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  1. Linlithgow Rose 2017-18

    And whilst suitable and adequate for the training facility you will be playing at you need to see whether they are up to scratch for hosting evening games. Quite ironic though that you winge and derided rose about investing their time and money over many years into improving their standing and the ground and facility whilst keeping a good team on the pitch (save for last year) to be at the forefront of the junior level but now you gloat and revel in the fact that your club are so skint they need hand outs from other organisations and expect to have the rule of the roost when it comes to it's use..... somehow I expect that sums you up snape.
  2. Linlithgow Rose 2017-18

    Correct Willie and only too easy for some cretin with no connection with a club other than their grudge to drag their name into the mud and as always there are ready made haters of all clubs on here sitting waiting to take advantage. What I would advise is that any clubs receiving these calls check with the club or nominated group to double check as the rose committee know who is likely to book into clubs or pubs in advance and could verify contact details. I feel really sorry for the bowling club involved and condemn this behaviour whether it's our club being dragged down or any other. It just spoils it for everyone because of some fud.
  3. Scottish Junior Cup

    Yes which makes it harder to believe that it's true rose fans as other than the official supporters busses the only other one which was regularly organized was the bowling club and they haven't run one for a year or so. I mention the bowling club as we use our connections within the fraternity and know how much this impacts. If someone is using false details to book then they are obviously not genuine fans and this is why I would question their background. In that case I would agree that they should be vilified! But please don't try and jump on this and turn it into a rose hate session.
  4. Scottish Junior Cup

    Not sure who is at the shit take here as our bowling club didn't run a bus yesterday and the only ones running were the supporters club ones. Whoever is doing this is giving us a really bad name and I would question their motive. Not great and I know all genuine rose fans will feel angry about this.
  5. Scottish Junior Cup

    Haa haa. Fair point mate and since it's been a long time since you could tell me that I'll give you it. See you soon.
  6. Linlithgow Rose 2017-18

    Someone obviously overdosed on jealous hatred today ! ....
  7. Scottish Junior Cup

    [emoji23] [emoji23] what an eejit!
  8. Linlithgow Rose 2017-18

    Three up playing good stuff and then the tempo dropped which allowed Rabs into it. Won't go all beggar and blame the ref but I think he missed the centre half man handling roddy when breaking clear and then the ball goes up the other end where they get a soft free kick from which they get their first goal and confidence. End of day, we were three up and should have closed it out. Not to be so on to next game.
  9. Linlithgow Rose 2017-18

    It's all about the rose!
  10. scores on the doors

    I'd have given it to shields direct from corner. HTG!
  11. scores on the doors

    One nil Lithgae roddy
  12. 9v9 or 11v11

    As the lad says west Lothian 06's been doing 9v9 since August and it has been working well in my opinion. I coach a mixed ability squad who have actually taken to it well with some boys who would have been lost from the game had they gone straight to 11s actually doing well in this stepping stone format. Pitch size is either 18 yard to 18 yard or half pitch across the way, which ever is available. We personally use 9's size goals which are slightly bigger than 7's but obviously smaller than full size and it gives keepers especially more confidence than getting stuck in massive goals where if you have a player who can lift the ball shoots from anywhere. Don't agree about there being no formation for 9 a side, it allows you to use more formations 2 or 3 at back 3 or 4 in midfield (flat/diamond) and then 1 or 2 up front working as a pair or withdrawn. It's all about stretching the pitch and making space and ultimately the kids enjoying themselves. Maybe it's just whether the coaches buy into it whether it works or not but my personal experience is that it has been a good learning experiment and helped develop my lads. If you only want Ronaldo or Messi and focus on the winning then it might not work but if you want to retain the kids and develop them then I'm for it.
  13. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    I think he was meaning you snape ....
  14. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    Fair doos and can see reason and sense behind that, now setting all allegiances aside (thinking back to how we were in the exact position you find yourselves now) do you think the E O S and ultimately Scottish football are only looking to increase revenue rather than improve the product - and again I am not meaning that against BoNess but anyone who is not a top junior when moving or do you think that one will eventually lead to the other?
  15. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    Apparent that's no true tho sheep, seems it's almost a ghost town down there now in comparison with so many saying they're not going now. Hypothetically, do you think the EOS would want you if you got relegated, surely they have a duty to improve their league?