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  1. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    Next season should be much better for you with the strongest teams gone. I bet you'll be happy to see the back of them...
  2. Random Matches You Are Going To...

    I took the ferry. Easter weekend away with a part of my family but still squeezed in a match visit. [emoji1]
  3. EoS Conference C chat 2018-19

    Congratulations to both Broxburn and Blackburn.
  4. Random Matches You Are Going To...

    Barra FC 4-1 Iochdar Saints, Uist and Barra Football League
  5. Pyramid 2019/2020

    How can they do a one year trial? Imagine if Lochee win the ERJFA and get a license (not that unlikely if they get floodlights). They can get in the LL if they win the play-offs. Yet if the trial ends and they revert to the current rules, they're in the wrong league geographically and have nowhere to go to if they get relegated. Even weirder, should they win promotion to the SPFL but get relegated after, they'd end up in the HL...
  6. The Quadruple

    How are City getting on in their quadruple chase?
  7. Cove Rangers Champions

    I've been quite impressed with East Kilbride this season, so there is a decent chance Cove might not even make the SPFL play-off final. If they would get promoted you'd need a larger squad though to deal with all the suspensions...
  8. Cove Rangers Champions

    I'm sure Cowdenbeath fans are excited of the prospect of playing Cove 4 times per season?
  9. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    Agreed, pyramid is a shambles in The Netherlands as well. And copying England is not a good thing for Scotland. Even though the game is better run there than here, it's far from great. A country with the population of England where football is that popular and with the crazy amount of money in the game down there, should really do much better than just 2 World Cup & 2 European semi finals in the last 50 years without a single final. The same goes for the results of English clubs in the Champions League, you would really expect better. Copying that approach with much less money and a much lower population is never going to work over here. It's time Scotland look elsewhere then England for how to run the game here.
  10. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    To be honest, I've been out of the country for nearly a decade now so it's difficult for me to say as things will undoubtedly have changed since then. There are definitely rules in place over there as well, but when I was living there it was definitely not that strict.
  11. West Region Reconstruction?? Again

    A sectional league cup at the end of the season would already solve a lot of issues. With the Junior Cup, scrapping replays wouldn't be a bad idea imo. Failing that, maybe stop scheduling dates between December - February. One problem is that when games get postponed in that period and rescheduled week after week it knocks the league back quite a bit. Only having rounds scheduled until November and from March would at least lessen the impact of the Junior Cup on league fixtures.
  12. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    Ok, I stand corrected, I must have had the wrong information. Maybe it's something like Celtic getting more than some Dutch teams as they get a large chunck of the Scottish TV money where the Dutch money is more evenly distributed?
  13. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    True, despite the much lower population, there is no reason why Scotland should be as poor as they are now (both in terms of Scottish teams in Europe & the national team). Football is massive here, there is a relatively decent amount of money. If the game here would be run better, both on local levels and by the football authorities, Scotland should really be doing much better. I'd love to see some of that Dutch approach being copied here.
  14. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    True, my local club in the town where I grew up has 11 pitches, of which 6 have floodlights. They have approx. 100 teams in all age categories, of which 20 male adult teams, 60 boys youth teams and 20 women/girls teams. And that's a town with a population of just 22K. Quite impressive really.
  15. Champions League 2018-2019 Thread

    Trust me, I've met plenty of Dutch football dads when I was playing over there who fall in that category. There are however, as DutchBorderer rightly said, plenty who do get involved in a positive way too.