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  1. I think that it will not be so long before the Amateur Leagues will form a nominal Tier 9 of the Pyramid. This is where in my view problems will appear as many of the top clubs of the 5 Feeder Leagues in the East of Scotland (see below) will show little interest in progression. - Border AFA - Kingdom of Fife AFA - Lothian & Edinburgh AFA (Saturday) - Perthshire AFA - Stirling and District AFA Some people may argue that a feeder system is pointless given the gap in basic facilities between the EOSFL and the Amateur Leagues. The answer may be to form an EAST OF SCOTLAND PREMIER AMATEUR LEAGUE of around 10 clubs which can serve clubs with better standard facilities and ambition to progress. The 5 Amateur Leagues can then join the Pyramid at Tier 10 if they wish. Key questions: How should the pyramid system operate for the EOSFL Feeder Leagues? What clubs would be candidates for inclusion in an EAST OF SCOTLAND PREMIER AMATEUR LEAGUE? - Alva AFC (S&DAFA)? - Bo'ness United Juniors (ERJFA)? [may be able to move directly to the EOSFL when BU are in the LL] - Cupar Hearts AFC (KoFAFA) / AM Soccer Club AFC (KoFAFA)? - Duns AFC (BAFA)? - Hawick Waverley AFC (BAFA)? - Kelso Thistle AFC (BAFA? - Letham AFC (PAFA)? - Leven United AFC (KoFAFA)? - Linlithgow Rose Community (ERJFA)? - Sandys AFC (LEAFA)? - Sauchie Community (ERJFA)? - Selkirk Victoria AFC (BAFA)? - Syngenta Juniors (ERJFA)? - Tollcross Thistle AFC (LEAFA)? + ambitious Youth Clubs Amateur Leagues - Directory of Clubs 1. Border AFA Ancrum AFC (BAFA) Berwick Colts AFC (BAFA) Biggar United AFC (BAFA) CFC Bowholm AFC (BAFA) Chirnside United AFC (BAFA) Coldstream AFC (BAFA) Duns AFC (BAFA) Earlston Rhymers AFC (BAFA) Gala Fairydean Rovers AFC (BAFA) Gala Hotspur AFC (BAFA) Gordon AFC (BAFA) Greenlaw AFC (BAFA) Hawick Legion AFC (BAFA) Hawick United AFC (BAFA) Hawick Waverley AFC (BAFA) Highfields United AFC (BAFA) Jed Legion AFC (BAFA) Kelso AFC (BAFA) Kelso Thistle AFC (BAFA) Langholm Legion AFC (BAFA) Langlee AFC (BAFA) Lauder AFC (BAFA) Leithen Rovers AFC (BAFA) Melrose AFC (BAFA) Newtown AFC (BAFA) Selkirk Victoria AFC (BAFA) St. Boswells AFC (BAFA) Stow AFC (BAFA) Tweeddale Rovers AFC (BAFA) Tweeddale Rovers Colts AFC (BAFA) Tweedmouth AFC (BAFA) Tweedmouth Harrow AFC (BAFA) 2. Kingdom of Fife AFA AM Soccer Club AFC (KoFAFA) Auchtermuchty Bellvue AFC (KoFAFA) Balgonie Scotia AFC (KoFAFA) Bowhill Rovers AFC (KoFAFA) Burtisland United AFC (KoFAFA) Cupar Hearts AFC (KoFAFA) Duloch AFC (KoFAFA) East Vale AFC (KoFAFA) Falkland AFC (KoFAFA) Fife Athletic AFC (KoFAFA) Fife Thistle AFC (KoFAFA) Fossoway AFC (KoFAFA) Freuchie AFC (KoFAFA) Glenrothes AFC (KoFAFA) Greig Park Rangers AFC (KoFAFA) Kelty AFC (KoFAFA) Kennoway AFC (KoFAFA) Kennoway Star Hearts AFC (KoFAFA) Kinross AFC (KoFAFA) Kinross Colts AFC (KoFAFA) Kirkcaldy YMCA AFC (KoFAFA) Leven United AFC (KoFAFA) Lochgelly United AFC (KoFAFA) Lumphinnans United AFC (KoFAFA) Markinch AFC (KoFAFA) Methilhill Strollers & East Fife AFC (KoFAFA) Pittenweem Rovers AFC (KoFAFA) Rosebank Rangers AFC (KoFAFA) Rosyth AFC (KoFAFA) St. Andrews Colts AFC (KoFAFA) St. Monans