- Created: Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:22
- Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:22
As the Predictions Panel series begins to cross into the meaty mid-table section, expect to see more disagreement and surprise over the coming few days. We are now at 13th place, and like yesterday three quarters of the panel have elected for the same team. Is http://www.hflhub.co.uk reporter Andy Skinner one of them?
13th Place: Keith
Last Season: Prediction: 10th Actual: 14th
P 34 W 12 D 7 L 15 GD -9 Pts 43
Post Season Positives:
Some very neat recruitment work by Darren Still. As one would expect most of the talk has been about the following category, but it's important to recognise there have been some shrewd additions too, and all of whom have a good level of Highland League experience.
Post Season Negatives:
For the Maroons, this category speaks for itself. The loss of Cammy Keith leaves a major void up front, as it would for any team losing a player worth simply as many goals as he is. There are ways they can counteract the loss of Cammy, but there's no doubt it's a huge task. Keith also need to make Kynoch Park much more of a fortress again, Stilly will undoubtedly be expecting an improvement on their five home wins from last season.
Murray McCulloch. A player who came to the club with title-winning experience at Cove prior to Keith's League Cup success in May, Murray's graft and energy in the middle of the park will prove invaluable to the side. He will very much be one to watch as he continues to grow into the side he joined halfway through last season.
While I don't think losing Cammy will bog Keith down as such, it may well be the case they need to take time to readapt their style of attacking in order to compliment the forwards they have. As it stands they don't have the same level of predatory instinct up front, though not many ever did while Cammy was at the club. There is every chance Keith could seriously push on from their League Cup win against Locos in May, but like rivals Huntly yesterday I think they may just fall short of the top-half as the team continues to develop. 13th