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Irn bru challenge cup
#1
Development team have been drawn at home vs Forfar, 15th/16th August, Caley haven't even bothered to enter the competition, are they really that skint??
 
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#2
(06-27-2017, 01:24 PM)westhillstaggie Wrote: Development team have been drawn at home vs Forfar, 15th/16th August, Caley haven't even bothered to enter the competition, are they really that skint??

Ha! That's one way to look at it. Although it may also be that they and Falkirk have byes to the second round as the highest placed (eligible) finishers from 2015/16.

 
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(06-27-2017, 02:11 PM)Forfinn Wrote: Ha! That's one way to look at it. Although it may also be that they and Falkirk have byes to the second round as the highest placed (eligible) finishers from 2015/16.

Yeah, you're right, Caley got a bye into next round, talk about being rewarded for failure lol.
Falkirk and the Welsh/Irish teams also enter in the next round.
 
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#4
Absolutely pointless cup now, ourselves and other U21 teams can now put in overage players. Completely spoils it for the smaller sides.

Yet another masterstroke from Doncaster.
 
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#5
Aye, the u20 teams battered some of the smaller teams last season, so improving them further seems unfair.  

How many overage players are 'Colt' teams allowed?
Cant find anything to confirm, but found this which explains all the (many) other changes being made for this season:
http://spfl.co.uk/news/article/spfl-reve...up-format/
 
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(06-27-2017, 03:55 PM)LauchlansLeftBoot Wrote: Absolutely pointless cup now, ourselves and other U21 teams can now put in overage players. Completely spoils it for the smaller sides.

Yet another masterstroke from Doncaster.

According to this http://spfl.co.uk/docs/067_324__challeng...145006.pdf

8.4  ... overage players are not eligible to play in the competition for such premiership under 20 teams...
 
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#7
Information 
I didn't remember but we have a dog in this fight.

First Round North home fixture tonight, our U20s beat Forfar 2 - 1.  Smile

Well done young fellows!


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#8
Good performance, pretty much bossed the game.

Billy McKay scored with a neat lobbed finish and Ross Maciver rifled in the second. Greg Morrison and Nathan Turner should probably have scored too. Max Ashmore was the best player on the pitch, reminds me of Paul Lawson. Pleasing to see the youngsters playing good passing football.
 
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#9
Our U20s to beat a League One side is really, really impressive.

Well done to all involved.
 
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#10
Considering that this was the Development Team's first competitive game (their season kicks off some time next week I think) and a number of players from last years squad is now used in the fringes of the senior squad that was a pretty impressive performance.

2-1 flatters Forfar a bit, County had the better chances and can only recall about 2 Forfar attempts on goal, one of them being the free kick near the end. I'll echo the above praises of Ashmore, he controlled and directed the game well, while Maciver, Wallace, Gregg Morrison and Dingwall all had good games.

Oh, and Billy MacKay played and finished his chance well, lacks fitness level at the moment and most likely a couple of weeks away from first team status I think.
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#11
Delighted to see Mckay get a goal on his debut, will help build his confidence.
 
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(08-16-2017, 07:50 AM)Despot Wrote: Delighted to see Mckay get a goal on his debut, will help build his confidence.

Totally agree - showed real experience and he'll be a great addition to the first team squad when he's ready - Motherwell game might be a wee bit early - maybe Rangers at home?
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#13
So when is the draw for the next round? And at what point does it stop being regionalised, north and south?
 
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(08-16-2017, 02:20 PM)Wicky Wrote: So when is the draw for the next round?  And at what point does it stop being regionalised, north and south?

Draw is at 1pm tomorrow, not seeded or regionalised but the 6 non Scottish clubs will be kept apart ( not  quite sure what that means, apart from each other or apart from the Scottish teams???? ) also to add further confusion, one team from each of the 3 other countries will be awarded a home tie and 3 an away tie.
 
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#15
Nearly came down to a tie against ICT or Buckie Thisle, but it ends up...

Away to Raith Rovers.

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#16
Not a great draw.
 
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#17
Aye, away to a half-decent boring team was the least appealing option.

* boring as in we've been there, done that.
 
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(08-17-2017, 01:31 PM)staggie1746 Wrote: Aye, away to a half-decent boring team was the least appealing option.

* boring as in we've been there, done that.

Good test for the U20's at least.
 
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(08-17-2017, 02:47 PM)t3hShmo Wrote: Good test for the U20's at least.

Aye, true.  

So the balance would be a half-decent team, somewhere fun.

So my initial hope of a wee lads trip to Wales or something looks even more perfect.

So you've made me even more disappointed   Wink
 
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