And the big difference is now whole town is buying into it. Bruce has put his money where is mouth is and delivered the stadium and the infrastructure. I was sceptical when he came in with all the big ideas but slowly and surely its taking shape quicker than most thought. The Irish league is looking in pretty decent shape and hopefully more provincial teams can step up.Just been up the town. The place is buzzing and everyone is talking about the result. For anyone who doesn't follow the Irish League, this is Larne's first ever time in Europe and they've won 3 and drawn 1. The club was formed in 1889 and were in the doldrums until Kenny Bruce, the founder of Purple Bricks, took over. He has invested heavily and the players are all now full time. The stadium is getting rebuilt and a whole infrastructure put in place to benefit the local community. The town has been the butt of many jokes for years but not so much now!
British Isles.I like that you've gone with UK based sides, rather than British as in the thread title.
There was only one British side playing in Denmark.
Only heard of lorne by working with weirdo-types for offer of large piles of cash. Think it was Edinburgh or Stirling.Thanks for that! Never heard of lorne but must try some next time I'm over for a game.
I knew the Larne result was both:Amazing result to add to some excellent ones by Linfield and Coleraine over the past 2 or 3 seasons.
Fantastic for local football in NI.
Crus losing their way a bit atm. players leaving and lack of euro money over the last 2 seasons won't have helped their cause as they have a very small support but a great wee club who came back from the death around 15 years ago .still very capable on their day but the glens have been following larne in firing money at their team lately and they will be up there too .glenavon have made some good signings,esp departing blues players .I am getting the impression that the standard in the Irish League has been improving during the past few seasons. Teams like Coleraine, Crusaders and Larne seem to be becoming more competitive. Is that the case?