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2 hours ago, Prince Buster said:

Are they not quite a young (generally) and inexperienced squad though? Also still looks a bit short on numbers to me.

My mate extols the fact that Dunfermline have a young, fit and pacey squad; but that's all he seems to see and thinks it's the be all and end all - we've been there, exciting but not always effective. Whilst it looks like we'll be much more experienced and possibly that bit slower.

Personally I see benefits in both 'styles' and can see our midfield being too classy in possession for most sides; however I can also see the likes of Ashcroft, Kerr and Forster struggling against genuine pace whilst McGowan will either drop out of the game or let it pass him by when pace kicks in - obviously not sure yet how Charlie will get on in that respect.

From our perspective and in my opinion if we bring in a keeper and another striker we'll be in with a shout at finishing at least second; as it stands I can see us scoring enough goals but conceding too many - we need to be scoring too many goals and not conceding so easily.

They are youngish but not overly so, a few experienced guys in there and the bulk are mid-late 20s in their prime.

I think that second point will kill them rough re depth, in addition to what could turn out to be a weak centre midfield.

In all honesty, I could see Inverness have another good season. We forget about them  as their squad seems unspectacular but in terms of the balance in the sorts of players we have, it's almost perfect. Nearly two players available in every position with different styles.

I'm optimistic after Adam but nervous that it can go very wrong if McPake tries to put everyone together in narrow formations and no natural striker focal point (Jakubiak and Mullen are similar players and more no 10s in their past). An injury to McDaid and width becomes a problem and requires sacrifices elsewhere to resolve.

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