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Jimmy Shaker

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About Jimmy Shaker

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  • Birthday 17/08/1979

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  1. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    And the North Cup is one of the oldest cup competitions in all of football, IIRC. I’m not having that ditched - even in its current state - to make way for a game at Darvel or some crap like that.
  2. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    Go a few seasons without a national competition? The Scottish Cup getting scrapped then?
  3. Cove on the Move

    It'll get played in a midweek in August, pending cup ties and the like. Tough tits for Clach.
  4. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    Like I said, few in the north are really that bothered about the junior cup. The folk I know who are or were involved with junior teams always treated it as an inconvenience. Occasionally an expensive one. The SHFL hasn’t room and the north Juniors is in some state of flux just now. This, I don’t think we need. So the junior cup is a big deal to folk in Ayrshire. Great. So too, I imagine, will electricity be when it arrives. It’s all very local.
  5. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    Taking part in an uninteresting, unsponsored competition is not broadening your horizons. I appreciate its an alien concept to junior clubs but the SHFL has a fixture list printed in advance and we don’t just busk our way through the entire season.
  6. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    An enormous percentage of the entrants in any competition have no chance of winning it. What do we do then? Make another cup that doesn't involve the Superleague sides or those in the top half of the SHFL, just so those left have a chance to win something? Why not just pester the SFA to make the Scottish Cup an all-in affair.
  7. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    SHFL clubs already play in a national competition. A pretty famous one. Anything else is just pissing about.
  8. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    What all of the Junior Cup is televised? More than the final? I'm sure at least one North Region club recently didn't even bother with the Junior Cup, such was the waste of time in entering.
  9. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    No problem is insurmountable, and the national non-league cup run on Fitba North has generated interest (despite being almost always won by ERJFA sides), but you'd do very well to get anyone in the north to take any interest in a real version of this. Even the cups we play for generate little interest. The Aberdeenshire Shield is just a do-over of the Aberdeenshire Cup and is usually the first mentioned when it comes to thinning out the fixture list. The North Cup is a shadow of it's former self and has no sponsor. There's an Inverness Cup but the last edition played has remained unfinished for years. The Highland League Cup remains the one cup teams want to win but it too isn't what it was and the final is usually hemmed in amongst league fixtures. If the clubs aren't going to earn out of it, it's a waste of time.
  10. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    Give us a good reason for entering.
  11. Northern interest in a Non-League Scottish Cup/SFA Trophy?

    We really don’t got the time for this.
  12. Cove v's Cowdenbeath / Cowdenbeath v's Cove

    The ball was either about to, or had just, hit the post and was coming back out. Sheran lost his load after the game, blaming the officials for the result (a draw) in an attempt to deflect from the fact his side had - for the seventh time in a row - failed to beat Fraserburgh. Pretty much exactly the same approach he adopted on the weekend.
  13. Bringing the league into disrepute is no laughing matter. Tsk.
  14. Cove v's Cowdenbeath / Cowdenbeath v's Cove

    Moaning about pictures again, aye? They did this a couple o’ seasons back when they failed to win at Fraserburgh and complained about a disallowed goal, citing photographic evidence of the ball crossing the line as proof the referees were out to get them. This was the photo...
  15. Cove v's Cowdenbeath / Cowdenbeath v's Cove

    The Evening Express sports department is nowt but a fanzine for Cove, the rest of the SHFL gets no cut from it. Fair enough, as it’s a Toonser paper, but it prints what Covers want to read. The Cove fans I spoke to on Saturday had the hump with the refereeing for the winner but were pretty sheepish about the scenes at the end.
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