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19 minutes ago, Marten said:

Well, the city of Gouda does happen to be in the part of the country where most of the stubborn anti-pyramid clubs are from.

Take it that's the Gouda in Southern Holland where the cheese market and other attactions are..you are referring too?

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58 minutes ago, BENJI BOY said:

Take it that's the Gouda in Southern Holland where the cheese market and other attactions are..you are referring too?

It is indeed.

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I thought Highland had been playing there the whole season. Phase one of the bypass was finished around December I think. They're keen to share the facilities, I know their Physio. Don't see why City couldn't play there given a bit of flexibility over fixture timing.

It's a fantastic facility. I walked past in January and saw Caley Thistle training on it, so it certainly has the ability to cater to football. (Caley normally train at Fort George I believe but it was a hard frost day.)

I believe Highland RFC have a lot of teams playing there across firsts, seconds, age grades, womens teams etc. So I'm not sure whether it could also cope with a football team. How long does it take to dismantle and reinstall sets of rugby posts? I have no idea.

There was an enclosed grass pitch behind the rugby pitch though, opposite the stand side. I wonder if there may be scope to get a football team into there?

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24 minutes ago, Le Tout P'ti FC said:


It's a fantastic facility. I walked past in January and saw Caley Thistle training on it, so it certainly has the ability to cater to football. (Caley normally train at Fort George I believe but it was a hard frost day.)

I believe Highland RFC have a lot of teams playing there across firsts, seconds, age grades, womens teams etc. So I'm not sure whether it could also cope with a football team. How long does it take to dismantle and reinstall sets of rugby posts? I have no idea.

There was an enclosed grass pitch behind the rugby pitch though, opposite the stand side. I wonder if there may be scope to get a football team into there?

There was talk of it before the ground share with Clach fell through.

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Three hundred and eighty eight pages into this thread, are we any closer to a final solution?

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Three hundred and eighty eight pages into this thread, are we any closer to a final solution?


"Final solution" - I invoke Godwin's Law

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388 pages !!       I wondered if this was a Junior thread record and viewed the threads by replies and this thread is officially the No 1

No 2,3,4,5 and 6 are Linlithgow Rose and Bo'ness United threads.  Oh boy do we love a good moan !!

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4 hours ago, BENJI BOY said:

So you are alive and well....I have accepted that the club has made its decision to move on to Senior football...that's it..good luck....my choice is to watch and support Community junior football as long as it lasts...my choice please respect that at least...if that makes me a dinosaur in some peoples eyes ...so be it...but we still have the right to make up our own minds...please also accept that....You have never..ever heard me or put on paper any criticism of the current Bonnyrigg Rose Officials or Committee for their sterling work in rescuing the club from oblivion in 2008.......The community and plenty individual supporters also contributed....handsomely.. to that rescue some may be  dinasuars or otherwise....I am not really interested in the internal politics of other clubs ..that is for their bona fide supporters to sort out..so why single Linlithgow out again.?......

Benji/ Bill,  what's the difference between Community Junior football and Community football in the EoS?  ( A couple of people have asked but no reply and you always appear to answer me so I thought I would ask you? 

Kind Regards

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4 minutes ago, Deanburn Dave said:

388 pages !!       I wondered if this was a Junior thread record and viewed the threads by replies and this thread is officially the No 1

No 2,3,4,5 and 6 are Linlithgow Rose and Bo'ness United threads.  Oh boy do we love a good moan !!

Aye but its the Bo'ness supporters usually moaning on the Linlithgow Rose threads and vice versa.

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9 hours ago, Auld Heid said:

Wrong Montrose you refer to  (Montrose Roselea) - I was being ironic in my previous post 

Thanks for the clarity - I can't remember many  posts about Roselea on here. Well not since they moved from East to North.

I was being (sort of) humorous, but it didn't work. I must try harder !

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388 pages !!       I wondered if this was a Junior thread record and viewed the threads by replies and this thread is officially the No 1
No 2,3,4,5 and 6 are Linlithgow Rose and Bo'ness United threads.  Oh boy do we love a good moan !!
388 pages, and about 350 of them say the same thing.

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8 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Looks likely that Inverness City will fold as well.

They should return to the North Caledonian League (which would have been Fort William's future if they hadn't attracted a new Board), whilst they sort out their proposed new ground.

Now  very competitive, with 4 different NCL champions in 4 years, plus 5 separate cup competitions, with honours shared, and participation in some, by Shetland FC and Lewis & Harris (Stornoway) FC.

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6 minutes ago, GordonS said:
30 minutes ago, Deanburn Dave said:
388 pages !!       I wondered if this was a Junior thread record and viewed the threads by replies and this thread is officially the No 1
No 2,3,4,5 and 6 are Linlithgow Rose and Bo'ness United threads.  Oh boy do we love a good moan !!

373  posts by me, and about 370 of them say the same thing.

FTFY

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3 minutes ago, BoomShakalaka said:

Benji/ Bill,  what's the difference between Community Junior football and Community football in the EoS?  ( A couple of people have asked but no reply and you always appear to answer me so I thought I would ask you? 

