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 In Dodds We Trust?

 

With no wins in seven games (six defeats and a draw), it's a welcome distraction this weekend as we travel to Gayfield Park Arbroath to take on the 'Smokies' in the third round of the SPFL Trust Trophy. That's no easy task now that Arbroath have pulled their socks up after an opening day trouncing from Dundee United and back to back defeats from Queens Park in the Championship. In saying that, the first three defeats have been against two of the frontrunners in the Championship. However, It might offer us an opportunity to further bed in our latest additions who featured in the draw against the Pars last weekend. Not only that, but it'll be good practice for the Championship encounter at the end of the Month.

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Arbroath Match/Ticket Info

Supporters Bus £20

North off Scotland Cup

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Venue H2H v Arbroath Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 24 17 4 3 59 19 +40
Away 22 10 6 6 30 23 +7
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 46 27 10 9 89 42 +47

Last encounter from last season saw us win 2-0 at the Caledonian Stadium: Two of the Championship form teams clashed at the Caledonian Stadium with both clubs on good runs, Arbroath unbeaten in seven games and Inverness just the one defeat over the last seven. Both clubs needing the win for different reasons, and both clubs capable of taking the points. After a dismal first half goals from Nathan Shaw and a Scott Allardice penalty settled the points in our favour. The downside was a red card for Jay Henderson... 

Last 10 Competitive Meetings v Arbroath
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2 - 0
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4 - 1
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1 - 1
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0 - 0
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3 - 0
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0 - 1
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Last five games including Inverness Cup

  1.   Arbroath 0-4 Dundee Utd ------- Inverness 1-2 Queens Pk
  2. Queens Pk 2-1 Arbroath ----------- Ayr United 1-0 Inverness 
  3. Arbroath 0-1 Queens Pk ---- Clachnacuddin 1-4 ICTFC XI
  4. Morton 0-3 Arbroath ------------ Airdrie 2-1 Inverness
  5. Arbroath 2-1 Ayr United ----- Inverness 1-1 Dunfermline

What can we expect?

Maybe we will see a mixture of new guys, experience and fringe players. Basically anyone that's fit enough and good enough to pull on the jersey. Max Anderson and Morgan Boyes both had decent debuts last week against Dunfermline. However, after a solid first half we started to look jaded all over the park and ended up hanging on for a point. Somethings wrong that's no right and it needs fixing now. Nikola Ujdur still to arrive? Keith Bray was a second half sub last week and Maybe Cammy Mackay will get the gloves. What can Aaron Doran do for us and Billy Mckay needs to show that his extended contract was money well spent instead of having to chase back all over the park to get a kick of the ball. According to Bazza below, we can expect some fringe players in amongst the current incumbents. Welsh might be back in training soon, but the other two are longer term.

 

 

Arbroath Changes since we last played them

In: Leighton McIntosh, forward (Cove Rangers); Kenan Dunnwald-Turan, midfielder (Straelen); Jay Bird, forward (Dagenham & Redbridge); Jess Norey, midfielder (Barking); Aaron Steele (East Fife); Craig Slater, midfielder (Forfar Athletic); Jermaine Hylton, forward (Rushall Olympic); Mark Stowe, midfielder (Linlithgow Rose); Alasdair Adams, goalkeeper (Musselburgh Athletic).

Out: Lewis Banks, defender (Altrincham); Sean Adarkwa, forward (Wealdstone); Dale Hilson, forward (Stirling Albion); Cammy Gill, goalkeeper (Montrose); Kieran Shanks, forward (Peterhead); Dylan Paterson, midfielder (Linlithgow Rose); Bobby Linn, forward (Lochee United); Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, forward; Paul Komolafe, forward. Loan Out: Scott Allan. Loan ended: Dylan Tait, midfielder (Hibs); Toyosi Olusanya, midfielder (St Mirren); Scott Bitsindou, midfielder (Livingston); Steven Hetherington, midfielder (Falkirk).

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Not much interest in this one!

Our starting line up:

MacKay

Davidson Duffy Boyes Delaney

Longstaff Bray Thomson Doran

Brooks Samuels

With Ridgers, Harper, Gilmour, Hyde, Lodovica and Shaw on the bench.

If Arbroath are playing their first picks we will be in trouble I think. 

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Personally I’m glad to see squad players getting a chance and quite a few first team regulars being rested, as I don’t really care about this tournament (until the final, that’s different!)

We’ve clearly gone with a strong defence though, in the hope that they can get to know each other a bit more.

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3 minutes ago, Yngwie said:

Personally I’m glad to see squad players getting a chance and quite a few first team regulars being rested, as I don’t really care about this tournament (until the final, that’s different!)

We’ve clearly gone with a strong defence though, in the hope that they can get to know each other a bit more.

I agree but I hope the absence of Anderson is not a worry after him taking a knock last weekend.

Anyway gardening for me this afternoon (having a tea break just now) so I will be back at full time to see how we’ve done!

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1 hour ago, Yngwie said:

Personally I’m glad to see squad players getting a chance and quite a few first team regulars being rested, as I don’t really care about this tournament (until the final, that’s different!)

We’ve clearly gone with a strong defence though, in the hope that they can get to know each other a bit more.

I don’t agree with you this time, we’re in no position to throw out the reserves and not care about this competition. Going out at the first hurdle like this is pretty poor and it’s not giving anyone any confidence. 
 

 

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4 minutes ago, ICTPaisley said:

I don’t agree with you this time, we’re in no position to throw out the reserves and not care about this competition. Going out at the first hurdle like this is pretty poor and it’s not giving anyone any confidence. 
 

 

And getting splatted by a team who may well be relegation rivals isn’t a great look. 

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6 minutes ago, ICTPaisley said:

I don’t agree with you this time, we’re in no position to throw out the reserves and not care about this competition. Going out at the first hurdle like this is pretty poor and it’s not giving anyone any confidence. 
 

 

If only it was the reserves. 

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Yet another embarrassment: how low do we have to go really before Dodds is shown the door?????

We have a sporting director on name only.....

What an embarrassment of a club..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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