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About RedintheBed

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    Brechin City

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  1. What would be the point in changing the manager at this point? He has a vision of how he wants the team to play and has signed players who he thinks can achieve that. Any new manager would be left with this group of players and may have a different vision. We were all excited by Mark’s plans. Although they haven’t worked out yet, I think we stick with it and hope he can sort out out our defensive problems. We just need a couple of good performances to get confidence back into the team and hopefully we can see again the promise this squad showed in the pre-season games.
  2. Donald Findlay on the BBC podcast said that L2 clubs had been in discussions for a start on October 17 but it depended on the testing requirements. The fallback date for a restart was January.
  3. If that's true, it's a bit hypocritical by the ref since he was arguing with a spectator earlier in the game.
  4. Just the usual trollers spouting venom at whoever we appointed.
  5. We have some good players. Page and Hill SHOULD be a good central defence and I've been impressed by Reekie in defence as well. A fit McCord should stabilise a midfield and Shagger works tirelessly up front (so far with no support). Hamilton and Knox look potential tricky wingers but have been wasted by long high balls punted up to them. Some of the others are adequate to do ok in League 2 but we have lacked vision and focus, I've followed Brechin for over 60 years and don't think these are the worst players we have ever had in that time. I'm hopeful that a good manager see the best in these guys and organise a system to play to their strengths. All is not yet lost, but I believe the time was right for a change in management.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. That's just his normal jersey with gravy and beer stains making shapes.
  10. 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.
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