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  1. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    The clubs may be semi-pro but they play in a professional league. There is already a heavily weighted advantage in favour of club 42?
  2. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    At what point do you stop? The same could then be said for the EoS/SoS and SJFA in future if Highland and Lowland are forced into the Transfer windows. (Ie, unfair on the league above) The professional game is restricted by these transfer windows, the semi pro game is not? That seems a logical place to have the change considering the advantages club 42 has over the other team anyway (home advantage in leg 2, 43k prize money for club 42 in spfl compared to next to nothing in HFL/LL)
  3. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Why would TJ be representing the Rast Region at a meeting between the ERSJFA and EoSFA. The guy thinks the world stops at harthill. Doesn’t paint the Juniors in a great light given that the two sides met and the focus seems to be on Greenhorn, rather than putting cards on the table and seeing how to sort it out for the good of football clubs in the East of Scotland. IMO, if you are aligning disciplinary procedures then they need to be aligned fully, that means if you do something in SFA league you get the same punishment as if you do it in an SJFA league. Ie, fines. The boundary requires the SPFL and SFA to actually get up off their arse and either tell everyone it’s going to be moved and it’s been agreed by all parties to be moved, or just come out and say it won’t be changing and then everyone knows where they stand. Maxwell’s silence is deafening on this subject. Minutes from important meetings should be made public to all fans etc to ensure transparency, especially when the future of their clubs is being discussed. These people deserve to see how they are being represented and if the focus is on clubs or in TJ’s case, ensuring he still has a job when all is done. For what it’s worth the whole situation is a mess and brought about by TJ’s reluctance to engage with the SFA for years and pander to the large West Region clubs who didn’t want to leave their bubble while milking the Scottish cup. His hand has been forced by those East Region clubs realising that he wasn’t going to fight their corner. I firmly believe that the EoS and LL go into these talks at a disadvantage as there will be informal talks in the corridors influencing Maxwell and SFA representatives.
  4. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    Is he doing a bad job? I would say he is doing just fine. If not for an administrating oversight the club would be in the semi final of the FN Qualifying Cup. First season in the lowland league and to be up fighting at the right end of the table is pleasing. The real test will be next season when he has his team in place and the fans will expect a challenge for the title. The defeats since he came in have been to 2nd places BSC and defending champions Spartans at a tough venue. FYI East Kilbride have only been blanked once in the league and that was at Spartans.
  5. Pyramid 2019/2020

    No thanks. That’s basically wanting to back to the junior regions. It’s well known the west junior clubs don’t like travelling past harthill on league duty. From my base in West Lothian I can travel to Largs in less time than travelling to Carnoustie. East/West splits belong in tier 6 max IMO, tier 5 should be semi-national with a Lowland/Highland split and spfl is fully national. When the better East and West junior/former junior clubs reach the Lowland League it will be a fantastic competitive league with potential for further media exposure. Opportunities are there.
  6. Junior football, what is the future?

    No. The derby with Hill of Beath when we get drawn against them in a cup after a season or two of no meetings will be bigger than the junior cup match two seasons ago.
  7. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    Highlights of Friday Nights match at Spartans.
  8. East & Lowland U20s Thread

    Hope it’s kicking off a bit earlier this time then...
  9. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Of the irony of a team including gemmell to moan about another team lol
  10. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Reading the statement was the agreement to allow this to happen the outcome from the meeting of BU club members a few months back?

    I would imagine the bribery bit may not be relevant but is just part of the full rule they are in breach of. As with anything they have to list the full rule in any disciplinary charge as opposed to just bits of the wording.
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    Coldstream play in a public park, they have a high fence at either end of the park, with gates that are open all week and closed when the game is on at the club. No reason Thornton or the like couldn’t do the same.
  13. Club Licence

    Probably not been rescheduled yet as MacRae and Maxwell were hosting the annual IFAB/FIFA meeting in Aberdeen at the weekend.
  14. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    My neck still hurts from watching hoof balls from back to front all day. Penalty awarded for a foul two yards outside the box and an own goal.
  15. Pyramid 2019/2020

    And that was without many/if any travelling support from lthv. A fantastic day in the sunshine. Big crowd v Bonnyrigg on trophy day the season before also, what could have been another couple hundred if rose had managed to take it to a decider rather than falling to lithgae mid week before.