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  1. The League 1 Squeaky Bum Battle

    Montrose have beaten city 3 x this season already and probably only the snow stopped them making it four. On that basis there's no way they will finish below us and by extension it's probably more or less mathematically impossible for them to end up in the bottom two
  2. Brechin City 2018 /19

    This. What has BBC Scotland come to when this makes the news? Next week: Top prize awarded to wrong pensioner in Dumbarton fc tombola. Shame this didn't come off tho. We had vaguely intended to go so perhaps are slightly culpable but if it was that 'inevitable' then I guess 2 skulls either way wouldn't have made much difference. Supporters club doing a good job for me and the club is trying different things at least - they won't all come off. When's the race night again??
  3. Confirmed Transfers - Winter '19

    I thought miller was more of a midfielder but happy to be corrected. Anyway, one in one out, as Morena heads to Cliftonhill for the rest of the season. Best of luck - thought he was tidy in early part of the season before the wheels fell off although not a standout, but recently has found it hard to get off the bench https://m.facebook.com/BrechinCityFc/photos/a.631883620176229/2265863226778252/?type=3
  4. Your local paper versus your club

    Done. Would have been good / insightful to have a question about what role local newspapers DO still have; if any. The question 'are they still as important....' is a bit leading and obviously the answer is no, but that doesn't really tell us/you very much. Would have been interesting to ask L1 fans if there is anything that their local rag does well (or even, has started doing in response to the threat from club sites / social media). The Brechiner can't really compete with the excellent club media team (particularly not this season) but it is a bit limited by the fact that the same editorial team covers all the Angus teams/papers, I suspect, and just move whoever is the local team onto the back page and the others inside depending on which paper it's for - brechin advertiser, Montrose review, whatever. Do any local teams still give exclusive content to their local paper?
  5. Brechin v Raith

    Well done lads. Didn't make the game but that's a great result particularly with such a threadbare squad.
  6. Brechin City 2018 /19

    Saw he scored. Hope he did enough otherwise to get a deal - thought he was quite unlucky with City - started the season pretty well, worked very hard and scored a couple. Then drifted onto the bench as the squad bulked up a bit, and never really seemed to get more than the odd few minutes as a sub after that, under either Dodd or Smith. Maybe he didn't show up all that well in training, but I always felt there was more of a chance of something happening when he was on the pitch. Best of luck Boris!
  7. City vs Stenny

    Slightly the better of two poor teams. I thought Stenny knocked it around nicely on occasions but for the most part they matched us for mediocrity. I liked the look of either Paton or Ross, can't remember which one was driving thru the middle all the time. Both goals seemed a bit puzzling tho might have just been the angles I had - the pen seemed like no real danger and was maybe just a rash challenge; the second, could have been a brilliant, pinpoint ball across the box but I had the impression that both Brennan and whoever the defender was just abdicated responsibility / left it to each other? Maybe someone who wasn't behind the goal can clarify. No lack of effort for us and I genuinely thought we could go on and win it in the 2nd - but there were too many misplaced passes or just aimless hoofs into channels. Admittedly we have a couple missing and others playing out of position as a result but still less than the sum of our parts when you consider we have the likes of Jackson and tapping on the pitch. Spark normally gives me the fear but I thought he did well today. Still no win for the weans (in his 3rd season now in the case of the elder one)
  8. City vs Stenny

    Surely some interest in this? Two new managers; bottom of the table tussle but (Arbroath aside) with the rest of the league being so tight, we are only five points off a playoff place at the right end of the table. Three tomorrow would get us right back in the mix Stenny bringing a few through? Do you expect much of a change of system (and/or personnel?) And most importantly, do I bring the weans? Both still to see a Brechin victory....
  9. Dumbarton vs Brechin

    But what about Dumbarton and Brechin fans?
  10. Brechin City 2018 /19

    'Just outside the play-off places...' Aye Darren - which ones tho? That article just makes him look very naive and whilst you never know whether that accurately reflects the tone of his conversation with the journalist, to say that you didn't see it coming is ridiculous. Even leaving aside having not won a game all year last year, to have been beaten home and away by 'bottom-of-the-league-montrose' (sorry lads no offence meant but you are now a big game for us) by the end of October must surely have raised a doubt in his mind. Either he has the self confidence of Ronaldo or he is deluding himself. Although to blame it on fan power is a bit rich. As per my last post, the committee deserve a medal for sticking with him as long as they have. Loads of folk on here would have had him punted by January last season, and not just the rabid ones. Anyway - we have some top players at this level so let's hope we get someone who gives them license to show it - starting on Saturday (rare away game for Infirmary st & family)
  11. Brechin City 2018 /19

    The right decision after Saturday. Darren's hands were tied last season and fair dos to the committee for giving him a crack at making it right this year. Their perseverance with him has been admirable, based on his good record in his first two seasons. Which I think all City fans will, eventually, remember fondly. But his approach last year turned out to be wrong, and unfortunately he apparently hasn't learned anything from that experience and continued to set up the same way this year, in the process not doing justice to some players who are very talented at this level. Saturday showed that he had lost the ability to get the best out of them, and I think it will have stuck in the craw of a lot of City fans that he was trumpeting his ability to set up defensively at an SFA/SPFL conference for coaches last week having lost a huge proportion of his games in charge, and in doing so put lots of us off attending as much as we might otherwise do. Thanks for the good results Darren and hope you get the right job next time round. Onwards and upwards now and let's get behind the team and the new management whoever they may be. Plenty of time left this season and no reason why we can't make the playoffs again, starting with a good result on Saturday
  12. Brechin City 2018 /19

    Is that all competitions? Irrespective, even if (being generous) you take out last season's league games completely, you're left with: P 107 W 35 D 19 L 53 for a win percentage of less than 33% - still lower than any of the previous incumbents. That's including a season in which we won promotion.
  13. Brechin v Mo

    Awful, awful stuff from City today. The Mo fan who suggested there wasn't much between the teams in the first half was being very magnanimous - even the kids had identified by half time that their keeper had had nothing to do - they were worried he might get 'bored'. First home derby of the season; first competitive game with Montrose for 16(?) years - surely the manager could have got them revved up to put in a performance worthy of that? Against the team bottom of the league? As it was, the only surprise was that we somehow managed to take the lead, which I missed. After that it was the Mo show and they could quite easily have won by more without it flattering them. On the way home I had to promise the kids I wouldn't make them go again til we had a new manager...!
  14. Stenhousemuir FC - The Warriors - The 2018/19 Thread

    Sounds like G Smith is doing well? Was great for City for several seasons albeit was prone to a meltdown at least once a year - but then had a tough time last year in the championship although was far from alone in that. Felt as tho it was the right time for him to move on when he did although would always wish him the best. For me, when you get your nickname read out by the match announcer before the game as well as/instead of your real name, you're in danger of starting to believe your own hype (beware, Paul 'Pabs' McLean); is he getting that treatment yet or is that too soon?