Monday, 4 April 2011
Scottish League Division One Highlights
Well, after 10 months we have now visited 41 of the 42 league grounds in Scotland. Here's what we thought about those in Division 1...
Money spent on tickets: -
Adult: £162.00 -
This is the price it would have been for all 10 games but we were lucky enough to be the guests of my brother-in-law Alan in hospitality for the Stirling Albion (thanks again Alan) and we were both given tickets outside the ground at Dunfermline by two unconnected gents who had a extra season tickets going spare.
Money spent on programmes: £22.00
Money spent on pies: £14.35
Goals scored: 18
Total Mileage: 1,080
Top three pies: This was an extremely close run thing (apart from Cowdenbeath!!). Top of the leader board was Raith Rovers with 8/10, closely followed by Dundee with 7.5. Hot on their tails were 4 teams with 7/10; Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Ross County and Stirling Albion.
Top Three goals:
1. Leigh Griffiths - Dundee vs. Partick Thistle. Nicky Riley skins two Partick defenders before playing the ball to Griffiths who takes one touch to set himself up and then unleashes a left foot screamer from 35 yards.
2. Paul Burns (hat trick) - Queen of the South vs. East Fife. None of the three were stand out goals but you deserve some sort of recognition for scoring three goals.
3. Robert Harris - Queen of the South vs. East Fife. A brilliant free kick from the edge of the area that had pace a wicked curl to find the top corner.
1. Leigh Griffiths - Dundee v Partick Thistle. As above.
2. Robert Harris - Queen of the South v East Fife. As above.
3. Paul Burns - Queen of the South v East Fife. As above.
Worst ground: Central Park (Cowdenbeath)
Special pie league mention: Badge of shame - Cowdenbeath due to the fact there were NO PIES & a mobile outside catering van
Most witnessed side: Dundee x 4, Greenock Morton & Partick Thistle x 3.
Best game atmosphere: Dundee vs. Partick Thistle (aka 'The Red Card Game')
All things considered I'd have to say I was disappointed with the standard of football on show in Division 1. Dundee are easily the best footballing side in the league and would be the only side who look like they could hold their own in the SPL. It's just a shame then that they can't manage their finances a little better.