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9 minutes ago, cowdenbeath said:

All the other part timers including HL and LL sides seem to have got sides no problem apart from Brechin and Dumbarton. Cup has always been no trialists so everyone knows the score.

How many of those clubs started from scratch and replaced their entire squad though ? 

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5 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

How many of those clubs started from scratch and replaced their entire squad though ? 

Couldn't tell you but every part time side always loses players for whatever reason so we're all in the same boat regarding the rules. No ones made you start from scratch although it is probably a good thing after 2 relegations.

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All the other part timers including HL and LL sides seem to have got sides no problem apart from Brechin and Dumbarton. Cup has always been no trialists so everyone knows the score.


It’s not a case of failing to have a squad signed up, we’ve 17 signed players!

Two of those in McLaughlin and Watt are STILL awaiting international clearance from Australia and Croatia despite signing over a month ago. This is outwith the clubs hands.

Add in a suspension, 2 injuries and a player on holiday and you have the predicament we had today.

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4 minutes ago, cowdenbeath said:

Couldn't tell you but every part time side always loses players for whatever reason so we're all in the same boat regarding the rules. No ones made you start from scratch although it is probably a good thing after 2 relegations.

Just saying that is our predicament.  We had no illusions or expectations about today.  For us it was about another pre season run out for the 3 quarters of our squad who were available out of the 17 signed.  Those players surpassed all our expectations and encouraging signs are there . 

Regarding the trialist issue  , most of the lower league clubs , including Cowdenbeath disagree with the stupid ruling which basically favours the bigger clubs .  They have alledgedly tried on numerous occassions to overturn the ruling but have failed each time.  

 

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Aye, Brechin are unique. No other club has to deal with the same issues they do. Fair play for even turning up lads. 

I heard Jimmy Mann had his boots on ready to help out.

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Just saying that is our predicament.  We had no illusions or expectations about today.  For us it was about another pre season run out for the 3 quarters of our squad who were available out of the 17 signed.  Those players surpassed all our expectations and encouraging signs are there . 
Regarding the trialist issue  , most of the lower league clubs , including Cowdenbeath disagree with the stupid ruling which basically favours the bigger clubs .  They have alledgedly tried on numerous occassions to overturn the ruling but have failed each time.  
 

Same rule as always applied to the League Cup I think. It is just the earlier start to the season that creates the difficulty. Clubs find it difficult but there have not been any really significant attempts by the small clubs to drive a change.

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Same rule as always applied to the League Cup I think. It is just the earlier start to the season that creates the difficulty. Clubs find it difficult but there have not been any really significant attempts by the small clubs to drive a change.
Kinda have to agree with this. Wee clubs moaning about it but not doing anything serious about changing it.

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5 hours ago, theoriginalhedge said:

I think Barry was trying to make a point about  the amateurish rules that the SPFL  

Aye, it was the SPFL that looked amateurish today...

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Why has it taken so long for international clearance for 2 of your players?  Did you know these players would be unavailable for the start of the season before signing them? 

It looks like their contracts have not finished with their old clubs.

Embarrassing the good name of Angus, again. 

Edited by SlipperyP

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Seems Brechin thread is to be targeted this year by Cowden fans (well at least it will give Cove a break) and a zoomer of a Farfar fan who I don't think has ever seen them play.

But back to the fitba did not think and still do not think that Barry Smith is the right man but we are where we are, target has to be survival this year but saw a lot of good things in the game yesterday to give me some hope that we can survive Mon the City

 

Edited by Best Team in Angus

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11 hours ago, Vimto90 said:

Aye that's what was happening. Making a point.

Roaster.

That's one. 

7 hours ago, Grant228 said:

Aye, it was the SPFL that looked amateurish today...

And two . 

Come on lads I thought you were more professional than that . :lol:

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Seems Brechin thread is to be targeted this year by Cowden fans (well at least it will give Cove a break) and a zoomer of a Farfar fan who I don't think has ever seen them play.

But back to the fitba did not think and still do not think that Barry Smith is the right man but we are where we are, target has to be survival this year but saw a lot of good things in the game yesterday to give me some hope that we can survive Mon the City

 

Agree with what you've put there I'd be happy with any position above 10th place priority this season has gotta be survival and stabilising the club.We have gotta do something to break us out of the rot weve been in for the last 2 years.There were plenty of positives to take from the game yesterday despite the scoreline mon the city !

 

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Above 10th ?? Surely the aim has to be to get back to league one ? Fed up of all the negative shite how about get behind your team and support them or what's the point in going to games ?

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Yes it’s a brand new squad and there’s a lot of young guys in there but there’s a plenty of quality there too. A few guys that could definitely do a job at a higher level, particularly Hill, McLaughlin and McCord.

We should be aiming for the playoffs.

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I, for one, welcome our new Wee Rover, Black & White, Bino and Spider overlords.

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On 13/07/2019 at 22:16, gm_1982 said:

 


It’s not a case of failing to have a squad signed up, we’ve 17 signed players!

Two of those in McLaughlin and Watt are STILL awaiting international clearance from Australia and Croatia despite signing over a month ago. This is outwith the clubs hands.

Add in a suspension, 2 injuries and a player on holiday and you have the predicament we had today.

 

I'm sure I read somewhere that the SFA grants provisional clearance if there hasn't been a reply within 30 days?

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On 14/07/2019 at 13:09, Best Team in Angus said:

Seems Brechin thread is to be targeted this year by Cowden fans (well at least it will give Cove a break) and a zoomer of a Farfar fan who I don't think has ever seen them play.

But back to the fitba did not think and still do not think that Barry Smith is the right man but we are where we are, target has to be survival this year but saw a lot of good things in the game yesterday to give me some hope that we can survive Mon the City

 

Just watched the highlight on Hedge TV (good set up). 😎

Your right I'm a bit of a zoomer, but just in jest. If i hurt your feelings, I'll take it all back (whatever it did).

As for targeting your thread, I think this is the first time I've every posted on here and it was a genuine question. I though it was more appropriate on here rather than the Group Thread as more Brechin posters could have answered. Is there an answer?

As for not going to games, it rather difficult at the moment as the last train to Thailand won't get me back in time for Christmas never mind work (I look after my 3 kids).

You should have taken your dog for a walk before posting insults then heading over to the Forfar thread and posting there.

Nevermind, good luck this season.

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What do people make of the manager's comments in his post match interview? 

He is clearly unhappy with the situation regarding the two players needing international clearance but he is a bit cryptic about who he thinks is responsible for it.  It could be the club or the football authorities? 

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What do people make of the manager's comments in his post match interview? 
He is clearly unhappy with the situation regarding the two players needing international clearance but he is a bit cryptic about who he thinks is responsible for it.  It could be the club or the football authorities? 


He says in the interview that it was something the club couldn’t affect. I noticed quite a few clubs were still awaiting international clearance coming through for their players also, including Falkirk for a signing from Croatia (like Luke Watt).

Sounds to be like the respective foreign FA’s are digging their heels to me.

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