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  1. Junior football, what is the future?

    Totally independent of each other afaik but obviously some decisions made at SJFA level have implications for the regions - admission of new clubs for example. The West are free to appoint their own top table officials, do their own things re: divisional structure, fixture lists, number of cups ran etc... These are not concerns of the national meeting.
  2. Junior football, what is the future?

    Two people standing against incumbent Scott Robertson as General Secretary and new post of Fixtures Secretary. New secretary would commit to fixture list. Proposal to streamline cups.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    Prospect of some 'gold' in pyramid - limited perhaps Prospect of some 'gold' in the Juniors - non-existent Potential to gain license in pyramid - some Potential to gain license in the Juniors - non-existent So, forgetting everything else that can be construed as benefits to leaving, clubs remaining in the Juniors have no 'gold' to get their hands on and no Club License. That's pretty black and white. Any commitee deciding that is a good thing is negligent.
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    Just makes me think of the Mad Max films, Mad Max 2 especially.
  5. Junior football, what is the future?

    This whole saga brings to mind General Melchett...
  6. Junior football, what is the future?

    There was a full season of qualification for the West Superleagues, though Ayrshire ran with a very small top division in its last outing, only 7 clubs. The 7th, non-qualifying side, was Lugar - 0 pts from their 18 games vs Bot, Nock, Glens, Medda, Buffs and Ladeside.
  7. Is Junior Football to Cheap?

    That figure also includes a donation to club funds - most STs are a discount for buying up front, but at Lok that's not the case.
  8. Is Junior Football to Cheap?

    The whole u16 free thing, not sure. It's a massive jump from paying nothing (and being in the habit of doing so) to paying full price. You want people going because they want to, not because they're effectively being bribed to do so. I suppose the question would be - they're interested enough in football, what's the minimum they would pay to get in (or how much would parents give them to get them out the house)? How many adults only go because they got free admission as kids? At Pollok, the concessions gate is usually about a 1/3 of the gate, some OAPs but also some kids. Say 50% of that was kids, maybe 100 at the game u16? £300 a match, 15 home league games next season... £4500 will go a long way towards paying for a key player. It's too cut throat to shut off reasonable revenue. I paid £12 not long ago to take my 4 yr old around some fish tanks in an aquarium - I wouldn't begrudge paying 1/4 of that when she's old enough to be charged for.

    Is there a place in the Atlantic for obvious troll?
  10. Junior football, what is the future?

    Honestly, I think if some go, all go. Maybe not all at once but in quick succession.
  11. Junior football, what is the future?

    But as the teams are of a similar standard right now, these games can occur as league fixtures (ok not this or next season but if you'd gone down and Gow hadn't all three would be in same division), and as noted also could be used as pre-season matches. Should aso be noted that league-format cups haven't vanished in the pyramid. The EoS dare I say it still has one for example.
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    I think this is happening to a degree already. Every one of the players in the squad of the newly founded adult clubs of EK, Cumbernauld Colts, BSC, Bonnyton etc... they'd mostly be playing Junior (at some level or another) if they weren't with those clubs (U20s excepted).
  13. Junior football, what is the future?

    I think the cup issue will resolve itself - that early PWG doc mentioned retaining the trophy and name but opening it out to all. That would increase the value of it (which is high relatively). But the promotion issue - we an agree to differ!
  14. Junior football, what is the future?

    I still don't see the risk and I don't see why Brechin especially are not relevant (Dumbarton granted are from a bigger urban area but are still part-time with a fanbase not dissimilar to Talbot). Small club with a small ground from a wee town that is from a more rural than urban area. They will have a successful L1 next season IMO - boosted by having an additional £100,000 in the bank compared to the clubs coming in at the other end, Montrose and Stenhousemuir. Both of them bank £60,000+ more than Talbot will this season from their league endeavours. I don't see the compulsory promotion issue as a deal breaker. It is needed to keep the flow going, to stop poor clubs escaping relegation.
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    Where's the risk? Both Dumbarton and Brechin, small part-time sides with supports not dissimilar to Talbot, will walk away this season with £178,000 / £166,000 for their unsuccessful seasons. Talbot would need to win the Junior Cup 13/14 times over to bag that - your shirt would look like a gold and black version of the US flag!