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  1. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    Also needs to be consideration of Junior clubs in Fife/Tayside joining EoS if you end up having east, west and south at tier 6. Won't be enough teams support a north/south split in the EoS to begin with, but teams from north of Edinburgh are more likely to want to join if they don't have to travel to the borders. Next season you'll have 9 + Dalkeith + Hawick (probably) from the Edinburgh/Borders region, add a few more Lothian Juniors and that's a league by itself.
  2. Junior football, what is the future?

    Thought I'd put together a map with all of the non-league teams to show where the Junior clubs are located, and how they could fit in to a regional pyramid: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1k4xWEiA6DvPhdnfOqT835ybt52xQ4Grr&ll=56.965619412276396%2C-3.433614900000066&z=7 I'm not too familiar with the Junior system, but allow me to indulge in some fantasy pyramid reconstruction: North region looks fairly straightforward - include the Juniors in a two tier Highland League at levels 5 and 6. If we keep the Lowland League as it is, then at level 6 you have either: east/west or go for four regions: midlands (Fife/Tayside), east (Lothians/Edinburgh), south (current SoSFL) and west. Or you could instead have Lowland East & West at level 5 - which is a bit more north/south travel for both Juniors and current Lowland teams. For level 6 you can feed in west2/south and midlands/east.
  3. Coefficientwatch

    Yes - the Czechs moved up to 11th, just as 11th and 12th lost their automatic group stage slot! https://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/AccessList2018.html
  4. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    How would that work with the promotion playoff to League Two?
  5. Rearranged Fixtures

    Both teams are playing 7 games in December. After the break from 24th January to 24th February they'll be playing 7 including the rearranged fixture, although if both get through in the cup they'll have an extra game to play on 10th February.
  6. Sportsound Watch 14/15

    Yeah but Alex Rae was there and needed put in his place for his comments about a strong Rangers. A shame the talk about a title race neglected to mention that even with Celtic and Rangers together, the title was won by both teams with gaps of 16, 21, 15, 17, 17, and 12 points after Celtic stopped 10 in a row in 97/98.
  7. I read that none of the competitive matches we've played this century have had <20k, looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_national_football_team_2000–19_results it seems true. Slovenia in March had 20,435 but that was on a Sunday night. UEFA Nations League next year means most friendlies will be replaced by competitive matches.
  8. Some good quotes from the video speaking to fans: "HMRC are going to have to do something, sort this out" "It can only get better" "We need to buy"
  9. Saw Jim Spence's name mentioned in another thread - reminded me of this contribution to the banter years:
  10. https://trends.google.co.uk/trends/explore?date=now 1-d&geo=GB-SCT&q=concomitant
  11. Coefficientwatch

    Update after the group stages - treading water whilst the others around us have all picked up points, especially Serbia and Kazakhstan who finished on ~15.3 last season. Really needed Celtic to get something at home to Anderlecht. All the remaining teams are unseeded, so Celtic need a favourable draw to have a chance of getting some more points. https://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method5/crank2018.html 17 Denmark / Copenhagen 25.950 EL 18 Israel 21.750 19 Cyprus 21.550 20 Poland 20.125 21 Romania / FCSB 20.050 EL 22 Sweden / Östersund 19.475 EL 23 Azerbaijan 19.125 24 Bulgaria / Ludogorets 19.125 EL 25 Belarus 18.625 26 Serbia / Red Star & Partizan 18.250 EL 27 Scotland / Celtic 18.125 EL 28 Kazakhstan / Astana 17.875 EL If we end up 25th or below then come 2019/20 all three EL teams will need to start in the first qualifying round (rather than the cup winner in the 2nd round).
  12. Presumably Dave King means the EL group stages, as it's only ~€225,000 prize money for each qualifying round. However that is extremely unlikely, given the number of places qualifying into the group stages will reduce from 22 to 13 next season. It'll be four qualifying rounds for Rangers, unless they win the Scottish Cup, or finish 2nd with Celtic clinching another treble. Plus, all Scottish clubs in the EL will be unseeded (except probably the first round). No pressure on the new manager then!
  13. Celtic in Europe - 17/18

    For Anderlecht to finish 3rd - assuming they lose away to Bayern - they would need to win 4-0 at Celtic, or 3-0 depending on how much each team loses by on matchday 5. So very unlikely for Celtic not to make the Europa league.
  14. Sportsound Watch 14/15

    Nice choice of Zombie Nation by the Scotstoun DJ in the background when talking about Rangers.
  15. Sportsound Watch 14/15

    Ever since Rangers started again in the fourth tier, Cowdenbeath have been on a downward spiral - coincidence???