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25 minutes ago, Bestsinceslicebread said:

Why is everyone saying they are going to Elgin on a Tuesday night. Do they think they are going to get win the Top WOS league or the top EOS or SOS league and then win the playoff matches and then on top of that have the correct facilities/stadium to even get into the lowland league.  Then Elgin need to get relegated from Scottish division 2 in order for these teams to play Elgin in the Lowland league

All this argument about Elgin is just utter crap, Joke or no Joke

And perhaps relocate their town below THE LINE, wherever it may be at that time!

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2 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

It came from Rod Petrie rather than the SJFA by all accounts. If the LL were hugely bothered about the imbalance they had a solution provided to them. Not having the SJFA anywhere near the pyramid took priority over that so the imbalance may not be much of a concern.

"They had a solution provided to them", no they didn't.  Did you seriously think that the LL would split in half to accomodate a bunch of unlicenced Junior clubs at tier 5?  Do you think the SPFL would have agreed to three feeders instead of two? Fantasy stuff.    Give the blame game a rest.

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3 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

It came from Rod Petrie rather than the SJFA by all accounts. If the LL were hugely bothered about the imbalance they had a solution provided to them. Not having the SJFA anywhere near the pyramid took priority over that so the imbalance may not be much of a concern.

But the West Region Management Committee that recommended the clubs support this option.

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12 minutes ago, theesel1994 said:

It was a ridiculous idea. Why did the West Region recommend the only option that meant another League had to alter its format to accommodate Junior clubs? Why would they change something they probably think was successful for someone else. No wonder they don't want ANYTHING to do with the Juniors.

It's indeed madness that they recommended that. The LL couldn't even say yes to that themselves if they wanted to, as both changing the Tay boundary and going from 2 to 3 feeders into SPFL2 would have to involve agreement of both the HL & SPFL. The SPFL would never agree to that. And this was the only option TJ wanted to talk about at the PWG, without being willing to move. That's not how negotiations work...

Edited by Marten

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Just now, Burnie_man said:

"They had a solution provided to them", no they didn't.  Did you seriously think that the LL would split in half to accomodate a bunch of unlicenced Junior clubs at tier 5?  Do you think the SPFL would have agreed to three feeders instead of two? Fantasy stuff.    Give the blame game a rest.

What on earth is your malfunction? A split LL would have evened up the tier 5 feeders in population terms. How on earth does mentioning that possibility turn into a blame game? I don't give a flying one whether option Z or WoS is the route that is used just as long as this process finally reaches its destination.

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Just now, LongTimeLurker said:

What on earth is your malfunction? A split LL would have evened up the tier 5 feeders in population terms. How on earth does mentioning that possibility turn into a blame game? I don't give a flying one whether option Z or WoS is the route that is used just as long as this process finally reaches its destination.

Malfunction? try reading what I wrote, and then start dealing with reality rather than the voices in your head.

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2 hours ago, invergowrie arab said:

The problem for clubs like Brechin isn't how far the games are from their town but their players.

Most players come from the central belt and it's not uncommon for teams to train in the central belt twice a week and meet players for away games at the ground. They only see Brechin in for home matches.

If suddenly player needs to head to Banff and Buchan every week they just won't attract those players.

I can see why from Brechins point of view they would do all they can to get around this.

How many of those players will remain if Brechin are relegated regardless of HL/LL?

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Just now, holmparkheroes said:

How many of those players will remain if Brechin are relegated regardless of HL/LL?

People tend to avoid that point. Nobody wants to look at how East Stirlingshire and Berwick Rangers have had to adjust to being out the SPFL. Unless relegated clubs start stumbling across sugar daddies they aren't going to compete for the same kind of players regardless of what league they are in.

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1 minute ago, Burnie_man said:

Malfunction? try reading what I wrote, and then start dealing with reality rather than the voices in your head.

You have completely lost the plot.

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12 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:

And perhaps relocate their town below THE LINE, wherever it may be at that time!

Town ?

How dare you...

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1 hour ago, PastyMan said:

Simple update to the Lowland League constitution

c) In the event of Club 42 losing the Pyramid Play-Off Match, it will be relegated to the SHFL League if its Registered Ground is located lots of their players live North of Degree of Latitude 56,4513N or to the SLFL if its Registered Ground is located South of Degree of Latitude 56,4513N  prefers and it shall thereafter comply with the rules and regulations of the relevant league.

Sorted 🙂

 

Seems fair 🤣

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12 minutes ago, Black Pennel said:

Town ?

How dare you...

Well it ain't no city. Only seven of them in  Scotland and not one in the SPFL (by club name).

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6 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:

Well it ain't no city. Only seven of them in  Scotland and not one in the SPFL (by club name).

Seven? I'm getting old - I thought there was only four.

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7 minutes ago, theesel1994 said:

Seven? I'm getting old - I thought there was only four.

Stirling, Inverness and Perth all got it - can't recall / be bothered to check but millennium and Liz's golden jubilee the occasions.

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1 minute ago, Salvo Montalbano said:
15 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:
Well it ain't no city. Only seven of them in  Scotland and not one in the SPFL (by club name).

Last time I checked, Edinburgh was a city...

/o\ 😂 okay Brechin and Elgin aren't. I shall forget Edinburgh City exist for the timebeing.

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6 hours ago, Burnie_man said:

Them and Luncarty, as discussed, are in unusual situations and I have no problem whatever way they choose to go (although Harthill could be eaten alive in the west).  However West Lothian should remain entirely EoS territory, and I believe it will.

Harthill Royal are in West Lothian. I believe your views on the territorial integrity of the People's Democratic Republic of West Lothian are well established. 

Harthill - 20m from the border. They can go.

Luncarty - 450m from the border. They can go.

Fauldhouse - 2km from the border. Aneurism.

😉

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1 hour ago, nicotina said:

if u think i'm going to elgin on a tues night

u have lost ur MARBLES

👆Underrated post.

To the philistines around here, it's all Greek.

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8 minutes ago, GordonS said:

Harthill Royal are in West Lothian. I believe your views on the territorial integrity of the People's Democratic Republic of West Lothian are well established. 

Harthill - 20m from the border. They can go.

Luncarty - 450m from the border. They can go.

Fauldhouse - 2km from the border. Aneurism.

😉

Given you closely follow my posts, you'll understand why Harthill and Luncarty are exceptional cases, and Fauldhouse defintely are not!

Edited by Burnie_man

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