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  1. Junior football, what is the future?

    I've had time to think about this a bit.If the Chief Exec had any knowledge of non league football it's easily sorted. How can you have possibly around 150 clubs trying to access SPFL if there desire so wishes ( if u include all West and East juniors). A and have 18 at the other side which is closed shop. Should call it the leaning tower of Pisa and no a pyramid.
  2. Junior football, what is the future?

    all those leagues look good and well balanced, teams dropping out tier 6 still in a decent standard tier 7
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    Im not a fan of local games taking place midweek even though it cuts down travelling. Im sure clubs would rather have local derbies on a Saturday where they would get a bigger gate and maybe organise hospitality, to ask players to travel an hour to play midweek games isnt going to kill them
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    A very balanced mix of Mid/West/East Lothian teams and Fife/Perth
  5. Junior football, what is the future?

    My reasons for backing the club on staying is purely the survival of the club. This season the cost of travelling to away games was a killer and still is. With this reconstruction its light at the end of the tunnel. I get your trying to protect your club but 1 season in EOS tier 7 your travelling wouldnt be severe , get promotion and you are in a very good league with decent travelling supports and local opponents. if you think playing Bathgate,Pumpherston and Whitburn 3 times a year and beating Lochee in a playoff for Scottish Cup entry is the way to go then good luck to you What if the SFA say from season 2020 no team can enter the Scottish Cup without floodlights, That rules out every junior club in the south except Bathgate and Rosyth. Short term for a season or two yes will probably benefit you but medium to long term i think its the wrong decision. time will tell
  6. Junior football, what is the future?

    Is that because you probably have a very good chance of winning it and if the ERJFA do enter the pyramid see it as the only way you can make Scottish Cup Entry.? Long term wouldn't you rather play Linlithgow/Boness and Broxburn?
  7. Junior football, what is the future?

    North Super and North Premier look okay and was always going to be the case even if 10 team leagues, The South leagues are horrific. The South Premier especially with 2 rumoured amateur teams joining isnt very appealing a 9 team Super League!!. Thornton and Kennoway have 1 away game in Fife and need to go to West Lothian every other weekend, surely its best for both to join EOS, What happens then? a 7 team West Lothian League ? all it will take is a couple of South teams to move and that set up collapses.
  8. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I did say for illustration purposes[emoji106]
  9. Pyramid 2019/2020

    might get shot down here but say the LL line was moved to incorporate the Tayside clubs, would the following set up be the end of the world with the winners of the 2 top leagues playing off for LL ?. The problem you have is who would administer these leagues. EOS or ERJFA??. everyone in the pyramid and able to obtain licences. ( teams have been put in leagues as illustration purposes only) PREM NORTH- HOB,Dundonald,Crossgates,Jeanfield,St Andrews,Oakley,Broughty,Lochee, Thornton,Forfar WE, Tayport,Carnoustie, Kirrie, DIV 1 NORTH- Downfield,Glenrothes,Burntisland,Hillfield,Scone,Dundee NE, Luncarty,Kinnoull,East Craigie,Blairgowrie, Dundee Violet, Lochee Harp DIV 2 NORTH- Brechin Vics, Arbroath Vics, Forfar Albion,C.Angus,Lochore,Rosyth,Kirkcaldy,Newburgh,Lochgelly. ( invite 3 or more new applicants) PREM SOUTH- Penicuik,Musselburgh,Newtongrange,Dunbar,Bonyrigg,Boness,Tranent,Dalkeith,Broxburn,Linlithgow,Camelon,Preston,Whitburn,Fauldhouse, DIV 1 SOUTH- Leith,Easthouses,Coldstream,Arniston,Sauchie,LTHV,Haddington,Tynecastle,HWU,Blackburn,Stirling Uni, Pumpherston,Armadale,Livingston DIV 2 SOUTH- Peebles,Hawick,Tweedmouth,Dunipace,Eyemouth,Craigroyston,Edin Utd,Ormiston,Bathgate,Harthill,W.Calder,Stoneyburn ( any new applicants) 6 competitive leagues.
  10. Pyramid 2019/2020

    To me it looks like SJFA want 3 different things and not up for negotiating. 1. WRJFA to come in as one and play as tier 6 and below still administered by them 2.ERJFA to come in level with EOS 3.NRJFA eh we forgot about them but they are no interested in joining pyramid so they can dad along. Absolutely bonkers if one man has that much power to push this through.
  11. Pyramid 2019/2020

    You just need to look at current structure of SPFL to know the current clubs are all self interest Championship playoff is ludicrous and weighed heavily in favour of Premier League side too stay up. 4th placed Championship needs to go through 6 games Sat/Wed consecutively to get promoted . No relegation from league 2 again favouring bottom club who should automatically go down in my opinion but no they get a 2nd chance against a team who have had to win a championship and go through 4 play off games to make SPFL I do think the playoffs between League 1 up and down work well however
  12. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I think it's ludicrous but going by information I have it looks like they will get in. Playoff will be interesting next year 4 teams for 1 slot. Will take 5 year minimum for stronger teams to filter into LL.
  13. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I think most acknowledge that the ERJFA have somehow managed to get in at Tier 6 but let's look at the bigger picture. 1.Yes they may be tier 6 and it looks like 2x Super Leagues of 10 North and South. 2. Both Super League winners plat off for title. 3.Winner of playoff gain entry to Scottish Cup for season 2020/21 4.Winner of playoff plays the EOS winner. Here's the part that can't happen 4.If the Super League team beat EOS winner it's irrelevant unless the winner is South of the Tay and has a licence which I would think for majority of junior clubs are a fair bit away especially with the floodlights requirement. So Larry if your end game is for access to the Senior Scottish by winning a junior Super League with no thought of obtaining a licence then yes I agree you have pulled a masterstroke as long as you can win your league and playoff.
  14. Club Licencing

    Mark[emoji50]..you are in EOS section on Club licencing hence why I ask you the? I've got one question for you and I will leave it at that Why do Lochee Utd want access to the LL when journeys will be longer than a lot of HL?
  15. Club Licencing

    Arent plans afoot to have 2x Superleagues North/South of 10 teams with 2 district teams of 9 below?