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auld yin wae knowledge

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  1. If you a referring to The SAFA blazers .......well I can assure you they have put a lot of pressure on The powers above and constantly do......... in fact The SAFA Secretary and President [ who runs a amateur team ] are just as upset and sick of the situation as you are ................................ but you will find its Sports Scotland are the ones involved in decisions and I believe a compromise was made for some groups being allowed than none at all
  2. All teams in each section play home and away which should take most sections up to Christmas then all being well the League would start in the new year with teams only playing each other once and The Jimmy Marshall Trophy would be played as well [ TBC ]
  3. First set of fixtures now on website http://www.safl.co.uk/index.php?id=all_cup_fixtures. Centenary Trophy will be played within 5 regions [ Glasgow / Renfrewshire / West / Lanarkshire / Argyle to prevent to much travelling
  4. Dated suspension has always been a hit and miss ......player given 2 month suspension over the winter period may miss less games than the player giving a 4 match suspension, or another example over the winter period a player giving a 4 game ban is out longer than the 2 month suspended player......so a I said its been hit and miss for years...
  5. And you bear in mind The SAFL not lost everyone .....so you can apologize again.....as Castlemilk reached the 1/4 finals in 2018/19
  6. At The Scottish Amateur Football League AGM the formation of Divisions for 20/21 was decided : PREMIER DIVISION Barrhead Arkleston, Castlemilk Ams, Easthall Star, Goldenhill, Hillington, Inverclyde, Kings Park Rangers, Motherwell Th, Port Glasgow Ams, Rutherglen. PREMIER DIVISION ONE Busby, Campbelltown Pupils, Carlton YMCA, Glenburn, Dunoon, Glynhill Moorcroft, Lochgilphead Red Star, Neilston, Parkhall, St.Convals. PREMIER DIVISION TWO Arthurlie Juniors [new club ] Baljaffray Ams [ new club ] Cardross Ams, Claremont, Duncanrig FP, Port Glasgow OBU, Strathaven Dynamo, Tarbert. Promotion 2 up and Relegation 2 Down ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND START DATE UNKNOWN
  7. I reckon Suspensions/ fines will still stand In my opinion the problem with null and void is you can't move a team up,if a team in a higher Division folds / leaves [ unless you draw the team from the lower division out a hat ]
  8. Tug - Amateur football will survive but a number of Leagues will fold, Thus regionalisation is the answer in my opinion to prevent as many for doing that. They is a chain of thought from people who use this forum either to read the posts or contribute to a topic of " I'm all right jack " attitude but forgetting when you are in a position [ like me ] you have to look at the whole amateur football game not just your own League, Now it has been said to me the reason I am pushing for regionalisation is because my League [ SAFL ] is losing teams [ all leagues are ] NOT TRUE I have suggesting this format since about 2006 and past presidents/secretaries of The SAFA know that and I was even involved in discussions with leagues about 20 years ago regarding something similar. Its also been put to me that amalgamation of Leagues is the answer to the problem it may well be however I think that is only a temporary solution as it does not answer the travel issues. Saying that all above is insignificant of what some people are going through right now
  9. Nope, I do not know as I was not present
  10. I do not often agree with you "Amateur Footie Fan" but your are right on this...……….. wonder why they did not
  11. Regionalisation is 100% the way forward for one season then create 2 super Divisions after that season. And the remaining teams just continue to play in regions Simple to do for Saturday afternoon football and The SAFA are aware of it [ and have small support within it ] as we put it forward to them back Last September B4 the shut down.
  12. Graham how are you? hope your are keeping well.....the rule I refer to change is player registrations, and only allowed to play once on a Saturday, who is going to give up the chance to play [ if successful ] in the Scottish / West cup latter stages or chasing a League title to then registrar for a summer League assume start date is march, so that's why I mention if some current Leagues who are struggling moved it may be better than a new League starting thus keeping the players and clubs as not everyone could play in Winter Leagues. And as a dinosaur and as you know I have always been very pro active on changes and made a good few happen
  13. A lot of rules changes required within the SAFA and Leagues but possible and that's the easy bit ......I would think Leagues that a struggling could be worth considering [ though after this we could find more are ] Do something about it then......not just talk about it
  14. Well Done to The SAFL Executive suspending all fines due by clubs due to the current situation, as most clubs raise funds from players on match days....good move
  15. The SAFL 3 vs Cent AFL 6 Deserved result, although SAFL missed a penalty the better team won, great performance from The SAFL Goalkeeper
  16. INTER LEAGUE TROPHY Semi Final The Sottish Amateur Football League -V Central Scottish AFL Sunday 23rd K.O. 4pm Admission Free
  17. yeah yeah yeah...….back to subject please
  18. New balls please - neither do I care but others do !!!...………………. and we did put forward proposals so please read the my other post ………….and as for your pop at the SAFL heard for the last 20 years we always recover that's why other Leagues take our teams.
  19. Bridgewater - not ignorant question not sure the answer but I know for a fact it was a big issue years ago when this was talked about so I have to assume its still a big issue thus why our proposals include keep your Leagues name, We at the SAFL are the oldest League in Scotland ( Est 1900 ] even older than the SAFA so more to lose than any other League Its been said to me The SAFL are putting forward these proposals as we are loosing teams to other Leagues, yes that's partial true but in turn these same Leagues are having teams fold year after year.....so this is how its in all our interest
  20. Redondo- We at the SAFL submitted ideas and met with the SAFA office bearers to address the issues faced by ALL leagues within The Amateur structure , it was based on regionally platform but very importantly the current Leagues still kept their own Identity [ that's why your suggestion will never happen ] and it also involved a super League. and a pyramid system. Sadly it was rejected by the executive committee of the SAFA, though we given the opportunity to submit constitution changes. I go to council meetings of The SAFA and at the last meeting it was raised by a Sunday League rep regarding issues facing the Amateur game. and it was taken on board by the office bearers and will be discussed at a future meeting and any suggestions by any parties were invited to put to the National Secretary.
  21. Would be interesting to see how this Looks This year I know the SAFL are down to 29 Clubs a drop of 5 from last year [ but only 2 folded ]
  22. Centenary Trophy 2019/20 1/4 Finals - Update St.Joseph's -V- Barrhead Arky / FC Argyll / Parkhall Ams Goldenhill -V- Hillington Motherwell Th -V- Houston Utd Inverclyde -V- Lochgilhead Red Star
  23. Gavin - [ I think that's your name] midweek games are a big issue for all Leagues at the end of season as is travelling, the SAFA were inundated with calls at the end of the season with Leagues Unfilled fixtures. Surely when you see 2 of your Leagues clubs fold before the season has started has to be concerning for all, especially when one of the clubs has been going for over 40 years Dougie I agree with several of your points and I would say money is a factor ok, not the real issue but definitely a issue the proposals I have mentioned in my post is meant to be a starting point for debate within The SAFA and could be tweaked to include what Dougie is saying and others opinions.
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