Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who managed Gretna to their successes in the Scottish Division Two and Three?||Gretna FC
Rowan Alexander . First taking control of Gretna while they were still in the Northern Premier League in England, he remained in charge when they made the move to Scottish Division Three. Since then, with the help of Brooks Mileson, he has established Gretna as a force in the Scottish lower leagues and could soon lead Gretna into the Premier League.
Raydale Park . With a capacity of only 2,200 in 2006, and with the club having aspirations of playing in the Scottish Premier League, Gretna was under construction to update their ground to a 6,000 seat stadium, a minimum requirement for entry to the SPL. Funny enough, the local population of Gretna barely exceeded 2,750.
|In 2006, Gretna FC became the first team from Division Two to make the Scottish FA Cup final. They played Hearts at Hampden Park. What was the score at full-time?||Gretna FC
Hearts 1-1 Gretna. Despite being rank outsiders, Gretna showed the same spirit and attack as they did during any league game by showing no fear of a side packed full of internationals, and they so nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in modern football by holding Hearts, who finished second in the Premier League, to a 1-1 draw at the end of normal play. Unfortunately for the Borders club, they would eventually lose during the penatly shoot out.
|At the first time of asking, Gretna won the Scottish Second Division title in 2005-06. Two players finished tied for 25 total goals scored at the end of the season. Kenny Deuchar was one, but was the other?||Gretna FC
James Grady. The 34-year old forward was bought from Dundee United after spells at Clydebank, Dundee, Ayr United, and Dundee United.
|For the 2004-05 season, Gretna strolled to the Scottish Division Three title, setting numerous records along the way. How many goals for did they eventually finish with at the end of the season?||Gretna FC
130. In only 36 games, Gretna managed to score an incredible 130 goals. Gretna particularly had to think Kenny Deuchar (38 goals) and David Bingham (27 goals). Other records that season included 18 wins out of 18 at home and a record 98-point haul.
|In June 2002, at the third time of trying, Gretna FC were admitted to the Scottish Football League Division Three. Where did they finish in their first season?||Gretna FC
6th. Gretna had already applied for entry twice in 1993 and 1999, and while these were well received, it took the extinction of Airdrieonians for Gretna to finally be admitted. In that first season the team acquitted themselves well to the new surroundings, finishing 6th overall, P36, W11, D12, L13, F50, A50, PTS45.
|In 1999, which Premier League side did Gretna FC beat in a friendly match to make headlines across Scotland?||Gretna FC
Rangers. In a friendly match to raise money for the Lockerbie Air Disaster, Gretna FC pulled off a major shock by beating a Rangers side full of internationals to win 2-1.
|When were Gretna FC promoted to the new Northern League Second Division?||Gretna FC
1982. Gretna FC eventually became far too powerful for the modest surroundings of the Carlisle League, at one stage winning six consecuvtive titles, so were promoted to the new Northern League Division Two for the 1982-83 season. Gretna FC promptly won that as well at the first time of asking, and were promoted to Northern League Division One.
|After one season in the Dumfries Junior League, Gretna FC decided to play in the Carlisle and District League until 1982. However, which season did they spend playing in the Cumberland League?||Gretna FC
1951-52. It is unusual, but not uncommon for border clubs of England and Scotland to become involved in leagues across the border. Gretna would spend many years playing in the English lower leagues, while Berwick Ranges (of English origin) played in the Scottish lower leagues, due to Berwick proximity to the major Scottish cities and the distance to most English cities.
July 1946. Gretna FC was founded in July 1946 by local men Mr. McKinnell (Sr. and Jr.), both of Queen of the South fame, and Jock Kerr. In that inaugaral season, the team played in the local Dumfries Junior League before moving on to bigger things.
1946. The team were formed in 1946, but didnt seem to really kick their status as a football team off until the 1980s. This is when it began to change for the side. They started to win things outside of professional leagues, before finally being let into the Scottish League in 2002, thanks to the extinction of Airdrieonians. It didnt take them long to settle in, and as you may have guesses, have become one of the most popular sides in Scotland.
The Black And Whites. They are known as the Black and Whites for their home colours, which are indeed Black and White. However, some people (the less brighter) get confused at this, as Gretna's away colours are infact blue and white.
|Gretna won promotion from the Scottish Third division in 2004/05, and then went on to win promotion to the First Division after winning the Second Division title the following season. In total, how many goals did Gretna score in the league during those two great seasons?||Gretna: Great & Small
227. Gretna scored an incredible 130 goals in 2004/05, which was just one goal too little from equaling the most ammount of goals scored in a season for a Brittish Club. They then followed up that high scoring season with 97 during the next season, adding up to 227 goals in two seasons.
|Which popular Gretna player went out on loan to Northampton Town in January 2007 until June 2007? ||Gretna: Great & Small
Kenny Deuchar. Kenny Deuchar went out on loan to the English side at the start of 2007. David Bingham and Mark Birch are both also out on loan, but David is at Stirling Albion and Mark is at Southport. Gavin Skelton, however, is not out on loan at all.
Fir Park. They played their home leg at Fir Park, where Motherwell play, despite their home stadium being Raydale Park. Rugby Park is where Kilmarnock play and Newlandsfield Park is where the partially unknown side Pollok FC play, so it isn't very likely the game would have been played there.
|At the start of the 2006/07 season, Gretna played their first ever match in Europe, where they went up against Derry City in the Second Qualifying Round. The final aggregate score was 7-3 to Derry, but what was the score in the second leg?||Gretna: Great & Small
Gretna 2-2 Derry City. When Grenta reached the 2006 Scottish Cup final, they were at the time unsure whether they'd play in Europe or not. But after Hearts qualified for the Champion's League, Gretna would go into the Uefa Cup no matter what happened. Despite losing out on penalties to the Edinburgh side, Gretna were still happy after the match, knowing Europe was just ahead of them. Unfortunatley, the didnt go very far.