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Some Brief Ross County Notes

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  • In least-well-kept secret of the month news Paul Quinn (above) has rejoined County after he (and his family) failed to settle in Aberdeen.  The defender will likely challenge for a place on the back line immediately and one hopes that his veteran presence helps to settle a currently shaky defensive corps.  Quinn did well for the club in his first spell, serving as captain on numerous occasions.
  • Though County fell 3-2 to Aberdeen yesterday the match was notable for the stellar play of Ian McShane.  McShane had been on County’s radar for several season before being brought to the club in May be his old manager at Queen of the South, Jim McIntyre.  Unfortunately, once on the books in Dingwall McShane seemed to fade into the woodwork.  Prior to yesterday he had only appeared in eight league and cup matches total, failing to find the net in any of them.  Yesterday he scored twice, once from a free kick and once one a long range rocket.  Now that he’s displayed the talents that made him a wanted man in Dingwall, will McIntyre find a place in the starting eleven for him?
  • In equally happy news, yesterday also saw the senior debut of striker Greg Morrison, a 17 year old product of County’s well-regarded youth system.  Morrison was only on the pitch for about twenty minutes, but he came close to scoring and his play will probably keep him on the managers good side going forward.  That said, I know of at least one County supporter who will likely rush to the online message board to complain that Tony Dingwall should have played instead.
  • There was also this, which people are fighting about on Twitter.  Actually, they’re not fighting about that- I think everyone agrees that whomever the idiots are that are doing these things, they need to stop- they’re fighting about which unofficial supporters group has a right to officially support the club (and Caley and their supporters group) in fighting this kind of behavior.  Ach.  Who cares!?  THe only thing that matters here is that the behavior comes to an end before it further tarnishes the fine reputation that traveling County supporters have built up over the years.
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