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Is anyone mad enough to want Brechin to actually get a result against East Fife on Tuesday?
For me, we need to really hope EF can turn their form around quickly, because they play everyone below us in their next three.

I hope that all 3 teams below us somehow beat East Fife.

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I hope that all 3 teams below us somehow beat East Fife.
You do realise that if Brechin and Stranraer win their games in hand then they go above us?

I'm all for making a late push but I think realisticly we should be making it our focus to finish 6th or 7th. We are not completely out of the relegation battle yet and still require some results to go our way, most notably Brechin and Stranraer not winning their games in hand.

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For us to climb up to fourth we're going to need to take 3 more points from the 27 available than Airdrie, 4 more than Montrose and probably 9 more than East Fife (who have 33 to play for). The first two may be possible - especially if those teams feel pretty safe and are already heading towards holiday mode, but I genuinely cannot see us winning three more games than East Fife between now and the end of the season. You'd fancy them to win at least 4 of their 11, meaning we'd need 7 wins from 9. Combine that with our current form and we'd be hitting the sort of form that we've not seen since the season we won the Third Division.

Staying up should be our number one target, and I was pleased to see Duffy pretty quickly shutting down the chat about a late run to the playoffs post-match. Anything above eighth will be a very decent achievement given the situation he inherited, and right now I can't see that being beyond fifth - which would be remarkable.

I hope Stranraer, Brechin City and Stenhousemuir lose (or draw if they're playing each other) every game between now and May so we don't have to start fearing about trips to Berwick and Elgin next year. When Brechin scored in injury time against us in January I was convinced we were doomed, the fact we've since gone on a great run (but remain in serious danger of ninth if the teams behind us win their games in hand) doesn't change the fact that staying up will be a huge relief.  

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2 hours ago, cameron2000 said:


I hope that all 3 teams below us somehow beat East Fife.

That's massively risky, I certainly wouldn't be backing that. Its nice to be looking up, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

I think 5th is doable, if we can win at Links Park. We've left it a good few weeks too late to have a realistic chance at 4th, though.

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I just don’t see the teams below us picking up more points than us between now and the end of the season. 4th place is very unlikely I admit but I’m confident that we’ll comfortably survive.

Even when we were down at the very bottom I always thought we wouldn’t stay there and never felt as worried as I did when we were off form in the championship.

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I just don’t see the teams below us picking up more points than us between now and the end of the season. 4th place is very unlikely I admit but I’m confident that we’ll comfortably survive.

Even when we were down at the very bottom I always thought we wouldn’t stay there and never felt as worried as I did when we were off form in the championship.
I think what will decide it are the 2 home games against Stenny and Brechin at the end of the month.

If we win both of them then we will be safe.

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As we have beaten EF three times in a row in the same season and therefore now have them to keep, can we not simply add their points total to our own? Bingo!  Ten points clear at the top.

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10 hours ago, Old Scrotum said:

As we have beaten EF three times in a row in the same season and therefore now have them to keep, can we not simply add their points total to our own? Bingo!  Ten points clear at the top.

Ah! Not so fast as we would get all your ( and Stenny’s ) points under said ( excellent) system. 

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Good result with Brechin and East Fife drawing tonight. Keeps things interesting.

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Probably the ideal result for us. Brechin winning would’ve been really bad, so good to avoid that.

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Starting to look like Brechin and The Station Hotel will be off next year's excursions, especially as we have to play at home. Stranraer too, I admit, but I think they're capable of surviving just out of spite so we have to make that bloody journey twice again.

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13 hours ago, nofixedability said:

Ah! Not so fast as we would get all your ( and Stenny’s ) points under said ( excellent) system. 

Sorry, as Forfar have come close to being EF's bunnies this season your argument is leaking after barely a half-pint.

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20 minutes ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:

Right, that's it.  I'm going to Montrose.

Dom Thomas says you won't regret it.

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Now that we have the 'Ultras', what do you think of creating a 'family section' at that end?

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