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Airdrie United Football Club News
Season 2006/2007


Dundee United Vs. Airdrie United (21/8/06)
CIS Cup match

Details have been confirmed for tomorrows (22/8/06) CIS cup match against Dundee United

The game will have a 7.45ko

Ticket prices £ 14 & £6 ( over 60 & under 18)

We will be in the Fair Play & Jerry Kerr Stands.

Wheelchair Access should be notified in advance in order to facilitate assistance required.

Airdrie United Lottery update (20/8/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 20/08/06 were drawn in the Quarry Bar for prizes of £800 and £300

The numbers are as follows.
£800 = 1-14-16
£300 = 5-7-13

Airdrie United 2 Vs. 2 Queen of the South (19/8/06)

Airdrie United put our frst points on the board today with a draw at home to Queen of the South.

After being on top for the majority of the game and going ahead through a Brian McPhee goal it feels like two points dropped.

SPL2 (17/8/06)

The SPL announced plans today, to expand the SPL into two Leagues of 12 and 10. A full Press release has been issued by the SPL.

This appears to have been directly in response to the 2006 TIME FOR CHANGE document put together by the First Division Clubs and launched in June.

Airdrie are members of the SFL and are very supportive of any plans that will result in the betterment of Scottish Football. We have been active in trying to get the SPL / SFL into discussions on matters that affect us all and we are delighted to note that these are now imminent.

Progress can only be made when all interested parties have proper dialogue and we welcome this as a positive step.

Airdrie United welcome another Diamond (16/8/08)

Liam Bryan Prunty was born 16/8/06 at 7lb 7oz and Airdrie United would like to congratulate Claire and Bryan on the birth of their first child.

Airdrie United 0 Vs. 3 Gretna (16/8/06)

Airdrie United went out of the challenge cup against 1st division league favourites Gretna.
Gretnas goals came from Deuchar x2 and Tosh.

Challenge Cup Prices

Airdrie United have today announced that our match versus Gretna in the Challenge Cup will be priced at £12 and £6.

Please remember that season tickets are not valid for this match.

Airdrie United Lottery update (13/8/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 13/08/06 were drawn in the Quarry Bar for prizes of £800 and £300

The numbers are as follows.
£800 = 1-9-20
£300 = 12-14-20

Gretna Hospitality Special Offer (11/8/06)

Airdrie United have put a special deal together for the Challenge Cup match against Gretna.

Offer for £35 + Vat
Will get you a seat in the box, free complimentary drink on entry to the game, a half time buffet and free programme. Note it will be a cash bar so you will be paying for your own drinks.

Anyone wishing to take hospitality at the game on Wednesday 16th of August contact Les Jones on 07949 976 116 or at les@airdrieunitedfc.com

Partick Thistle 4 Vs. 2 Airdrie United.

Airdrie United lost our second league game of the season when we travelled to play Partick Thistle at Firhill, goals for McKeown and Taylor took the sting out of bad result.

Dundee United Vs Airdrie United (11/0806)

Our CIS Insurance Cup 2nd round cup match is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd of August and will have a 7:45pm Kick off.

Second Round Draw for the CIS Insurance Cup

After beating Raith Rovers in the first round of the CIS Insurance cup Airdrie United have now been drawn to face Dundee United Away the match is scheduled to be played in either Tuesday 22nd August or Wednesday 23nd August

Raith Rovers 1 Vs. 2 Airdrie United (8/8/06)

Airdrie United progressed to the next round of the CIS cup after a very strong performance against second division Raith Rovers.

Raith Rovers managed to go ahead, a goal from Armand One giving them the lead, but in the second half goals from Willie McLaren and Bryan Prunty secured the win.

Airdrie United Lottery update (6/8/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 30/07/06 were drawn in the Cue Here Pool Hall for prizes of £800 and £300

The numbers are as follows.
£800 = 4-11-20
£300 = 6-8-20

Airdrie United 0 Vs. 2 Ross County

Airdrie United got of to the worst possible start in the Scottsh First division a loss on the opening day in front of your home home fans.

Ross County's goals came from Kevin McKinley and Michael Gardyne.

Watson Joins the Diamonds (4/8/06)

The Club can confirm that Graeme Watson put pen to paper and signed for the Club this afternoon.

Graeme, 20, was previously with Rangers and he has featured as a trialist for the Club against Ballymena and also Glentoran.

Sandy was impressed with what he saw on tour and concluded the deal prior to the commencement of the new season. He said, “Graeme was recommended to us through Jimmy Boyle and we heard enough about him to include him in the squad for Belfast. He played a part in both games and looked very composed for a player of his age. He is a welcome addition to the squad.”

Airdrie United Vs Ross County (4/8/06)

Airdrie United welcome Ross County to the Excelsior stadium for our first match in the Scottish First Division 2006 - 2007.

