Jon Blackwood

Jon Blackwood

Jon is a Montrose fan and has been following lower league football for 25 years. He has had articles published widely online including in WSC and The Absolute Game. An art historian, Jon divides his time between Montrose and Sarajevo, Bosnia. He owns the only FK Željezničar top in Angus.


Back To The Old House

AFTER his side’s capitulation to East Stirlingshire at Ochilview, Montrose manager George Shields looks to be in a precarious position. Jon Blackwood examines the malaise currently enveloping itself around Links Park.


Brechin City 2-4 Ayr United

AS Jon Blackwood goes in search of the latest Dead Wood Derby, he returns to Angus to watch Brechin City and Ayr United – two of League 1’s in form sides – battling it out at the autumnal environs of Glebe Park.


Arbroath 3-1 Montrose

WITH no Five Things We Learned this week, Jon Blackwood soldiers on with the next instalment of the Dead Wood Derby, this time from the Angus derby between Arbroath and Montrose. “Unmissable”, according to critics.

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Better to Trim the Dead Wood?

WHAT are the origins of the current problems in Scottish domestic football? This in-depth feature debunks the myth that “a few nonentities from the lower divisions” are to blame for holding back the progression of the national game.