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  1. Yeah but no, not in this league... Can't remember a season with as much to play for, going down to the wire, as this one. With the exception of the Champion's League cash-fuelled Bhoys canter to the SPL title, think the Leagues have been remarkably intriguing this season.
  2. Alright, alright, calm down, calm down. Explanation: I started this thread because... At the end of the day, there was no relegation and the top two teams were promoted - just in fact the way it was before the trapdoor and the play-offs were introduced. "My point caller" was that for all the innovation brought in, including changing the league names, and for all the eagerness of the Trapdoorwatch lurkers, nothing much had changed. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose, so to speak. (And yes, there are many French people in Montrose.) As an auld git, I don't mind in the slightest. I also am delighted the Blue Paraguay managed to stay up. Congratulations.
  3. Has this season not been exceptional w.r.t. this? Although I agree, from a Montrose perspective, play-offs of one kind or another figured large this year and probably will next season too, hopefully at the right end of the table.
  4. Judged by what measure? I think play-offs are tolerable but not entirely credible in the small sized leagues we have in Scotland. A league competition should be just that I.m.o.
  5. Stand corrected that it was Stranraer who got promoted because Gretna went bust. Forgot the details other than the fact that we were the only league 3 side not to get promoted that season. Someone else has written on another thread about this and they may have got their facts wrong too. Really not on here complaining about play-offs, or any kind of injustice for Montrose. I honestly can't understand the petty-mindedness of others who think that's what the original post is about. It isn't. Think Montrose had a good season all things considered. I do think that it's tough that second placed teams who miss out on promotion to lower placed teams in a penalty shootout. While I am pleased for Brechin (jealous of too) - fair play to them, I can also understand why Wasps are feeling stung.
  6. Absolutely not bitter. Anyone who thinks so has clearly got the wrong end of the stick. Not against the play-offs or the pyramid in principle, as they do make for a bit of excitement at the end of the season, giving more teams something to play for. However, in terms of fairness, and because it is a league, rather than a cup, if two teams are to be promoted, it should probably be two up, two down. Yes, Montrose did benefit from the play-offs in avoiding relegation but the last time we were in the promotion play-offs, we were second and didn't get promoted, while Arbroath, who were fourth, did because that was the season Gretna went bust. At the time, I think most Montrose supporters felt we just had to win it next time. Play-offs certainly are better for teams facing potential demotion, than they are for teams finishing runners-up, that's for sure. If for example, the team that's demoted has more money to spend it's way out of the league and walks it, then the rest of the league are effectively playing for entry into an end-of-season cup competition. Nothing necessarily wrong with that but just saying. My comment on League names was just a bit of cynicism, about attempts to "glam up" football. In any case Brechin have spoiled the Angus "love in" by being too successful. Well done to them!
  7. Great stuff! Two top teams from Division 4 promoted to Division 3. Bottom two relegated from Division 3 to Division 4. No Division 4 teams relegated! Ah, just like the good old days! If we can have play-offs and pyramids, what newfangled names can we give to Leagues 1 and 2? League 1: "Most Angus and Fife etc. Superleague" - (if Brechin don't go up). League 2: "99p Store Bargain League"
  8. As much as I would prefer Forfar to go up, my concern is if Peterhead go down, they will just spend their way back to League 1 next season, spoiling League 2 as a competition for the also-rans.
  9. No. Back in the day, Peterhead, as an ambitious, new team in the Scottish League signed a lot of Montrose's better players. Montrose couldn't compete financially. I couldn't but feel a bit of envy at their eventual success in getting promoted, while we seemed to fulfil the role of perpetual whipping boys. If we had been responsible for their relegation on Saturday, I wouldn't have been too sorry. I think that with the likes of Formartine having more cash to spend it means that Montrose are out-competed for north based players to an even greater extent than before and Peterhead, should they lose out to Forfar, will be less of a nuisance, off the park at least. In terms of next season, I just hope Petrie doesn't get head-hunted, as he seems to be able to do the biz and that won't have escaped other clubs' attention. Even in spite of making it to the play-offs, in the words of the legendary Tammy Wynette song "Stand By Your Team": "Sometimes it's hard to be a Moman."
  10. Think Aidan is just stoking up some (premature) pre-season local rivalry there... Would be delighted if the Mo made it to Div. 1. I hope today goes really well for both City and the Mo*. It's tougher for the fourth placed teams, having to play the second leg away, but if the team is worthy of another stab at promotion, then it won't be denied them. Carpe Diem! (* and Forfar too, with the proviso that if they win, it is only after a horrendous battle of attrition leaving them in a dreadfully parlous state for the next two matches.)
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  12. The last promotion Play-offs, Mo should have won at home against Stranraer. Partly due to refereeing ineptitude, we didn't. The game at Stranraer, we were well beaten. Since the match will kick off tomorrow at 1.45 am local time, I somehow doubt I will have the stamina or nerve to follow the so-called "live" score update on Beeb website, although might be tempted if Radio Scotland is doing Sportsound coverage. It will however probably be some themed music low budget night-time radio show, so I'll most likely end up getting some sleep after all. The joys of being a long-distance Mo fan.
  13. Goodness yes, coastal Angus is so-o-o provincial!
  14. "Smash the pretend Fifers on Wednesday and see how we sit. Mon the heid!" You called us "pretend Fifers"?
  15. Sorry, couldn't stop myself... Shame the first/second leg isn't being played at Station Park, to allow Annan fans to have had a long weekend sampling the delights of Angus and environs. On a more serious note, have Annan come good at just the right time? Five goals last weekend, four yesterday: impressive!