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  1. Football pitch lines are all there. Have been since it was first opened. ICT use it, as have Clach, & now Loch Ness. Can't 100% remember the colour, but yellow I think, & It's clear when you're on the pitch. Can see them clearly from up on the clubhouse balcony. Will be nice to return there one day as it's a great vantage point to watch games....both rugby & football.
  2. “Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.” ― Douglas Bader Pretty much sums up the situation with sport full-stop at present, & as supporters we're all being made the fool. Need some wise men (or women) leading in Government & sporting governing bodies, but sadly lacking at present.
  3. Great to see Gavin Price's leadership of the Feldyroo initiative during lockdown being recognised with an MBE. A real 'Joe Public' person making a difference & being recognised for it, along with a lot of similar accolades in this Honours List.
  4. Nairn Sts always seem to post about the public park being closed whilst they're playing, but can't see how they can shut off the whole park....or that it's necessary. Are Nairn County A playing their home games at Station Park, or somewhere else?
  5. As things stand the NCL & other Juniors will I'm sure get some increased numbers watching them, given that many play on public parks with vantage points outside of the usual confines of the immediate pitch & sorrounding area, & folk obviously cant go & watch higher levels where actually getting into a ground is of course not possible. I know that Loch Ness playing at Highland Rugby Club have a ground mostly surrounded by open fencing, so they will be one. Which others offer good views?
  6. You've quite rightly hit on a very important part of the discussion here Gordon....personal choice. You are saying that you won't be going to all the places that you've listed above, which of course if your choice to make, but them being open & able to operate has been decided by ScotGov as being safe, assuming the precautions that we all know are observed, & accordingly many people are happy & comfortable to visit these places. Football, or any other sport, should be no different. Agree & implement appropriate precautions, open for business, & those that want & feel comfortable to go will do so, & those that don't can choose not to do so. Freedom of choice, & no stopping a business that could operate safely from doing so.
  7. Always perplexed when people who one assumes are football fans - why would one be on here if not? - seem to have such a downer on supporting the notion of using agreed protocols / precautions to get fans back to watch the game that they love.. If we take your argument above, then the same logic would mean that none of us would be able to go into a supermarket whilst other people that are not part of one's own two family / households group are in there, & would have to wait outside until everybody else came out. But it doesn't work that way. We're all permitted to go into the Tesco around the corner from Borough Briggs, as long as we follow the agreed precautions of washing / sanitising our hands, wearing a face mask, & keeping our distance from others - & Tesco is responsible for determining if too many people are in there & accordingly restricting capacity - yet we can't go into BB to watch a football match, where similarly capacity could be restricted as deemed necessary / safe. Likewise when Elgin played Lossiemouth in a friendly a couple of weeks back, & everybody could go to the funfair that was set up on the ground beside BB, with nobody restricting capacity, but couldn't go in to watch the football. Logic suggests that if we're trusted to go shopping & go to the funfair, then why not another where similar precautions can be in place? Doesn't it?
  8. Signed! Great initiative! Need to get a groundswell of fans getting behind this
  9. Anybody peaking over the wall yesterday to see the game? Highlights weren't great to pick much up other then the goals. Saw Brora a few times last season & said that they were easily mid-table League 2 standard, so not an entirely surprising result, although Gav's post-match was a beat downbeat on a few areas of the performance.
  10. Saw that McHardy was stretchered off last night with an ankle injury. Doesn't look good. Anybody heard anything on that?
  11. Yes, plenty of options up top. It was only Lossie yesterday so can't get too excited about the scoreline, but given that there were pre-season losses last year to both Lossie & Clach, it's clearly a significant improvement & bodes well. Will be interesting to see how things go in the two games vs ICT.
  12. Good to see that Aiden Sopel has re-signed. Hopefully he'll get his chance this season, after much splinter collecting throughout the last
  13. The HL are going with a 16 game season with 27 available Saturdays so they should have no issue. But League Cup in a new group stage format which will add a few more games, & Scottish Cup (assuming HL / LL included this season), & inevitable weather-related postponements, but should be comfortably do-able, any more Covid issues notwithstanding. Hope that the HL & LL have made things watertight that winners get into play-offs as usual, as can see lower-end SFL2 teams trying to wriggle out of that given half a chance.
  14. A play-off spot has to be the minimum target, & scoring on average two goals a game would go a long way to achieving that. My original thoughts were based on a standard full season, so if we're looking at 27 games / 75% of a usual season, then maybe 2 or 3 12 goals a season strikers & 2 or 3 7-8 goals from midfielders. So that's that rejigged! 🙂
  15. He's always been a goalscorer. Think he got 12 or 13 in the first half of the season for Strathspey - when they were decidedly shite - before getting his move to Hibs or wherever it was. Obviously not quite got enough for the higher level, but certainly decent at SFL2. Elgin will need two or three 15 goals-a-season strikers & two or three 8-10 goal contributions from midfielders this season if going to balance out the loss of Shane's goals.
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