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right_said_steve

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About right_said_steve

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  1. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    being honest, at no point did I ever think the roch wouldn't win on saturday and that was with the 10 men
  2. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    that is some amount of games lol
  3. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    maybe because at the moment the midweek fixtures are shoehorned in to make up for lost fixtures attendances aren't that great. if a summer season was introduced would there be as much a need for so many cups as well? not sure how you would cope with postponed fixtures, possibly try and have more games played earlier on in the season when the weather/daylight is more kind? what's the chances of a BBC ALBA picking up more rounds of the scottish cup if the ties are played in the summer when there's no other domestic football on, bringing more cash in?
  4. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    very true
  5. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    not sure how often fixtures would clash with kick off times etc but again another decent point. couldn't teams use these fixtures to entice more punters down to social clubs and then onto watch a game. how many kids are regularly attending junior games? is there going to be a "next generation"?
  6. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    the fans or the posters?
  7. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    cheers, very valid points.
  8. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    some good points raised there. suppose it really boils down to, if you're going to go then you're going to go regardless of the weather/time of year. probably just a selfish idea from me as I would rather go watch football over a game on the TV but the junior tends to clash with senior football which i attend home and away.
  9. Junior football, what is the future?

    summer football?
  10. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    why do folk use forums to point score about fans
  11. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    which is something I would be for (switching the entire system to summer football)
  12. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    again, something I wouldn't have thought about. although past few summers have been a bit wet lol
  13. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    I take it summer football is something you'd be for then? All of the reasons above are why I'd be for a switch. My 2 young kids loving going up to the junior game but if its pissing of rain/baltic then there is next to no chance of them leaving the house
  14. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    thanks for the reply and that's the sort of stuff I was looking for as something that wouldn't cross my mind. would as much mainteance be required if the pitches were played on over the summer?
  15. Summer Football (Junior Level)

    Sorry if this has been discussed before. As a season ticket holder at an SPFL club my visits to junior games probably add up to about 10 a season. Over the years I've watched Petershill & St. Rochs as well as going along to watch random teams compete in cup semi finals & finals. So my knowledge of the game at this level is very limited but not entirely void. Yesterday was a fantastic day for junior football in the west of Scotland, decent weather, no top flight games and a holiday period approaching. The match I attended (St Rochs v Forth) benefited from this with an excellent crowd. It got me thinking about the junior game and about the chances of it changing to a summer sport. From what I gather I don't see many cons in going to summer football, less chance of games being called off and the usual fixture backlog towards the end of the season . Less competition from senior clubs when trying to get punters through the gate. A slightly better chance of better weather further increasing the chances of punters attending. I also believe teams who play on grass pitches probably suffer from the winter weather conditions more, which results in their pitch being less playable than that of a team with an all weather surface. Would it be feasible to run the season from mid March to the end of October with a 2 to 3 week break in July or August for players to go away on a summer break with family. With summer football more games could be played midweek as well after work to allow for the cup games to be played without impacting on league fixtures. Would a move to summer football benefit the junior game? Has it already been discussed and denounced? Cheers
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