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  1. Annan should have won by more. They are not pretty but are well organised and defend properly. The playoffs will be very unpredictable but I for one would be happy for Annan to progress as we seldom compete with them. More effort from Elgin today but lack of quality and never looked like scoring. Poor crowd perhaps reflecting end of season apathy from the supporters. Quite a few of the players are not good enough and I hope contracts are not offered to them. However getting better players as usual will be difficult given our location

     

  2. Albion fully deserved their win and arguably should have won by more. Elgin never got out of first gear and just went through the motions with aimless passing and complete lack of urgency. Albion have a chance now to escape but if they do finish bottom I think they may struggle in the play off. Elgin 's season is finished and it is difficult to see where the next win will come from.  Seriously worried about next season under the current management.

  3. Going by the excellent highlights the left side of our defence was easily breached and not for the first time this season. The goalie had another nightmare but it is a while since we have had a reliable one and good goalies seem to be a rare specimen at this level  nowadays. Time to plan for next season though in my opinion we have been out of the play off race for quite some time. It will be the usual nightmare of trying to attract good players to our location. I think it will be very difficult for us to get out of this league and at the moment I am more worried at dropping out as it only takes one bad season. Peterhead should win the league now but how long will they stay up?

  4. Good all round performance from Elgin today. Brian Cameron particularly in the first half made a huge difference but the game was spoiled by the wind. The pitch is fine despite the moaners from Clyde. Thought Cooper played really well after a long lay off and Ross McIver was a revelation up front leading the line very well. Elgin should have won by more. I expected a lot more from Clyde who allowed Elgin time on the ball contrary to Clyde teams of the last few years. I think th e points deduction did have an effect on their team but they will no doubt reverse the result against Elgin a week on Tuesday as our record in Glasgow against them is awful

  5. Will Brian Cameron and Kane Hester be available for this game?  Even with them this will be a very hard game and our record against Clyde over the years is not great. They were impressive in the previous game but perhaps our lads will be spurred on  by the ladies as it is ladies day assuming they come back out after half time! I imagine Clyde will bring quite a few and the crowd may exceed 800 given a decent day. Elgin will need to be at their very best to get something from this game

  6. Lucky to get a point from this as we were poor for most of the match. Long balls and 100 mph football do not suit us and I felt we badly missed the composure of Brian Cameron. Not for the first time Darryl saved us and without him and his goals we would be in a much worse position. QP will be disappointed with only one point but full credit to their fans turning up in numbers after a long journey and making plenty of noise. I can't see us getting anything out of the Peterhead game and we are certainly not nearly good enough to  progress up the league

  7. On the basis of the highlights both teams missed good chances and a more clinical team would have scored 2 or 3 against Elgin. However we appear to be moving the ball quicker up front without Sutherland  and hopefully we can get another win on Tuesday against QP. Peterhead on Saturday is a different ball game and a point there would be real progress.  I think that is unlikely but you never know. Omar is improving with every game.

     

  8. Good bit of business to ship him out now as we have little chance in my opinion of making the play offs. He has not been the same player since his injury and lacks the pace at present to get away from defenders. I sense he may start well at Peterhead and then fade. Time will tell. He only really performed for about 6 months prior to his injury. We are still short of a strong defensive midfielder to give extra cover for the defence

  9. Hester took his goals well but looked short of match fitness not surprisingly. Should be a good asset. Excellent open game today with a draw right in my opinion. Shane Sutherland was awful and looks as if he is just going through the motions. Darryl McHardy was my man of the match but a lot of effort from the team. Sadly the common failure of sitting back when leading almost proved fatal and we only started attacking again when we went behind.  Clyde are in with a chance of winning this league but I was impressed with Edinburgh who played good football allied to a great workrate. QP next week should be interesting after their win today

  10. I would drop him for a defensive midfielder hopefully the new boy allowing Cameron to play further forward. JP is unable to defend now in midfield due to his lack of pace though funnily enough I quite liked him at the back where he read the game well and his distribution was excellent. His lack of pace there, however, would still be a problem.  Not doubting his ability but he just struggles now in that midfield role. He has been a very loyal servant to Elgin which is more than you can say for some others in the semi or professional game!

