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The East Stirlingshire Thread 2016/17

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Can't count Spartans out of things in promotion terms when they are only one point back of the Shire.

I think after today's result EK are out of site.
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I think after today's result EK are out of site.


Fantastic result for them. Very tough ask for them to drop enough points.
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Out of interest, when did 'Shire last go 11 unbeaten?


Purely on the numbers, catching EK is like 'Shire winning their last 10 games + EK losing 2 in the interim. EK's remaining games:

Sat 21 Jan - Spartans (H), EOSQC SF
Sat 04 Feb - Selkirk (A)
Sat 11 Feb - Preston (H)
Sat 18 Feb - Edinburgh Uni (H)
Sat 25 Feb - Stirling Uni (H)
Sat 04 Mar - BSC Glasgow (A)
Sat 11 Mar -
Threave (A), SCC QF
Sat 18 Mar
Sat 25 Mar - Civil Service Strollers (A)
Sat 01 Apr
Sat 08 Ap
Sat 15 Apr - Spartans (H)
Sat 22 Apr - East Stirlingshire (A)

no date yet - Hawick (H)
no date yet - Gala (A)

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Out of interest, when did 'Shire last go 11 unbeaten?


Purely on the numbers, catching EK is like 'Shire winning their last 10 games + EK losing 2 in the interim. EK's remaining games:

Sat 21 Jan - Spartans (H), EOSQC SF
Sat 04 Feb - Selkirk (A)
Sat 11 Feb - Preston (H)
Sat 18 Feb - Edinburgh Uni (H)
Sat 25 Feb - Stirling Uni (H)
Sat 04 Mar - BSC Glasgow (A)
Sat 11 Mar -
Threave (A), SCC QF
Sat 18 Mar
Sat 25 Mar - Civil Service Strollers (A)
Sat 01 Apr
Sat 08 Ap
Sat 15 Apr - Spartans (H)
Sat 22 Apr - East Stirlingshire (A)

no date yet - Hawick (H)
no date yet - Gala (A)



I'm sure we went 11 games unbeaten in 2008-2009 before we were blessed with the legend that is Komoko Kamara and Cowdenbeath beat us 4-1 in a hilarious game.
We were definately unbeaten in 9 in the league (W7 D2) and I think we had 2 Scottish cup tie victories in there too, a 2-1 win vs Livingston and I cant remember the other. Our wee crumble at Christmas cost us a chance at the title which I will forever hold Falkirk responsible for as they re-called Jamie Barclay 3 weeks before the transfer window and left us with 17 year old Jamie Newman.

I feel that if we had any chance of catching EK then Dalbeattie had to do something yesterday. I dont see us winning every game until the end of the season either. I really do hope that EK are promoted if they win the league as they've had a fantastic season and managed to milk some 'record' which brought a huge bit of publicity for the LL.
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We definitely went 11 games unbeaten from 27/9/2008 - 9 league games and 2 Scottish Cup. Prior to that from memory we went 12 games unbeaten in 1962/63 (10 league and 2 Shire Cup) .

I'm away from home at the moment but will have a proper look when I get back tomorrow night. We did win 17 league games in a row in 1947/48 but the best overall unbeaten run of games that season was 11 games (14 if you don't include a Shire cup defeat). I need to go back and check every season and every result. Don't think it will take that long.

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As it turns out (with rather a lot of looking into) Shire's competitive record unbeaten run is 17 in 1891. However, our competitive unbeaten record is 12 in 1914 and 1962. We did also have a 11 game unbeaten run in 1987 as we did in 1951/52.

So the current run is so bad :)

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