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  1. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    Bonnyrigg v LTHV - Game Off
  2. Pyramid 2019/2020

    To be honest I don't think there would be much appetite from SoS, Lowland or Highland League clubs to participate here, I suspect even those in the East who left last season don't really miss the competition (one or two minor exceptions). Its time to get things right, not just some half arsed temporary solution to keep a few clubs happy. The Lowland League will eventually encompass a mix of teams from East, West and South. There will not be any Tayside clubs in the Lowland League, quite simply they don't belong there. The issue now is someone needs to stick there head above the parapet in the North and sort out the structure up there. If there are 3 feeders to the Lowland League there can be 3 for the Highland League based on Geography, short term pain for some clubs but in the next 5 years the Highland League would have a distinctly different look and spread to it as stronger clubs move up.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    As it stands I'd guess there's technically no reason clubs north of the line can't join to EoS if they wanted, it would of course be up to the existing member clubs to decide whether or not to accept them. They would however not be eligible for promotion to the Lowland League (even if licensed) and as the EoS isn't a feeder for the Highland League they couldn't go there either. The only way this changes is if Scottish Football, as a whole, agrees to either move the dividing line or do away with the line completely and simply have the 18 most Northerly Tier 5 clubs in the Highland League and the 16 most Southerly Tier 5 clubs in the Lowland League. Whatever happens there will be those who are happy and those who aren't but as some have suggested previously, I honestly can't see the line being moved to suit a tiny minority of Junior clubs who in the grand scheme of things matter very little (as is the case with most clubs at this level in the eyes of both the SFA and the general man in the street)
  4. Junior football, what is the future?

    Not this season, for me the Junior Cup was about away days at places you don't normally get to visit, we've had plenty of new grounds to visit this season so that element has been fulfilled.
  5. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Good result away from home today, bench was a little sparse for various reasons with only 1 real sub. Strong winds and a pitch that was very heavy in places meant it was never going to be a display of free flowing football but 3 points was the goal and that's what we came away with. Interested to see the highlights as I think we may have been a little fortunate with Dundonalds second goal being disallowed
  6. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Its no different to the last few years to be honest. With more league games next season for the top division I presume one of the cups might be dropped, reformatted or restricted to just the Tier 7 clubs.
  7. Dundonald, Crossgates & Oakley £

    Dundonald and Crossgates are £6, haven't been to Oakley this season but imagine its the same.
  8. Club Licence

    I don't see why they would be given anything, similarly any club in the East who now applies needs to adhere to the latest set of requirements which require floodlights. The issue with the existing applicants is that the goalposts were moved whilst clubs were already in the process.
  9. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    I have every confidence in the team to get the job done as we chase the quintuple. If however we get beat then it is of course a diddy cup we have no interest in [emoji3]
  10. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    The ground is in the centre of the town, you have a choice of 4 pubs within a few minutes walk, or the social club. The Calderwood is all of 25 feet from the ground and is probably your best bet.
  11. Club Licence

    You should find all you need to know here - http://www.bonnyriggrosefc.co.uk/teams/118321/news/launch-of-floodlight-fundraisers-2399807.html
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Dundonald v Eyemouth was a cup game today so they are still on 36 points.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Bonnyrigg Rose 2018-19

    Dunno but Kelty have been