despite the fact that all my mates in Kilwinning support Rangers,btw. He told me that I was on a “special” and he would be in shortly.

He handed me the paperwork just after 8am. A “special” usually involved just the one installation,one which had been deemed unworkable by three previous installers after their failed attempts. This was FIFTEEN repairs,between Ballantrae and Masonhill in Ayr.

Bastert-he even told me to enjoy the game! And since our pick-up point was in Saltcoats,I was screwed…

I was in the house in Masonhill just as the game kicked off,and got the signal back just as Thommo scored the opener! The householder,somehow spotting my allegiances,suggested I nip down to The Chase to watch the game,rather than miss it by heading for Kilwinning.

Phoned the Stewarton hun as soon as I got back in the van. And told him I was in a certain pub in Ballantrae watching the game. Would be nice to think he wasted some police time as a result of my phone call.

May 27, 2022 11:31 am


If I wore shorts,it would be my legs that were frightened. They are constantly under cover,unless I am indoors-and in bed. That’s the way they like it.

May 27, 2022 11:34 am


I should have your phone number,but seems it went the way of all flesh when a previous phone packed in.

Can you send me it again please via

re Tuesday.

May 27, 2022 11:35 am

Mick, he was wanting to sit outside the Shipbank in his shorts. Cars would have ended up in the Clyde. 😳

May 27, 2022 11:38 am

Sent. 👍

May 27, 2022 11:38 am

Great story about Sky, what a **** of a boss.
At least his Sunday was miserable.
Thanks for education on Auchinleck/Darvel, as in difference in the towns.

May 27, 2022 11:45 am

The long wait for Saha to take his penalty kick against Celtic in 2006 didn’t help him? The foul mouthed United fan you can hear was far from happy at the outcome. A roar as loud as that which greeted Naka’s winning goal…

May 27, 2022 11:50 am

I could watch this all day, on loop, #OnThisDay in 2017, Tom Rogic’s late winner secured Scottish Cup victory for @CelticFC in what was a historic season for the club 🏆


May 27, 2022 11:53 am

Some Musselburgh meetings are now £40 per head. They’re always more expensive than Hamilton. Best value is Kelso. I buy a trackside parking badge which means you can take your own food n drink in, which is brilliant unless it’s my turn to drive .

I’ve got 4 meetings in the next 10 days, perhaps 5 if I’ve a runner at Pontefract which is possible. If yer nags running it’s fine. Free entry.

At the four meetings I’ve got outside of Pontefract, fortunately I’ve got 2 membership badges for each of the courses. If I didn’t I’d be looking at approx £240 just to get the wife and I into the course.

It’s not that I think Hamilton is expensive, it’s very reasonable at an average of £25 or so, which is for around 3.5 hours entertainment, but if it’s your hobby, it can become an expensive one if you want to attend most meetings.

Inside, the prices are scandalous. A burger roll , which is as dry as Gandhi’s flip flop can cost you £6. Bottle of coke £2 to £2.50. Vodka and coke can be £4. Rip off.

Hip flask is your best friend 😬

May 27, 2022 12:01 pm

On prices
Wife just reminded me of something that we saw at a recent race meeting.
A fish supper at the food van – 9.00

A Chinese family in front of us in the queue asked for one fish and chips, and 6 plastic forks. They sat down at the wooden benches and the husband and wife and 4 kids had a fork each.

Sounds ridiculous eh but £54 that guy would’ve needed to pay to get all of the family fish and chips.

I’d 3 brothers myself. If that had been us I dread to think of the carnage that would’ve ensued had we been allocated a fork each and told to dig in 😂

May 27, 2022 12:02 pm

Fond memories of that goal too. Tremendous.

May 27, 2022 12:07 pm


The Hilton next door is surprisingly reasonable. Though they had to run down to the Tunnock’s factory to get a caramel wafer for my sister.

May 27, 2022 12:09 pm


Can’t blame them for that. Staves off the cravings until they get home,makes perfect sense. Certainly more sense than £54 does!

May 27, 2022 12:19 pm

I’ve stayed in that Hilton 3 times since it opened. Food reasonable, not sure about the drink prices. I’d a bottle up in my bedroom each time I’ve stayed so never bought a drink in there yet.

Was handy when racing was behind locked doors. You can see the finishing straight from the bedroom.

Now that racing is open to crowds again they generally don’t allow you in on busy meetings unless you are staying.

I know the bouncer on the front door so I can get access which is handy for the missus on really busy nights. Queues at ladies toilets are ridiculous.

Angel Gabriel
May 27, 2022 12:22 pm

I don’t have many heroes at my age , but Cal Mac is definitely one .
One my favourite ever Celts , a genius with the ball in a land of cloggers , that don’t get punished by the MiBs until the damage is done.
Take some time out during a game and just watch his contribution. Nothing else. Always available for a pass , his appearance and games played ratio is up there with the very best.
I shudder to think where we’d be without him .

