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  1. We're only 8 games into the league in September. Still plenty of football to be played and plenty of time to get a wee run going.
  2. Yeah but is the whole set up different? E.g different game days, is it a single division, exclusive to LL teams only meaning dual contracts don't need to be taken for players?
  3. Possibly a daft question here but what's the difference with the LL u20s league compared to the WoS u21s?
  4. You could be right, I had a spell with Harestanes u21s in that league a few years ago and at that time I'm sure there were a few different ones. There's a thread on the Youth forum about a decrease in u21s teams in general. I'm sure most of them will have floodlit parks nearby as I'm sure the majority, if not all, will train on them. Plus most councils are installing them
  5. Players can already sign dual contracts between the 1st team and u21s. A good few of these teams already play in the West of Scotland under 21s league anyway governed by the SYFA. However, I do agree this would be quite a good idea. On the flip side though, In the view of the SYFA, you'd be taking away alot of the cubs currently competing in that league which is arguably one of the most competitive in u21s football in Scotland. Perhaps clubs which don't have a youth setup could look to arrange some sort of partnership/pathway for the local independent clubs. E.g. Kilsyth Rangers and Kilsyth Athletic, Harmony Row with Renfrew (if Renfrew don't already have a youth setup), Wishaw WW with Wishaw Juniors. Some of these clubs may already have something like this in place though
  6. Rob Roy and Rossvale (and I assume many more) offer a kids a chance to be a match day mascot. I like the ideas clubs have of under 16s going free. I'm going to be taking my daughters to Rob Roy games once they're old enough and hopefully they'll want to keep on going.
  7. He might have I was just under the impression he still did it because on his Twitter profile he advertises it
  8. Robert Burns on pulse radio on a Thursday does one too
  9. Kirkintilloch Rob Roy I'd imagine would look to maybe start up another 21s in the future once the new ground is built. From what I gather the plan is to run teams at most age groups as a pathway to either the Junior team or the Amatuer team. 21s becomes a very difficult age to keep boys playing. Most are working and so many jobs nowadays are weekends as opposed to a Mon-Fri. I found this with myself as I played up until 21s (when I was 17 mind you) and I got an apprenticeship where I was required to work weekends. Sadly I could no longer commit to playing for a team as I'd make a handful of games. I think there are various reasons alot of teams fold in this age group but I think that is being a big one. Some junior and even amateur teams take younger boys in and have them in the main team. The pro youth system aswell I think can ruin boys too. Some play for a PY team for years and the older they get the more confident they become that they'll make it and when they reach an age of 16,17,18 or 19 and told they aren't good enough it shatters some people's confidence to the point where they either think "what's the point?" or some who think they are now too good to drop back to playing youth football. Then finally there's the cultural aspect of modern day Scotland, which is drink. At that age alot of boys would rather go out on a friday/Saturday night and drink with their pals rather than kicking a ball about on a Saturday/Sunday morning/afternoon. Obviously these are only my thoughts on it and it's not to say I'm right or I'm wrong
  10. Officially SYFA won't allow this. Many teams bend the rules mind you but I'm not advising you to do that [emoji23] I played for my team in the 96 age group on a Saturday and on the Sunday I played for the team my dad helped coach and my brother played for which was 94. Both played 11s. The team I was registered for were very good about it and thought it would benefit me getting experience playing with an older age group as well as my own. This wasn't an everyweek occurrence though, only if required
  11. Do Syngenta not have a good youth set up from mini kicker all the way through? From when I played youth football Syngenta were always one of the better sides at most age groups
  12. I don't see the harm in it. The team clearly have a free week and are looking to keep the players sharp and test themselves against junior opposition as junior is seen as the next step up. No harm in it
  13. Maybe it has something to do with them being there but hey that's just my guess. If I bump into him I'll be sure to let him know you were asking for him. Who knows, maybe he'll come back on for a catch up with you
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