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Linton Hotspur FC - New season, new challenges

In contrast to the youthful exploits of the Dundee United women’s team, in West Linton there’s an amateur football club approaching both its centenary and its 10th anniversary… all will become clear!

Linton Hotspur is one of the Borders’ oldest amateur clubs with records dating it back to the 1920s. Locally known as ‘The Hotspur’, their history has seen them play at various venues in the village but, as with most amateur clubs, facilities and funding were always problematic. Nevertheless, The Hotspur always seemed to find a way to carry on but despite everyone’s best efforts they were eventually forced to call it a day in 1971 after a particularly sobering 12–2 defeat to Ferranti Thistle, who later evolved into the current day SPFL Premiership side Livingston. Sliding doors? Perhaps…

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