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  1. To be fair, Pyramid Pete, SFF has several advantages. Significantly, it's not an eye-bleeding car-crash of web design unlike Pyramid News and also it's not curated by a Walter Mitty character who thinks he single-handedly invented the concept of a pyramid league system and talks about himself in the third-person.
  2. Wait until the Scottish Football Fixtures site has them up, Pyramid Pete. It's a great resource!
  3. The Aberdeen-Inverness line runs just behind the far end of the ground at Inverurie. Not that many others, save Banks o' Dee, in the North, after Beeching cuts.
  4. There can't be a playoff for the Lowland League place between EoS Premier champions and the winners of the ERJFA Superleague playoffs as the junior champion might not be eligible for the Lowland League if they're a North of Tay club, so of course the leagues would object. It's moot anyway as you need an SFA licence and no ERJFA club has one, let alone the madness of having two leagues at the same level with a huge geographical overlap.
  5. No, it wouldn't. They are in Highland League territory.
  6. Agreed, this is off topic, but the North Region Challenge Cup was always doomed to failure, once "all in" Scottish Cup entry appeared. Unlike the South version, it didn't really create a new competition across leagues, but pretty much just replicated already existing ones in the North, like the Highland League Cup, North and Aberdeenshire Cups/Shield. Once the prize money went, so did the enthusiasm for something that just created fixture congestion. I think for most North clubs (this is me speaking as a fan and a pragmatist), the Scottish Cup is the one and only national competition. Although, even I would like to see a national non-league competition like the Junior Cup or the English Trophy, I suspect that it would never gain particularly much support up here, unless there was a significant amount of funding behind it. I'm aware this is a bit like the Juniors "wha's like us" mentality, but it is realistic I think. Geography certainly matters up here.
  7. It's fairly well recognised that you can get clustering of malignancies around big construction projects. It's unlikely to be radiation related, since you see it with other projects: like Sullom Voe oil terminal. The current theory is that you get an influx of workers who aren't local to the area who carry usually harmless viruses that the local population aren't normally exposed to and this predisposes the locals to conditions (like cancers or MS) where a disordered immune response is thought to have a major role.
  8. That was Hawick Royal Albert United. Not a junior club but a senior club playing in the East Of Scotland First Division (tier 6 overall). Netherdale, home of Gala Fairydean Rovers and Gala RFC is similar.
  9. They really wouldn't. Most grass pitches, particularly in the lower leagues would be in an absolute state by November - particularly if a backlog of postponements came into play. Then they'd have no chance to recover over winter before a new season started. I have no issue with the concept of Summer football, but I can't see how it'd work in Scotland (outwith the amateur leagues up where I'm based). We'd have to seriously change the fixture list: cut league fixtures and make significant changes to the cups (or even scrap some), for what I think is very little gain. June is the only month we don't have fixtures anyway.
  10. With your theoretical condensed season finishing in November/December and Starting in Feb/March, when do you plan for pitch maintenance, re-seeding, re-laying, etc?
  11. It's complicated... Aberdeen University own Hillhead. It was previously known as Keith Park and the university acquired it in the late 90s when Bon Accord Juniors folded, using it for various sports teams including the University amateurs in the AAFA. Wilson's XI then moved in when they joined the juniors and changed their name to firstly to Hillhead Juniors and then again to Bridge of Don Thistle. When Aberdeen University joined the juniors, NRJFA rules precluded two junior clubs sharing a ground, so BODT had to move to Gallowshill Park in Newburgh. They changed their name again to Newburgh Thistle (but didn't merge with the amateur club, just groundshared). When Lewis Utd folded, they moved back to Aberdeen to the Chris Anderson Stadium part of the Aberdeen Sports Village and reverted back to being BODT (despite never having played in Bridge of Don). The ASV itself is partly owned by Aberdeen University as they invested a lot into it when upgrading their sports facilities. Some of its amateur sides use it for training, as well as the older pitches at Balgownie, which is in Bridge of Don. Or something like that, anyway...
  12. Wick generally get very good crowds in HFL terms. Usually at least 300 for an average game. If anything, 600ish is low for a Far North Derby: I've been to games where there's been well over 1000 in the crowd.
  13. Wick v Brora 670 according to the match report
  14. Ironically, it's often cheaper for Health Boards to employ locums than recruit to substantive posts. Locums purely provide service so boards don't have to provide any non-clinical time, any holiday pay, any employer pension contributions or any sick pay. Can save a lot of money.
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