Author: CHobbs

Pre-Season Sees Celtic Come Calling

We’re delighted to confirm that treble winning Celtic Football Club will visit Peebles on Wednesday August 2nd. Full details of the game will be confirmed shortly, however make sure you put the date in your diary.

It is sure to be a great event and we really hope the town turns out in huge numbers to make the most of this exciting fixture.

New website for 2016/17

We’re delighted to launch the new official Peebles Rovers website. The club is currently working off the field to make a number of upgrades to improve not only our standard on the field, but to engage fully with the fantastic community we call home.

This site is the first stage in a newly improved communication strategy we’ve developed to help us engage with the people of our town, but also hopefully so that the residents of Peebles and the surrounding area can get current and accurate news about Peebles Rovers.

We hope you enjoy the site, and we’d love to hear your feedback on Facebook and Twitter.

Official Launch of ‘The Rovers’

We’re delighted to official launch ‘The Rovers’ the new official match day programme for Peebles Rovers.

Costing just £1, a new issue will be available for every East of Scotland League game, as we look to improve the match day experience of watching your Peebles Rovers.

The first every edition will be available for our first league game of the season as Tynecastle visit Whitestone Park on Saturday 3rd September. Please let us know your thoughts on the new programme either via Facebook, Twitter or telling one of our club officials at a match day. We really want to hear your opinions as we hope to continually improve ‘The Rovers’.

Rossi Ready For New Challenges Ahead

He played for Hibs alongside footballing heavyweights such as Scott Brown and Derek Riordan, broke ground as the first Scot to play in the fiercely competitive Slovakian league, dealing with languages he couldn’t understand but new Peebles Rovers manager Ger Rossi admits that stepping into management is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in his football career to date. Speaking to www.peeblesrovers.com, the boss chatted about how he’s settling into life as the boss at Whitestone Park, he said: “It’s been quite a challenge, no doubt about that! It’s a big change going from being a player last season to being in charge this year and having to make decisions and organise training sessions, but I’ve been lucky to get two great assistants in Allan and Bruce.”

After receiving the call about the job, the committee and the management team swiftly went to work with plans to take Peebles Rovers in an entirely new direction, employing a new policy of youth development and promotion, as the management took action to recruit some of Peeblesshire’s finest young footballing talents for the new league season and Rossi says it’s an experience unlike anything else: “One of the main things we wanted to do was to make the idea of bringing young Peebles lads through the ranks as the club’s long term vision, and like I said it is a massive challenge but it’s an exciting one that’s kept me on my toes!”

“I’ve enjoyed a great upbringing in the game, but I don’t think anything can prepare you for something like this. As a manager, you succeed or fail by what you believe in and this new vision is what i believe in, there’s a lot of hard work that’s going to need to be done but I think this is going to be the start of something that really benefits the town and the club.”
But, this can’t be done alone and the gaffer knows what a big impact the support from the stand can have, he explained: The support is massive, so far the crowds have been fantastic and we need it to continue. I know it can be hard to relate if you don’t have a friend or relative to support, but going forward we hope the fans can enjoy seeing this young team of Peebles lads grow, and it’s all for the benefit of the town, we’ve been delighted to see some big crowds down in pre-season and we hope to see it continue in the future”

The One & Only Lee Zavaroni

Fresh from another training session at Whitestone Park, wing king Lee Zavaroni has spoken of his pride at being tasked with the responsibility of skippering the Rovers into our 2016/17 East of Scotland campaign; speaking to www.peeblesrovers.com, the new skipper said: “It’s a good feeling being captain; we’ve got an exciting young team here, even though I’m going to have to shout at them quite a lot!, but yeah I’m really looking forward to the new season.”

Having enjoyed huge success at Peebles Rovers already, as a part of the legendary team that lifted a historic double of league and King Cup under John O’Hara in 2015, Lee revealed what convinced him to put pen to paper for his fourth season at Whitestone, He said: “I’ve been here about four years now, and without a doubt it’s the people behind the club that kept me coming back, from the chairman to the gaffer I knew as soon as I arrived that they were people I wanted to play for every week, and they’re really helping the club progress in the right direction.”

With this new look Peebles outfit consisting largely of young, Peeblesshire based football prospects, the captain believes that a place in the top six is well within the reach of Ger Rossi’s talented young guns; “We can do as well as we want, it’s all up to us though, and I believe that the top half of the table should be the objective, and from my perspective it’s something that we’re capable of achieving.”

“It’s vastly different from last season where we had experience all over the park, there’s only a handful of us in our 30s and it is going to be challenging, but hopefully we can pass down our experience and help the boys improve and enjoy a good season.”