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On 04/02/2020 at 14:34, NE63 exile said:

Brechin do look as though they can pull a result from somewhere along the line whereas we were looked in big trouble especially during the run-in when the roof caved in almost every week.
I would agree this season’s play-off winner probably won’t be as strong as Cove were last season but it’s important to be going into that play off with a bit of positivity about yourself.

This. I was away to post that we’ve not taken too many hidings this season so far, Cove aside - but then I looked at the results and was forced to recall November when we got beat 5-2 twice in two weeks, alongside the obligatory scudding from CR. Having said that, better players have since come in. Even if we do end up in the playoffs (we’ll have a better idea after this Sat obvs) there would be a lot to be said for a decent run of form going into those games and I genuinely think we aren’t far away from a run of results. Just need a bit of luck to breed a bit of confidence. Quality seems to me to be there now where it wasn’t before

edit - that never appeared to be the case for Berwick last season (admittedly as a pretty casual observer) - it seemed like a total car crash from not far into the season. I’m clutching at some pretty thin straws tho. Not been following the LL that closely this season but it looks like you’ve had the inevitable ‘transition period’ and of course there was never much likelihood of challenging the clubs that (currently) have the sugar daddies. Hope you’ve at least been able to enjoy trips to new grounds and the odd win, and I hope you won’t  take it too personally if I say I hope we’re not in the same tier as you next year 🥴

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I do feel we have the quality in the team, however whether we’ll run out of games remains to be seen. We absolutely have to win at Albion on Saturday, that’s for sure.

What concerns me is the level of fitness of our players. Yes Jacko and Boomer have just come back from injury but they are both looking at least a stone overweight with several others looking as if they could lose a bit also.

Barring a few excellent saves and that goal against Stirling, I’m afraid Lewis a McMinn has cost us numerous goals and precious points in recent weeks and needs dropped

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14 minutes ago, gm_1982 said:

I do feel we have the quality in the team, however whether we’ll run out of games remains to be seen. We absolutely have to win at Albion on Saturday, that’s for sure.

What concerns me is the level of fitness of our players. Yes Jacko and Boomer have just come back from injury but they are both looking at least a stone overweight with several others looking as if they could lose a bit also.

Barring a few excellent saves and that goal against Stirling, I’m afraid Lewis a McMinn has cost us numerous goals and precious points in recent weeks and needs dropped

I agree that a couple seem to be carrying a bit of weight but I don't think Jacko is one of them. He is a bit slower than he was but that is probably down to lack of matches . 

Agree also that Paddy should be given a chance . 

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I agree that a couple seem to be carrying a bit of weight but I don't think Jacko is one of them. He is a bit slower than he was but that is probably down to lack of matches . 
Agree also that Paddy should be given a chance . 


You kidding? Jacko has always been the ‘chunky’ type but he has definitely come back bigger than what he left. He was literally jiggling whenever he was running.

As I said, I understand he’s been out injured but for me he needs to lose at least a stone. Jacko is a class player so we need him in peak condition if we are to get out of this mess.
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I think people forget Albion Rovers finished the season with 27 points. A great comeback but they were awful as opposed to completely awful.

I can't see 9th place finishing with much less (if any) than 36 points.

Will Brechin pick up, yes. Can they get 20+ points from 14 games? I'm not so sure.

Also, have people seen Kelty's squad? It's top end league one in my opinion.

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18 hours ago, gm_1982 said:

 


You kidding? Jacko has always been the ‘chunky’ type but he has definitely come back bigger than what he left. He was literally jiggling whenever he was running.

As I said, I understand he’s been out injured but for me he needs to lose at least a stone. Jacko is a class player so we need him in peak condition if we are to get out of this mess.

 

I don't agree with the "chunky" type. He used to come into the City club after games and certainly didn't look overweight then.  I don't think he has bulked up much on his return either.  Just my opinion though. 

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3 hours ago, theoriginalhedge said:

I don't agree with the "chunky" type. He used to come into the City club after games and certainly didn't look overweight then.  I don't think he has bulked up much on his return either.  Just my opinion though. 

FWIW, a friend of mine who came along as a neutral clocked and commented on Jacko's weight when he saw him during his previous spell.  He thought he should have been a stone lighter even then, although he was used to watching top flight.

That said, he's no Charlie Miller (during his spell at Clyde) :

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18 minutes ago, Hedgecutter said:

FWIW, a friend of mine who came along as a neutral clocked and commented on Jacko's weight when he saw him during his previous spell.  He thought he should have been a stone lighter even then, although he was used to watching top flight.

That said, he's no Charlie Miller (during his spell at Clyde) :

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I think the ultimate was Armand One when he played for Stranraer.  He definitely ate all the pies. 

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Getting pumped from Aberdeen dev team earlier in the week does not fill me with confidence.

However agree with much that has been said from thin straws to no chance.

Keeper lifed off of his performance v CR but has cost us at crucial times. Time for a change.

Losing on Sat is not end or world but pretty bloody close.....

 

Also heard, but think its pish, that if we might have a choice btw HL or LL.

And do we have any signings left?

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Getting pumped from Aberdeen dev team earlier in the week does not fill me with confidence.
However agree with much that has been said from thin straws to no chance.
Keeper lifed off of his performance v CR but has cost us at crucial times. Time for a change.
Losing on Sat is not end or world but pretty bloody close.....
 
Also heard, but think its pish, that if we might have a choice btw HL or LL.
And do we have any signings left?


Was reported when Sinclair was recalled that we’ve now got a loan to use. Hopefully on a defender...
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6 minutes ago, Citytillidie said:

Might be a bit harsh in saying this but is it time for marc and stevie to go and we spend what's left of the fighting fund on an experienced manager who will motivate us for the rest of the season and the play offs

I agree.  Mark Wilson has been at the club for months and we haven’t improved.  You would think that the basics of taking over a team in our position would be getting them to stop conceding so many soft goals.  He has totally failed in that.

And Stevie Campbell has been the common denominator in the last three years.

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Who would come in though to sort out this mess I cant imagine many expierneced managers would fancy trying to keep brechin in the league not with where we are now

I agree.  Mark Wilson has been at the club for months and we haven’t improved.  You would think that the basics of taking over a team in our position would be getting them to stop conceding so many soft goals.  He has totally failed in that.
And Stevie Campbell has been the common denominator in the last three years.
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