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  1. ***Update: Scone Thistle JFC have stepped in. *** [emoji106] Bo'ness United have tonight pulled out of the Westfield Tournament due to take place Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July (this coming weekend). We are looking for a team who would be interested in taking their place. All that is required is turning up, pitch, referees etc are all covered. Saturday game would be versus University of Stirling (Lowland) with a 15:00 KO and Sunday the winner of that game plays winner of Dunipace v Camelon at 15:00, 3rd / 4th place playoff at 12:00. Anyone interested please drop me a message or contact the club via Facebook/Twitter. Cheers
  2. ***Update: Scone Thistle JFC have stepped in. *** [emoji106] Bo'ness United have tonight pulled out of the Westfield Tournament due to take place Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July (this coming weekend). We are looking for a team who would be interested in taking their place. All that is required is turning up, pitch, referees etc are all covered. Saturday game would be versus University of Stirling (Lowland) with a 15:00 KO and Sunday the winner of that game plays winner of Dunipace v Camelon at 15:00, 3rd / 4th place playoff at 12:00. Anyone interested please drop me a message or contact the club via Facebook/Twitter. Cheers
  3. ***Update: Scone Thistle JFC have stepped in. *** [emoji106] Bo'ness United have tonight pulled out of the Westfield Tournament due to take place Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July (this coming weekend). We are looking for a team who would be interested in taking their place. All that is required is turning up, pitch, referees etc are all covered. Saturday game would be versus University of Stirling (Lowland) with a 15:00 KO and Sunday the winner of that game plays winner of Dunipace v Camelon at 15:00, 3rd / 4th place playoff at 12:00. Anyone interested please drop me a message or contact the club via Facebook/Twitter. Cheers
  4. Who cares, we're not England (or any other country for that matter). The line in Scotland is as far South as it reasonably can be based on population/club demographic. To have a floating line for "balance" would be more likely to see it move further South and suck more clubs North than it ever would to move North. If we look at the ERSJFA as an example, the only league that spanned the boundary, they have split themselves into North and South Regions, from an all in regional setup, and we've had Montrose move North. Seems the teams with experience of having teams either side of it have themselves decided the line is just about right. Bottom line though is that the demarcation is there, is clear (and always has been) and clubs need to play in the structure on whatever side of it they fall, or don't join the pyramid. As has been pointed out more than a few times, the travel doesn't appear significantly different for the clubs on the boundary. There are a few outliers North and South in both setups as you climb up the levels but outside of those travel would be broadly similar.
  5. There's no confusion though, among the level of the game who it impacts at least. That RP and IM didn't know it existed only speaks to the overall back of a fag packet "plan" to shoehorn in the juniors as a block, which ultimately failed like everyone who understood the ins and outs, including those on the SJFA side, knew it would. That doesn't make the current boundary any less clear. There's a line, the line is clear, it always has been.
  6. What's not clear about it at the moment? There's a clear demarcation line for HL and LL, no one other than ERSJFA have talked about it being changed (RP didn't know it existed, was his problem) it's been agreed by all parties, has been in place for the better part of half a decade and has been used by the league's in question for accepting applications during that time. The waters have been muddied because ERSJFA don't fancy the current demarcation line, but that doesn't mean it's not clear what it means for every single club in the catchment areas at present. North goes North, South goes South.
  7. Yep, both Wright brothers were on the park. Always nice to see. [emoji39]
  8. All going well Burnie, yep, that's our hope. [emoji106]
  9. They were missing a few, we were missing a few. Was a good game to watch, both teams playing a lot of good football, but no one sensible reads much into friendly results. I think they've lost 3. Sean Brown to the Shire, Arny Bembo to Albion Rovers and Gavin Lachlan to Rutherglen. Kirwin and Davidson didn't play last night as they were on holiday, but other than that a lot of good players in their team last night: Pascazio Tart Fergus Murray Bonar (ex Stirling Uni) O'Neill Holmes Wright (ex Bo'ness) Team All played. They're a good side with a nucleus of quality LL players and I'm sure James and Craig will have them at the top end again next season. I know I'm biased, but they've done an outstanding job there the last 4 years in my opinion.
  10. Update: We've had it confirmed this evening that our application has been accepted by the SFA board and we have officially been passed to licencing for audit. We should have the final few things in place the next month or so (everything ready, just pending planning permission), hopefully a positive start to the season down at Westfield. [emoji106]
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    As I've said, the combining of the WRSJFA (which no one had objections to and the EoS lobbied FOR) and the ERSJFA as a "package" is the reason that Petershill and Cumnock are not in the pyramid next year. That package deal, and refusal to break it up (despite dropping the North like a hot tattie when it suited) is why Cumnock and Petershill are not in. The EoS rejected (as did the LL) a batshit crazy plan, made concessions in the West and Tayside league's and invited East juniors to join them. The SJFA rejected those alternatives, interestingly without seemingly presenting the options to their members like the EoS and LL did. If I agree to buy your car (the outcome) and send my mate to pay who turns up and tries to do so in turnips of an equivalent cash value (batshit crazy plan), you are quite within your rights to tell me "no, you have to come yourself to sign the paperwork and pay in actual cash" (counter proposal that would work for all parties). If my mate refuses to come and present the alternate proposal to me and keeps shouting "turnips" it's not then your fault, having offered a workable solution, that I haven't got the car (the outcome) and my mate is left with a big bag of turnips (batshit crazy plan). A deliberately stupid analogy, but essentially what you are suggesting by layimg the outcome at the door of the EoS for not accepting their bag of turnips initially. [emoji846]
  12. So you agree, the SFA can't do anything on their own, it's consensus that is required, which is exactly what I said in the last paragraph. That was my point in opposition to what you had suggested initially with the view that the SFA would step in if they didn't get what they want. They can't "step in", it requires consensus. That's why the juniors at Tier 6 was never a "done deal" and I'd be amazed if anyone at the SFA ever used that terminology.
  13. They don't currently have a say. That "fuss" was because IM wanted the LL/EoS/SoS to rewrite their rules to say that IM could choose. They refused (AFAIK) and there's no way the SFA can force that rule change. I think as we've seen in the last few years with Colt teams, Juniors at Tier 6 etc. people seem to greatly over estimate the power the SFA have over league's and rules. National team, Scottish Cup and Licensing seems to be (based on just what we've seen) their reach. Anything involving the league's or league rules etc. needs agreement/consensus from the league's in question. The SFA don't appear to have sole decision making rights there, and rightly so.
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    I think what you mean is had TJ not inexplicably linked ERSJFA to WRSJFA then buried his head in the sand when given the opportunity to unlink the two, WRSJFA would be in next year. The EoS rejected the East, they didn't link the East to the West or refuse to allow the West on board, they lobbied FOR that. As far as I can tell, the EoS did more to get the West Juniors into the pyramid next year than any other organisation. I can see why you are trying to confuse matters and lay blame with the EoS because they didn't roll over and take the Junior telt, but the facts remain that West Region clubs are not in the pyramid next year for one reason and one reason only, because TJ and the SJFA didn't want them there (or because they are incompetent beyond measure, but I don't believe that to be the case).
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