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  1. Pyramid 2019/2020

    The other reason to create a LL2, whether single division or W/E. Is that it moves the SoS down a Tier without them losing face.
  2. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I think that's how they should do it. Announce LL2, open it up to applications. If they get a good enough spread split geographically otherwise its a single division. Knowing that there's a lot of clubs in the EoS that won't have a problem signing up, it should get enough West of Scotland clubs applying as well.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    Think i'll put a bit more stock in the EoS and Lowland League side of things since they share a Secretary and have formed the a working group for a Lowland League 2. Rather than the SJFA point of view that cannot even acknowledge a disagreement in the PWG over how the East Region should enter the pyramid.
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    Well then you might want to tell the SJFA to hurry things up. Because if a Tayside league was never mentioned, then the only thing stopping Ian Maxwell releasing his statement to the public is the SJFA getting their house in order for SFA regulations.
  5. Junior football, what is the future?

    If it was not mentioned in the September, November or January PWG meetings. Did this person(s) explain what's holding things up then?
  6. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Look back two years ago when the EoS and SoS were a part of the pyramid and promotion and relegation was there between those leagues and the Lowland League. SoS = 14 Clubs EoS = 10 Clubs + 1 Reserve side There might of been a total of 7 licensed sides at the time: Burntisland (EoS), Coldstream (EoS), Edusport (SoS), Threave Rovers (SoS), St Cuthbert Wanderers (SoS), Newton Stewart (SoS) and Wigtown & Bladnoch (SoS). NCL = 9 Clubs North Super League = 14 Clubs 2 Licensed Clubs = Golspie Sutherland and Banks O'Dee. Open up access to licensing to the NCL and North Juniors (Tayside as well possibly). Who knows what state they would be in. There's also the fact that the Highland League has said they would go to 20 before splitting. So you can get clubs into the pyramid, slowly promoted to the Highland League and then create a largely licensed Tier 6 league.
  7. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I know the EOS in this scenario gets bumped down & its not an EOS/ERJFA at tier 6 situation. My point was a LL2E at tier 6 would cover the same territory as the EOS at tier 7 but it'd be two different orgs. At that point you'd be as well merging the EOS into the LL. As I've stated before my oen preference is a 16 team LL2 composed of an 8/8 east/west split promoting two clubs every season to the LL. The Lowland League with West and East representation could attract more sponsorship and coverage than what the EoS could do. So there would likely be more benefits to being in a LL2 East than EoS Premier. No different than the current situation between the LL, EoS and SoS.
  8. Pyramid 2019/2020

    but it wouldn't? Surely any LL2 East would supplant EoS Premier at Tier 6 and the EoS organisation moves down a tier. The reason to do it would be for the likes of licensing. The EoS is not likely to force its members to become licensed as that would stop the free movement between its divisions. Whereas the Lowland League would probably set licensing as one of the requirements for membership. You would also be able to have a singular vision. Right now tier 6 could have competing interests between the Lowland League, EoS, SoS and SJFA. Lowland League, Lowland League 2 West and Lowland League 2 East solves most of the disfunction we're seeing with putting the pyramid in place.
  9. Pyramid 2019/2020

    While 3 regions at Tier 5 might be a better scenario long term. There's too much vested interest from competing parties to split at the moment. The best way to get there is LL2 West and LL2 East.
  10. Junior football, what is the future?

    Clarifying. Basically says everything that Ian Maxwell's draft statement says but provides proper context.
  11. Pyramid 2019/2020

    That's why i'm saying they are only influencing things now.
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    Because it wasn't for distribution for the clubs. It was an update from the Professional Game Board to the Pyramid Working Group members. Knowing it was a misrepresentation of proceedings the EoS instead updated their members with what was actually happening. EDIT: Turns out the SFA email and the EoS board meeting happened on the same day. So just as Maxwell's email went out the EoS Board would of been clarifying points straight away.
  13. Pyramid 2019/2020

    keep in mind theres that WOSL idea being touted too. Forget who is behind it however The only club properly linked with a WoSL was when BSC Glasgow sounded out a proposal. Following that the likes of Clydebank would eventually announce an intention to join the EoSL and Kilwinning Rangers once had a EoS West Division as an agenda topic for a meeting. With the BSC Glasgow rep becoming the Chairman of the Lowland League last year, they might have shifted their influence from an indepedent WoSL to trying to get Lowland League 2 off the ground.
  14. EOSFL match attendances 2018/19

    Having been a traditional Tayside club and losing those trips to Tayside. Would those in the know say that Jeanfield's attendances are down on recent years or holding steady?
  15. The Wrestling Thread

    Ilja Dragunov is another one meant to have signed with WWE after being pulled from some shows ran by Defiant.
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