Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872


Tuesday 3rd March 2020

EVERY edition of Sons View is worth a lot to many collectors, among the DFC support or otherwise. But Saturday's edition against Raith Rovers had a bit more reason to be.

The date was of course February 29 - reflected in the marriage proposal which took place trackside before kick-off involving a Raith supporter and his now-fiancee.

But there was also something special about the programme, as Dumbarton last played at home on February 29 in 1964, beating Hamilton Accies 2-0.

That was five years before Sons introduced a regular programme - so Saturday's edition is the first ever to have the once-every-four-years date on the cover!

Programme editor Graeme Robertson said: "In 28 years of doing the programme you'd think everything had been seen by now - but nope.

"The programme almost sold out on Saturday and with the special date, it's a bit of a collector's item.

"We're glad it was able to be recognised with a victory as well!"

If you're still looking for a copy of the programme, contact us at office@dumbartonfc.co.uk or on 01389 762569 and we'll do our best to help.

The date of February 29 will next fall on a Saturday in 2048, although there is a remote chance Sons could play on it in 2028 as that will be a Tuesday.

Andy Galloway