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2021-22 Highland League Chat


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3 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

Just saw that it's Fraserburgh vs Buckie this weekend - another massive game and a crucial one for Buckie who are looking to keep up their title fight.

I think Brechin realistically now desperately need a Buckie win in that one.  Can't see the Broch dropping 7 points against anyone else tbh.  💚

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22 hours ago, TheScarf said:

Brechin are shite but would probably beat The Caley right now. 

That’s harsh on caley they punched above their weight getting a draw against a far superior Arbroath side the other night.

 

as for Brechin vs Fraserburgh it’s a good advert for the league , game could’ve gone either way 

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10 hours ago, Rcfc fan said:

That’s harsh on caley they punched above their weight getting a draw against a far superior Arbroath side the other night.

 

as for Brechin vs Fraserburgh it’s a good advert for the league , game could’ve gone either way 

To be fair there's been some cracking games throughout the league this season. 

If there is one thing us Brechin fans have worked out it is not to sit back on an early lead . It's a pity our players and manager haven't . 

 

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10 hours ago, Rcfc fan said:

That’s harsh on caley they punched above their weight getting a draw against a far superior Arbroath side the other night.

 

as for Brechin vs Fraserburgh it’s a good advert for the league , game could’ve gone either way 

The Highland League is a bit like the Irish League, any one can beat any one else and quite often goals galore.

Only difference is the Irish League has only 12 teams and has automatic relegation, which concentrates minds somewhat.

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19 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

To be fair there's been some cracking games throughout the league this season. 

If there is one thing us Brechin fans have worked out it is not to sit back on an early lead . It's a pity our players and manager haven't . 

 

What is your opinion on the standard of league two compared to the highland league? 

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35 minutes ago, Rcfc fan said:

What is your opinion on the standard of league two compared to the highland league? 

The top 6 or 7 teams would probably  hold their own in league 2 .  Below that the standard is very poor. You can see by the table the obvious gulf in quality.  

Hard to say how other league 2 sides would fare in this league as I don't think there are many in as bad a state as Brechin were in those last couple of seasons. 

Although our team and overall displays have dramatically  improved since our SPFL decline I would say the team still have to get a bit more streetwise . The football we play is sometimes fantastic but the appetite to really finish teams off just isn't there .  Broch showed on Saturday, as they have done on many occasions , a real will to win. If Brechin are to get out of this league then we have to do the same. 

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16 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

The top 6 or 7 teams would probably  hold their own in league 2 .  Below that the standard is very poor. You can see by the table the obvious gulf in quality.  

Hard to say how other league 2 sides would fare in this league as I don't think there are many in as bad a state as Brechin were in those last couple of seasons. 

Although our team and overall displays have dramatically  improved since our SPFL decline I would say the team still have to get a bit more streetwise . The football we play is sometimes fantastic but the appetite to really finish teams off just isn't there .  Broch showed on Saturday, as they have done on many occasions , a real will to win. If Brechin are to get out of this league then we have to do the same. 

We have dropped points against most of the teams at the business end of the league. These teams have been built over time to win  the HL and have experience in the league. We are new and learning some hard lessons along the way as to what is required.

We have all season taken our foot off the gas when the game looked done and dusted - most teams you can get away with that but not the better teams. Take a look at our goal difference, not to the level of others (tho we still have FW to play twice). Point is we start flapping about once we get what is considered a winnable position, where as we should keep going.

We have an inexperienced manager too and a squad of players who are all pretty much new to this. Much as it pains, year one was always likely to be a learning process. I was confident we would be competitive but always new automatic promotion would not be a given.

 

Don't think Fraserbugh will drop 7 points and tall order for us to win every game. Its theirs to loose.

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1 hour ago, Cold Feet said:

We have dropped points against most of the teams at the business end of the league. These teams have been built over time to win  the HL and have experience in the league. We are new and learning some hard lessons along the way as to what is required.

We have all season taken our foot off the gas when the game looked done and dusted - most teams you can get away with that but not the better teams. Take a look at our goal difference, not to the level of others (tho we still have FW to play twice). Point is we start flapping about once we get what is considered a winnable position, where as we should keep going.

We have an inexperienced manager too and a squad of players who are all pretty much new to this. Much as it pains, year one was always likely to be a learning process. I was confident we would be competitive but always new automatic promotion would not be a given.

 

Don't think Fraserbugh will drop 7 points and tall order for us to win every game. Its theirs to loose.

Saturday highlighted a lot of your points.

First half excellent till the sending off . Second half a combination of poor tactical decisions and players having to completely change their mindset to accomodate the strange  tactical thinking from the sidelines. 

Keep it simple and keep doing the things players are comfortable at and I'm sure the results will come. 

 

The bit I highlighted is a bit of a cop out. If the players and management haven't worked out by this stage that to compete at the top end  in this league you just have to go for it , then we will get nowhere.  Our players are not new to playing attacking  football and if anything , this league allows them to do just that . 

Fraserburgh showed on Saturday that when put under pressure they can be as shaky as us at the back. When you start to play into their hands by trying to park the bus though that is when they come into their own.  Not rocket science. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, TheScarf said:

Is there any highlights of the game from Monday?

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/sport/football/highland-league/3811767/watch-episode-24-of-highland-league-weekly-brechin-v-fraserburgh-highlights-plus-buckie-thistles-kevin-main/

(Probably behind firewall but you can subscribe for free for 30 days.)

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20 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Or just type 12ft.io into the address bar

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8 minutes ago, RossBFaeDundee said:

Or just type 12ft.io into the address bar

Didn't work for me. Maybe it doesn't when it's subscriber only content like videos, handy link though for other sites, cheers.

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

Didn't work for me. Maybe it doesn't when it's subscriber only content like videos, handy link though for other sites, cheers.

Ah yeah that makes sense, it works for article limit censors but not so well with subs only stuff.

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59 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Brechin's in house highlights.

 

Painful.

 

Not much to add that has not been said elsewhere but young guys on loan making mistakes in crucial games is nothing new for us; sending off and possibly keeper for a couple. Oh and Davidson should not be getting sent off either - the game is gone let the guy run through. No idea who will be available for next week.

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