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  1. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Crowd at the Shire v Civil Service Strollers game tonight was 186 (slight change to the initially given 179 in case anyone is wondering). Decent amount of support tonight for the Strollers, they certainly enjoyed the Stollers goals.
  2. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    Nico Gibson is another to add to the list
  3. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Your right and to take it further as a particular club goes up and down the tiers has a big effect as well. For example the avg league attendance for my club (East Stirlingshire) was 450 in 3rd Division in 2008/09 and now 10 years later and 1 tier below its approx 300 less.
  4. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    I was there today, looked more but hard to tell with everyone in the same stand. Thought that myself. Guessed 185. But the match director knows the tally so I go with what he tells me. I was also told that 8 Star fans made the game today which is good given their position in the league. Since we have been in the Lowland League Star have always had travelling fans at our matches. I remember Shire away games in the Scottish League when we had less travelling fans so I am always happy to see away fans make the effort.
  5. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Shire crowd today v Dalbeattie Star was 169.
  6. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Shire v Cumbernauld Colts today was 149
  7. Vale of Leithen

    My understandinf was that Shire played the South Region Cup games in 2016/17 at the Falkirk Stadium as we only had a contract for league games at Ochilview that season and cup games were then charged on top per individual game. Falkirk's price for these games were more competitive so we played there
  8. Junior football, what is the future?

    Cheers. So The SJFA will also become a Senior FA but just retain the historic SJFA
  9. Junior football, what is the future?

    It doesn't bother me personally whatever"Grade" a football club wants to come under as for me we are all just football clubs in the end anyway. However, what happens to a Junior club in tier 6 who are promoted to tier 5 ? As the Lowland Lowland is a Senior League will that club still be a Junior club or will they magically become a Senior club? Is there in legislation to stop a Junior club competing in a Senior League ? Probably not but that might change. Taking it further, if that same club which perhaps has now become a Senior club in tier 5, then gets relegated back to Junior tier 6 I take it they will become a Junior club again ? It all seems at best rather messy to me as I take it the club will have to apply to the Senior Lowland League and resign from the SJFA on promotion the opposite if relegated.
  10. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    and thanks for getting the official crowd. I use that and put a note for the records 're my head count
  11. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Jings I was miles out in my headcount at the game on sat! I got c.103 though I did include everyone including the directors box. A number of people kept going in and out of the bar and in the end it was too difficult to work it out exactly! Prob about 20 to 30 ish Shire fans at the game.
  12. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    Yes. That is my understanding. I have 1 share in the B company myself. It's so long ago since I looked. Will need to see if I can find the breakdown of the deal sonewhere.
  13. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    When Spencer left the club and the fans through shiretrust bought his 46% shareholding of East Stirlingshire A shares ie the part of the club which is the footy entity rather than the the B shares part of the company which owes Firs Park, unfortunately we were not long afterwards with a HMRC tax demand with days to pay it. Memory is a poor thing but sure it was a week or a few wks at most to pay it. HRMC refused to give us time to pay despite a Scottish Premier League team at the same time having a tax demand and being given time. HMRC were planning to close the Shire if the tax bill wasn't paid so the club approached Mackin for financial help as we were unable to raise the funds. Mackin agreed to paid the Bill (Think it was £50k) and the plan was for him to recoup the amount from the sale proceeds of Firs Park on top of what he was already due. Basically it was put to him that he would get less money overall if HMRC sold Firs Park as a fire sale rather than it being sold on the open market. With Firs Park still not sold and Mackin resigning from the B shareholders board earlier this season he is stilldue these additional monies out of pocket. It is ironic that thoughtout his time at the Shire when he failed to put in promised monies into the club and then ultimately tried to kill the club to assist strip it that he only put money in after we had left firs park to protect as asset that is as far away as ever from selling. Milles away from his dream of getting a sale price of £1.5m at the outset.
  14. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    My head count from yest's Edinburgh University v East Stirlingshire game was 112 ( including about 60 to 70 Shire fans).
  15. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    252 at today's Shire v Kelty Hearts game