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  1. Comeontheloknow - each club made the decision based on thier own circumstances, there may be some who will regret that the further we go into this season A question for you though - your statement outlined "guaranteeing the safety of volunteers and players on matchdays" which is understandable - why enter a team in the under 20s league? I find that baffling!!
  2. Maybe I sm wrong but even if there is a 4 week lockdown that does not mean the season would need to be curtailed The leagues have kicked off and have until next June to finish - I am sure the clubs who are participating would not mind a four week break, if enforced, and to start back January or even February. The clubs that have dropped out however will still need to wait till next Summer so no real impact on them I, for one, have enjoyed seeing the resilts coming in on a Saturday night and hats off to all the players, staff and committees for the efforts - the season has started - it NEEDS to finish
  3. Detaiks from SFA about rules around players being released from contracts I refer to the recent withdrawal of several West of Scotland Football League clubs from participation for Season 2020/21. The Scottish FA’s Registration Department is receiving an increasing number of enquiries from these clubs and their players in respect of the status of existing registrations/contracts. Contractual matters are between the employer (club) and employee (player) and the Scottish FA is not in a position to offer any advice or guidance on individual contracts/registrations. The clubs and players concerned are encouraged to engage in order to discuss and resolve any registration/contractual issues which may have arisen as a result of the club’s withdrawal from the league. Ultimately, if matters cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of both parties, a club or a player is entitled to refer any dispute to the Scottish FA in accordance with Annex 2 of the Registration Procedures (P213 of the Scottish FA Handbook https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/media/6947/scottish-fa-handbook-2020-21.pdf ). The West of Scotland Football League is requested to advise all clubs concerned that they should engage directly with their players in respect of existing registrations/contracts. Contact should only be made with the Scottish FA in the event that all attempts to resolve registration/contractual issues have been fully exhausted and the club or player wishes the matter referred to arbitration. Should you have any queries in relation to the above, please get in touch.
  4. Guidance out this afternoon about changing facilities - we should be able to access soon enough
  5. Have St Cadocs kept the majority of the playing squad they had signed (the ex Beith lads etc)? Drumchspel have signed some well kent faces and that is a really good test for thier first game - Kilsyth are top seeded team in thier conference and it will give the Drum a real idea of the challenge ahead Think you might be right aboug Glasgow university but they are very much an unknown quantity which might be difficult for St Roch's
  6. Saturday brings the start of the West of Scotland Football League Thoughtnit would br good to have a thread that lets us talk about fixtures, results etc. Instead of wht teams were right to stay and why teams were right to pull out coupled with commentary from the Co-vid 19 experts. Who do your team play on Saturday, are you looking forward to it?, do you expect to start with a win. Are your team able to offer a streaming service or other social media coverage until we can get the fans back in. So for a start how do you think the new boys (Drumchapel, St Cadocs and Glasgow Uni) will fare this weekend
  7. That would have been far too sensible mate
  8. Glorified friendlies my arse The west of Scotland football league starts next Saturday - next May there will be 4 clubs crowned Champions. That championship will quite rightly be listed in thier role of honour Next Saturday there are about 30 fixtures - each ov them have 3 points up for grabs - the teams who are staying need to now enbrace the situation (I was very vocal that there should be promotion) but the clubs voted and there was not enough support to change the decision around promotion now not on cards Also you can ram Regionaling the league - we play in the west of Scotland leagie, not the Ayrshire, Lanarkshire or Glasgow Leagues The conferences should be organised based on the same principal as originally formed minus the teams who have dropped out - this will give 3 FAIR conferences Sick of all the negativity - lets get it on next Saturday. For the clubs who cannot participate it is an awful situation and not something anyone wanted to see but in the meantime ...see yous next summer Bring on next Saturday
  9. However If all clubs were to have voted to start on the 24th then we would have had a full competitive league, however some clubs thought not for them (thier choice). Based on your logic you could say it was of the way the 31 clubs in voting no and some subsequently withdrawing is the reason we did not all start competitivley on the 24th There must be a fix
  10. This propossl incorporates ideas from many clubs at our level ... We stick by the promise of non punishment for the clubs that have decided they cannot play and respect their decision. We offer promotion from premier to LL if conditions allow (licence in place) We promote from the conferences – to get the PL to an even number – so 3 Conference winners if the PL Champ is promoted or 3 Conference winners with best runner up or play off if PL Champions do not go up. So a potential 24 team Premier League for one season (don't panic) but here is my suggestion THE PL in 2021/22 starts with (lets call it 24 worst case scenario) Spilt into 2 groups of 12 (first phase) Play each other twice (22 games) Top 6 in each go into promotion path Bottom 6 in each go into Relegation path In each pathway teams play each other one time (11 games) – the home and away set up would be determined before the season kicks of eg Team who finishes top of Group A (first phase) plays team who finishes 6th in Group B at home and team that finished 5away sort of idea and so on so that it is fair Promotion and Relegation Paths start with zero points For Promotion Paths clubs play 11 games and the winner is champion For relegation phase clubs play 11 games and NINE clubs are relegated 3 come up from Conferences at the end of that season and we have 18 team PL (get it down to 16) following season with 5 down, 3 up This approach would see competitive football for all this season It would also see inceased revenue for participating clubs when fans are back fans will travel at business end of season if competitive so more revenue for all There is also an option for the clubs who have withdrawn to come back in - adjust their budget and participate in Premier or conference with no chance of relegation If we are going to fond a solution to the mess we are in we need a fix that works for all As I said this is not my idea I have just joined up some views from other people
  11. I find this a bit arrogant This is a brand new set up with 67 clubs joining as equals Maybe the dogs should reajust thier business model to suit the times instead of fighting for thier "right" to a seat at the top table - no team has played a single game in the WOSFL but some "bigger" teams think they can dictate to the rest because they got placed in a league which was Gerrymandered to suit. The Conferences in year 1 should always have been across the board as was originally promised. Have some respect for fellow member clubs who will decide what the best way forward for themselves is.
  12. If teams are allowed to choose non participation (because of thier own circumstances) then there cannot be relegation so therefore no promotion My understanding is that the Lowland league have offered team to step down for season without "punishment" Anyway even if there was a promotion spot from the "premier" - why would it be zcceptable for promtion to be available in only one of the four West of Scotland Leagues - you think that is fair?
  13. Am I alone in thinking that it is a bad choice on offer to start the season on 24th knowing that there will be no relegation or promotion - if teams are allowed to drop out this season without any "punishment" then the teams who are ready to play are playing a season without hope of progress I believe the season should be delayed until guidance changes to allow fans etc then participation (even for a much shorter season) should be mandatory - so promotion and relegation at the end of what should be a "conference" season to establish what leagues club belong This seems unfair but at that point the clubs who cannot participate should be in bottom league in 21/22 We need something to play for and if fans have bought season tickets it should not be for a season of glorified friendlies
  14. Thanks However my understanding is that because we are governed by the non professionsl Board we will not be considered professional And if there is not 100% unity on what is being asked for then it is highly unlikely that any dispensation will be afforded
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