Kind Regards

Let Bill answer you then....I was watching the Upwards and Onwards boys being beaten comprehensively by one of the clubs you and your cohorts believe have no ambition...out played ..out thought..and lacking a game plan.....game run by the Penicuik back 3....centre half wasn't good enough to play for Bonnyrigg 5 years ago when his time was up with the Rose A....but for Allan Horne it could have been a barrowload...THE community game at junior level.. just look at the history and how it has served the community......but that's being a dinosaur......E of S.....nothing in comparison.....tell me when you will see the streets lined and the Toll packed again waiting on the team coming from the PremierJunior Cup Final....not worth recalling is it really.....now forgotten heros in the new order of things...except by us dinasaurs ...of course its 40 years ago or have you forgotten...WILL any of the E of  S trophy,s re-create that memorable night..with all its money.?.....ONWARDS AND UPWARDS as you keep repeating......I...say again ..the best of luck in your new adventure....its not for me.....my choice...and luckily I still have the right to make my own mind up on the matter.

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13 minutes ago, Robert James said:

They should return to the North Caledonian League (which would have been Fort William's future if they hadn't attracted a new Board), whilst they sort out their proposed new ground.

Now  very competitive, with 4 different NCL champions in 4 years, plus 5 separate cup competitions, with honours shared, and participation in some, by Shetland FC and Lewis & Harris (Stornoway) FC.

Agreed, if they find and can afford to develop a ground. Would save all these expensive trips to Aberdeenshire for most of their games.

Edited by welshbairn

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2 minutes ago, BENJI BOY said:

Let Bill answer you then....I was watching the Upwards and Onwards boys being beaten comprehensively by one of the clubs you and your cohorts believe have no ambition...out played ..out thought..and lacking a game plan.....game run by the Penicuik back 3....centre half wasn't good enough to play for Bonnyrigg 5 years ago when his time was up with the Rose A....but for Allan Horne it could have been a barrowload...THE community game at junior level.. just look at the history and how it has served the community......but that's being a dinosaur......E of S.....nothing in comparison.....tell me when you will see the streets lined and the Toll packed again waiting on the team coming from the PremierJunior Cup Final....not worth recalling is it really.....now forgotten heros in the new order of things...except by us dinasaurs ...of course its 40 years ago or have you forgotten...WILL any of the E of  S trophy,s re-create that memorable night..with all its money.?.....ONWARDS AND UPWARDS as you keep repeating......I...say again ..the best of luck in your new adventure....its not for me.....my choice...and luckily I still have the right to make my own mind up on the matter.

Hi Benji, you say EoS has nothing in comparison, what is the difference between the under noted clubs in their communities and Bonnyrigg in theirs? curious to understand

Burntisland Shipyard - formed 1925

Coldstream - formed 1895

Eyemouth United - formed 1948

Gala Fairydean - formed 1894

Hawick Royal Albert - former 1947

Peebles Rovers - formed 1893

Preston Athletic - formed 1945

Selkirk - formed 1880

Vale of Leithen - formed 1891

Whitehill Welfare - formed 1953

 

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8 hours ago, Snafu said:

The Bught is meant to be an open space for the public despite the shinty pitch being enclosed and everyone knew that Lister Park was temporary. The club spent a lot of time looking at other options in and around Inverness back when they moved from North Kessock and shared the NMP and from then on, there really isn't playing surfaces or spaces in Inverness that would be suitable for level of football, consider the cost.  The space which was Lister Park will just revert back to being another open football pitch for the Amateurs to play in the summer.

It would be shame to lose a level in football in Inverness that bridges the gap between semi pro and the amateur summer football.

 

 

 

Inverness Athletic (NCL) have had similar problems in finding a suitable ground in Inverness, having played originally at Farr, to the south of the city. To overcome this problem, they are now  playing at Muir of Ord FC's former ground.

Edited by Robert James

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11 minutes ago, BENJI BOY said:

Let Bill answer you then....I was watching the Upwards and Onwards boys being beaten comprehensively by one of the clubs you and your cohorts believe have no ambition...out played ..out thought..and lacking a game plan.....game run by the Penicuik back 3....centre half wasn't good enough to play for Bonnyrigg 5 years ago when his time was up with the Rose A....but for Allan Horne it could have been a barrowload...THE community game at junior level.. just look at the history and how it has served the community......but that's being a dinosaur......E of S.....nothing in comparison.....tell me when you will see the streets lined and the Toll packed again waiting on the team coming from the PremierJunior Cup Final....not worth recalling is it really.....now forgotten heros in the new order of things...except by us dinasaurs ...of course its 40 years ago or have you forgotten...WILL any of the E of  S trophy,s re-create that memorable night..with all its money.?.....ONWARDS AND UPWARDS as you keep repeating......I...say again ..the best of luck in your new adventure....its not for me.....my choice...and luckily I still have the right to make my own mind up on the matter.

So thats it the difference is what happens if you win the Scottish junior cup?

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1 hour ago, gogsy said:

Three hundred and eighty eight pages into this thread, are we any closer to a final solution?

:lol: 

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1 minute ago, gogsy said:

So thats it the difference is what happens if you win the Scottish junior cup?

Ask AUCHINLECK OR LINLITHGOW OR BONESS OR GLENAFTON OR TAYPORT OR HILL O BEATH....their winning was felt by the entire community not just the team and that is recognised further afield.....and importantly.. remembered for a lifetime.....because they shared part of the towns social history.......but Social History is old hat isn't it in the new order of thing...remember Maggie of the Poll Tax..there is no such thing as society..its insdividuals that count....

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