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Cameron Wilson

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  1. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Can't believe the SFA still want to hammer this ridiculous plan through. If they want to impose change, then a better idea might be telling the remaining south of Tay east juniors to just join the EoS, make a Tayside league for the teams north of the Tay, and then it's a workable solution for the time being at least. No-one has any objection to the west juniors entering, and it seems that since the north juniors have never been mentioned, that there is no requirement for the juniors to enter as one bloc at the same time. So not sure why the SFA are so hell bent on something so stupid as two leagues at the same tier covering the same area. There is simply no need for that to happen, forced or otherwise.
  2. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    Really enjoyed that. With such a relatively big population could Glenrothes get a team in the SPFL one day?
  3. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    Quite a few reconstruction questions do get answered on these threads... Certainly more than in regular media stories or anywhere else.
  4. Club Licencing

    What's your club Gaz?
  5. EOSFL match attendances 2018/19

    Coming late to the party with this and apologies if it's been suggested already (I had a look through the threads but couldn't see anything). But have you chaps considered using a shared Google doc for this? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/ Basically it is one central shared excel spreadsheet and everyone works on the same copy. Those trusted to provide accurate info can enter it directly themselves and save @Burnieclub78 some work. Anyway, it's a great effort from all concerned, thank you for keeping everyone else informed.
  6. Pyramid 2019/2020

    I think it's fair to say the strongest east juniors south of the Tay have moved over... which effectively means its hard to see the east juniors having any real long term future as anything other than a couple of district leagues at best. Unless it can find a way to merge with the EoS.
  7. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Agreed. Despite originally being from the area I don't have any special knowledge or inside info on the west Fife junior scene, but I was surprised Oakley moved last year. Equally surprised Rosyth appear to be staying put, given how close they are to so many EoS junior teams. It is however possible that there have been further applications or even conditional ones which we don't know about yet. Glenrothes moving proves that not all east juniors were convinced by the claim that the east juniors were in at tier six, and it's unlikely they were alone, even if they were the only ones to act openly so far. A lot happened after the original EoS deadline last year, it's still possible there could be some movement yet to come although I would concede it doesn't look likely at this point. What is notable that the voices suggesting that a few EoS clubs would move back to the juniors have gone quiet. Best bet is for the EoS and East Juniors to press on with their talks.
  8. Junior football, what is the future?

    Just putting this out there and apologies if its came up already in another of the 759 pages on this thread. But do you believe there is any chance the Bankies, or any other west juniors who may be growing impatient about getting into the Pyramid, might join the SoS instead? Sure, there would be cricket scores aplenty if that happened but as things stand it appears to be an easier route into the LL. And that's before considering the fact that joining the EoS next season means entering the pyramid at tier 7 at least, rather than the SoS at tier 6. Besides, the SoS already has Bonnyton in Kilmarnock who are already outwith the traditional catchment area of the league. If enough teams took this route could something similar to the east juniors exodus happen? It's certainly not an ideal solution but it could it be one way ahead if the current impasse can't be resolved?
  9. Junior football, what is the future?

    Or the WRsjfa. Is that really the case? They could apply to join the WRJFA but that's not the same as being relegated to it. They'd have to start in the bottom teir and as things stand have no chance to get back to the LL even if they made it to the super league and won it.
  10. Junior football, what is the future?

    Is the other choice the SoS? I wonder if this preference is more aimed at clubs like Dalbeattie or maybe even East Kilbride who might want to play in the SoS for geographical reasons.
  11. Junior football, what is the future?

    To be fair it was my bad it was not clear at all what was serious and what was not. I think Bigal was not the only one who read it a different way than was intended. A lot has been said about personal bickering on this thread, but I prefer to just focus on the football talk as much as possible. Besides, as far as I can tell, I think the vast majority of posters on here would get along just fine talking about all of this over some pints or even a dram or two. Hope the ERJFA and EoS try doing just that!
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    My post was poorly written and should have been explained more clearly. I meant what I said about the SFA showing a lack of respect for the EoS - assuming it is correct that they are officially backing east juniors in at tier 6, which could be my misunderstanding. But my "merger" proposal was satire which ignored its obvious flaws to present a daft idea, yet not as daft as the concept of having two leagues at the same tier covering the same area. I'll make more effort to be clearer next time.
  13. Junior football, what is the future?

    The fact the SFA (Maxwell) have proposed putting the East juniors in directly at tier 6, shows a total lack of respect for the work of the EoS and yet more proof that the SFA is simply not fit for purpose. That said, if Maxwell is prepared to ignore the LL / HL dividing line by putting teams north of the tay underneath the LL, then may as well put the ERJFA in at tier 8 underneath the EoS. Problem solved - all the juniors in the pyramid, and no leagues with significant geographic overlaps. Effectively, it would be in all but name an EoS/East Juniors merger, with most of the talking and details sorted out on the football pitch. Besides, most of the ERJFA teams aren't bothered about progressing up the pyramid anyway - as long as they can stay in their league and play local teams that is all they are really bothered about. So why should they care what tier they enter at? Any East junior teams who do want to move up the levels already had their chance to move to the EoS - and in fact they still do as we speak right now.
  14. Junior football, what is the future?

    Absolutely. I can't pretend the junior / senior divide is to blame for yesterday's horrorshow, but it is connected to some extent and we need everyone pulling in the same direction to avoid repeats.
  15. Junior football, what is the future?

    That's how it should be too. I have no idea why so many people expect the minutes of private meetings to be made public. I think you make a fair point - private meetings are meant to be just that. However, generally speaking I think the default position here should be that meetings be public or at least a public record made available of what was discussed, unless there is a good reason not to. I do understand that there are certain circumstances where it might not be appropriate to talk about certain business openly. But if there is something which really needs to be kept private, individual items could be kept off the record. At the end of the day we are talking about the grassroots of Scottish football which is a matter of considerable public interest. I think a good example of how more openness is needed is the Pyramid Working Group itself - it has been meeting since at least 2003, but it would appear that hardly anyone knew about this. If there was more open access to what they were doing and more awareness about what was going on, then it would increase the chance of getting more ideas and input to help push the game forward. Too much of what goes on in Scottish football is conducted behind closed doors by dinosaurs in blazers. If there had been more openness from the start, I think there's a fair chance all of what has been talked about on this thread would have already been sorted out quite some time ago.
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