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Andrew Calder

Nickname Calder
Date Of Birth 22/10/81
Place Of Birth Glasgow
Big Team Newcastle United
Wee Team Dumbarton
Favourite Player Ever Faustino Asprilla
Position Handy all around the pitch but excels in midfield or up front
Distinguishing Features Barcode top, blistering pace, eye for goal, phenomenal heading ability - he's the Real's version of CR7, basically
Lookalike Tennis grump Andy Murray, Bayern full back Philipp Lahm, Mikael Arteta of Arsenal (scowl only), Jan Kirchoff of Sunderland, Juan Mata or a less smiley James Maddison.

From the oval ball game, there's England fly half George Ford, too.
Battlecry "Come out, come out ... quickly!" (if Bill is on his team) / "Shoot!" (if Bill isn't on his team).

Also uttered the legendary "It's not f*cking TIDDLYWINKS!" after Brian Latto blew for a foul in one of our 11s games.
Claim To Fame

First Real player to namecheck the Sons Of The Rock in his profile!

Used to live across the road from the Stadium Of Dark.

Spends more time on Arran than most people who actually live there.

Road To The Real One of many players to arrive via the Wee Fahd / Stu Blackhall pipeline
Debut Date
8s Appearances in 2009 15 out of 46 (33%)
8s Appearances in 2010 41 out of 43 (95% - highest)
8s Appearances in 2011 47 out of 49 (96% - highest)
8s Appearances in 2012 32 out of 49 (65%)
8s Appearances in 2013 30 out of 48 (63%)
8s Appearances in 2014 27 out of 50 (54%)
8s Appearances in 2015 22 out of 51 (43%)
8s Appearances in 2016 28 out of 50 (56%)
8s Appearances in 2017 30 out of 49 (61%)
8s Appearances in 2018 29 out of 46 (63%)
8s Appearances in 2019 29 out of 50 (58%)
8s Appearances in 2020 12 out of 18 (67%)
8s Appearances in 2021 11 out of 32 (34%)
8s Appearances in 2022 22 out of 47 (47%)
8s Appearances in 2023 30 out of 47 (64%)
Total Appearances 405 (4th highest)

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