May 27, 2022 12:25 pm

St Tams
Apologies, hadn’t responded to you earlier. Yeah that’s not too bad really .

May 27, 2022 12:32 pm


It isn’t just his availability for the pass,it’s that he comes looking for it when a colleague could be under pressure. He can switch the flow from us being under pressure to putting them under pressure so quickly.

An outstanding player for us since Rony Deila first gave him his chance eight years ago-and he scored first time too!

Angel Gabriel
May 27, 2022 12:36 pm

Auchinleck can only be described as the Real Madrid of junior fitba in connection with the amount of trophies won .
Not in wages.
I’ve witnessed numerous Junior clubs becoming the next big thing and paying wages way beyond their means . Not Auchinleck .
They are very well run , with no benefactor dishing out extravagant sums to tempt players from the senior game.
During the Covid pandemic they closed down, shut up shop and only returned when safe to do so .
Their manager Tucker Sloan , explained that their committee was comprised of folk in the 70’s 80’s & 90’s who were the club .
Not him , not the players.
They created Auchinleck’s success. They do the hard yards .
He didn’t want to comprehend having the illness or death of any of these folk on his conscious .
Fitba wasn’t important.

Scottish Cup success has definitely increased their wealth ( while taking senior scalps like Ayr , Hamilton etc ) but their wage structure isn’t extravagant.

They’ve lost the odd player chasing a few quid , but most stay because they’re looked after in every football sense and the club is structured properly and always in place when the prizes are given out.

Basically they’re a very well run club. HH

Angel Gabriel
May 27, 2022 12:45 pm

Darvel pay silly money, that can’t be substantiated. Auchinleck don’t come near their wage bill. HH

May 27, 2022 12:48 pm

Angel Gabriel
Interesting information. Appreciated.

I know of one junior club in the East region and every player gets just £50 per week.

Jobo Baldie
May 27, 2022 12:55 pm

EKFC play in the Lowland League and its £8 per game. I purchased a season ticket for 21-22 for £100. But for 22-23 I’ve decided to return to my spot in the Celtic Park standing section so it’ll be back to pay as you go for the EK games.

Prestonpans bhoys
May 27, 2022 1:11 pm


Good to see you return to the standing area, I look around me in 110 and if there’s a dozen of us 60 and over I’m a Dutchman😱 probably the same at your bit!

May 27, 2022 1:11 pm

Angel Gabriel
How you doing my friend.
The folk who run Auchinleck are embedded in the local community and are more responsive to their fans. Many of those who do the gard yards are volunteers.
We would love Celtic to be so responsive, but the corporate structure is designed to shield the bosses from the support. It will take a massive effort by a cadre of part time volunteers to effect meaningful change to this. The Celtic support has only ever come together, in the mid 1990s when we nearly went under. There is no such imminent danger, and the team has greatly improved from last year, Lawwell has gone. We all have other serious things going on. I don’t see a “Celts for change” type campaign anytime soon.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 27, 2022 1:23 pm

Leggy, happy anniversary to you and the good lady 👍

Twisty, when you have managed to get to some juniors games, what did you think of the standard of football? Seems like a million years since we sent players there to toughen them up, eh? Do you know if that is something other teams are still doing?

May 27, 2022 1:27 pm

Angel Gabrial.
Yes, Darvel were one of those that I had in mind that could end up Another Gretna, although they are not alone.
I see Auchinleck beat Bonnyrigg 3.1 in the South Challenge Cup final, the cup which has effectively taken over from the junior cup as the most prestigious out there, for Lowland League teams and below, in the pyramid.
I expect Auchinleck to do the cup double by defeating Yoker, comfortably, in Junior cup final.

May 27, 2022 1:28 pm

Why would anyone be surprised that Scottish junior teams are spending beyond their means and probably imperiling the future of the league?
A certain Scottish team out of Ibrox have been doing such since 2012 when they were created from a previous entity called Rangers who went bust doing the exact same thing.
All of course willingly endorsed by the SFA,SPL ,police, legal establishment and government.
Behavioral traits are learned from peers and those we support and admire.
Life in the Best Wee Country.

May 27, 2022 1:35 pm

BAD. 1.23.
I know you addressed Twisty, but from my own experience, the teams at the top of West Premier and East Premier, are of a higher standard than Division 2, on a par with Division 1
The fact that Kelty romped Division 2 adds weight to that.
Kelty and Bonnyrigg were both East junior teams, now both in league, proper.
The problem that a lot of these teams have is that it’s so difficult to be promoted.
The winners of East, West and South have to play in a round robin, for the one promotion place to Lowland League. They really should open that up more.
Look at Auchinleck they missed out to Darvel, Auchinleck won the cup that included all the Lowland League teams but because only 2nd in league, not even into round robin for promotion, very restrictive.

May 27, 2022 1:40 pm

Remiss of me, apologies.
Have a fabulous time and enjoy your anniversary.