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  1. Think Ian Stewart did not too bad with his side and no money! Quite disrespectful forgetting that little memorable spell if you have been watching for 50 years. His successors made a right mess of what he built with lots of funding from Mr Keith!!! This is an amazing spell and Petrie is taking the team to new levels each season. Hopefully match Alex Stuarts spell in the 70s. Funny the name Stuart/Stewart has been a very lucky omen for Montrose?
  2. North Region Junior Clubs have voted 19/13 in favour of a Null & Void Season in line with the East Region Management decision. Wont be popular with all and you can see it from both sides of the argument
  3. North Region Junior Clubs have voted 19/13 in favour of a Null & Void Season in line with the East Region Management decision. Wont be popular with all and you can see it from both sides of the argument
  4. In the Sunday Mail today. 4 West Of Scotland League teams have declared they won’t be entering the Junior Cup our Association so to concentrate on the new set up. Clydebank Kilwinning Cambuslang and Darvel. Could this see a flood of more teams and the end of the trophy?
  5. Yes as far as I am aware and would also include the North Caledonian League
  6. I believe that there was a meeting between the North Region JFA and the Highland League last week re the Pyramid. No details but understand it is a case of agree or be left to graze on your own.
  7. Banks o Dee springs to mind in the North as mentioned earlier. Stonehaven is other one I can think of but its just a case of you can see the pitch from the high bridge on the way to Aberdeen, to land a ball on the tracks would be superhuman although once played with a defender who could attempt that. There are not many in Tayside especially Dundee as the line runs along the banks of the Tay where there are no grounds however Jeanfields old pitch Simpson Park had trains running by and Luncarty would have at some point a line running by it but not in the last 30 years. Fife must have some but cant think of them at the moment?? Maybe the criteria for this should be if you can land a ball on the line then it counts!!!
  8. East End v Montrose Roselea 100 yards away is on but to be fair you have to allow for travel in such decisions. Both pitches probably both unplayable at 7am
  9. Say it every season but get the first two rounds drawn now or could have been done at AGM to prolong the 38 minute meeting and at least give delegates a little bit of excitement! If it was drawn now then clubs and League Secretaries could plan ahead..........
  10. I can confirm that Montrose Roselea would have no inclination to join the SHFL at the moment. That is not down to lack of ambition it is more down to resources. In a town of 13,000 people it would be very difficult to support two Senior sides and financially at the moment it would be disaster. Our club runs on a shoestring but does very well all the same punching above ones weight. Maybe there is something we are missing like additional revenue from the SHFL that we are unaware of but cant see that being available somehow. Yes we have the ground although we dont have first call on it so that could be an additional problem. We moved from the East to North to cut down on travel so the SHFL would put us back to where we were. In saying that we are in favour of the Pyramid system but that doesn't mean we have ambitions to enter it and go to the highest level. Some clubs have their comfortable level and for us at the moment it is Junior or whatever it may be called in the future. I can see how Banks o Dee would be a natural fit however the talk is that they are not keen.
  11. Sorry been a while but been getting last 4-5 home games filmed
  12. Done be deceived by the warm look to this photo it was Baltic! The pitch was in good condition but heavy which was understandable given the rain. Think on that display Maud will be safe but need 2-3 wins to be sure. Great hospitality as usual at the Pleasure Park! All the best for the rest of the season
  13. I think it would be a straight tick box unless there is criteria where you have to have first dibs on the pitch which we don't. As far as Roselea moving up a potential pyramid there is no desire within in the club to do so based on travel and competing with a Senior side in a small town or should we say a very successful and well run Senior side in a very small town with not enough to go around two Non League sides. Entry to the Big Scottish Cup would be exciting though and an ambition for all at the club both behind the scenes and players/Management. If only Banks o Dee would move to the Highland League! On that I understand the North Region Management Committee should be meeting the Highland League to discuss or perhaps have done. I hear Banks o Dee are only interested in moving to HL if it splits to two Regional Leagues of 10.
  14. Incorrect. Montrose Roselea have two Aberdeen based players who are both from the town and attend University. Its very hard to attract any players from Aberdeen/Dundee due to travel for an unpaid player even its under 40 miles for both. The bulk of players are Montrose based with 2 from Arbroath and one from Brechin. The move north was mainly due to the clubs travel in the "Old" East Region. Roselea were mainly in the East Premier League which was mainly Lothians based meaning 200 mile round trips leaving at 10am and returning home at 8pm. The North is mainly Aberdeen based which is 36 miles away and was due to become better thanks to the new Bypass. Dyce which was previously 75 minutes away is now 45 mins meaning Cars can be taken and also reduces costs. The "new" East Region Superleague looks slightly more appealing with the mainly Tayside feel to it however there is still much Fife & Lothian trips to be done. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons was competition. In the East Roselea were mainly a bottom half Premier side and did yo yo between the District Leagues. Arguably they would never be a Superleague side although there were two squads who might have just made it. Roselea are on a par with the likes of Culter, Hermes, Bridge of Don Thistle, Dyce ec but Banks o Dee are still that bit further ahead although Roselea did draw with them in the League Cup Semi only to lose on penalties. Up until a December defeat from BOD Roselea topped the North Superleague. There has been no silverware but every game is competitive and at a level that is good for the club and players. Finally the years use of Links Park has also been a great success with crowds and Hospitality up. Roselea are now working on an agreement to make the rent of the pitch more permanent. The Community Trust in Montrose is flourishing and Roselea will eventually become the final part of the jigsaw by joining up as a member and add to the Youth, Amateur, Ladies, Over 35s and walking football sections. The CT will also take over Broomfield Park and maintain it for mainly the Amateur and Ladies/Youths but also for Roselea should there be any fixture clashes (there is one on March 23rd) All in a great move and IMO I think the Tayside clubs should consider the amalgamation as an option (I know a lot still don't fancy it) as the travel to Aberdeen is much improved. I always thought that the pyramid would force the issue and it is heading that way. Roselea made a brave move which was criticised by many but if something is not right and there is a way to fix it why not try it?
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