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Apologies if this has been logged elsewhere, but I thought I’d give their momentous season just completed, a bit of prominence.
Having fluked promotion via play-offs last year, they became, I think, the only part timers in the Scottish Championship. They have been setting or equalling records throughout their season....
First team since the 1800’s not to win a single game. Joint lowest points total ever = 4 ( 4 x draws) out of 108 available. 20+ games without scoring....
Lost their last game at home 1 - 5 on Saturday. At least they scored a goal to finish and they can return to the safety of Scottish League One.
 

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My friend's son plays for them, they were on a draw bonus !
He went for a trial for Maidenhead and didn't make it but is one of brechin's better players.
Said they should never have gone up last year, they lost more games than they won and still went up !
 

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How did they manage to fluke four draws?
 

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Isaac Layne - a former Brentford junior was third top scorer this season for them........ with three. Golden boot winner got five!
 

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Lived seven years in a little village called Edzell just a few miles outside of Brechin and use to go to most home games and the odd away game, they also got promotion to the championship my first year up there and duely got relegated the next season, remember thinking at the time I've been here before...

It's a great little club with a lovely ground, a big hedge down one side and a cemetery behind one end, at half time a number of the fans pop out to the chippy by the entrance to get there cheese and chips fix

Brechin is in Angus along with Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath and the derby games are great fun, Montrose just won league 2 so will be playing Brechin next season.

On the catering side I use to pay 60p for a cup of homemade soup

It's a lovely part of the world right next to the Cairngorns, Glen Clova / Glen Doll being my favourite still go up there and do some great trekking in the mountains

Miss the place
 

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Said they should never have gone up last year, they lost more games than they won and still went up !
blimey, just reading up on it, won both playoff games on penalties lol
 

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Lived seven years in a little village called Edzell just a few miles outside of Brechin and use to go to most home games and the odd away game, they also got promotion to the championship my first year up there and duely got relegated the next season, remember thinking at the time I've been here before...

It's a great little club with a lovely ground, a big hedge down one side and a cemetery behind one end, at half time a number of the fans pop out to the chippy by the entrance to get there cheese and chips fix

Brechin is in Angus along with Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath and the derby games are great fun, Montrose just won league 2 so will be playing Brechin next season.

On the catering side I use to pay 60p for a cup of homemade soup

It's a lovely part of the world right next to the Cairngorns, Glen Clova / Glen Doll being my favourite still go up there and do some great trekking in the mountains

Miss the place
My sister lives in Banchory and I cut through edzel when I get bored of the A90, small world...wouldn't wanna paint it though
 

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It's a great little club with a lovely ground, a big hedge down one side and a cemetery behind one end, at half time a number of the fans pop out to the chippy by the entrance to get there cheese and chips fix
I’m sure that hedge is mentioned in the Simon Inglis book “Football grounds of GB.

Which stopped them developing that side of the ground
 

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I’m sure that hedge is mentioned in the Simon Inglis book “Football grounds of GB.

Which stopped them developing that side of the ground
Isn't the hedge medieval with a preservation order on it ?
 

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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed. I chose Brechin because in the early 60s they always finished bottom of the pile. Looks like they are carrying on a proud tradition.
 

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I’m sure that hedge is mentioned in the Simon Inglis book “Football grounds of GB.

Which stopped them developing that side of the ground
Yep it is and iirc there's a picture of it too. Great book that although I lost my copy somewhere in the last 25 years.
 

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blimey, just reading up on it, won both playoff games on penalties lol
They showed the playoff games on BBC Alba and my son and I thought they were about the best games we'd seen all season. Cracking entertainment and surprisingly skilful.
 

