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    Brechin City v Dundee United 5/7/19

    For this game friendly or not I would start with a strong line up and look to go for as big a win as possible in order to give the teams confidence a boost with the league cup kicking off in 8 days. No point in going 2 or 3 up then switching off in my opinion.

    Experimenting with the line up shape is also an option as there is nothing at stake, particularly a line up with 2 up front and I would go 4132 with the line up:

    Shankland Clark
    Robson C.Smith McMullan
    Butcher
    Sporle Reynolds Connolly L.Smith
    Seigrist.

    There alternative tweaks such as Sow for Clark or Harkes for Butcher that can be made for example.

    I am struggling to think of who else to put at left midfield/wing at the moment so Robson for now as he played there if I recall correctly towards the seasons end. Ideally a far better and permanent option is signed this summer.

    Some of the younger player such as Mochrie, Glass or Banks can get 15-20 minutes off the bench although they can get more time against Dumbarton along with those starting on the bench or not involved at all.

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    These games are all about getting players game time to improve their match sharpness, that's all that matters I'd say. So, the more players that get some time on the park the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    These games are all about getting players game time to improve their match sharpness, that's all that matters I'd say. So, the more players that get some time on the park the better.
    I agree Terry. And it's not about how many goals we score. Brechin City have been good enough to provide us with a worthwhile warm-up game & it would be disrespectful to go home having gubbed your hosts. This game will be along the same lines as the 1-1 draw at East Fife on Saturday. Maybe a wee 3-0 for us with plenty players getting a run-out & no injuries will be a good compromise.

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    It was not meant to be about being dismissive of Brechin but more about wanting the strikers confidence high and on form.

    I seem to recall one big criticism last season was not scoring enough and only wining games by one when the margin should have been greater.

    Brechin and Montrose are my two favourite Angus sides, although I like Arbroath and Forfar as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARAbCHNID View Post
    I agree Terry. And it's not about how many goals we score. Brechin City have been good enough to provide us with a worthwhile warm-up game & it would be disrespectful to go home having gubbed your hosts. This game will be along the same lines as the 1-1 draw at East Fife on Saturday. Maybe a wee 3-0 for us with plenty players getting a run-out & no injuries will be a good compromise.
    sorry but thats nonsense, f uck them, pump f uck out of them and build up confidence, Real done it for years, play small teams, horse them and get the momentum going

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    stop being so f ucking soft, no chunt likes us anyways so why the f cuk should we we care when we do?

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    Shankland injured?

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    He's on the bench. Would imagine he'll start tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartyFears2 View Post
    Shankland injured?
    He is on the bench tonight so hopefully he gets 15-20 minutes tonight. Then a longer run out at Dumbarton tomorrow.

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    Was impressed with everyone tonight, passed and kept the ball well and ran Brechin ragged at times. Everyone played their part.
    Thought the trailist Pablo Ganet done really well and looks like he could be a player. Thought Liam Smith done well along with Stanton and Bouhenna too. Albeit against a lesser opposition but signs are promising. Looked extremely fit as well

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    Wee Paul as energetic as ever. Still can't make my mind up about Sow. Definetly impressed with Stanton. Overall a million miles better than the pre season friendly with Brechin under Shabba a year ago...I remember we looked unfit as f uk then...much sharper this time. Bodes well

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    Did i hear on the poor arabzone commentary we had 3 trialists in total, and if yes, any idea who they are? Ive seen Ganet and King mentioned, but the 3rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick A Saw View Post
    Did i hear on the poor arabzone commentary we had 3 trialists in total, and if yes, any idea who they are? Ive seen Ganet and King mentioned, but the 3rd?
    Na just the 2 trialists

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore_arab83 View Post
    sorry but thats nonsense, f uck them, pump f uck out of them and build up confidence, Real done it for years, play small teams, horse them and get the momentum going
    And pumped they were!!!

    Overall I'm happy with that and the level of fitness but im not too keen on the laddie Adrian, early days of course but didnt see anything better or even similar to Booth or dare i say Robson and he looks very small.

    Keepers had f uck all to do but Benji did have a kodak top corner fingertip save

    Smith was good his nose is in a right state though, was some strike for his goal!

    Connelly and Reynolds solid

    McMullan looked fit, really fit. Lots of good runs, still canna deliver a ball though

    Stanton was good, took his goal well

    Chalmers was decent and also took his goal very well

    The trialist Ganet, hmm, no sure we don't have any better already, lot of mislaid passes, never really ran at anyone or took anyone on, should have scored. would i offer him a contract based on last night, no.

    Appere looks good and also took his goal well

    Bohenna strolled it after a shakey first 15 mins

    Sow was awkward, strong, looked good but limped off.

    Shankland few good moves, laddie knows where goal is, he's always in or about the box. unlucky not to score

    The rest aint worth mentioning really

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore_arab83 View Post
    And pumped they were!!!

    Overall I'm happy with that and the level of fitness but im not too keen on the laddie Adrian, early days of course but didnt see anything better or even similar to Booth or dare i say Robson and he looks very small.

    Keepers had f uck all to do but Benji did have a kodak top corner fingertip save

    Smith was good his nose is in a right state though, was some strike for his goal!

    Connelly and Reynolds solid

    McMullan looked fit, really fit. Lots of good runs, still canna deliver a ball though

    Stanton was good, took his goal well

    Chalmers was decent and also took his goal very well

    The trialist Ganet, hmm, no sure we don't have any better already, lot of mislaid passes, never really ran at anyone or took anyone on, should have scored. would i offer him a contract based on last night, no.

    Appere looks good and also took his goal well

    Bohenna strolled it after a shakey first 15 mins

    Sow was awkward, strong, looked good but limped off.

    Shankland few good moves, laddie knows where goal is, he's always in or about the box. unlucky not to score

    The rest aint worth mentioning really
    Agree with the above. Thought the kid banks deserved a mention, he looks like a player!

    The trialist was far better than some of the trialists we’ve gone on to sign in previous years but agree he doesn’t add much new to the midfield.

    One winger and a 10 away from a title winning squad if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore_arab83 View Post
    The rest aint worth mentioning really
    I thought Harkes looked really good when he came on, can't remember him wasting a pass.

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    Good work out for the players against Brechin - but that was not Brechin's first team, included in their starting 11 were 5 trialists and they also had another 4 trialists on the bench.

    Will all help with the confidence for the new season - but that was not Brechin's first team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClashCityRocker View Post
    Good work out for the players against Brechin - but that was not Brechin's first team, included in their starting 11 were 5 trialists and they also had another 4 trialists on the bench.

    Will all help with the confidence for the new season - but that was not Brechin's first team.
    who cares if it wasnt their first team? they played dundee last week (with a similar team) and only lost 2 1 so that argument of its not their first team doesnt matter tbh.

    a good run out and good goals

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