Lichties new book

A NEW book charting the history of Arbroath Football Club has been published by club historian Fraser Clyne.

The book entitled ‘Arbroath Miscellany’ is a collection of trivia, history, facts and stats about the Lichties set out as an A to Z.

It is just the third book to be written about the club in its 130-year history and covers some of the most memorable characters including Albert Henderson, Ned Doig, Bob McGlashan and Danny McGrain.

Stories about well known days in the Lichties’ history are also included and they range from the world famous 36-0 win against Bon Accord and George Best scoring at Gayfield to the Maroons beating Celtic at home in their championship winning season.

A foreword has also been written by current club chairman John Christison, who is now the longest serving chairman in the Scottish Football League.

The book has been a long term project for Fraser who first started to research Arbroath’s history 10 years ago.

Along the way he discovered many little known facts and stats from over the years that are all included in his book.

He spent hours trawling through old club records, which survived the Gayfield fire in 1958 and newspaper reports at the public library and hopes the book will form a larger history of the club, which he is still working on.

The book is available at Gayfield and Fraser will be there with copies tomorrow (Saturday) between 12 noon and 2 p.m.

Alternatively they can be purchased by mail order by contacting Fraser Clyne, 104 Braehead Way, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8SD.