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Briggsy's Ghost

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  1. Elgin City v The Binos

    Entertaining game. Not the greatest football ( a lot of long balls) but two teams having a real go and the result looked up in the air right till the final whistle. We have endured several pretty abject displays at home this season so to come from behind twice is extremely pleasing and nothing better for the soul than a late winner! Ref was poor AGAIN! Baffling decisions for/against both teams with free kicks and bookings seemingly decided by a magic 8 ball or a phone vote!? Stirling looked decent if unspectacular like all the teams from 4th - 8th - decent away support too! Annan look the strongest of the teams chasing the last playoff spot but if we stick in like today for the rest of the season then we may still have a chance of sneaking in.
  2. Elgin v QP

    You've aired these misguided thoughts before. Like Elgin have some advantage because teams have to travel a long way - maybe in midweek. We have to travel these distances for every away game and have had our fair share of rearranged games. Elgin to Berwick on a Tuesday night anyone!?
  3. Elgin v QP

    When you're not playing in the national stadium you may well find out how hard it is for clubs at this level to reverse the elements!
  4. Elgin v QP

    I'd be surprised if this is on tbh. Prolonged freezing overnight weather this week and even if the sun comes out during the day there is part of the pitch that is shaded for most of the day in winter and this tends to be the problem.
  5. Elgin City 2018/19

    I can't argue that he may have been divisive off the field as I really don't know. All I know is what I see on the pitch each week and some players who have been bang average at best this season are gonna have to step it up big time now we've lost a player integral to most of our forward play.
  6. Elgin City 2018/19

    Second top scorer in league 2 and third most assists - he really hasn't been anywhere near as disinterested on the pitch as people make out. He obviously did want away and given our league position it's probably right to get some money now but I can't see Elgin being better off from this transfer.
  7. Elgin City v Edinburgh City

    Happy at 2-0, disappointed at 2-2, gutted at 2-3, delighted at 3-3 - roller coaster ride for Elgin fans today but it was an enjoyable game (once we got a draw). Thought Elgin were excellent 1st half but pretty poor for most of the second. Thought McHardy was MOTM again, he's having a pretty good season. Shane Sutherland was not at his best and had a few too many misplaced passes but to say he was awful is ridiculous - he is the pivot for nearly all our forward play and does it by holding off 2/3 players until others get forward. If he's not tearing up the pitch like a young Zidane he's pish!? Edinburgh were decent but I was actually more impressed with them in the game they lost earlier in the season. They play some good football and maybe the heavy winter pitches are hindering them a little.
  8. Elgin City 2018/19

    Agree with all these comments. Gourley is an excellent shot stopper but the rest of his game seems to have regressed as the season has gone on (seems to happen a lot with keepers at Elgin). We have a signed keeper that has looked decent when he's played and we choose to take up a loanee position when we could potentially be looking at a decent young defender on loan instead. Hope Mchale gets some game time down south and comes back or someone puts up some cash to sign him!
  9. Elgin City v Edinburgh City

    We've had some awful home performances against teams on a poor run of form this season. Any positive performance/result would be most welcome. Hoping to nick it by the odd goal 2-1!
  10. Elgin City 2018/19

    Let's hope not. We need at least 1 full back that can defend , a solid central midfielder to free up soapy and a winger. That's without addressing the inevitable large S. Sutherland hole in the forwards next year.
  11. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    I've heard that grit is good for stopping ice!? Joking aside I really hope the weather hasn't cost Cowden the TVs money etc.. Windfalls like that don't come around too often for league 2 teams!
  12. Elgin City 2018/19

    Think Meatloaf can sum this up "Two outta three ain't bad"! Bit harsh probably but we could really do with some solid fullbacks.
  13. Elgin v Cowden

    No positives at all from that! We've endured some pish at home this season and every time I say we can't possibly play worse than that - yet again I've been proved wrong! The defence is an absolute shambles with no organisation at all. The slightest hint of pressure and it's like watching a playground after someone has just kicked a wasps nest - running around in blind panic! No viable options on the bench to change things either - how did this squad get so paper thin? Seriously worry where the next points may come from. Cowdenbeath looked a bit stronger than earlier in the season but it is quite hard to tell how much as we've made some bang average teams look like world beaters this year. Right, where's that whisky?
  14. Elgin v Cowden

    We could win this easily or get pumped given our erratic form this season. Hopefully Elgin to edge it 2-1.
  15. Elgin City vs Albion Rovers

    A pretty enjoyable game and we really needed it as others have stated, it has been a really hard watch recently. I suspect it was forced by absences rather than judgement but the change in formation/mentality was a blessed relief. No laboured play down the flanks with misfiring "wing backs" or pumping 60 yards balls for a 5'8 striker to out jump a centre half, just getting the ball to our best players in areas where they can have a real impact. Shane and Soapy were excellent and 50/50 for MOTM for me. The defence is still a real concern and Beattie just looks finished! We always look like conceding goals but we scored 4 goals (could have been several more), it was entertaining and I've no idea how as we've been awful recently but we are in a playoff position - positive for the first time in quite a few weeks.
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