Let me introduce you to my local team Airdrieonians F.C.. They are a professional football team founded in 1878 in the old mining town of Airdrie located around 16 miles east of Glasgow. Airdrie currently play in Scottish League 1. The clubs main rivals Albion Rovers come from just a few miles down the road in Coatbridge
Airdrie have had a bit of a chequered past with going through administration a few times and even going through liquidation in 2000 which saw the club fold in 2002. The club then came roaring back to life when local business man Jim Ballantyne bought Clydebank changed their name to Airdrie United and relocated them back to Airdrie. By this point though the stadium was long gone with the ground being sold an a Morrisons popping up. Up until 2009 the club did a ground share with Clyde sharing Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld. In 2009 the town finally got its own Stadium back with opening the Excelsior Stadium which has a capacity of 10,100 and a 3G pitch. The stadium is now called the Penny Cars Stadium thanks to a sponsor ship deal with a local taxi firm. In 2013 the club finally won the right to change the club name back to the original Airdrieonians F.C.
The original Airdrieonians F.C. has even lifted the Scottish cup in the 1923-24 season then reaching the final on another 3 occasions with the last two being in the early 90's losing to both Rangers and then Celtic.
The club have even had some well known players play for them including Owen Coyle, Sandy Stewart, Kenny Black, Tony Watt, Sandy Clark and Hughie Gallacher.
The current chairman of the club is Martin Ferguson who is Alex Ferguson's younger brother who served as Manchester United's Chief European Scout for a number of years.