  11. Comfortable win for Cowdenbeath who are much improved with Jordan Allan outstanding. The less said about Elgin the better. Cowdenbeath were so more proactive, quicker and had  far more desire. Elgin were completely lacking in leadership on and off the park. I said some time ago we may finish near the bottom. Elgin under Price have been steadily declining since Jim Weir left. The board must seriously consider his position. If he is on a 2 year contract this could be expensive. While we are safe for this season if Price continues for next season we are heading back to the Highland league. Price continues to play the same system and players every week and it is so predictable. He moans about defensive mistakes but it seems the once a week training together is not working and the failure to organise the team properly lies entirely with the manager. Heaven help us at Hibs next week! I imagine the Elgin support there will be minimal given the present situation.

  12. As it appears both sets of supporters are equally apathetic I thought  I would comment on Gavin Price's comments in the P& J today. In fairness to him I was not at the game but for the second week Gavin is blaming a sending off for the team losing. As with last week I suspect we lost the game simply because we were not good enough. The highlights certainly favour Annan but was anyone at the game who could offer a view.

  13. Peterhead were streets ahead of us today and should have won by a much larger margin. The sending off did not help but Peterhead were already in full control. There is a big gap now between the top 3 and the others. There is no balance to this Elgin side and they need fresh and hopefully better players. The constant changes of formation is not helping and if Morrison goes back to Ross County we have little cover up front. I fear for us at Hibs in the cup. Anyone know what happened to Craig Beattie today as nowhere to be seen?  Has he been released. Once again Chris McLeish was out of his depth and Brian Cameron was playing too deep . I like McGovern but he is too slow for midfield. Worrying times for the City.

  14. Agree that Soapy had his best game for a long time and his link up play with Shane was a joy to behold and as Thom and Gerry says was reminiscent of two seasons ago. However Albion were poor and allowed us to play. Agree we should have gone for more goals when going 4-1 up but Elgin teams don't go for the jugular in these situations and seem happy to settle for what they have. The next three games are a different kettle of fish and any points gained will be a bonus given our defensive  problems. Morrison was effective in the first half but without any end product. I do not rate Kerr and while he works hard he contributed little of quality today. Wilson was excellent and I prefer him to Cooper at the back. The next three games will be interesting and it would be nice to get Bronsky back. Too early to judge McGowan .

  15. Elgin have struggled all season in defence and unfortunately Gavin Price appears to be clueless in remedying the problem. Beattie is a liability and why Wilson was not playing today baffles me. Gavin has made some  poor signings and I entirely agree with Thom and Gerry on the rest of the season. Gavin is a nice guy but his constant changes of formation in the hope of stumbling on a successful formula are worrying. Funnily enough last night I was also worrying about the Hibs game and how many goals we will lose. Normally attendance at that game would be certain but  at present I doubt if I will attend. Failure to win at home this week at Albion must surely put pressure on the Board to look for someone new.

  16. Clyde are a completely different team from the last few visits to Boroughbriggs and should easily make the playoffs. They should have won today by a much bigger margin and if Goodwillie had his shooting boots on would have done so. Elgin are in a mess and sadly I do not think the manager has any clue how to solve their problems.  The constant changes of formation suggest he is struggling. I was disappointed that  John McGovern was back in midfield today as he does not have the legs for that role and we missed his passing from the back today. Beattie and co simply booted the ball long giving the midfield and forwards little chance. We also have a few players who are not up to the standard required and I fear we will continue to slide down the table .

    Hopefully our current points  total will be enough to avoid being sucked into the bottom of the table battle.

  17. Clyde should win this as Elgin have little physical presence in the absence of Sutherland and have created little going forward in the past two months.Hope I am wrong but have little confidence in the current Elgin side .It may be worth trying McHardy up front as the current formation is getting us nowhere.

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