A Game of 2 Halves

Albion Rovers: Game of 2 Halves. Photo journal by Iain McLean
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A Game 0f 2 Halves: A Photo Journal of Albion Rovers F.C. by Iain McLean.


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A Game 0f 2 Halves: A Photo Journal of Albion Rovers F.C.

A 50 page soft-backed photo journal featuring images taken from Iain McLean’s on going Albion Rovers photo project. The journal was originally published in 2019 to coincide with the centenary of Albion Rovers playing at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Scotland.

It provides a gentle and humorous look at the fans and their environment from 30 games over a period of 4 years, with an introduction from Rovers aficionado Bill Walker.

Originally from East Kilbride, south of Glasgow, freelance photographer Iain McLean describes himself as “instinctively a Celtic fan”. But disillusioned with the big business feel of such a major club, McLean turned his attention towards Albion Rovers in the year 2000 and has followed them ever since.

Inspired by their role in the community, McLean has become a regular visitor to the Lanarkshire club’s Cliftonhill Stadium home, documenting their fortunes for over 20 years.

He has been with them and their fans on Cup runs that took in Rangers and Celtic, as well as focusing on the hard times of deserted stadiums and strictly enforced restrictions in the aftermath of Covid.

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