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About San Starko Rover

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  1. Pyramid 2019/2020

    So here’s an idea for integration, I’m sure many will disagree. SJFA ceases to exist as an affiliate rebrands with a new name as part of the SFA putting all clubs under one umbrella. It administers all leagues below tier 5 and administers the national cup for non league teams as an Olive Branch let TJ keep his job as head of this. Scottish Junior cup - keep the name for historical reasons, get rid of replays to aid fixture scheduling and include all teams tier 5 and below (possible exclude the tier 5 teams who’ve qualified for challenge and leagues cups if it’s too many fixtures for them) West - Do exactly what the EOS did this year conferences including all West Juniors, all SOS and any amateurs who wish to apply. Like the EOS this season there will be a few hammering but one season of pain for the greater good. Might sound unfair to SOS but they really can’t justify tier 6 imo and let’s be honest if they do they’ll just get hammered every playoff by East and West. East - tier 6 is established so unfair to do another season of conferences at tier 6. End of next season relegate 2 teams promoting the EOS conference champion and the highest placed south of Tay team from ERJFA leagues then form conferences at tier 7 with EOS, South of Tay ERJFA and any interested amateurs. North - open up HL and make it 16 teams. I think the area is too large for one league at tier 6 so I’d have two leagues feeding the HL. Aberdeenshire and Tayside teams in one league and Highland and Islands in another split somewhere between Inverness and Aberdeen, again do a season of conferences to get everyone at the correct level as soon as possible. Sure lots will disagree but this would at least get every team at their level as quickly as possible, retain and add to the Junior Cup which is obviously important to a lot of Junior fans and let TJ keep his job while helping the current SFA not have to directly administer all the teams.
  2. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    They’re teenagers who did something stupid, they’ve paid for the damage, been to court and banned for a year. Seems fair to me. Hopefully they’ll learn from it but no need for further punishment in my opinion move on.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    Some utter meltdowns on this thread in the last couple of days [emoji23] Good luck to Fauldhouse and JC, I think it’s the wrong decision and they’ll regret it but they have to make the choice they believe is best for them however they’re now surely relying on no other clubs following Glenrothes and jumping ship to the EOSFL with such small leagues. Interesting to see what comes out of the ERJFA and EOSFL meeting but unless the boundary is moved (I don’t think it should be) I’m not sure what agreement can be reached. Still at least we’ll get an idea of both organizations current position and it’ll be interesting to see the ERJFA opinion as opposed to the SJFA who have to represent all 3 regions together.
  4. Lowland Trapdoorwatch 2018-19

    This would have been the easiest solution for the entire country, set geographic areas, East, West, North (possibly split into two areas due to travel) get every team who wanted to play to do what the EOS have done this season (1 season of conferences) and form divisions for each geographic area from the conferences teams would then be at the correct levels after 1 year of pain and no one loses face. However that ship has long since sailed.
  5. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    Been a hard season for these type of clubs having to match up to the former East Junior Super-league clubs and they’re no doubt looking forward to the end of the season. I have to applaud all the former EOS teams at the bottom of the conferences as they put the greater good of the EOS ahead of their own interests. I’m sure they’ll be happier once the East is sorted as one league and everyone finds their level, the conference idea for this season and possibly next (tier7) is a great way to do it quickly without anyone losing face.
  6. Pyramid 2019/2020

    How did he become CEO was it a prize in his cornflakes? I know he’s admitted his understanding of the non league game isn’t great but he must have someone in the SFA who could give him a brief overview.
  7. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Am I correct in thinking that the SFA board need to meet to approve the applications before the end of March or Clubs like Bonnyrigg won’t be eligible for promotion despite having done the work? I understand the meeting was cancelled for an extremely good reason but if it’s not rearranged in time that it stops teams getting promoted who in good faith have joined the pyramid and done the work then that would be a real slap in the face to these teams and show what an amateur organisation the SFA are. Hopefully it’s done in time otherwise it’s shockingly bad organisation.
  8. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    That’s a great result for Burntisland, notice LTHV aren’t have the same back log of games this year due to pitch causing games to be postponed. Have they done something to improve their pitch or just been luckier with this years weather?
  9. Club Licencing

    Try sending one to Maxwell then maybe TJ will leak the answer.
  10. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I'd normally be fully in favour of reopening the Railway stand and if possible make it terracing again as said above if we wanted new changing facilities behind thew dugout is the prime location for a building for that. The match day atmosphere would be much better if the home and away fans were a few feet apart in that stand and the view from the side of the pitch would be far better. However at the moment this is of zero priority for me and should be for the club as our only real priority should be getting out of the seaside league and up into the Championship. We've been poor the last 3 full seasons and McGlynn is going to have to look at why and how to rectify it. Even if we do we could be battling Falkirk and Thistle next season making promotion even tougher. Get the team sorted before we worry about stands and changing facilities. This seasons a write off barring a miracle in the playoffs (Our record there speaks for itself) so the Manager and board need to be looking at who has performed and who needs to move on. Oh and can we please buy some cotton wool to wrap LV up in?
  11. Pyramid 2019/2020

    That’s the one, thanks for the info GNU_Linux. Sad story in Scottish football history. I guess if they returned it would be nice but it’s been that long what fans they had most are no longer with us.
  12. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Not EOS but has anything more been heard on the return of Third Lanark? I recall them having plans to try and turn the new Amateur team into a senior team with plans for a stadium. Did it all fall through?
  13. Club Licence

    Get what your saying TFW but some of the Kings Lynn example for clubs has to be put at the board, if to move up a level you need to meet certain criteria for your stadium the board should be asking “can we afford this” if the answer is no then they should not do the work and lose the promotion until they’re in a position to answer yes to that question. For example Tweedmouth I understand are improving their ground I would assume to gain a licence which is great but they need to ensure the improvements are done only when they can afford them. There’s no sense in rushing in and buying everything through loans and bankrupting the club. It should be done one stage at a time even if it takes a few years and stops them gaining promotion and guaranteed cup entry. I’d rather have a club to support at a lower level than a few good years and potentially no club left. Many in Scotland have made this mistake and only through the fans raising money and local businesses writing off debt do they still have a club to support.
  14. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Crowd wanks are the worst and frankly laughable by teams outside the big few. It doesn’t matter if a team gets 5, 50, 500, 5000 or 50,000 fans at games as long as the team lives within its means. Teams with huge fan bases have bankrupted themselves by over spending while teams who barely have more fans than players have been around for decades surely that’s the point of a pyramid clubs can rise and fall as their fan base and finances dictate to find their appropriate level.
  15. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Where’s the map from you’ve posted?