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  1. Pyramid 2019/2020

    At one point in the minutes Ian Maxwell seems to be threatening to impose a solution if there is a vote to stall the process for the "wrong reasons". We'll find out soon if he is bluffing, if as seems highly likely from those minutes the next PWG meeting reaches an impasse.
  2. Pyramid 2019/2020

    These are the parts that jump out of the page for me: Ian Maxwell is clearly on Tom Johnston's side on most of this, so a lot depends on what the SFA constitution actually says should happen after a "Board directive". A clearer picture might also emerge if we knew what the EoSFA wants to change in the SFA's Articles.
  3. Pass me some of whatever you've been smoking, but would love to see the 16-16 league structure being adopted.
  4. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Flipping it over the other way. West Belfast voted 26% leave. The Unionist vote there is around 13% on a good day. It wasn't a tribal head count.
  5. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    You do realise that I was pointing out that all of these things are going to have to be done anyway this century because easily exploitable fossil fuels are fast being used up leaving only the truly mental options that won't be able to compete economically with renewables?
  6. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    You no doubt think you are being very clever with that, but one of the problems with academic research is that people are very much siloed in their own fields, so the geologists and engineers that tend to get most worked up about peak fossil fuels seldom interact with the climate scientists who get worked up about global warming. The former tend to think that the latter have a wildly optimistic view of how much fossil fuel is actually still available to mess up the climate. As an entree, try checking out this public lecture from Prof. David Rutledge of Caltech on peak coal:
  7. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Any number of people who are more scared by the implications of peak oil than by those of global warming. Read up on the subject. Fracking provided some leeway for technology on renewables and batteries to get to where it will need to be later this century.
  8. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    One of these days they might get someone credible on who can explain that fossil fuels are a finite resource and that a large portion of the most easily exploitable reserves are already gone. The catastrophic climate change narrative makes a virtue out of a necessity where the switch to renewables is concerned. Planet Earth isn't a cornucopia and fracking has only delayed the downward portion of the Hubbert curve on crude oil, which will be when the fun and games really start in terms of the global economy. I guess we have moved onto this topic, because hurtling headlong towards a no deal Brexit is too depressing, but in some ways it's an exercise in rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. On the bright side Scotland should do OK down the road, if electrical output from tidal power from the Pentland Firth was ever hooked up effectively to pump-storage hydro in the Great Glen.
  9. Would you like to see your club join the Pyramid?

    The number of clubs that enter the junior cup thinking they have a chance of winning it, is nothing like as large as it used to be, given how dominant clubs like Auchinleck Talbot have become and that kills the excitement a bit. Having three superleagues with one being a complete non-factor in competitive terms has also killed a lot of the novelty of having games against teams from other parts of the country compared to how things were when there were separate Ayrshire, Central, East, Fife and Tayside league setups.
  10. Would you like to see your club join the Pyramid?

    Think LL2 is meant to break the logjam over how to deal with the ERSJFA by starting another chain reaction domino effect on entry applications in the west like the one we saw unfold in the east last year.
  11. Pyramid 2019/2020

    That probably all depends on LL2 happening, because it won't happen if the SoS league is still at tier 6.
  12. Clydebank F.C. 2018/19

    The madness is only in having that as the only viable way back into the senior grade, because the west region can't join as the west feeder to the LL for as long as certain vested interests insist on keeping the SJFA intact even after pyramid entry.
  13. Junior football, what is the future?

    Only if all of the SFA, SPFL, HL and LL first agree. Suspect that might happen eventually, but it clearly hasn't happened yet, which means that not all of the ERSJFA is eligible for future LL entry as things stand.
  14. Clydebank F.C. 2018/19

    If you were to get licensed by March 31st, you could always apply for the Selkirk vacancy in the LL.
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    What makes you think the SFA cares enough about this issue to do that? They recently added floodlights to entry level licensing to severely limit the number of clubs that can get licensed.