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Forget the result it was a friendly. Good to see Seedorf getting a run out, nice to see Nick Ross back in an ITC shirt, assuming his wage demands are reasonable, once match fit, he will be a real asset in this division. 

Best of all, great to see Doran making a scoring return to the fray. Much to be optimistic about.

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On 06/11/2017 at 1:13 PM, Caman said:

Thoughts on the starting line up? 

                      Esson

Seedorf Warren Elsdon Calder

    Cooper Trafford Elbouzedi

                       Doran

                 Oakley Mackay

Wasn't that far off the starting 11.

9 of them started and Daniel Mackay came on as a sub.

Good to see Nick Ross & Aaron Doran back in ICT shirts. 

Calder' s poor marking led to second goal.

Seedorf bundled off the ball like a wee kid for third goal. Bit lightweight there. 

All in all good that some guys got game time. 

Money going to a good local cause. Thought there would have been a bigger turnout. Away end was closed and we were in the East Stand away corner.

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None of the team that started against Livingston played which I imagine will be the same starting 11 against Falkirk on Saturday. Good idea to rest the entire team and save them for the cup game 

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County had a fairly strong starting line up and I thought we did very well with a totally new starting XI. Star of the show has to be Aaron Doran who played most of the game and scored a goal. But his work rate was excellent and he was involved in so much of our more positive moves. Just brilliant to see him back and playing so well!

should also mention Cooper who was a constant threat to the County defence. 

I would guess the crowd was not far off 2000 which is great for a friendly in a good cause. 

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I agree with DD and it was a good run out for our players giving them game time.  Our young fans were in good form tonight and I liked their bit when they sung 'they will moan on the forum' :lol:

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16 hours ago, Kingsmills said:

Best of all, great to see Doran making a scoring return to the fray. 

He loves scoring against them :clapoverhead:

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IBM  ...  it would be great if you can recant the rest of the young boys  song......Smile?

Sometimes I wish I was that young again. :wink:

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Great to see Doran playing and scoring again. It's something I wondered if we would ever see him in an ICT shirt again. I'm sure the club will take his progress now slowly and surely,  so there is no relapse. It will be like having a marquee signing if we can get him back to the form he showed before.

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On 11/8/2017 at 11:08 PM, DoofersDad said:

County had a fairly strong starting line up and I thought we did very well with a totally new starting XI.

What I find amusing is the Ross-shire press and some posters on the Jail End thread on Overthebridge thinking that it was more or less our strongest XI that played. Shows how much they know.   

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12 minutes ago, Row S said:

What I find amusing is the Ross-shire press and some posters on the Jail End thread on Overthebridge thinking that it was more or less our strongest XI that played. Shows how much they know.   

Also shows what happens when you drink sheep dip.

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What we learned - 

  • Esson is past it.  I think I'd have Cameron Mackay in the pecking order ahead of him at this rate.
  • Seedorf is dodgy at centre-back.  Far better at right back or in midfield.
  • Calder is reasonable enough but needs to work on his crossing.  Looks far better on the wing.
  • Oakley is powderpuff.  No strong or skillful enough to play as a lone striker.
  • Doran looked decent and should be a good player in the Championship.
  • Elbouzedi has potential.
  • Cooper was decent but only has one foot - that's unacceptable for a professional footballer.
  • Nick Ross would be a very good signing.  His passing and moving is something we lack in midfield.

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3 hours ago, Renegade said:

 

  • Cooper was decent but only has one foot - that's unacceptable for a professional footballer.

It's not really though is it.

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7 minutes ago, Morgan Spice said:

It's not really though is it.

It very much depends how good he is with that one foot. For instance, the late Davie Cooper was very one footed but was one of the most accomplished and skilful players of his day.

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18 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

It very much depends how good he is with that one foot. For instance, the late Davie Cooper was very one footed but was one of the most accomplished and skilful players of his day.

Maradona was OK as well. 

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42 minutes ago, Morgan Spice said:

It's not really though is it.

I'd imagine having two feet for a footballer would be a prerequisite otherwise you'd end up falling over a lot. 

#Banter 

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1 hour ago, DoofersDad said:

Maradona was OK as well. 

Aye but he was better with his hands.:smile:

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44 minutes ago, bughtmaster said:

Aye but he was better with his hands.:smile:

And we loved that "touch"!

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On 11/10/2017 at 8:01 PM, Morgan Spice said:

It's not really though is it.

Isn't it?  Cooper has played football all his life, must have had thousands of hours using the ball yet isn't even adequate with his weaker foot.  I think that's absolutely ridiculous.  He's a professional footballer...for now anyway.

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I thought he offered little yesterday but gave the County defence a pretty torrid time on Wednesday. He strikes me as the sort of player who can make a real impact if the conditions are right. Good player to have on the bench. I'd rather keep Cooper than sign Ross. 

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But as he is so left footed, why was he playing wide right? We switched Bell when Calder came on, so Bell right and Cooper left could have been an option from the start?

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