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On 18/04/2020 at 12:16, charlie king mvp said:

It was really damning that the oldest player in the squad (McManus) looked by some distance the fittest.  People looked at our squad and their first impression was that they weren’t fit.  Say this shutdown had only been  for four or five weeks and we were back playing this weekend, can you imagine what sort of state they would have been in.

The best football we played all season was probably around Christmas when we beat Stirling and Cowdenbeath and were  unlucky against Albion Rovers.  We seemed to have found a way of playing which the manager seemed happy with but in January after making a few signings he completely changed that.  We were on run of 10 games or so without winning and the formation and personnel were changed every week, and nothing seemed to work.  There just didn’t seem to be any clear thinking.

I have no idea which players we should keep really, there aren’t many who had anything like a good season.  But again starting from scratch like we did last summer is not a good idea either.

I would agree with this observation.

When I said I would get rid of the older players, I mean most, maybe he is the exception. It would indeed to be hard to identify who who you keep, most of the young guys were experiencing their first season at this level - some were promising, perhaps those that were shipped in January were not. 

we can not have a total strip down and start again, we are looking at about a 50/50 split btw remain and go, who they are, might be, who knows? Hopefully Mark

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I saw Brechin a few times last term. Would agree that McManus looked sharp and still a very handy player for League 2. Frustratingly Pongo could play at Championship level- wonderful ability to see a pass- but clearly can't be arsed keeping fit which is why he's at the Glebe. Either that or he finds it difficult to shed weight. He's a much better player than his brother, who was with us for a couple of seasons, but who was much slighter physically.

Realisitically I think only five of that squad would survive a fair-minded cull, plus Pongo if he commits to a fitness programme. The goalkeeper, maybe Dougie Hill, Hamilton, McIntosh- a handy utility player- Jimmy Scott also looked like he had something about him when he signed. 

Mark Wilson deserves a bit more time as he did improve the rancorous shambles he was left with. Hopefully City will be more competitive when football starts again.

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, plus Pongo if he commits to a fitness programme.

I think we heard this once every 3 months during Pongo’s time at Gayfield. A shame because he’s one of the most technically gifted players in the lower leagues, and his goal scoring record with us was very impressive.
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3 hours ago, Best Team in Angus said:

Just a reminder in case you were not aware that we were treated the same as all others in the SPFL PLAY OFF POSITIONS 

 No you weren’t. The SPFL acted unilaterally in cancelling the pyramid play off game, they have overlooked the fact that they had no right to do so.

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What do you make of your club Brechin City 6 weeks back proposing to the SPFL/SFA that IF they were relegated they demanded to play in the Lowland League instead of the Highland League thus changing the Tay Bridge rule and Lowland League 16 club rule to meet their demands.

ALLEGEDLY the Lowland League board were told by the SPFL that Lowland League clubs had to vote to change the Lowland League rules to increase their league number to accommodate Brechin City , the SFA would have had to change the pyramid ruling on then Tay Bridge dividing line also to accommodate  Brechins wish.
Again ALLEGEDLY there was talk of Betfred Cup place and Tunnocks Challenge Cup places being withdrawn from the Lowland/Highland League if this wasn’t voted through. I believe Lowland League clubs due to the possible implications would have reluctantly have changed the league ruling to accommodate  Brechin IF they were relegated.

Would this be a case of chairman Ken Ferguson is using his power to influence for self gain. He and Brechin have won a watch now.

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My feeling is that this would have been leaked by someone at the Lowland League if it was 100% true, but I can absolutely believe that some part of it is true.

The SPFL would struggle to sensibly withdraw those two teams from the League Cup because it would leave them trying to divide 38 teams into groups.

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35 minutes ago, hawd the bus said:

What do you make of your club Brechin City 6 weeks back proposing to the SPFL/SFA that IF they were relegated they demanded to play in the Lowland League instead of the Highland League thus changing the Tay Bridge rule and Lowland League 16 club rule to meet their demands.

ALLEGEDLY the Lowland League board were told by the SPFL that Lowland League clubs had to vote to change the Lowland League rules to increase their league number to accommodate Brechin City , the SFA would have had to change the pyramid ruling on then Tay Bridge dividing line also to accommodate  Brechins wish.
Again ALLEGEDLY there was talk of Betfred Cup place and Tunnocks Challenge Cup places being withdrawn from the Lowland/Highland League if this wasn’t voted through. I believe Lowland League clubs due to the possible implications would have reluctantly have changed the league ruling to accommodate  Brechin IF they were relegated.

Would this be a case of chairman Ken Ferguson is using his power to influence for self gain. He and Brechin have won a watch now.

Dundee Junior teams will be happy to read this.

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9 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

My feeling is that this would have been leaked by someone at the Lowland League if it was 100% true, but I can absolutely believe that some part of it is true.

The SPFL would struggle to sensibly withdraw those two teams from the League Cup because it would leave them trying to divide 38 teams into groups.

As far as I’m aware, it’s 100% true. Brechin chairman blackmailing lowland league clubs via the spfl and wanting rules changed 3/4 way through a season. Now that same board was desperate to push through the resolution to save his own club and has succeeded on that front.  
 

Disappointed that Cove and Edinburgh seem happy to go along with the charlatans who want to close the shop.

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1 hour ago, hawd the bus said:

What do you make of your club Brechin City 6 weeks back proposing to the SPFL/SFA that IF they were relegated they demanded to play in the Lowland League instead of the Highland League thus changing the Tay Bridge rule and Lowland League 16 club rule to meet their demands.

ALLEGEDLY the Lowland League board were told by the SPFL that Lowland League clubs had to vote to change the Lowland League rules to increase their league number to accommodate Brechin City , the SFA would have had to change the pyramid ruling on then Tay Bridge dividing line also to accommodate  Brechins wish.
Again ALLEGEDLY there was talk of Betfred Cup place and Tunnocks Challenge Cup places being withdrawn from the Lowland/Highland League if this wasn’t voted through. I believe Lowland League clubs due to the possible implications would have reluctantly have changed the league ruling to accommodate  Brechin IF they were relegated.

Would this be a case of chairman Ken Ferguson is using his power to influence for self gain. He and Brechin have won a watch now.

I am led to believe that  a proposition was put to the SPFL.......... ENQUIRING  , NOT DEMANDING  whether it would be a possibility for  Brechin to be placed in the Lowland League  should they finish bottom and lose the play off games. 

 Obviously this had to be discussed at all levels to form any agreement.   Whether or not this turned into the slanging match you suggest  is mere speculation given your use of a certain word. 

Given the misinformed  allegations aimed at  Ken "Farguson "  by Tam McManus and Barry Ferguson on a certain football talk show , I would think that arms and legs have been added to the  situation to suit certain agendas.  

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