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Cowden Going For Treble
It's a treble of sorts for The Blue Brazil if they win the 2nd Division title at home to Forfar on Saturday. In Fife a win is a win !!
Success for Cowdenbeath FC mascot Bluebell the Coo at the 2012 Scottish Mascots Grand National at Musselburgh Racecourse in March (see it on YouTube) was followed last week with news that Cowdenbeath FC had won the 2nd Division Programme of the year award in Scotland.Andrew Mullen, Cowdenbeath's long serving Programme Editor said: "I'm obviously delighted that we have won the Second Division award after being joint winners in the First Division last season. We were looking to maintain the standard of programme that we had set and we must have reached our goal with the other editors judging the Blue Brasilian to be best in the division. I would also like to congratulate Airdrie on winning the best designed programme and our neighbours East Fife for having the most improved issue."Now it's up to the players to match these successes as the Loons come to Central Park on Saturday with Cowden needing just three points to win their first title since 2006.Player-Manager Colin Cameron said on Monday: ''Make no mistake Forfar will come here in search of safety points and their desire to stay in Division 2 is obviously strong after their win at Arbroath last Saturday. I would like to see us get the three points we need for the title this Saturday and bring the season to a close. We really don't want to be hanging on any longer, especially with games against Play-off contenders Brechin and Airdrie United coming up. It is ofcourse always nice to win a title at home and we are geared up for the weekend so we hope the supporters will come out in good numbers. It looks like it might be same again with the team that won at Stirling possibly starting against Forfar and David Cowan is our only injury doubt for the Forfar match.''Cowdenbeath have not had their troubles to seek off the field this season with the well publicised move, or rather non-movement, out of Central Park a hot topic locally. The club continues with its commitment to quit Central Park by Summer 2013 and talks regarding a move to a new stadium site in nearby Lumphinnans are on going. Ever mindful that cash can be made from a title win Cowden are currently offering autographed footballs by the current squad at £50 a ball. These will be family heirlooms or a testimony to counting chickens, depending on the results of the last three league games, but after experiencing back to back defeats only once this season the Fifers maybe have a right to be confident. One more win and it is a return to the First Division. The club are also in negotiation with Umbro regarding a new kit for 2012/13 and may even wear next season's strip on Saturday or in the final home game of this campaign against Airdrie United.There is added spice on Saturday of course as Forfar are managed by Cowdenbeath born Dick Campbell, who along with twin brother Ian, played for Cowden in the 1970's. He was less popular as a 'Beath manager in the late 80's with his reign at Central Park one of the shortest in the club's history but he later went onto prove himself with near neighbours Dunfermline and Partick Thistle.Campbell will be forced to make at least one change from Saturday’s winning line-up at Gayfield for this week’s encounter with the league leaders. Iain Campbell’s yellow card against East Fife was his sixth of the season in league games and he is therefore due to serve a one match ban which will see him sit out the Central Park clash.
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