Airdrie United Lottery update (30/7/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 30/07/06 were drawn in the Broomfield tavern for prizes of £800 and £300

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 7-16-17
£300 = 1-9-15

Ballymena United 2 Vs 1 Airdrie United

Airdrie United cotinued our pre-season campaign with our first friendly match in Northern Ireland.

Unfortunately the match ending in a loss for Airdrie and only a goal from Stephen McDougall made the result look respectable.

Christie Returns (27/7/06)

After what can only be described as a 'busy' day at the office we are happy to announce that Kevin Christie has signed for the Club.

Kevin has been outstanding preseason and has been a stand out player in almost every game. As a result of his performances a number of other Clubs were beginning to look in his direction and therefore we finalised everything today so as to secure his services.

The squad is now really beginning to take shape but there is still further work to do.

Watch this space.


We are delighted to confirm that, following negotiations with Partick Thistle, Marc has signed for the Club on a 2 year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Marc (23) was Captain of Partick Thistle last year but was a player that we have been after for some time. We originally tried to sign him when he was with Ayr back in 2005 only for the deal to fall through on the last day of the Transfer Window.

Sandy Stewart said “I have been a long time admirer of Marc Smyth and I was disappointed when the previous attempt fell through. He is the type of player (6 ft) that we have currently been looking for and can play in a variety of positions across the back four. He can also play in midfield.”

Marc joins up with the squad with immediate effect and his papers are with the League to clear him to play at the weekend in Belfast.

Paul Lovering accepts contract (26/07/06)

The Club can confirm that Paul Lovering has returned to the Club and has signed a contract this morning.

Paul's was carrying an injury at the latter part of last season and this was causing him some concern.

However, after undergoing a small op over the summer and now returning to full fitness, both ourselves and Paul are delighted to hook up again. Paul played last night against Falkirk and he is looking forward to the trip to Belfast.

Welcome back Paul.

Falkirk 2 vs 1 Airdrie United. (25/7/06)

Airdrie United travelled to Grangemouth to take on SPL side Falkirk and although we were beaten in the end, the Diamonds put on an excellent show.

This was a game of missed opportunities for the Airdrie side, with Brian Prunty, Garry Twigg, Stephen McDougall, Graeme Holmes and Willie McLaren all coming close to opening the scoring in the first half.

With the game standing at nil - nil, it was Willie McLaren who opened the scoring, Brian Prunty put a ball through the Falkirk defence and McLaren hammered home. Eleven minutes in to the second half and Airdrie had finally opened the scoring.

With substitutions now being made, Falkirk began to push and it was long before A Trialist scored the equaliser, the winner came late in the game another goal for A Trialist and a final score of two - one to the home team.


As you will be aware, we were drawn at home against Gretna in The Challenge Cup. We normally play our midweek games on a Tuesday but we were approached by Gretna to see if we could change to the Wednesday.

They are playing in Europe on the previous Thursday and their League game has been moved to the Sunday, giving them, potentially, 3 important games in 6 days.

In the circumstances we were happy to move the game to the Wednesday.

In other news the CIS Cup match is now confirmed as Tuesday 7:45pm August 8th.

Airdrie United Cup Confirmation (24/7/06)

Airdrie United will play Gretna at home in the Challenge cup on Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16th of August

In the CIS Cup we have been drawn against Raith Rovers away, the match is scheduled to go ahead on either Tuesday 8th of August or Wednesday 9th of August.

After the club has spoken to the respective teams dates and times will be confirmed.

Airdrie United Sign Garry Tierney (24/7/06)

The Club is happy to confirm that agreement was reached with Garry Tierney on Friday and he signed for the Club.

Gary was previously with Hearts however his development was restricted bythe lack of first team experience and the amount of players at the Club.

Garry (20) is desperate to play first team football and is looking forward to the challenge of the First Division in the forthcoming season.

Airdrie United Lottery update (23/7/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 23/07/06 were drawn in the West End Bar for prizes of £800 and £300

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 5-15-19
£300 = 5-8-12

Forfar 1 Vs 3 Airdrie United. (22/7/06)

In our second pre-season match Airdrie United managed another decent win with goals from Garry Twigg x2 and Stephen McDougall.

Airdrie United Lottery update (16/7/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 16/07/06 were drawn in the Pool Hall Cue Here for prizes of £800 and £300

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 15-16-18
£300 = 9-18-20

Stenhousemuir 1 Vs. 5 Airdrie United (15/7/06)

Airdrie United began their pre-season warm up with an away trip to Stenhousemuir and won the match convincingly. Goals from Holmes (2), MacDougall, Prunty and McPhee gave us the win.

Stenhousemuir had a few good chances in the closing minutes to get something from the game as Airdrie United found it difficult to deal with corners, finally a penalty gave Stenhousemuir a goal.

This was a good work out for the team.

Diadora confirmed as new kit manufacturer (13/7/06)

Airdrie United have confirmed that Diadora will be supplying our new kits The new Strips will be on view shortly and the home strips are anticipated to go on sale prior to the end of July.

