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  1. Club Licencing

    I write this post just to let you all know my experiences of the SFA Club Licensing process and why, (without knowing all the details) it may not be the end of the road for Bonnyrigg just yet. (Unless of course they have officially been told different???) When either applying to get a license for the first time, or in renewing an existing one, there are virtually no grey areas in the process at all. It is very black and white. If , at the time of your SFA visit, a club has not complied with one of the stipulations within a set timescale, then it is very unlikely that any club would be granted a license in the first instance. However, you may be granted one later if you can prove that the work is complete and compliant. As an example, say a club needed to install toilets and plumbing works into dressing rooms. On the day of your visit, if the required work is not complete then the SFA are not interested if the plumbing company has been delayed, or if you are waiting on a part arriving in the post, or that it will be finished in the next few weeks or whatever. At the time of the visit if the club is not compliant then a license would not granted. (Unless the works were literally completed within a few days.) However, the club may be given a set timescale to complete the work and the licensing committee may confirm the award at a later date. I cannot imagine a circumstance where the SFA would have awarded Bonnyrigg a license today if they stipulated in advance that floodlights were a requirement for new applicants and the lights were not fully installed and signed off as being compliant. So today they fail their application because they are not compliant as the floodlights are not operational on the day the committee makes its decision. However the bigger question I suppose is have the club been told that they have a deadline to complete the works and the licensing committee will revisit the application? Or have they been told that the process is now complete and they cannot be granted a license prior to the commencement of the new season?
  2. Lowland League Cup 18/19

    It’s not at Gala Its at Peffermill.
  3. Selkirk FC thread

    Selkirk’s SFA Membership was terminated yesterday.
  4. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Ours is not bad but would have been better if our stand had been open. We’ve really noticed a drop off since the temporary closure especially with the older supporters who were previously very loyal. We’ll get it resolved soon though.
  5. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    Roses are red, violets are blue, it was Gala Fairydean “Rovers” that gave them to you!
  6. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    Roses are red, violets are blue, it was Gala Fairydean “Rovers”, who gave them to you
  7. Vandalism at Vale of Leithen

    Absolute morons! https://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/17409151.football-club-vandals-leave-trail-of-sectarian-slurs/
  8. Gala Fairydean Rovers / Netherdale blog

    We hope and expect that the intrusive drilling will show that the stand is substantially structurally sound and that it only requires repairs to the eroded concrete on parts of the exterior along with a general facelift, clean up and repair of the drainage etc. A great deal of work has so far gone into securing in excess of £200k to fund these repairs. If the costs are higher then we are confident we can secure the extra money needed.
  9. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Headcount at Edusport v GFR = 42...with half the crowd from Gala.
  10. Selkirk FC thread

    An update on what’s been happening; https://www.bordertelegraph.com/sport/17296135.only-way-back-for-selkirk-is-as-a-grassroots-community-club/?ref=fbshr
  11. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Gala v Edu = 135
  12. Selkirk FC thread

    It’s clear that the vast majority of Selkirk’s debt is owed to one person who may be prepared to write that off. However there are football related debts, to former players for example that I would imagine would have to be settled before the club was able to continue in its current form in any league set up?
  13. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Disappointing news in the short term for Gala Fairydean Rovers and bound to affect attendances during the worst of the winter months. However it is also the start of much needed restoration works which will return the stand to its former glory and improve the facility enormously. Short term pain for long term gain. https://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/17196548.iconic-galashiels-stand-is-closed-for-safety-reasons/?fbclid=IwAR0eWurrwv3d4sn8gtZHSX9BL7NyyHbQfG1APhR4uxV4cV83I3gyKe41iys
  14. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    Official attendance
  15. Lowland league attendances 2018/19

    The actual attendance at GFR v East Stirlingshire was 304