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  1. Junior football, what is the future?

    I'm not saying you do. I'm simply telling you from the perspective of one who was there AND spoke that I heard none of that.
  2. Junior football, what is the future?

    That didn't happen.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    Sorry - which meeting are you referring to? The one which Tom Johnstone attended? If so, only one person stood up from Linlithgow and they asked for nothing of the sort. The other person from Linlithgow was only asked to set out some of the challenges that they as a club had faced when going through the licence process. They never said anything about asking for a block to be put in place.
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    I'm not even going to start guessing which one of 89 member clubs complained - particularly when starting with "I heard" as your premise. All I will say with absolute certainty is that it was not my club. So if you're going to carry on with that line it's you that will need to evidence it. My club are complicit in nothing of the sort. My club has not told or said anything about the eos to its members. I don't mind having a proper discussion on this but I won't have what one person might have said to someone at some point as carrying any more weight than what I might say if involved in a conversation about the pyramid. You can present the entirety of the Rose on the basis you did above. It's not valid though. I would disagree with that perspective and my view is just as valid as any other.
  5. Junior football, what is the future?

    I think the key word here are "I heard". Based on your previous posts it's evident what you're implying. That absolutely did not happen.
  6. Junior football, what is the future?

    Our chair wasn't at the meeting in Inverkeithing. Our past president was there at the behest of the SJFA and as our ER mgt cttee delegate. You'll need to be more specific about clubs receiving phone calls. He did talk about the stuff people maybe don't see that goes into licence applications. There were a range of views expressed at that meeting 2 months ago - including from Linlithgow. The world has pretty much moved on since then.
  7. Junior football, what is the future?

    I've not posted on here for a while but there's been some amount of shite coming from East Ayrshire. This would all ease right down if the SJFA could just confirm that the juniors - all of them - will start 19/20 at Tier 6. If that cannot be done then the teams in the east have been lied to. I'll be less than happy about that and I'll want answers as to why we've been strung along and utterly let down by "the grade" which thus far we've trusted.
  8. Junior football, what is the future?

    Where is this clarity Robert?
  9. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    That is absolutely ridiculous.
  10. Junior football, what is the future?

    Who runs the SoS? There's no reason why the EoS would run the WoS. You could just as easily conclude that the LL should run Tier 5 and down. But they don't. So the option for a WoS board to be created to run autonomously within a pyramid seems feasible enough to me. And if the WoS league is predominantly teams currently in junior football, then the current West Juniors mgt committee could run it. That may feel conflicting and I guess depends on whether they are jumping in en masse or not.
  11. Junior football, what is the future?

    I'm afraid that the east is gone. The combined thing was rejected out of hand by the west teams - they didn't need the east. And the subtext of your post suggests nothing has changed really. It's more of a "let's take them in like wee strays" type of suggestion. The juniors - if such a thing remains - will soon be exclusive to the west of Scotland. For many in the east, that's how it's felt for a long time anyway in terms of how it's run. I'm not saying that's any more than a perception for folk but it's all coming too late. There are quite a few on here from the west who seem completely relaxed and I get that. But I'm watching my club about to disappear down leagues or remain as part of an empty shell.
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    Sheep - you'd be better asking what the benefits are of Bo'ness staying. Remember the juniors are supposed to be negotiating to enter the pyramid the season after next anyway. It is going to be very difficult to deliver that in the east. If you are worried about the cost to your team of going now, how much more will it cost of you end up in tier 8? How much more will it cost to stay where you are and not go at all - perhaps whilst others move over anyway? How does not going at all impact the contribution of Bo'ness Utd to the new set up at NP when they can't get their licence? The option is to try and get into a WoS league. Will that be feasible? You'd be passing a team like Camelon or Dunipace from further west as they travel east. There may be some rationalisation but there are already 64 teams through there. For me the question has shifted from what's the cost of going to what's the cost of staying. Obviously for me that question shifted ages ago as I'm a passionate advocate of the pyramid for all its imperfections. The best way to influence is from within. And I understand the value supporters of junior football place on its structure and history. But I don't want my club stranded for either of these things.
  13. Junior football, what is the future?

    It's no really bud. We've already lost the last 2 winners of our league. We've lost a heap of Fife and Lothians teams. More are certain to go now in my view. My club has 2 weeks tops before passing a decision point of being tier 6 or tier 8. Unless the sjfa wish to set out an alternative view of the PWG meeting. And if they do, they better get a move on. I don't see how either Linlithgow or Bo'ness can take that risk just to remain loyal to the SJFA. If the SJFA can't deliver the east solution then we are fucked.
  14. Junior football, what is the future?

    No hassle for the west teams here. They've got a year to make their minds up as things stand. The east teams don't. They've got about 2 weeks or they're fucked.
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    The HFL will just need to get on with it or be disbanded then. The SPFL and others drew the line at or around the Tay. If a Dundee based club fancies a crack at the pyramid then the HFL will just need to suck it up. Those Dundee teams didn't make the rules. It's blindingly obvious that the travel will be significant but hey ho.