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  1. East Region Websites

    As a provider of football club websites for many junior clubs in Scotland (get the disclaimer in first), I think it's important to realise that Websites and Social Media accounts should serve different purposes when it comes to promoting your football club. Someone else put it like this - your website is your online presence 'body' and social media accounts are the 'arms' bringing people into your website. Social media is great for notifying people of news, and when you add new content to your website, you should use social media to promote that content. However, when it comes to displaying content or recording information in an easy to access, searchable format, social media is a poor medium to use. As an example, check out Vale of Leven's website. We have provided their website for over 14 years. If you go to the Matches page, you will see 49 matches listed for the current season for their 2 teams: http://www.valeoflevenfc.co.uk/content.php?pg=match&pd=1022 However, if you click on the Show all matches link, over 1100 matches will be listed going back to 2003 when Dougie Wilson scored a hat-trick in a 7-0 win against Irvine Vics. (He was then subbed at half time for Meechan who scored a double.) Websites also allow you to do various things that social media can't, like automatically generate player statistics. Clicking on Dougie Wilson's name shows me that he scored 49 goals in 129 games over 9 seasons. You can also view a list of the matches he played in from July 2003 onwards. The Vale of Leven website is a good example of what can be done as Angus (from the club) has kept it up to date over the years and also added a lot of historical information. He's able to quickly update the website from the online control panel. I'm happy to help any clubs looking to start a website or upgrade their website. Find out more here: http://www.teamexpert.co.uk/ We also provide league websites including the East of Scotland Football Association & League website: http://www.eosfl.com/ Stephen
  2. Grass pitches available to hire in Glasgow?

    Glasgow Club grass pitches are still closed unfortunately. Did you get my pm the other day?
  3. Are there any junior teams who's parks are available to hire this Saturday morning (29th July) for a friendly between two amateur teams? Struggling to find an available park and Glasgow Club grass parks aren't available yet. Thanks.
  4. Does anyone know of any grass pitches in the Glasgow area that might be available to hire this Saturday morning? Struggling to find somewhere for a friendly. Thanks.
  5. Friendly wanted Saturday 12th August

    Apologies for the delay in replying, I never got an email to say people had replied. We now have a friendly for that date. I hope Broomhouse find something. pleslie99 - yes still looking for players. Private message me with your details. Thanks.
  6. Cartsbridge FC are looking for a friendly on Saturday morning, 12th August, home or away. We're based on the southside of Glasgow. Let me know if your team is available, thanks.
  7. Haha no we're an amateur team, we don't pay expenses.
  8. We are looking for football players (especially a left back) for our Saturday morning amateur team, Cartsbridge Evangelical FC, based on the southside of Glasgow. We play in the Premier Division of the Strathclyde Churches League which is a decent standard. We've got a good squad with a good team spirit and we're looking to add a few quality players to help our challenge for trophies. The advantage of playing Saturday morning as well is that you have the rest of your day free. Training is on a Tuesday evening at Toryglen. We're looking for players with a good attitude and who can commit to being at training and games each week. Players must be of a good level and must have experience of 11-a-side football as the standard of the league is good with ex senior and ex semi-pro players playing in it. We are particularly looking for defenders, especially a left back, but we're happy to look at players in any outfield position. Please get in touch if interested.
  9. For those not convinced, please tell us about a better hat trick?
  10. England vs Iceland

    Easy to be wise after the event, and I actually feel sorry for Hodgson because the pressure is huge, but a few tactical thoughts on England's defeat last night... - Harry Kane was clearly off form and Vardy should have started instead. Just because someone is the number 1 player going in, it doesn't mean a squad player can't come in and do a better job. Just think of David Platt and Toto Schillachi at Italia 90 for 2 great examples. - Kane showed that at the very highest level he struggled to cope with the pressure. He may come good next time but it puts serious question marks against him. - Ditto for Joe Hart. Two big mistakes in this tournament. Fraser Forster should be given a chance as the number 1 now. - Inverted wingers. It's all the fashion these days and Strachan is a fan, but against packed defences all it does is narrow the game. If you are going to play inverted wingers then at least play with guys that can use their weaker foot, which it looks like Sterling especially and Sturridge can't do. (Side note - every professional footballer should be able to use both feet, all it takes is practice.) Raheem Sterling just looks like he lacks basic technique, this may just be because his confidence is gone. He won the penalty and started well but quickly fell out it after the Iceland goals. - Andros Townsend - plays great in warm up games, doesn't make squad. He should have started on the left and would have given England a player who could round the outside and put crosses in from the left. Milner and Barkley weren't needed so they could have picked him. - Crosses - professional footballers should be able to put a decent cross in. The crossing at this tournament, never mind just England, has been really poor. What price a David Beckham now? - Kane on corners and free kicks. I have no problem with Kane taking them if he was any good at them, but once it's clear he's struggling, someone else should take responsibility instead. Kane shouldn't have been in the team. - Kyle Walker - what was he doing at the first Iceland goal? #BallWatching. Defenders need to defend. Also people say he's had a great tournament, but I remember very few decent crosses from him. Maybe I've just forgotten. - Dele Alli - I don't see what all the fuss is about, did very little in the tournament that I noticed. I'm Scottish however so I'm delighted Iceland won! You could tell that once Iceland went in front the pressure was getting to England and they had the fear just thinking about the backlash that is now happening.
  11. Plan to start watching after the groups.

    That game was poor and let's be honest, it's been a poor tournament overall. Average goals per game is currently just 1.89. Too many teams are defending with 9 men behind the ball. Too many players can't even put a decent cross in the box. Are you enjoying this tournament or do you agree it's been pretty poor?
  12. Wales vs N.Ireland

    Well done Wales, but a poor game. If anyone ever suggests bringing back the home nations then just show them a recording of this game! Overall it's been a poor tournament. Too many teams putting 9 men behind the ball, not enough goals, and a lack of quality on the pitch. Too many guys can't even beat the first man when trying to put a cross in the box.
  13. Junior football - Debate

    Kenny, my problem with calling it non-league is that, just like the name juniors does not describe the product, neither does non-league. We all know what non-league is but the juniors IS a league (specifically 3 regions of leagues). Non-league is surely an out of date term that should be binned along with juniors?
  14. Junior football - Debate

    I don't see any point in moving games to Sunday. Keep football on Saturday afternoon so both players and fans always know when their team is playing. Saturday afternoon is also the one time of the week when there aren't professional games live on the TV.
  15. Junior football - Debate

    Either call it semi-pro or give it some unique name like the Conference. I'm not in favour of calling it non-league since it clearly is a league and the point of changing the name is to avoid confusion. To bring football in Scotland into the modern age, the 'non-league' senior leagues and the juniors should all be combined into one semi-professional format across Scotland. If you then want to implement a pyramid that can lead to semi-pro teams being promoted into the SPFL then you have the base of the structure in place. I'm finally coming round to the idea of summer football as well. Having dropped down to the amateurs from the juniors for the last couple years, pitches are often called off at the slightest sign of bad weather and you end up hardly playing a game from December to February. Some (many?) junior teams are the same. Maybe there could be a 2/3 week window in July when schools are out to allow for family holidays, but play competitive games right through June and August. I'm also not in favour of more and more astroturf pitches. Despite the massive improvements in modern 3g and 4g pitches from the sand based efforts of my youth, grass is much more forgiving on the body and the joints.
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