Arbroath FC Fan of the Month, August 2016 – Mike Beattie


Arbroath FC Fan of the Month, August 2016 – Mike Beattie

Mike Beattie

Q1 How many years have you supported the club.
A1 Practically all my life. Went to my 1st game at the age of 4

Q2 Favourite place to watch the match inside Gayfield.
A2 Behind the goal with characters like the “Fermer”

Q3 Favourite away ground that you have watched Arbroath play.
A3 I’m a big fan of Borough Briggs up in Elgin. Far and away my favourite away day.

Q4 Do you prefer standing or sitting to watch a football match.
A4 Definitely standing

Q5 Most memorable Arbroath match that you have seen.
A5 Obviously the win over Montrose at Gayfield to secure our first ever championship. I also have fond memories of our 3-1 defeat to Stirling Albion in November last season as that was the day I met my girlfriend Laura.

Q6 Best player you have seen play for Arbroath.
A6 Tough one. To close between Roberto Linn and Josh “Falky” Falkingham. Il have to say its a tie.

Q7 What is your hopes this season for Arbroath.
A7 Promotion !!!!!!!

Q8 Any funny stories during your time following the club.
A8 When my pal Alan accidentally disrupted a minutes silence up at Keith as he thought the whistle was being blown to end the silence when it was actually being blown to start it. “Lets get stuck into these highland……”

Q9 Any pre or post match superstitions.
A9 During a winning run last season I wore the same pair of purple boxers to the games.

My Best Arbroath FC team
1- Craig Hinchcliffe
2- Jordan Tait
3- Callum Booth
4- George Rowe
5- Jim Thomson
6- John McGlashen
7- Bobby Linn
8- Josh Falkingham
9- Gavin Swankie
10- Steven Doris
11- Paul Sheerin
Manager- Paul Sheerin