Airdrie United Launch incentive scheme (13/7/06)

Airdrie United have taken a step to try and enable families to attend games, spreading the cost of childrens tickets through the Airdrie United lottery.

Season Ticket Prices for Season 2006 - 2007 (5/7/06)

Airdrie United have today announced our season ticket prices for the upcoming season, they are as follows.

Airdrie Vs Ballymena (11/7/06)

As previously mentioned, we travel to play Ballymena on Saturday 29 July. This day is a big day in their own preseason build up and it is their Open Day/ Fun/Day.

Festivities commence at 12 o' clock and there will be a Tom bola, Bouncy Castle, Penalty Kick Competition, Barbecue, etc, to name but a few. Our game will kick off at 3 PM.

We hope that everybody travelling will come along and join in what is looking like a fantastic day for all.

Airdrie United Lottery update (9/7/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 18/06/06 were drawn in the Pool Hall Cue Here for prizes of £800 and £600

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 6-9-14
£300 = 1-6-17

Stans a Diamond once again (5/7/06)

The Club is delighted to confirm that Stuart Taylor completed the paperwork and signed for the Club yesterday.

Stuart joined us late last season after a long spell out through injury. We began to see flashes of the Stuart Taylor everybody knew from before, as the season drew to a close and from Stuart’s point of view, the season finished at just the wrong time.

However, after a lot of hard work, he is fit and raring to go and is a valuable addition to our squad. He has a great physical presence, a wealth of experience and a true goal threat and we are extremely pleased to have concluded the deal.

Welcome home Stan.

Airdrie United Lottery update (2/7/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 18/06/06 were drawn in the Pool Hall Cue Here for prizes of £800 and £600

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 2-3-8
£600 = 2-9-20

Airdrie United Support fans Fun Run (2/7/06)

As announced on the Broomfield Stomp, Airdrie United Supporters Trust are asking our fans to help them raise funds for the Trust and club by taking part in the Fresh 'n' Low 10k run in Glasow.

Contributors wanted, (28/6/06)

Last season the Airdrie United match day programme had a face lift and due to more input from our fans and a few more contributors, we managed to improve our standing in the programme league table and we would like to thank everyone that helped.

This season we would like to continue that improvement and to do so, we feel we need our fans to help once again.

Do you have any stories or anecdotes you would like to share (whether a look at Airdrie or some other trip you took), would you like to take part in a new section "Meet the Diamonds" a supporters profile page.

Do you think the programme is missing something then let us know?

You can contribute be sending an e-mail to webmaster@airdrieunitedfc.com

Anyone who would like to take out programme advertising for this season should contact Gavin Spiers gavin@solutions-driven.com or Les Jones les@airdrieunitedfc.com

Please note that any stories submitted will have to be sensored, this is something we honestly don't want to do but in the current situation we may have to.

Airdrie United Confirm Friendly matches.(22/5/06)

The following games have been agreed,

Saturday 15th July Stenhousmuir Fc away
Saturday 22nd July Forfar Athletic Fc away
Tuesday 25th July Falkirk Fc away.
Saturday 29th – July Ballymena United FC Away.
Monday 31st - July Glentoran Away.

Airdrie United Lottery update (25/6/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 18/06/06 were drawn in the Brromfield Tavern for prizes of £800 and £300

the numbers are as follows.
£800 = 7-9-15
£300 = 2-13-16

Airdrie United Confirm Season fixtures (22/6/06)

Finally Airdrie United can plan for season 2006 - 2007 as the Scottish Football League announce the up coming season fixtures

Our initial matches are against Ross County at home and Partick Thistle away.

Airdrie United Confirm Northern Ireland Tour

The Club are delighted to announce that we will be playing two games over in Northern Ireland as part of our preparations for the forthcoming season.

On Saturday 29 July, we play Ballymena United FC as part of their opening season Gala Day and full details of the events on the day will be issued shortly. Airdrie played Ballymena back in the 70s as part of the old Texaco Cup set up and they had a good season last year finishing 7th in the Premier Division.

On Monday night we return to Belfast to play Glentoran who also had a great season finishing runners up to Linfield in the Premier Division. They were also unlucky in the Cup as they were beaten in the final last season. This should be an excellent test in the run up to the start of our own domestic season and we are all looking forward to the trip.

Due to the opportunities for low cost travel, there are flights available for the weekend with a variety of carriers from as little as £42 return so get booking early as the prices increase the busier the planes get

Airdrie United Lottery update (11/6/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 11/06/06 were drawn in the Quarry Bar for prizes of £800 and £300

The numbers are as follows.
£800 = 9-14-16
£300 = 3-6-12

Airdrie United Lottery update (4/6/06)

The Airdrie United lottery numbers for 30/04/06 were drawn in the Quarry Bar for prizes of £800 and £300

The numbers are as follows.
£800 = 8-15-17
£300 = 1-6-14