Swallows AFC (KoFAFA) Strathmiglo United AFC (KoFAFA) University of St. Andrews AFC (KoFAFA) 3. Lothian & Edinburgh AFA (Saturday) Armadale Athletic AFC (LEAFA) Armadale Thistle AFC (LEAFA) AVU AFC (LEAFA) Balerno Athletic AFC (LEAFA) Bank of Scotland Strollers AFC (LEAFA) Barca Milton 97 AFC (LEAFA) Blackridge Vale of Craig AFC (LEAFA) Bonnyrigg Rose AFC (LEAFA) Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 'A' AFC (LEAFA) Cavalry Park SC AFC (LEAFA) Clermiston Star AFC (LEAFA) Clermiston Vale AFC (LEAFA) Cockenzie Star AFC (LEAFA) Corstorphine Dynamo AFC (LEAFA) CP United AFC (LEAFA) Craigshill Thistle CSC (LEAFA) Danderhall Miners AFC (LEAFA) Dunbar Athletic AFC (LEAFA) East Calder United AFC (LEAFA) Edina Hibs AFC (LEAFA) Edinburgh Harps AFC (LEAFA) Edinburgh South Vics AFC (LEAFA) Edinburgh Star AFC (LEAFA) Edinburgh United Vale AFC (LEAFA) Edinburgh University AFC (LEAFA) Fauldhouse AFC (LEAFA) Fauldhouse Sporting Club AFC (LEAFA) Fernieside AFC (LEAFA) Heriot Watt University AFC (LEAFA) Kirkliston and South Queensferry AFC (LEAFA) Lauriston Thistle AFC (LEAFA) Linton Hotspur AFC (LEAFA) Lothian Vale AFC (LEAFA) Meadowbank AFC (LEAFA) Mill AFC (LEAFA) Murieston United AFC (LEAFA) Musselburgh AFC (LEAFA) Musselburgh Windsor AFC (LEAFA) Newcraighall Leith Victoria AFC (LEAFA) Ormiston AFC (LEAFA) Pathhead AFC (LEAFA) Pencaitland AFC (LEAFA) Penicuik Athletic AFC (LEAFA) Polbeth United Community AFC (LEAFA) Ratho Athletic AFC (LEAFA) Sandys AFC (LEAFA) Shotts Thistle YMCA AFC (LEAFA) Sporting Saughton AFC (LEAFA) Tollcross Thistle AFC (LEAFA) Tranent AFC (LEAFA) West Barns Star AFC (LEAFA) 4. Perthshire AFA Auchterarder Primrose AFC (PAFA) Bridge of Earn AFC (PAFA) Craigie AFC (PAFA) Jeanfield Swifts AFC (PAFA) Letham AFC (PAFA) Letham Community AFC (PAFA) Luncarty ASC AFC (PAFA) Pitfour AFC (PAFA) Scone Thistle AFC Strathhearn Grove AFC (PAFA) Vale of Earn AFC (PAFA) + others may be above LL/HL boundary 5. Stirling and District AFA AFC Chryston (S&DAFA) Alva AFC (S&DAFA) Barrhill AFC (S&DAFA) Beechwood Albion AFC (S&DAFA) Bo'ness Cadora AFC (S&DAFA) Bo'Ness United Community AFC (S&DAFA) Braehead AFC (S&DAFA) Campsie AFC (S&DAFA) Carbrain Boys AFC (S&DAFA) Clackmannan Community AFC (S&DAFA) Condorrat AFC (S&DAFA) Dollar Glen AFC (S&DAFA) Drumpellier Thistle AFC (S&DAFA) Dunipace AFC (S&DAFA) Grangemouth AFC (S&DAFA) Kincardine AFC (S&DAFA) LK Galaxy AFC (S&DAFA) Loganlea United AFC (S&DAFA) MLS Leeds United AFC (S&DAFA) Raploch Hearts AFC (S&DAFA) Riverside AFC (S&DAFA) Stirling University AFC (S&DAFA) Syngenta AFC (S&DAFA) Westfield Colts AFC (S&DAFA) Source: http://www.scottishamateurfa.co.uk/league/type/3
  2. As reported in the Edinburgh Evening News the majority of Junior clubs wish to join the senior pyramid system. There will now be an egm called by the SJFA to vote on the issue. The pressure is now on the clubs to decide but this could mark the end of Junior Football as we know it. If a substantial number of the bigger clubs decide to vote to leave the others may be forced to follow or be left in what will amount to lower standard football. Like it or not change is now on the cards.
