East Fife, Fife, Football, Forfar Athletic, Methil, Methil Power Station, New Bayview, Scotland, SPFL
Saturday 25th July 2009 ko 15.00
Scottish Challenge Cup 1st Round
EAST FIFE 0
FORFAR ATHLETIC 2 (M Fotheringham 28 K Fotheringham 78)
Do we not say we love her?
Do we have to roam the world
To prove how much it hurts?
Linwood no more
Methil no more
Irvine no more!”
“Letter from America” Reid/Reid
I do think Methil gets a bad name. The Proclaimers’ song that dovetails the Highland clearances with de-industrialisation in the 1980’s cites the Fife town as an example of deprivation. Heck, even the football club doesn’t bear the town’s name! Even Jim Kidd, the most lyrical of Scottish groundhopppers described New Bayview as thus,