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  1. One question I wanted to ask was has there been any issues with Juniors moving over to the EOS in terms of fixture pile-ups and the calendar shift? As far as I know, the senior teams are restricted from playing in June, while the Juniors do so a few weeks later to allow them to deal with fixture pile-ups like Talbot every year or Wishaw’s hellish season where they had three thousand games in hand by April and ended up playing four games a week by the end. Is there any sort of protocol for this in the Seniors? With the apocalyptic weather we’ve had this year and whole cards being postponed, how are the EOS defectors poised to cope in the finishing straight this year?
  2. I am very surprised to hear these four teams wanting to leave. I know Blackburn are struggling but this is two conference winners and two runners-up looking to jump back and Bo’ness look set to win the title, possibly going to the Lowland if cards line up. Is there any reason why? What were they expecting? What was different? Were they banking on going up straight away and have taken the huff at the lack of instant gratification?
  3. Won’t lie, I would be more up for the pyramid if Talbot were utterly scudding the Trossachs BB branch in freakshow mismatches.
  4. If I were TJ trying to kill the WoSFL and keep the Juniors together at tonight’s meeting, I would simply show them the last eight thousand pages of tedious hypothetical Luncarty/Fauldhouse boundary debate in this thread. They’d be at my mercy by page four.
  5. Is there any public statement about Oban or Glasgow Uni potentially applying? I really hope they do as I’d love to see more cross-pollination with the amateurs, specifically teams like Dunoon Ams, Rothesay Brandane or even Isle of Arran AFC. is there any teams in the amateur leagues that could realistically stand a chance of being accepted based on their current state? It would be interesting to see how strong teams from say the Caledonian or SAFL would fare.
  6. One team that’s not been mentioned that surely has to be a shout for this league is Gartcairn. It’s hardly like Gartcairn have historic ties to the Junior grade as the first team was only formed five years ago. Surely they must be looking at other community clubs like EK, BSC and Cumbernauld and fancy their chances, especially considering that Rossvale have expressed interest?
  7. But neither of these situations are likely because either A) The champions would not be licenced, meaning they wouldn’t contest play-offs, so no cricket scores and literally of no consequence to the relevant EOS/WOS teams or B) The champions had secured a licence with the aim of entering the LL, in which case they would have had to make considerable upgrades to the team’s infrastructure and by association, the on-pitch team to mount a challenge, which would be a more level playing field. I find it a rather cynical view you advocate that the SOS would not want to be involved at Tier 6 for fear of getting shoed. If that was the case then why does anyone outside the favourites bother entering cup competitions, because they’ll just get shoed, right? i feel it is very narrow-sighted to advocate the downgrade of the SOS and does not take into account the clubs in the league themselves. They have a good setup with local rivalries that mean something to the clubs. I don’t see why clubs should be asked to ditch their local derbies and theoretically go to Pollok, Oban or Kilsyth for away games if they want to progress as a club when a bunch of people on here who support teams from the WOS leagues don’t want to watch their team play against St. Cuthbert’s. Where is the benefit for SOS clubs in this restructure?
  8. I think it’s pretty mental that after years of people (rightly) harping on the SJFA for deriding the Lowland League as being of inferior quality and populated by teams like BSC and Caley Braves with double figures fanbases are now using the same excuse to shunt SoS down to Tier 7/8. Also funny to see people deriding the remaining East Juniors for wanting to come in at Tier 6 by saying they should have joined when they had the chance and then suggesting St Cuthbert and the lads make space for the proper big teams like Talbot and either be assimilated or gentlemanly forfeit their Tier 6 status for the betterment of some OCD forum posters who don’t live in the area and think the league is shite, because they can’t be arsed to pay attention to it. it’s a historic regional league which embraced the pyramid when everyone else was wailing about gold toilets and Elgin away on a Tuesday. Seeing as half the league isn’t licensed and reserves, it’s highly unlikely that they are going to factor into LL promotion/relegation anyway so what is the necessity to rip them up apart from to stop some P&B poster from KIlbirnie having panic attacks because their precious pyramid isn’t exactly to his liking?
  9. Attendance at Caledonian Braves vs. St. Cuthbert’s Wanderers was 13 off a headcount.
  10. I go every time because I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t go and we beat Celtic, but we will probably get battered, take in hunners of cup tie money then spend half of it on new seats. The world keeps turning. 1-0 Thistle (Miller, 93’)
  11. Does anyone know if the Edinburgh City U20 games are played on the first team pitch at Ainslie Park? i am a groundhopper looking to tick it off as part of the 42 but don’t fancy making the trip if it’s played on an adjacent 3G. I know they use both when City and Spartans have a fixture clash, but Spartans are away this Friday.
  12. Clearly, they're putting everything into getting floodlights sorted before the deadline so sacrifices have to be made but it's a real shame to see them pull out because the U20s is a great league.
  13. It was a fun game. Highlight of the game was absolutely Darren O'Dea getting sent off on his East Kilbride debut after halfing someone with a horror tackle eighteen minutes into the first pre-season friendly of the season. After that, the pressure on East Kilbride being a man down took it's toll and they were absolutely fucked by the end of the game so the second half was a bit of a stroll for Edinburgh City. Credit to them for making the effort to complete the tournament. It might seem silly, but it's very annoying to see tournaments not being played to completion and it's nice to see them keeping the lineage of the Cup alive when most teams wouldn't bother their arse.
  14. I would suggest taking the 255 to Orchard Avenue at the boundary between Hamilton and Bothwell and walking it (about 20 minutes). You can't get lost because there's a giant thirty foot Ferris wheel lighting up the sky next to it that you can see from many, many miles away, so just walk towards that.
  15. Apologies if it has been discussed 3000 pages ago but can anyone tell me what happened with Project Braver? I know you were meant to be playing a bunch of glamour friendlies against higher opposition but never actually heard anything about them taking place. Does anyone know the script or have a link to a list of games played? https://www.clydefc.co.uk/team/project-braver/
  16. When I was at Clydebank vs. Talbot last week, I was told by a Bankie fan that Clydebank had officially applied for the EOS next season, but I've not seen anything about it in here recently. Have we passed the point where all bids have been made public? Anyone know anything further?
  17. Very simple. I am looking to go to a game on Saturday the 30th of June in the Glasgow area and wondered if there are any amateur teams playing pre-season friendlies nearby that I could see. Only stipulations are it needs to be 3PM and within an hour of public transport from Maryhill (as I am there until about quarter to 2). Whatever suggestions you have are appreciated as I am struggling to find any sort of good information.
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