  3. Given the ongoing situation whereby Banks O'Dee can't progress within the 'pyramid', it is important that the SFA forms a North of Scotland Senior League. I would suggest that the pyramid below the Highland League, should be established on the following basis : (1) the best/most ambitious North Region Junior (10) clubs be invited by the SFA (after full consultation) to form a new feeder NoS league for teams in the east & south of the Highland Region (2) the "expanded" North Caledonian League be given equal feeder league status, by incorporating its existing 8 clubs in the north & west of the Highlands plus Inverness City (ex NCL member club), and AN Other west/north club (3) the champions of each of the above leagues to participate in an end of season Playoff to determine the Northern Champions, who (if the club is SFA licensed) would be promoted to the Highland League, replacing the bottom HFL club. (It should NOT be compulsory that these clubs obtain an SFA licence, meaning that only teams that wish to progress to the Highland League, could do so). The above would complete the Pyramid in northern Scotland, whilst recognising that for geographical & financial reasons, this vast area needs to have two feeder leagues of equal status.
  4. It's back. Contain your excitement. Pyramid playoffs are on the same format and dates as last season. Bookies have Montrose and East Stirlingshire as joint favourites to finish bottom. Brora widely forecast to retain HL... Edinburgh City, East Kilbride and Gretna tipped for LL. It was only Day 1 in SPFL2 but who'd have predicted this for the bottom places: P W D L GD Pts 6 Montrose 1 0 0 1 -1 0 7 East Fife 1 0 0 1 -1 0 = Queen's P 1 0 0 1 -1 0 = Stirling 1 0 0 1 -1 0 -------------------------------- 10 Arbroath 1 0 0 1 -3 0 Highland & Lowland are 3 games in... Brora already look HL champions elect, having banged in 22 goals for only 1 against, winning their last pair of games 11-0 and 1-8 : P W D L GD Pts 1 Brora 3 3 0 0 +21 9 -------------------------------- 2 Turriff 3 3 0 0 +11 9 3 Cove 3 3 0 0 +7 9 4 Inverurie 3 2 0 1 +4 6 5 Nairn 3 2 0 1 +3 6 6 Formartine 3 2 0 1 +1 6 Late equalisers and winners knocked Selkirk off to spot in the LL, champions Edinburgh City out front again: P W D L GD Pts 1 Edin City 3 3 0 0 +5 9 -------------------------------- 2 Selkirk 3 2 1 0 +5 7 3 Gala FR 3 2 0 1 +2 6 4 Whitehill 3 2 0 1 +2 6 5 East Kilb 3 2 0 1 +1 6 Back at the end of the month...
  5. How refreshing it is to have a season beginning where, finally, a form of promotion/relegation is available into and out of the Scottish League. Long-awaited. Both the Highland and Lowland leagues have issued their fixture-lists, so it seems like the arrangements are as follows - going by these links: http://slfl.co.uk/2014/07/season-201414-fixtures/ http://www.highlandfootballleague.com/News/Item/433_SHFL_Fixtures_for_Season_2014-15.aspx Early tip for the drop? Early tip to come up?
  6. ...The LL members who were deficient in licenses, has that been sorted or if so what are the deadlines for that? ...Assuming all parties retain their position in the LL, when will the new members be announced? ...Will there be relegation from the LL? Or is that dependent on licensing? ...What happens if the Juniors agree to a pyramid? Will they file in at the lowest available opportunity? Probably at EOS/SOS Level (This was my understanding) Just curious as I love the idea of a pyramid and allowing teams to find their level on the park.
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