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  1. Club Licence

    All clubs should have received feedback after their inspections, those who were due to be considered last week should have had everything in place or an application for derogation submitted.
  2. Pyramid 2019/2020

    There has to be a single rule for all though. Clubs submitted applications under the 2018 criteria and the goalposts moved afterwards. I'm reasonably sure the SFA didn't ask the clubs if they'd like their £2k fee refunded so the applications should be deemed as accepted under the rules in place at the time. Its not too dissimilar to the situation Linlithgow Rose were in when they applied (in that the SFA tried to change the rules mid process). Its in the hands of the SFA to grant any club a temporary reprieve on any aspect of licencing provided plans are in place to address. Refusing applicants a licence because they don't have floodlights while simultaneously allowing others to renew theirs despite the same shortcoming would surely leave them open to all manner of allegations, although that's nothing new for the SFA.
  3. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Dundonald v Eyemouth was a cup game today so they are still on 36 points.
  4. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    I'm not sure how he'll fit in at Kelty, though clearly someone's been watching him and believes he fits in with your system. In my opinion he's at his best up top but think he might struggle against some of the LL defences, he is lightweight and his first touch can be pretty hit and miss. We've certainly had a good return from him and he's scored some cracking goals so he has the ability, its the work rate that might let him down. Just my opinion of course and others may well disagree.
  5. East of scotland vs juniors

    Bonnyrigg have scored more than 5 on 7 occasions this season - Inverkeithing Tranent Dalkeith Tynecastle Eyemouth Dunipace Oakley And scored exactly 5 on another 5 occasions against Stirling Uni EOS Hawick Blackburn Sauchie x 2 So 12 times in 26 competitive games.
  6. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    Your correct, the money hasn't been spent on players, 10 of the current 18 man squad were in the squad that faced Hibs. The replacements were as much through necessity as anything else with a couple of players retiring or moving on to play amatuer. The close season saw us sign 2 players, Louis Swanson from LTHV who hasn't really featured and Stevie Thompson who has subsequently moved to Nitten. The players all agreed to a wage drop this season given the unknown quantity of the EoS. There were certainly offers on the table for a number of players over the close season but they all elected to stay at Bonnyrigg. After the Hibs game the club looked at levelling the pitch but the cost was astronomical although this might be an issue in seasons to come. The club has spent money on the pitch and facilities and had other work done as part of sponsorship deals. I'd presume they've generally put their house in order with a licence in mind. As far as I know the club are more than capable of funding the installation of floodlights, indeed the suggestion from some quarters is they've already been sourced. Whilst having money in the bank is a good thing I'd argue Bonnyrigg's success is due to keeping the core of the team together over the past 3 seasons rather than trying to buy it.
  7. East of scotland vs juniors

    They were certainly short of players on Saturday, think they only had 3 sub's including the manager. Sauchie have a good set up & decent facilities but don't seem to have much in the way of support, at least on the occasions I've been there, is there an underlying reason or are the locals just all Alloa fans?
  8. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    Bonnyrigg's application was submitted, and fee paid, prior to the latest change making floodlights a requirement. Whether or not the application goes through is entirely in the hands of the SFA. I'd be disappointed if those in a similar boat weren't granted their licence on the proviso it won't be renewed unless floodlights are installed in the next 12 months but then I wouldn't be surprised if the SFA simply said no, time will tell. I did hear from one source that the lights had been sourced but don't know how true this is.
  9. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Team played superbly today, was worried we might switch off at 3-0 but it didn't happen. Ross Grey was excellent, think he might have had a wee point to prove to the manager.
  10. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Central Park is owned by the Brewster family and rented to Cowdenbeath. That was part of the issue toward the end of last season when the club was complaining about the cost if the lease.
  11. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    As it stands Bo'ness can reach 61pts and Dundonald 57pts both still to play Bonnyrigg once. Tranent can also get to 57pts with both Bo'ness and Dundonald still to play. With the exception of Eyemouth and Burntisland everyone else is capable of taking points from each other 62pts from a possible 70 is therefore the current target for us. The bigger concern for Bonnyrigg is the fact we could still have a shedload of cup games to fit in as well.
  12. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Would imagine Ross Gray and Louis Swanson might be the players in question with both likely frustrated at the lack of starting berths they've seen this season. I also understand that Kelty are interested in Kyle Wilson.
  13. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Dunno but Kelty have been
  14. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Cup games starting to back up a little now, wonder if we'll see the games away to Sauchie and Tynecastle being moved to midweeks to accommodate.
  15. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Pitch Inspection at 9:30am for tomorrow's game.