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  1. Given that we only have two players who live within 20 miles of Arbroath, who are both injured and won't play and the rest of our team come from Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Fife and the vast majority in and around Glasgow and will be facing the same early start and long travel as most of the Ayr team this really shouldn't even be a discussion. I'm pretty sure all players if asked would want home by 4pm on a Saturday afternoon, rather than 9pm on a Saturday night.
  2. Neither of these statements are quite accurate though. Jake Davidson made a really sold debut alongside Ben Williamson away to Queen of the South. Jake was set to start the next match away to Morton but picked up an injury in the warm up and hasn't recovered from the injury yet, so not even in any of the squads since so certainly not been warming the bench. Mark had a niggle which needed time to heal, sort itself out just before our pre-season kicked off. With a late start to the season and not being in a position when we have been winning comfortably to come on as a sub he hasn't had any real match time to get up to speed or match fitness. He did start in that match away to Queen of the South and was up against one of the fastest and in form strikers in Connor Shields who did leave him trailing in the first half and was subsequently substituted. Last season in a Championship Team that finished 5th he started 23 out of 26 matches, and came on as a sub in one of the other matches. I think in his time at Arbroath he has only ever missed a handful of matches due to injury and almost been an ever present. With only 3 fit outfield substitutes last week surely Carlo's arrival is another option for Dick to call on. All the players are putting in a hell of a shift right now, especially the midfielders who are chasing every ball in every half, so fresh legs to help dig in will be always welcome. Carlo seemed to play out wide for BSC Glasgow and grabbed a couple of goals as well. You could see just how much 12 minutes of a debut meant to Lewis Moore by his performance on the pitch and his reaction on social media. I think a lot of young players will be delighted to be involved in a match day squad rather than just waiting for a moment with a Premiership side.
  3. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716359847456
  4. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716359847456
  5. Simon, as always I agree with most of your points, but Mark Millar didn't invent or has nothing to do with Pixellot. I'm pretty sure all he has done has just bought the camera system for Albion Rovers to use to stream their games. https://www.pixellot.tv/about-us/team/ I am sure LeodhasXD and Skyline Drifter have both mentioned in the thread about streaming matches that Pixellot cameras were meant to be installed last season at all Championship clubs by the SPFL but the Pandemic stopped that. I believe that League 1 and League 2 have to invest in the system themselves, so Mark Millar had donated the camera Albion Rovers which was then picked up by the mainstream media as a nice local boy comes back from Hollywood type of story that everyone loves!
  6. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716160039533
  7. Arbroath vs Forfar Athletic Highlights - Courtesy of FAFCTV Many thanks again to Joshua from FAFCTV for filming today's game.
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54266262 Sadly too good to be true for us. Ross County are just paying for Brora Rangers and Elgin City which is still a great gesture by them.
  9. Some photographs from Saturday here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716068241057
  10. Finally back after 6 long months - Photographs from Saturday here https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716068241057
  11. If the Championship, League 1 and League 2 are covered by the same rules as the Premiership, then they have a match day squad of 20 players. 11 on the field and 9 on the bench, so currently only a squad of 18. The loan system which only normally benefits League 1 and League 2 clubs, which allows loan signings to be made after the transfer window has closed has been extended to the Championship - https://spfl.co.uk/news/loan-regulations-amended-for-202021 "In addition, the dispensation currently afforded to League One and Two clubs enabling them to sign players on loan in September and February has been extended to Championship clubs. The “September” window has been amended to October given that the Scottish FA has confirmed that the Scottish transfer window will close on 5 October."
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