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  1. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Surely it's really doesn't matter who plays in a preseason friendly? The main thing is players get match practice and get some game fitness. Lots of teams will play trialists and 20s during preseason, for varying reasons, but mostly to see if they are capable of being involved throughout the season. To suggest everyone has to play their full strength team in each friendly (or just against Linlithgow) doesn't really fit with what preseason games are all about.
  2. To be honest there is no merit in placing importance in preseason game results, these games are for managers to get players playing the way they wish to play and for players to build up their game fitness levels. What is more important in these games are for players to get used to playing with one another and get used to playing the style of football their manager wishes to utilise. In all my years of playing, and now coaching, I have placed zero importance on preseason results - its part time football, players have holidays etc and teams play trialists....results don't count. Performances count more than results at this stage..... Although when the season starts this may well flip on its head.
  3. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Pyramidic, I would suggest you stand very little chance of having such questions answered here. TJ would probably answer these questions if asked directly over the telephone or by email, maybe? The questions you ask are prudent and in an ideal world of transparency would already be answered but sadly that isn't what we are dealing with. This being said, as I have suggested previously, there can be no place for jobs on honorary status. All future positions in any set up should be based on the individual merits of applicants after a robust process. Having an interview and getting appointed in 1999 should not guarantee someone a position in any new organisation in 2018....
  4. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Yep pricey there are already cups that teams within the eosfl participate in that fill the fixtures. My own personal view - I don't get the hype surrounding the junior cup, it seems to be the one thing some junior fans and clubs want to hang on to, but it isn't a huge selling point for me. Personally I dont think the sjfa as an association will be part of the pyramid (would be happy to say I was wrong if they are). As a question though - What is/would be the draw to the junior cup for clubs in the eosfl, LL and HL? ( for me all it does, along with other cups in the Juniors, is hold the entire season up with replayed ties)
  5. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    No one Barring junior clubs are overly interested by the junior cup, I don't see a need for it to be part of the pyramid, there are other cups that will suffice. What junior clubs will have to embrace is that they are joining or will be forming a new league set up and with this comes a different operating model. The old way hasn't worked for a considerable period so why allow it to have a place in any new structure. I also disagree wholeheartedly with jobs for old times sakes and meeting in any form of middle ground to keep someone in a role. New roles should be appointed on merit. If a company takes over another company, whose management have overseen years of decline, would that company keep those people in place or would they undertake a restructuring process?
  6. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Unless anyone can tell me otherwise, I believe that not just TJ require to be moved out, not as a punishment (albeit the regression in recent times and lack of desire for change should have had a review long before now), but for the progression of the game. We can sit and play the he did, he said, they told me to game all night but sadly those who have overseen the game in more recent times require to be held accountable for their inaction and disregard for anything that would remotely change the functioning of the junior game (put them out of a position). In the environment you are trying to suggest exists there would be no person or group of people accountable and the clubs are to blame.... So why have a management committee and secretary if they are not doing anything other than what the clubs want? (you may find that these gentleman hold much more power than you are suggesting and conduct things in another way than you are suggesting above).
  7. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Nope read it back a page.... I know how it all works. I said this in response to a post that suggested TJ be given a role, along with the sjfa, at running cups in any new set up, I said that any post which is filled should have a formal process attached. And yes, if an individual, or group of individuals who are appointed do not meet the expectations of their roles they should have their performances reviewed and if required removed from the positions they hold.... That's how any business or organisation works.... If my performance at work was in the same bracket I'd have to get the finger out and improve my output, not blame others, same applies for the sjfa. And its far too easy to blame the clubs here.
  8. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Yeah I wasn't really suggesting everyone was being personal, to be fair there has only really been one response that has been of a personal nature, although that response appears to be based on the personal experiences of the poster. I dont view anything wrong with it, I do agree that a decline/regression has been over seen and those involved should not be given honorary positions in charge of anything, all future positions should be filled with proper processes in place - particularly those positions that are paid a wage.
  9. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Whilst I agree there may be those out to have personal attacks on people, there are a vast majority who are simply putting over their views regarding a performance issue relating to a paid position in an organisation. Nothing more, surely there are no roles above reproach in any organisation?
  10. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Whilst I like working together as a principle, it becomes a fruitless approach if jobs are given to people. People should have to apply for any paid positions and go through some form of interview/vetting process, not simply be given a post in the interest of bridge building.
  11. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Why would you give an individual (or group of individuals) , in any walk of life, who have underperformed over a sustained period of time, any further responsibility for running an important aspect of any organisation? For me the sjfa have underperformed in their management of the organisation for long enough and a new direction is required. For any business to progress and become better change is required. Handing underperforming paid individuals, who can't live up to the current level of responsibility, further responsibility would be a particularly ridiculous move. To give anyone a position just because they have held one for a sustained period isn't the greatest approach (my politically correct wording).
  12. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Or the club could ask the league to withdraw from it to hold their social function and give someone else an opportunity to enjoy the experience and benefit from new fans at the ground?
  13. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Why not arrange, for one night, to hold something for everyone.... Including the bus loads of guys arriving at your ground who will undoubtedly spend more money than it costs to hold one social function? Make the most of more fans through the gates? Surely one night without a function, in 8 months time isn't that bad?
  14. League fixtures 2018/19?

    Fixed that for you :-)
  15. WoSFL Pyramid Deadline - SJFA or Club led?

    Amused is a better way of wording it. Amused that the person stating others are self-unaware has come onto an opinion generated public forum, hasn't bothered to read anything others have written, but deemed it fit to make throwaway observations about self unawareness on one line of a post..... Anyway let's draw a line Shanner shall we, I'm really more interested in seeing a full and complete pyramid set up that involves the wrsjfa and quite excited at how that will look and potentially improve non league football in Scotland.