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  1. THE advantage of 4G pitches

    What a load of crock, another misty eyed luddite who thinks fitba played in knee deep mud where a ball bouncing is a rarity is to be cherished and anything else is to be run out of town with a mob brandishing pitchforks. "Something imitating football" is generally that which is played on poor surfaces whether it be grass or poor artificial. A poor surface is a poor surface regardless of what it's made out of. There are good and bad 3g out there, just like there are good and bad grass, sadly a bad grass pitch is far more common and it's not a criticism of those clubs who have them, it's just that it takes a lot if time, effort and money to keep and maintain a grass pitch, and in some cases pitches simply can't be improved without ripping them up. They also can't handle multiple games and training. I prefer football on a good grass pitch such as Linlithgow or Bathgate, but give me 3g over a bog any day.
  2. THE advantage of 4G pitches

    You see better football on a good 3g surface than you do on the many poor grass surfaces that are all around non league football. There have been 2 of 3 games this season watching my team where the ball simply didn't bounce in areas of the pitch, where the pitch cut up badly and the game reverted to a lottery of humps up the park as passing football just wasn't possible. This will get worse as it costs an increasing amount of money and time to keep a grass pitch to an acceptable standard.
  3. East Premierleague 2017/18

    Tranent 5 Blackburn Utd 0 Blackburn had a good chance early from Hutton but he shot straight at the keeper. Tranent went ahead with an unmarked header from a corner and then increased their lead via an unfortunate OG for Gibson. Second half it could have been level quite quickly after Hutton passed up two great chances, a one-on-one with the keeper who got a hand to his shot, and the other where his shot was blocked on the line when it looked easier to score. As often happen, Tranent then grabbed a third via a wicked deflection and that was that, their tails were up and a fourth was added before another OG for the fifth. Brian Ross then saw red for retaliating after being fouled. Not a good day at the office for us, Tranent worthy winners and we need to pick ourselves up for the visit of Arniston next week. I can’t make the next couple of games so hopefully we’re back to winning ways in my absence. About 120 at the game, the other 180 must have had something on.
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    Not seen the document yet but I'd guess what the SJFA wants is to be treated the same as the EoSFL, SoSFL, LL, HFL, ie they would effectively become a league organisation. There isn't a great deal of difference to be honest between what the SJFA/Regions do and for example the EoSFL. They both run leagues and they both run cups, the SJFA would need to abolish the re-instatement rule and maybe a few other changes to harmonise with the other leagues but that's about it. TJ would get to keep his job...... As for relegation, if Whitehill for example are relegated they'd go back to EoSFL, Dalbeattie to the SoSFL. The problem comes if ever someone like Cumbernauld get relegated, there would have to be an agreement that any LL clubs that fall within the West Region boundary that the West Superleague takes them. As I said, I'm skeptical from what I've seen on here, there might be more too it of course, but it''s now time for those clubs who want involved in the Pyramid to start making noises.
  5. Junior football, what is the future?

    If this is a true reflection of that meeting and the SFA are pushing option A then it has to be that one. No way are the Juniors going to be accepted on the same level as the LL, that's fantasy thinking. Option A allows the Juniors to move as a block into the Pyramid and means no change at all for 95% of clubs, it does however allow clubs at the top end to start thinking Licence and promotion to the LL, no more glass ceiling, it also allows clubs lower down to get Licenced and benefit from Scottish Cup participation. Long term you'd have to think that the EoSFL will merge in with the existing East Region, and the SoSFL tags on in some way to the West, but they can all exist separately for the time being. If this is actually a serious proposition and the SJFA are serious about driving change in time for 2019-2020, then it may halt the flow to the EoSFL. Then again, if they are serious......I remain skeptical.
  6. Freebies for the committee

    £100 is a bit steep, does that include season ticket?
  7. East Region South League 2017/8

    In which case I'm open to offers
  8. East Region South League 2017/8

    Couldn't afford my signing on fee
  9. East Region South League 2017/8

    An opinion isn't gossip [emoji12]
  10. East Region South League 2017/8

    I thought Fauldhouse had signed him?
  11. Freebies for the committee

    So, you'd charge the Secretary who is there to prepare the team lines and do other odd jobs, you'd charge the kit man/committee who lay out the kit and pick it up after the game, you'd charge the guy who is there to do the line, and then you'd charge the rest of the committee who perhaps give up 2 or 3 nights a week minimum to keep the club running to give you opposition to play? c'mon tae feck. Clubs don't miss the money you mention because committee have never been charged, ever, so you're not losing out and these guys will also buy a few raffles, a programme and a pie. If you have a bar they'll put money into that as well.
  12. Freebies for the committee

    It's reciprocal though. Given these people are volunteers who give up their time to run clubs, letting them in for free to away games isn't an issue. Are you saying charge the kit man, Secretary, Treasurer etc? cmon.
  13. East Region South League 2017/8

    Andy left with everyone's best wishes, these things happen in football, no fall out or anything from what I know. He'll always be a legend at Blackburn. Hopefully the management have a striker in mind to replace him and his goals.
  14. East Region South League 2017/8

    Don't tell the auld sweetie wife anything, he'll just gossip...........
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    Yip agree with that.