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  1. 1 hour ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

    Brechin will be quietly frustrated but I think people underestimate the time needed to re-build a club after relegation to non-league. The mood around Glebe Park seems much more positive. Brechin have a decent squad and a good team spirit. In retrospect two poor performances against the Broch and a loss away to Buckie / Fomrartine were the four games that sank them...otherwise pretty consistent.

    Need a regular goalscorer and better option at centre back(Davidson looks finished to me now) and they'll be right up there challenging again next season. The jury is still out on Kirk for me, the pressure will be ramped up next season and I can see him moving on if early form is indifferent.

    Agree 100% with everything you have said there.ūüĎć

  2. 18 minutes ago, Jimmy Shaker said:

    Cheers. Brechin's website was giving them numbers but one has overlapped with Gregor Jordan so now I don't know what the f**k is going on. 

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    Don't think Quinn was one of the trialists, he's on a short term loan.

  3. Really disappointed with that performance yesterday, defending was just as bad as it was on Wednesday, individual errors all over the place costing us again. Other than 2-3 players the effort levels were pretty low, even when chasing the game. 

  4. Buckie were definitely a step up on the other teams we have played, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them challenge for the title at the end of the season, although I think we were the authors of our own demise last night with our defending. We still looked pretty good going forward and needed to be a bit more clinical with our chances.

    The new striker looked like he will be a handful for defences with his pace.

    Hopefully the result serves as a reminder to the team that we aren’t going to score 4 every week and will have some tough games. 

  5. I’m not overly excited about this appointment given his lack of experience. Hopefully Levein’s input will help there. His record with Hearts Women wasn’t exactly what you would call decent: 

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  6. 9 minutes ago, Citytillidie said:

    I think the incorporation motion was voted through, not sure if anything else came out of the EGM would be nice to hear something on a new manager 

    It was voted through, pretty large majority. I imagine the manager and signings will have to wait until it’s decided what league we are in. They have invited applications already so they will have to sift through those and interview candidates. I wouldn’t expect much news for another week at least. 

    On the EGM, I thought some valid questions were made and I thought Grant Johnston in particular spoke well. I’m not as worried as I was previously but do still have concerns around the 25% potentially allowing as little as 3 people to make decisions.

    I would also like to express thanks to the outgoing committee members, they have done a fantastic job over the years and their input will be missed. Looking forward to seeing them enjoy watching the team as supporters.

  7. 1 minute ago, theoriginalhedge said:

    I stand corrected. 

    This is where the supporters club have to step up to the mark to ensure they remain a prominent investor. 

    Also I would hope most of the investors have Brechin City at heart and not the assets. 

    And this is the problem I have with the whole thing.  There can be no guarantees that is the case.

  8. 11 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

    Through that season we were fortunate to get drawn against Celtic in the cup.  That basically cleared our debt yet we still didn't try to consolidate our position in league 1 the following season and went from one calamity to the next. 

    I personally would prefer to try something different. 

    Dods should have been sacked at the end of the Championship season; Smith and Wilson should have been sacked earlier than they were; Paton was clearly not experienced enough to keep us up - decisions like these are what caused us to plummet down the leagues, and ultimately decisions like these will have to be made whether we are incorporated or not.  I fail to see what would be different?

  9. Just now, theoriginalhedge said:

    No it wouldn't. 

    If it wouldn't, can you please explain further?  I'd be delighted to be proven wrong and as mentioned before the questions I had asked haven't been responded to.

  10. Just now, theoriginalhedge said:

    This is possibly the attitude that got us into this mess in the first place. 

    It absolutely is not.  The reason we had to cut our cloth in the championship is because we had overspent our means and were in a financially bad situation.

  11. 5 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

    That is not the case at all. There are stipulations in place regarding bulk buying of the shares to ensure that this scenario doesn't happen. 

    All season ticket holders have had the chance to seek more information as stated in the initial notification . 

    The supporters club are in an ideal position to ensure a comfortable supporter representation . 

    Selling the ground would require a special meeting, and this in company
    law would require a 75% majority.
    Also no one individual will be allowed to own more than 25% of the
    shares.

    It would take 3 people to vote this through. 

  12. 2 minutes ago, Best Team in Angus said:

    My understanding is that the set up of the shareholding & heads of agreement cannot let this happen, but everyone is quite free to ask questions and if  you do not agree or do not fully understand  then vote no to remain as current setup, in my opinion a no vote would probably be the end of the club. 

    In what way would it be the 'end of the club'?  Are we not able to live within our means and only spend what we have?  We may not be competing at the heady heights of League One or Two in Scotland but the club would continue to exist.

    Edit to add: I had emailed to ask a question a while back but didn't receive a response.  I know of others who have asked questions and havenot had their questions answered properly.

    In the update we received a while back, it stated that if we were to be relegated, the incorporation would be called off.  That position has clearly changed since then despite saying that it would be near impossible to attract investors. 

     

  13. 1 minute ago, theoriginalhedge said:

    Not as simplistic as that. 

    It was overwhelmingly decided that the outdated system we were working with had to change to be able to compete financially with the new money coming into the game from clubs below. 

    The supporters still have the chance to have a say in the club by becoming shareholders. 

    If you think the general fan is going be able to afford enough shares to have much of a say in the club I think you are mistaken.  I imagine the majority of the shares will be taken up by a handful of people up to the 25% limit (I think that was what was quoted? correct me if I'm wrong) and it would then only take 2-3 of them to decide they want to profit from the club.

    It's an unlikely scenario but it's a lot more likely than our current set-up.

    There is no need for the club to try and compete financially with these clubs - I feel we are going to be at the level we are at for the long haul, investment or no investment.  I'd rather not risk the future of the club for a wee bit of investment that is likely to be wasted.  The reported offer to lowland league clubs yesterday is a prime example.

  14. Just now, Best Team in Angus said:

    Is it not the season ticket holders that vote for this to happen or not

    It's been presented in a way that makes it only look as if it's a positive.  Most folk that are voting (myself included) don't know enough information about it.

    If the current proposal goes through then it would only take a couple of wealthy people to decide they want to profit off the club and propose the sale of the ground and there's not an awful lot the fans could do to stop it.

  15. 8 minutes ago, Dunfermline Jag said:

    Of course it does. Your season ticket holders own the club and elect the committee. It is literally the chosen representatives of the supporters that have done this.

    And on Monday they are going to vote to take that power away from the supporters also for the sake of a couple of quid investment.

  16. 46 minutes ago, beaver1 said:

    Do Brechin have 250 season ticket holders? I'd have thought that they maybe had c100 full season ticket holders. Is that reasonable? If so it means that they would each have to bring 1.5 kids  to get to 250. How many of the 100 have 1.5 kids. And even if they do, would the kids want to go to the game (my child hates football for example). Am I missing something? By restricting to season tickets how are they going to get to 250? 

    I can only imagine the club have decided 250 is the upper limit that they feel they can safely accommodate and the easiest way if not charging entry is to only allow season ticket holders in the first instance.  Potentially open it up to local youth teams nearer the time?  They would be able to have covid tracking info for their own groups.

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