Paul Goodwin

Stirling Albion

Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Scottish Club Stirling Albion

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First division side Stirling Albion have become the first senior Scottish side in history to be owned by their fans, after the club's Supporters Trust struck a landmark deal with chairman Peter McKenzie.

The agreement will see the Trust collectively pay off £300,000-worth of the club's debt, with McKenzie agreeing to waiver a £1.

Fans For Everything

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Scottish First Division side Stirling Albion have become the first British senior club to be owned by their fans.

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust has agreed a £300,000 deal to clear debts and make a one-off payment to Peter McKenzie, chairman for 26 years.

McKenzie, 84, has agreed to write off the £1.

Support the “Buy Stirling Albion” campaign!

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Football fans across the world are, for the first time, being offered the chance to become part of the first ever 100% fans' owned football league club in the UK -Â Scottish Second Division side Stirling Albion.

And Soccerade and FIFA World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, have pledged their support to the campaign.

The Rest

Your game needs you

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What do Scottish football fans want?

Ask 100 people. Get 99 different answers.

We're not short of opinions. Events this summer showed that there are times when clubs are forced to listen.

Too often though clubs feel able to ignore the paying punter.

Partly that's the arrogance of a game that wants to run itself as a business while ignoring its "customers.

Stirling Ablion FC reject takeover bid from fans

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Fans of Stirling Albion FC (a Scotland Second Division club) have had a substantial bid to buy the club rejected by the current owner.

The offer, from the Stirling Albion Supporters' Trust, which met the sale price (thought to be £300k) placed on the club by current owner Peter McKenzie, has been rejected.

Beyond 2010

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Another clean sheet, another couple of goals, in a dead rubber, no less! Pim Verbeek can afford a little chortle of satisfaction.

And the Socceroo performance, on the whole, wasn't too bad. As in the Uzbekistan game at the same venue, Australia were languid and short of ideas in the first half, but became more cohesive and incisive as the game wore on.

Joeys in Singapore: Represents diverisity of Australian culture

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Thanks to Singapore based football writer Paul Goodwin who sent through this report from yesterdays 2008 Lion City Cup media conference. The Joeys are involved in the tournament which starts today.

Group A with Singapore B's new Japanese coach Masanaga Kageyama and coaches from Australia (Martyn Crook), the United Arab Emirates and Chinese Taipei.