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Andy groundhopper

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  1. Thanks, do use the WordPress quite a bit, very useful. When I download the EOS my old tablet won't open the file. Will keep looking at both the Lowland and EOS websites for updates. Used to enjoy the West Youth stuff on a Sunday (Troon etc) but that seems to have gone. Trying to fill my next week in November with as many games as poss. (October saw me get 7 games)
  2. What a shambles, we may not know all the facts but this one stinks. Feel sorry for the players and management, who if are unpaid, deserve credit for their results so far. How many games can they p-p if they have no players ? and would the WOSFL make an example of them, regarding future postponements ?
  3. Where can I find these under 20 fixtures and venues ? Maybe my lack of keyboard skills, but couldn't find it on the WOSFL website probs right in front of my eyes !
  4. Hopefully those new signings don't all come from Penicuik's under 20 squad, thus decimating them. Good luck to the new boy, would be nice just to see the Vale competing at least. Seems the club have made mistakes, hope that's in the past now - no real benefit struggling year after year.
  5. Looking forward to the draw as I'm back up in Scotland November 13-21st, so if some games can be played on the Friday as well, then I'll be happy ! I like the cup seeing as there are quite a few rounds before the final itself, not the old Junior Cup, but definitely worth winning imo. Do the winners get into the Scottish Cup or anything ?
  6. Always thought that when the 'big' games arrive, then all parties should do their best to stick them on terrestrial tv - this is where the £ comes into it, as Wily E.Coyote said when offering a pittance for a half decent Scottish cup game. I saw the 2nd half and then later on Sportscene, too late for me usually. Sky - we hate it, we love it. Money talks sadly.
  7. Last game of the week : Ardrossan 2 Drumchapel 3 just like last week, Rovers got caught at the death after looking like getting a point. Drumchapel had players who had/could play at a higher level but were made to work hard by the constant harassment from the home side. Unlucky for the o.g defender couldn't do much about it, but time and again 'Chapel had free headers inside the box, always a threat. Really decent game, and a good ground and set up.
  8. Agree, had the gift of the own goal but Shippy rarely threatened until late on. The two quick goals did the job, especially that cracker from way out. Lochore looked good going forward, always likely to score again, while the hosts didn't look a cohesive unit - chasing long balls too often. Decent game, must have been 150+ in the ground.
  9. Most teams that I've seen, who are cast adrift, usually have local youngsters who clearly aren't up to the level. Unless you find £ to throw around, which doesn't last forever, swallow your pride and go down. Can't see the joy of perennial strugglers getting beaten by 10+ scorelines. Will try to see the Vale this season.Good luck in the games ahead.
  10. Thanks, thought that it was both. Both clubs can't have any complaints then, should be a warning to other clubs - points deducted or cup ejections may not matter, bang the fines up to hurt clubs.
  11. Hopefully the Vale just manage to survive and find a level they can compete in. See so many sides down south, out of their depth, some clubs die then reform, think relegation is a relief. All depends on the pool of players available. 13 is a hard one to swallow, unless they can bring in experience or something asap.
  12. Latest game at Petershill v E.K wasteful visitors in the 1st half, one clear cut and several going high and wide. Peasy had crosses with no one on the end of them. Clear pen 10 E.K appealing for offside after a deflection sets the player clear to shoot home 20. Late consolation 21 margin of victory could have been bigger, final ball poor on occasions. No Pie &No Bovril, covid related I guess.
  13. Guessing every F.A is trying to do the right things, hypocrisy will no doubt appear. Harsh on clubs, they take the gate money without knowing who the idiots are - doubt many stewards want to get involved tbh. Let's see how regularly these things happen - and what punishment is dished out.
  14. Ended up at Peffermill after Newtongrange p-p. Berwick always in control,playing half decent possession stuff. Thought no.11 Cameron Dow a live wire in the first half, 2-1 a bit harsh. as the Uni hardly threatened.More goals should have come in the second half, whilst the Uni subs gave them a bit of life without creating much.1-4 about right, good support from Berwick, well done on making the trip.
  15. Always difficult when clubs have to find money to upgrade etc, when they're almost certain to get relegated to a level where they can compete. If any rule changes meant the Vale stayed up, surely next season would be another one of struggle (possibly) Good luck for the rest of 21/22 .
  16. Some cracking attendances again, I usually do my own thing but credit to Laurence Reade and all ground hoppers who made the journey.Sure most clubs appreciate the turn out, and the increased income. Wonder if and when the top crowd will be beaten ?
  17. My 2nd game on holiday, both sides struggled throughout- passing into space rather than to a man, creating few clear cut chances. I thought Queens played a bit better after the goal, whilst Montrose had numerous crosses where no one was on the end, in the 6 yard box. Hard to judge these two sides, must have played better this season. Good crowd 596, fair result on the day.
  18. My holiday begins at the James McCrory : decent game in the conditions, the Roch's GK made a couple of good saves in the first half - as Ardrossan looked a threat on the break, both sides struggled to keep the ball at times. Better 2nd half from the Roch's, more of a threat going forward to deservedly draw level. Fair penalty well finished to win, enjoyed the game - thankful for the cover too ! A good non league crowd, didn't see any problems. Good start to my week.
  19. I know people would say 'If you're good enough' etc, but I'm just against the rugby style play off's - win the league after 20/30 games then say thats not good enough. Suppose to stop an overload we really need HL, LL, and say a Midland league all at the same tiers.
  20. Bit mad I know, but how about the bottom two spfl clubs get relegated for being crap - both HL and LL champions get promoted - whilst below, all conference champions go up, if meeting criteria of course. Regular 2 up and down with no one crying nor being able to 'challenge' decisions. Never gonna happen I realise now
  21. Wouldn't that happen with so many teams getting licensed etc ? Could a Lowland Division 2 be created to allow lower tier clubs a path upwards ? Or is the difficulty all to do with the SFA rulings and the spfl club's fear of dropping down ?
  22. Let's have straight relegation for spfl42, and a play off game for club 41 into both the HL and LL. IF all relegation stuff was sorted, then the Lowland could be an absolute cracker of a league, minus the OF of course. Money changing hands and shady dealings, surely not the SFA and various blazers ?
  23. Good crowds across the cup games, hopefully some of the fans will stick around and enjoy non league - more passionate and enjoyable than the spfl ! What's a good crowd tonight 3-400 + ? Can't wait to come back to Scotland and boost attendances by 1 (2 wks time)
  24. Shouldn't be BCD as it seems, or they're just poorly prepared and undermanned for this league. Any news from either the club or WOSFL on this ? Won't be going there in October or November then
  25. Looking at the Darvel and other threads, I'd be hopeful of at least half of the Premier Div clubs would want to get promoted, after the £ they've spent on upgrades. Doubt many of the Conference clubs have ambitious too lofty tbh, happy to be part of the strengthening WOSFL.
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