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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed. I chose Brechin because in the early 60s they always finished bottom of the pile. Looks like they are carrying on a proud tradition.
Same for me - was up there about 10 years ago and managed to catch one of their local derbies away to Forfar - couldn't believe how small the crowd was and lack of atmosphere - the pasties were fantastic (had a local name that escapes me) and the game was more skilful than I imagined. Biggest disappointment was that they weren't at home when I was up there - made the pilgrimage to the ground though, made my holiday:)
 

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Same for me - was up there about 10 years ago and managed to catch one of their local derbies away to Forfar - couldn't believe how small the crowd was and lack of atmosphere - the pasties were fantastic (had a local name that escapes me) and the game was more skilful than I imagined. Biggest disappointment was that they weren't at home when I was up there - made the pilgrimage to the ground though, made my holiday:)
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Lived seven years in a little village called Edzell just a few miles outside of Brechin and use to go to most home games and the odd away game, they also got promotion to the championship my first year up there and duely got relegated the next season, remember thinking at the time I've been here before...

It's a great little club with a lovely ground, a big hedge down one side and a cemetery behind one end, at half time a number of the fans pop out to the chippy by the entrance to get there cheese and chips fix

Brechin is in Angus along with Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath and the derby games are great fun, Montrose just won league 2 so will be playing Brechin next season.

On the catering side I use to pay 60p for a cup of homemade soup

It's a lovely part of the world right next to the Cairngorns, Glen Clova / Glen Doll being my favourite still go up there and do some great trekking in the mountains

Miss the place
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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed.
Mine was Stranraer - don't ask me why, since I've no idea myself!

And these days, I always look out for Fort William in the Highland League when I scan the weekend's footy results. I can only think it's to see whether they're ever going to win, I can't remember the last time they did.

This season they've been at least as bad as Brechin i.e. no wins and only four draws. And if that's after 33 games (Brechin played 36), then FW's Goal Difference is far worse i.e. 153 vs 70! Indeed they've conceded 181 goals already, an average of 5.5 per game:
http://www.highlandfootballleague.com/LeagueTable/
 

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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed. I chose Brechin because in the early 60s they always finished bottom of the pile. Looks like they are carrying on a proud tradition.
Meadowbank Thistle was mine, although now they’ve been franchised off to Livingston.
 

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Ash United FC has a similar hedge (runs length of pitch too).ash.jpg
 

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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed. I chose Brechin because in the early 60s they always finished bottom of the pile. Looks like they are carrying on a proud tradition.
Likewise :)
 

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I always look out for Berwick Rangers - purely because they're English.
 

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Mine is the mighty Albion rovers because of that very reason too when i was growing up!
indeed - quite possibly my greatest actual achievement is winning the Champions League with Albion Rovers on Football Manager (back at university - i'm much more grown up etc these days :D)
 

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When l was a lad we all had a scottish team we followed. I chose Brechin because in the early 60s they always finished bottom of the pile. Looks like they are carrying on a proud tradition.
Same here. I won a pub quiz because I was the only person there who knew Brechin's ground.
 

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indeed - quite possibly my greatest actual achievement is winning the Champions League with Albion Rovers on Football Manager (back at university - i'm much more grown up etc these days :D)
lol yeah, i remember you actually talking about that a few years ago.

Albion got promoted a couple of times, but look like they're going back to the basement next season!
 

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I always look out for Berwick Rangers - purely because they're English.
Similar for me, as well as my family roots are from Tweedmouth and East Ord.
 

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Stranraer for me as always got the ferry from there over to family in NI; followed them (spiritually) since around 95 and caught a couple of their games on tv when playing celtic/rangers in the cup

Believe their interesting fact is that they have the longest shirt sponsorship deal in the UK having been sponsored by Stenna since time began
 

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Don't Brechin have one of the highest average attendances in terms of crowd size vs town population ?
 

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Don't Brechin have one of the highest average attendances in terms of crowd size vs town population ?
It's not a big place I would guess 5/6k live there, when I use to go the average attendance was 450 - 500 so could be getting on for one tenth of the population

It's what you would describe as an agricultural type of crowd
 

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