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Junior football, what is the future?

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Ask for notes of interest to gauge the level of interest. Ask for applications once a viable threshold passes on the notes of interest. Present the league for any sort of approval not just the idea of one.
The SFA are already well aware of the concept since it has basically been the EoS stance from the beginning of the PWG sessions and now the LL are on board.
Also at the last PWG Petrie said they'd take the option into consideration or something to that effect.

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1 hour ago, Doonhamer1969 said:

Exactly.

One or two in here seem to have it in for the SoS for some bizarre unknown reason.

Maybe someone got a knockback from a Kirkcudbright lassie 20 years ago and wont let it go........

The only time most teams moving to the WoS will ever likely play a SOS team or a less attractive EOS team will be in Cup competitions. In the SOS other than maybe Threave, Newton Stewart, (plus Dalbeattie and Gretna once they are relegated from the LL), the size of crowd most SOS teams get while small are no different, indeed arguably higher, than the crowds many of the teams currently get in the lower parts of the West juniors. Teams the big West Junior clubs already could and do face in their own cup competitions. It just feels like scare mongering. 

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The WoSL isn't even a goer yet, and we've had 5 pages of what if so and so gets relegated, which league will they go into, will they have a choice, would such and such have to move sideways (so and so not even in the pyramid yet never mind getting relegated from the Lowland)! :lol:

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1 minute ago, Jacksgranda said:

The WoSL isn't even a goer yet, and we've had 5 pages of what if so and so gets relegated, which league will they go into, will they have a choice, would such and such have to move sideways (so and so not even in the pyramid yet never mind getting relegated from the Lowland)! :lol:

Think we need a new West of Scotland Football League forum alongside the Lowland, EoS and SoS ones, once that happens it's 100% guaranteed 😬

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One team that’s not been mentioned that surely has to be a shout for this league is Gartcairn. It’s hardly like Gartcairn have historic ties to the Junior grade as the first team was only formed five years ago.


Surely they must be looking at other community clubs like EK, BSC and Cumbernauld and fancy their chances, especially considering that Rossvale have expressed interest?

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I think very said this before but in terms of the SoS League and where it sits I'd have them as a de facto southern conference of the new WoS League, from next season if possible. Licensed winners play off against any licensed winners of the WoS "North" (whether that is a new WoS League or the WRSJFA Super League) and the winner of that plays the winner of the EoS Premier League, if they are licensed for promotion to the Lowland League until such anytime that there are 2 or more promotion spots. This keeps them at essentially the same level (Tier 6) but in practice means that it'll usually be the WoS team that goes into the play off. It's not ideal and it does look a bit unfair that the EoS champion doesn't have to pre-qualify but it could be a potential solution until a merger/realignment happens once the non-league picture at Tiers 6 and lower settle down.

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14 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

Think we need a new West of Scotland Football League forum alongside the Lowland, EoS and SoS ones, once that happens it's 100% guaranteed 😬

Do it...

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1 hour ago, theesel1994 said:

I can't help but thinking that Juniors being allowed in the Scottish FA Cup may have led to its own downfall. Talbot are pulling further and further away from the rest of the Junior clubs financed by their Scottish FA Cup money. The only way Junior clubs can compete is access to that same money so going down the Licenced route. Maybe the new league will be a damp squib, who knows, but I think the Senor Cup entry has led to where we are today.

Bloody hell, they get into the Copa del Rey now?

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Bloody hell, they get into the Copa del Rey now?
Aye, we call it the King Cup in the EoS.

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Have the SFA endorsed the creation of a WoSL forum yet?
It requires a higher authority than the SFA to create a new forum.

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15 minutes ago, PastyMan said:

Have the SFA endorsed the creation of a WoSL forum yet? emoji16.png

It's a done deal!

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I can't help but thinking that Juniors being allowed in the Scottish FA Cup may have led to its own downfall. Talbot are pulling further and further away from the rest of the Junior clubs financed by their Scottish FA Cup money. The only way Junior clubs can compete is access to that same money so going down the Licenced route. Maybe the new league will be a damp squib, who knows, but I think the Senor Cup entry has led to where we are today.
Spot on. I've no doubt Linlithgow getting in, and then getting licenced before the Sfa shut the loophole was the precursor for Kelty and Bonnyrigg moving.

We were getting the best of both worlds, even more than Talbot who have done it on merit for years.

The chance to save the juniors lay with Linlithgow but the Sjfa were to blind to see it. Imo the only way to save it was for all clubs to give up that sfa cup entry and revert to pre-super league table splits.

That would have stood a chance of working imo but the ship has long sailed and now its time to get all those great clubs into the same system.

Non league football in Scotland will be brilliant as soon as its stable, and a non league Cup will be a belter.

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Darvel
Pyramid Statement

Darvel Juniors have expressed an interest in joining a potential West of Scotland League (WoSL) at Tier 6 given that there was no following consensus put forward with the Pyramid Working Group (PWG).

It is anticipated that this would act as a feeder league to the existing Tier 5 Lowland League. I think it is with little surprise that we have considered the potential to enter such a league given the level of investment in both our current facilities/playing squad.

We will seek assurances/guidances from the necessary parties in order for us to better understand what our position would be if such a league came to fruition.

The Club will release a statement in due course when we are in receipt of further information, however be assured that we are still dedicated to our SJFA membership at this time.

In the interim Darvel needs to assess our options to ensure we are maximising our potential to play at the highest playing level available to us.

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13 minutes ago, Hillview said:

Anybody able to give me any info on this potential new league send me a pm cheers 

With the exception possibly of Whitletts, its interesting that the statements are coming from North Ayrshire clubs.

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30 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

Darvel
Pyramid Statement

Darvel Juniors have expressed an interest in joining a potential West of Scotland League (WoSL) at Tier 6 given that there was no following consensus put forward with the Pyramid Working Group (PWG).

It is anticipated that this would act as a feeder league to the existing Tier 5 Lowland League. I think it is with little surprise that we have considered the potential to enter such a league given the level of investment in both our current facilities/playing squad.

We will seek assurances/guidances from the necessary parties in order for us to better understand what our position would be if such a league came to fruition.

The Club will release a statement in due course when we are in receipt of further information, however be assured that we are still dedicated to our SJFA membership at this time.

In the interim Darvel needs to assess our options to ensure we are maximising our potential to play at the highest playing level available to us.

What is the list of interested clubs that have came out

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