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7 hours ago, Burnie_man said:

EoS took calls from the West & more importantly North of the Tay.

Wonder if the EoS stance was they couldn't accept the North of Tay clubs or if the clubs never pursued it.

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9 hours ago, Burnie_man said:

 

3 hours ago, cmontheloknow said:

Dunipace not a Junior club apparently?

Impressively the Edinburgh Evening News report managed to make a similar mistake but went the other way and reported 26 Junior clubs joining, presumbaly getting confused about the origins of Inverkeithing. 

"The last few months have seen a mass exodus of clubs from the Junior ranks – 26 in total – who have relinquished their SJFA (Scottish Junior Football Association) memberships in favour of joining the SPFL Pyramid system which offers a pathway into the SPFL."
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/lower-leagues/new-east-of-scotland-league-set-up-confirmed-for-next-season-1-4751310

High quality journalism all round. 

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6 minutes ago, Cyril said:

Absolutely brilliant work last night from the East of Scotland league. I feel they have made an error in making Hawick top seed in place of LTHV as Conference B now looks very very strong and A doesn't.

Hawick were relegated from the LL .It's only natural to make them a top seed. Who's to say LTHV are gonnae be strong this season. Have they kept the same players?

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My favourite thing about this is now all the ex Junior fans who musta been thinking "This'll be grand... chance to see some new grounds, new social clubs, meet new folk. This is gonna be great. Hawick? Berwick? Wigtown? Burntisland? Across all the cups the possibilites are endless!"

Then got papped with a bunch of ex-junior teams they played last year anyway all over again. Hahaha.

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9 minutes ago, AsimButtHitsASix said:

My favourite thing about this is now all the ex Junior fans who musta been thinking "This'll be grand... chance to see some new grounds, new social clubs, meet new folk. This is gonna be great. Hawick? Berwick? Wigtown? Burntisland? Across all the cups the possibilites are endless!"

Then got papped with a bunch of ex-junior teams they played last year anyway all over again. Hahaha.

Linlithgow are in a league with 4 teams they have never played competitively before - I think - Heriot Watt, Stirling Uni, Craigroyston and Inverkeithing. We haven't played Preston and Ormiston for donkeys years and have an away trip to Tweedmouth :thumsup2 to look forward to. All looks good to me.

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My favourite thing about this is now all the ex Junior fans who musta been thinking "This'll be grand... chance to see some new grounds, new social clubs, meet new folk. This is gonna be great. Hawick? Berwick? Wigtown? Burntisland? Across all the cups the possibilites are endless!"

Then got papped with a bunch of ex-junior teams they played last year anyway all over again. Hahaha.
Dalkeith Thistle take a slightly different slant in their Facebook post.

To which you could add cup draws have given them two new teams visiting.

And then league cup has given them two new teams out of three.

Rather than same old junior teams, all seems pretty new and fresh to me.Screenshot_20180608-110337_Samsung%20Internet.jpgIMG_20180608_110638.jpg
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50 minutes ago, newcastle broon said:

Hawick were relegated from the LL .It's only natural to make them a top seed. Who's to say LTHV are gonnae be strong this season. Have they kept the same players?

Fully aware of that, I just think common sense could've came in, even if LTHV lose a few players they will be far stronger than Hawick. No big deal, it is what it is

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Are there any new "local" derbies popping up in the conferences of note? Most the teams are fairly close together anyway but are there any particular close neighbours fighting for the first time?
Conf A:
Peebles v Penicuik - The Leadburn
Leith v Musselburgh - The Seaside
Tweedmouth v Dunbar - The A1

Conf B:
Dalkeith/Bonnyrigg v LTHV/Tynecastle - The resentful commuters having to go into the city on a non workday

Conf C:
Edu Utd v HWU - The city bypass classic
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2 minutes ago, gogsy said:

 

Noticed this post by someone on St Andrews facebook , shows the travelling for league games compared to this season in the juniors. 

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124 less, but 3 fewer games. Average per game is about 2 miles more, i.e. negligible.

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Noticed this post by someone on St Andrews facebook , shows the travelling for league games compared to this season in the juniors. 
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Bonnyriggs average round trip in the league this season was 86 miles, with the sides in our conference this drops to 52 miles next season.
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I'm strangely attracted to this one, maybe because I'm often driving down the A703.
Me too! I was really taken by Peebles in my first trip to their ground recently, a seven goal classic vs Tynecastle, with tackles going in all over the shop. I was pleased to see this pair reunited in the league cup.

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21 minutes ago, gogsy said:

 

Noticed this post by someone on St Andrews facebook , shows the travelling for league games compared to this season in the juniors. 

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I bet the EoS were pleased when their conference splitting system didn't put St Andrews/Jeanfield together with any Borders clubs!

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To save me reading through 115 pages of posts, can someone confirm that there will be some sort of end of season play-offs between the three conference winners to crown an overall champion/

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6 minutes ago, Dysart said:

To save me reading through 115 pages of posts, can someone confirm that there will be some sort of end of season play-offs between the three conference winners to crown an overall champion/

The answer has to be yes (in theory) as there must be a champion club to take part in the promotion play off with the champions of the South of Scotland League.

However this assumes that both the EoSL and the SoSFL champions are licensed.  Only one of the new clubs (Linlithgow Rose) were licensed as at 31 March 2018., but a reasonable number of them should be licensed by 31st March 2019.

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44 minutes ago, gogsy said:

Well there hasn't been anything announced officially.

It has been announced officially in the EoS press release, conference champs face off in a round robin to determine the title winner.

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