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  1. Junior football, what is the future?

    There needs to be further consultation with clubs to gather current views on the way forward.
  2. Long Winter

    The forecaster I keep tabs on says it's to be as bad going into next weekend again. Beyond that is guesswork.
  3. Looking at the long range forecast, a lot of games could be frozen off next weekend. The short sightedness of this decision was called out weeks ago, pity those who run our game couldn't or wouldn't see it.
  4. Today's Scores

    Friendly result: Blackburn United 3 West Calder Utd 1

    Tranent v Blackburn United OFF
  6. Quadrangular Tournament 2017

    SJFA shooting itself in the foot again by the looks of it, a ridiculous saga.
  7. Junior football, what is the future?

    Does anyone have any further info on the SJFA "Pyramid working group" and what their remit might be?
  8. West Region restructuring play-offs - format ?

    There’s not too many people in the East who miss the League Cup or any of the other “make up the fixtures” cups. The only thing I would say is that a District Cup for the North and South clubs may be a good idea, but for Premier and Superleague clubs, 30 league games, Scottish, East of Scotland and the Fife & Lothians/North & Tayside Cups are more than enough. Re Clydebank, Holm Park is perfectly fine for EoSFL football as it stands. If they moved to that league and began the process of applying for a Licence, that then opens up more funding from the Scottish Football Partnership as they have specific grant funding for clubs applying for a Licence. The question for them as a club is do they want to remain Junior whilst Holm Park is redeveloped first (and therefore get closer to a Licence without moving to EoS), or just move next season and be prepared to remain in the EoSFL for a few seasons whilst work is completed and in the meantime open up more funding streams to do any further Licence required work.
  9. EOS Grounds for Optimism

    Sugar daddy digging deep. Seems a bit overkill at the moment but if somebody wants to shell that amount of cash in then why not.
  10. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    I can’t speak for the club obviously but I can’t see them wanting to move to the EoSFL as it currently stands. Licencing is probably a long term goal for them but I don’t think there would be too much appetite in moving to a league containing clubs of the quality of the one we just got promoted from, or worse. Neither does the club have the resources to both get Licenced and buy their way to a LL place. Everyone is enjoying the Premier League experience, and of course if clubs wanted to move to the Pyramid en-bloc, then I for one would welcome Blackburn joining in.
  11. Scottish Cup Weekend

    Ok I'll say it, when's the 4th round draw [emoji16]
  12. EOS Grounds for Optimism

    Does EoS criteria stipulate that the pavilion is inside the ground? It's a long way away in Peebles case so Licencing might be a while off until that's resolved. Good first step though.
  13. Junior football, what is the future?

    Some good points, but I'm rather puzzled at your conclusion that integration with the Pyramid would be the death knell for a large percentage of current Junior clubs. As some else said, we support football clubs not a grade of football, and in reality not a lot would change for 90% of clubs anyway.
  14. East Premierleague 2017/18

    Tranent looking for a new manager http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/sport/15686832.Tranent_Juniors_on_the_hunt_for_new_manager/
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    Nah, nobody wanted it last time round, what's changed?