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  1. In theory Elgin should essentially be a HL select team and be able to pick all the top players from that league supplemented by 1-2 players from further a field if required and what a very good team they would have if this was the case As others have alluded to the inflated wages on offer & lack of desire to travel from the majority of these players has prevented this from ever fully happening, which personally think is a shame, hopefully may change one day. I dont know Gavin Price at all and he has done a decent job at Elgin but being Perth based cant be easy for training etc, especially the last couple of years with Covid restrictions.
  2. As an outsider looking in not a fan at all of the B/Colts team in the LL but also noticing a lot of comments saying there are a few teams who don't deserve to be in the LL due to being fairly new clubs or small fan base etc from fans of clubs in the EOSL and WOSL, all of the big junior clubs have had plenty of opportunities to apply to join the LL over the years if they wanted but opted to remain in juniors. Now there is a pyramid they seem to think they have god given right to play in the LL above these other clubs, I personally think there should be more promotion/relegation to/from LL as there should in the HL but I don't blame the teams for voting against this when they have been and are continued to be looked down upon by ex junior clubs.
  3. Poor from the LL teams unfortunately I have no doubt the HL teams would also do the same thing if they have a vote on the same issue, saving grace for HL at the moment is that there is not many teams currently licensed in tiers below but this will change in next couple of years. As alluded to before the HL & LL are in no position now to be arguing for automatic promotion to L2 if they are now acting like the SPFL operating a closed shop.
  4. Sorry just going back to the NCL teams in the North Cup my understanding is they are free to enter but they choose not to as the NCL season doesn't start until after start of the cup and they struggle to put a team out due to the vast majority of players playing in their local amatuer leagues.
  5. Don't know the ins and outs of the club but does the manager really invest money into the club? Never heard of that before but certainly one way of ensuring you keep your job.
  6. Heard today ex Brora manager and ex Elgin player Steven Mackay being lined up as new assistant, from a "fairly" reliable source. Was apparently at the game on Saturday.
  7. Think its good moves for both of them and ICT, assume they are both based in Inverness, we have a lot of young players the experience and quality of both should hopefully help them. Said on the ICT page, would have taken Vigurs in a heartbeat but heard he's off to Cove, others saying Brora but cant see that happening if what I have been told re. Cove deal is true.
  8. If McKay finds anywhere near his previous level off form then it can only be a good thing for us, Gardyne will split opinion but on form again will provide a real threat for us in the Championship. Draper not really bothered about was great for us but seems to have been hampered by persistent injuries, personally would have loved Vigurs back but heard he is off to Cove be a great signing for League 1.
  9. By sounds of Don Cowie is very popular with the Chairman, maybe too early for the manager role. There is a link with Malky Mackay as well who managed him at Watford & Cardiff, Mackay in for a couple of years so Cowie can continue to learn from him?
  10. Lot of talk regarding Neil McCann, will imagine whoever it is will be announced quickly due to the amount of players out of contract, could be massive change in personnel on & off the park this summer.
  11. Out of the 3 teams Kelty have by far the strongest squad in terms of size & depth, starting 11 Brora are very strong but I worry about what they have in reserve. Brechin appear to be a mixed bag depending on who is fit. Cold, wet & windy forecast tonight so should favour Brora as they are used to playing in those conditions, Dudgeon Park is one of those grounds that is always windy every time I have been. I certainly wouldn't write Brechin off, having said that fancy Kelty to get promoted, looking at their squad don't think they have a player under 25 so their experience should get them through both ties.
  12. Must admit haven't seen Kelty or Brechin, going by squad on paper Kelty have the strongest squad of the 3 teams, Brora have a very strong starting 11 but 2 games in 5 days after such a long lay off will be tough and squad depth will be important. Winner of HL v LL will go up in my opinion and think that will be Kelty.
  13. Surely after the last year we have had people can't be wanting EF punished for not playing in this game, if the SPFL/JRG or whoever it was did actually say the game could go ahead that is absolute madness and just shows how much they make up the rules how they see fit. Fair play to EF 100% the correct decision, all very valid points made by the manager as to why they decided not to play, not worth the risk for a game of football no matter how small that risk was/is.
  14. I have similar thoughts SPFL trying to delay the Brora v Kelty ties to force them to play Sat/Tues as opposed to Saturday/Saturday, which would help out club 42, a shorter recovery time for the HL/LL winner would certainly help Club 42, 2 potentially 4 games in the space of 7 to 10 days would be hard going after not having played in so long especially for Kelty.
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