Angus man releases 'Arbroath Archive' for Lichties fans

After two years and 2500 hours of work, an Angus man has finally published his work.
Three Arbroath fans pictured in 1965.Three Arbroath fans pictured in 1965.
Three Arbroath fans pictured in 1965.

Simon Reynolds has put together an online website collating the history of Arbroath FC, containing a record of every competitive game played from 1878 until the present day, and a match report for every game, with thousands of old reports from the Arbroath Herald and Arbroath Guild and dozens of other sources, including fan reports from games in the 90s and early 00s.

Lichties fan Simon also has a profile for every player who has played for the club, containing their full playing record, and all-time player appearance records, goalscorer records and clean sheet records.

There are also links to match highlights from the majority of Arbroath’s games from the past decade plus hundreds of pictures, old programme covers, a managerial timeline, hat-trick heroes and lots more!

Detailed proposals of Greater Gayfield, built in 1925.Detailed proposals of Greater Gayfield, built in 1925.
Detailed proposals of Greater Gayfield, built in 1925.

Simon told us: “Very few clubs in Scotland have this sort of archive and it’s taken me two years, roughly 2500 hours to put it together.

"You may be aware George Best played for Arbroath Vics at Gayfield in 1978. I have a 20 minute video of highlights from this game which was recently uncovered from the loft of the recently deceased ex-Arbroath Vics secretary!

"Highlights are of really good quality considering the time period, with a couple of Best's goals shown..... all shot on an old school video camera from the main stand.

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