Championship Play Offs

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LiviLion

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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by LiviLion on Sat May 20, 2017 10:48 pm

Bertie Bassett wrote:Looking at the promoted teams this season, it's been a good year for the East on the whole...

Peterhead & Raith prevented it being all good but we have the following East based sides going up:

Hibs
Livi (we are closer to Edinburgh than Glasgow)
Brechin
Arbroath
Forfar

Dundee United stand a good chance of adding to that list & Cowdenbeath stayed up. If United do go up that will be 4 teams from the Tayside/Angus area.



Will be parties in Angus anyway, Brechin up to the Championship, Arbroath and Forfar up to League 1, Montrose even got themselves into the playoffs.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by orco on Sun May 21, 2017 2:18 am

My favourite part of the trip to Brechin is a cup of their delicious home made soup.
Second favourite is that famous hedge.

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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Durnford on Sun May 21, 2017 11:13 am

LiviLion wrote:There's another good goal.

All this game needed was Durnford to call it dull Laughing

Yep - it certainly livened up after that - couldn't believe the turnaround
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Liviforever on Sun May 21, 2017 2:52 pm

orco wrote:My favourite part of the trip to Brechin is a cup of their delicious home made soup.
Second favourite is that famous hedge.

I've never been to their ground, of Elgin's, Ross County's, Forfar's, Peterhead's, Dundee's, Dundee Utd's. I seem to have a cut off point after the Fife clubs, although I did go to an Aberdeen game but only because I was up there for the weekend with Mrs LF and just 'coincidently' happened to be when we played Aberdeen. Laughing
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sun May 21, 2017 5:26 pm

Not been to Ross or Elgin from that wee list.

Also not been to Celtic, Cowdenbeath, East Fife, St Mirren, Partick, QoS, Stranraer, Arbroath or Berwick

Have been to Hampden but not for a Queen's Park game
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by orco on Mon May 22, 2017 1:20 am

I've been to them all several times. Cool
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by LiviLion on Mon May 22, 2017 4:18 pm

Not been to Inverness, Dundee United (those 2 might change next season), Arbroath, Montrose, Stirling Albion, Edinburgh City or Clyde.

Relying on a lot of away cup draws to finish the SPFL, unless one of the HL/LL teams come up that isn't Spartans or East Stirling.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Mon May 22, 2017 9:45 pm

I know I've been to Stirling but I can't remember if it was Annfield or Forthbank
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Liviforever on Thu May 25, 2017 6:13 pm

Gary Bollan is meant to be a strong favourite for the Raith manager's job.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Thu May 25, 2017 6:31 pm

Not a bad shout for them. Step up for him in terms of club size and more likely to get him as a step up than Hartley who probably won't want to go below 2nd tier
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by orco on Thu May 25, 2017 8:46 pm

Liviforever wrote:Gary Bollan is meant to be a strong favourite for the Raith manager's job.

I wish him well. He was poorly treated by Livi.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Thu May 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Indeed Orco, and it was mainly downhill from the moment he was punted.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Afro on Sun May 28, 2017 3:17 pm

Charlie Telfer, Coll Donaldson and Tony Andreu all aiming for promotion with Dundee Utd at Hamilton today. 0-0 so far, Andreu looking very lively so far.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sun May 28, 2017 5:00 pm

Accies win 1-0

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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Afro on Sun May 28, 2017 5:47 pm

And United stay in the Championship playing hoofball and not really looking anywhere near a coherent team... If they retain the majority of that squad I would seriously fancy our chances against them next season. Sadly, I think Keatings and King will turn out to be cracking signings for this level.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Liviforever on Sun May 28, 2017 6:01 pm

Both my tips in the play offs fell at the last hurdle.

Accies are a sore on the eyes team to watch with their time wasting antics and brutal style of football but Utd didn't get the ball down and run at them, and made it easy for Accies to defend, with diagonal balls and very poor set piece deliveries. Andreu is a much better player than what he showed in those play offs but he was never utilised in a position to hurt teams, played far too deep in games.

Doubt many of those Utd players will still be there next season, sadly for us I think they'll be a lot stronger, which is partly the reason I hoped they'd go up.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by orco on Sun May 28, 2017 7:56 pm

Did I not read recently that Dundee United are fragile financially. Staying down a second season will not be helping here.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Afro on Sun May 28, 2017 8:28 pm

By all accounts their budget will be cut by quite a margin, you wouldn't think it given the two pre-contract signings they've made, though. Watched them against Falkirk and this week against Hamilton, whether McKinnon is attempting to play to their strengths by going route one all the time, I don't know. Proof will be if he can assemble a squad of players this summer to play a different style, otherwise he'll be getting punted early doors I think.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Liviforever on Sun May 28, 2017 9:30 pm

They'll be able to punt all the players that were on contracts from their relegation team now though, and going by the 2 players McKinnon has got on PC's they'll have a better calibre of player than they currently have.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sun May 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Keatings has won promotion with three different sides but never goes up with them... Strange that.
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Liviforever on Sun May 28, 2017 11:42 pm

Bertie Bassett wrote:Keatings has won promotion with three different sides but never goes up with them... Strange that.


A bit like Bingo until he came to Livi, and then finally got to play in the top league with us. Maybe we should get Keatings for the next again season. Laughing
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Re: Championship Play Offs

Post by Bertie Bassett on Mon May 29, 2017 9:58 am

He would be a decent signing for anyone at the level.

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