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  1. I was wondering if any Queen of the South supporters can help or any Computer Boffins. I'd say I hold a good level of computer / IT knowledge but I was setting up my Dad's tablet today so he can view the game tomorrow. Logged in with last season's details, paid via paypal and all okay but the message saying that I can't view because my IP address is coming in as from England due to Section 23 etc. I know doing speed tests in the past, sometimes the TalkTalk IP address shows as Manchester even though clearly sitting in Arbroath. Does anyone know what you can do to make sure the IP address from your internet provider actually comes from Scotland? I could have let him use my phone as a hot spot, but I'll be at the game tomorrow so that doesn't work.
  2. Yes, but there is a massive, massive gulf from league one to the Championship. Every single team is looking for a striker who can put the ball in the back of the net, but the Scottish Championship has a history for being a very difficult league to score in and there is little between most clubs. Fine margins and a lot of tight 1-0 games. Most teams we have faced in the past 2 seasons have internationalists playing in their side and any good goal scorer is snapped up by a bigger club. Last season Shields and Obileye both from Queen of the South scored a lot last season and both got moves to Motherwell and Livingston. McManus is off to the New Saints, Todorov got a move to Dunfermline, Sow was meant to move to Europe and Jack Hamilton is going to be playing for Livingston this season. Most of the top scorers are also the club's penalty takers which adds on quite a number to their list, certainly Dobbie and Trouten's figures are boosted by penalties. The pandemic seen most clubs sign up their players on longer contracts and there is a real lack of players out there. As always on this site people mention players who may be on a bench for a game. Fraser Fyvie was the latest one mentioned. He just signed a new 3 year deal with Cove in March and is their captain. They wouldn't dream of letting him leave, and if they did it would be for a lot of money. If we have a player who can even reach 10/12 goals this season we will have a top goalscorer. There will still be players coming in, and by the start of August our squad will definitely have more attacking options signed. We were incredibly luck to get Jack. His goal ratio in the Championship was amazing and if we had him for a season we would have been for sure challenging for the top 4. 2017/2018 - 36 games 2018/2018 - 36 games 2019/2020 - 28 / 27 / 26 games 2020/2021 - 27 games
  3. I have 5 of the 6 - Some good signings! Number 14 is the one I can't find......yet
  4. In our debut season in the Championship an Adult Season Ticket was £220, so the season ticket has went up £10 over 2 Seasons. Whilst £180 for those renewing or £230 for new is a lot of money for some people, if you consider Montrose are charging £240 and East Fife are £245 for League One then it’s pretty good and certainly the cheapest in the Championship by far for those who have announced their prices. (Ayr £260, Killie £350 new / £300 renewing, Partick £360 new / £290 renewing) https://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/arbroath-fc-season-tickets-2019-2020/ Stan - all information including streaming is on all the Arbroath social channels and website, but yes it is included and is continuing.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716359847456
  8. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716359847456
  9. 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!
  10. Photographs from Saturday - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716160039533
  11. Arbroath vs Forfar Athletic Highlights - Courtesy of FAFCTV Many thanks again to Joshua from FAFCTV for filming today's game.
  12. 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.
  13. Some photographs from Saturday here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716068241057
  14. Finally back after 6 long months - Photographs from Saturday here https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotsman_in_hawaii/albums/72157716068241057
  15. 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."
  16. There seems to be lots of examples on their Youtube Page https://www.youtube.com/c/PixellotLtd/videos There is a U18 international match and it seems to follow the game really smoothly
  17. A small glimmer of hope? The first step? English Non-league clubs at step three and below can admit fans to grounds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53817206
  18. This will be the 3rd time we have faced Ross County (2 x H) and Elgin City (2 x H) in the Betfred Cup and 2nd time against Stirling Albion (A) and Montrose (H). So Stirling and Montrose at Home, Ross County and Elgin Away if you look it like that. Betfred Cup History 16/17 Dundee United - Home - Drew 1-1 - lost on pens Dunfermline Athletic - Away - Lost 3-0 Cowdenbeath - Home - Lost 2-0 Inverness - Away - Lost 7-0 17/18 Alloa Athletic - Away - Drew 1-1 - Won on pens Montrose - Home - Won 4-0 Hibernian - Away - Lost 6-1 Ross County - Home - Drew 0-0 - Won on pens 18/19 Dundee United - Away - Drew 1-1 - Won on pens Alloa Athletic - Away - Lost 4-2 Elgin City - Home - Won 2-0 Ross County - Home - Won 4-1 19/20 Elgin City - Home - Won 2-1 Stirling Albion - Away - Won 6-1 Hibernian - Away - Lost 3-0 Alloa Athletic - Home - Lost 3-2 20/21 Ross County Elgin City Stirling Albion Montrose
  19. This came up last season as well. I think it is the club's choice if they offer playoff games on their season ticket or not. They obviously have to then pay any difference from the gate out of their own fund, but Arbroath offered it last season and again included it this season.
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