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About RedintheBed

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  1. Stranraer v Brechin

    The Brechin team bus was 11 miles from Stranraer when they got the news. Absolutely ridiculous that it wasn't called off this morning when the weather forecast even had warnings of disruption to travel. This has cost us money we could ill afford to lose. I decided last night not to travel after the weather forecast. Surely common sense should have stepped in to avoid this. Sorry - I forgot the SPFL were involved - not much common sense there!
  2. Supporting yer local

    I've enjoyed reading all the views of fans of diddy teams, so I thought I should add my own story. Like some others, my dad (an occasional Brechin fan) took me to a few games in the mid-50s when I was just a 5 year old. I started going to games on my own after that although I often had to "sneak in" at half time when the gates were opened due to not having the entrance money. I was a regular at home games and soon got a job (unpaid) as a ball boy. Once I got to secondary school, I was helping around the club on a Saturday - arriving around 12.30 and meeting the away bus to carry their hampers to the dressing rooms on a barrow. I put the teas into the dressing rooms at half time, collected the strips and boots in the home dressing room after the game and taking the hampers back to the away bus. I got home around 6.30 and loved every minute of it. I had to miss a few games in the late '60s and early '70s since I moved to Edinburgh for Uni. Once I got a cheap car, I could get to away games around the central area and arranged trips home to coincide with City home games. I haven't missed many games since then, despite moving round the country for work. I missed our first ever promotion game against Meadowbank since my younger son had the lack of thought to be born that weekend! I wanted to name him after the Brechin team but my wife put her foot down. I've followed Brechin through thin and thin. I'm proud to say I'm a City fan, despite results going badly. I now live just west of Glasgow but attend every game (home and away). I haven't lived in Brechin for over 50 years, but City is my team! I have friends I meet at every game and I wouldn't change my team for the world. Sorry for droning on but CTID!
  3. Lower League Pantomime Villians

    Lovering at Airdrie was a real hate figure to opposing fans. I remember a game at Glebe Park where we gave him stick throughout the game and he replied with some obscenities towards us. Late in the game (with Brechin leading), Airdrie were awarded a penalty. Lovering went up to take it and we were prepared for a GITRUY from him. We had given him plenty and were prepared to take it. He missed the penalty and immediately swapped from left back to right back and never came near us on the Hedge side the rest of the game. We need more characters like that. At wee grounds like ours we can give and take abuse and love the games.
  4. Brechin City vs. Airdrieonians

    That's just his normal jersey with gravy and beer stains making shapes.
  5. Brechin City 2018 /19

    I have followed City for many years and have seen good and bad times but last 18 months have been the most painful to endure all that time. Not only were the results poor, but the type of football being played was so negative. Numbers attending have fallen significantly this season and we could all see that we were in a downward spiral. In all my years as a City supporter I have never voluntarily missed a game when I didn't have other commitments on a match day. However last weekend I decided not to go back until something changed. If this is what Mr Dods was referring to, then I plead guilty as charged, but really we had all had enough. I will now be at Raith on Saturday again hoping for a fresh start.
  6. Brechin City 2018 /19

    We have the players to do well in this league - it's just the tactics that have held us back!
  7. Brechin City v Dumbarton

    Please get you facts right before you accuse someone (or a family). City 1974 is NOT "the Elliots". We were at the game yesterday but not close to the incidents mentioned and only became aware of it through certain rantings on here. I find it offensive that our name has been mentioned in here. I'm sure the mods admin will be interested.
  8. Brechin City v Dumbarton

    You forgot to mention the blatant handball by one of your players in the buildup to your second goal. I'm sure this trumps a stonewall penalty.
  9. Dods Last Chance ( Surely)

    Face up to it. He won't walk and the committee won't sack him. He'll lead us into League 2 before our chairman realises there's a problem.
  10. Brechin City Season 2017/2018

    Isn't it amazing how many fans of other clubs are so quick to give their opinions on a City matter. Get a life!
  11. Brechin City Season 2017/2018

    The club are asking us to vote on whether to keep the squad numbered and named shirts for next season or revert to the traditional 1-11. I feel that going back to the old way suggests a lack of ambition and we're happy to be back with the lower league guys. We should be giving the message that we're an ambitious club and willing to move forward with the more modern method. Come on City fans - show we're no longer a wee village team. Squad numbers please! PS. cost difference is minimal!
  12. Brechin City Season 2017/2018

    This gets more "Jeremy Kyle" every week. Please grow up or shut up!
  13. Brechin City Season 2017/2018

    Oh yes. Everything's rosy. A defensive setup from a team that can't defend and 19 league goal in 29 games tells how happy we all are. I'll still be there giving them my support though, looking for that elusive win.
  14. A Meadowbank v Brechin game had been postponed from the Saturday due to a Highland Games. I arrived at the stadium the following midweek for the rearranged game to be told it was off due to the Hammer event having left big holes in the pitch. It was considered unsafe for players.