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4 hours ago, Burnie_man said:

I did work out some time ago (it's on this thread somewhere) a set-up involving a 16 team Premier, two 16 team First Divisions North and South, and two 16 team Second Divisions North and South.  From memory it involved Tayside and Fife being classed as "North", and the rest as "South" or something like that.

It clearly can work, but whether it should get to that stage is questionable.  The line moving would be political rather than practical.

Can't find it, but drawn it up again to illustrate how if could be achieved if it ever came to it. Roughly based on current standings

 

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9 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

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

Fauldhouse should build a new ground at East Badallan Farm. Closer to the railway station than Park View is (less than half a mile), about the same distance to either from the Miners Welfare. 

Postal address of: East Badallan Farm, Fauldhouse, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH47 9AG. 

You can walk there from the Hoose entirely on roads maintained by West Lothian Council. 

And yet the ground would be WOS eligible as the farm is in North Lanarkshire despite the address!

 

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10 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

Can't find it, but drawn it up again to illustrate how if could be achieved if it ever came to it. Roughly based on current standings

 

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Looks good but as you’ve got Stirling clubs in North region wouldn’t you have Clackmannanshire teams there too (Sauchie CFC). And wouldn’t Rosyth want to be with the other Fife clubs?

I won’t mention where Blackburn might be if the current standings were less rough... 😉

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2 minutes ago, ShrimpLok said:

Fauldhouse should build a new ground at East Badallan Farm. Closer to the railway station than Park View is (less than half a mile), about the same distance to either from the Miners Welfare. 

Postal address of: East Badallan Farm, Fauldhouse, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH47 9AG. 

You can walk there from the Hoose entirely on roads maintained by West Lothian Council. 

And yet the ground would be WOS eligible as the farm is in North Lanarkshire despite the address!

 

Let me know when they've done that, and I'll add them to the exceptional case list!

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4 minutes ago, ShrimpLok said:

Looks good but as you’ve got Stirling clubs in North region wouldn’t you have Clackmannanshire teams there too (Sauchie CFC). And wouldn’t Rosyth want to be with the other Fife clubs?

I won’t mention where Blackburn might be if the current standings were less rough... 😉

Aye there could be a bit of fiddling to do, it was a 10 minute job (Rosyth should be in the North) but since Blackburn are in the Premier they are alphabetically top!

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https://pollokfc.com/2020/02/19/club-statement-2/

The Lok statement has landed.

An excerpt being:

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Pollok Football Club wishes to compete at the highest level possible. In order to achieve this, we will continue to consult with our players and management, peers and membership bodies over the coming weeks to arrive at the best outcome for our club. We will also present options to members and supporters should this become necessary. 

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https://pollokfc.com/2020/02/19/club-statement-2/
The Lok statement has landed.


Pollok Football Club wishes to compete at the highest level possible. In order to achieve this, we will continue to consult with our players and management, peers and membership bodies over the coming weeks to arrive at the best outcome for our club. We will also present options to members and supporters should this become necessary. 



Im glad to see the best supported team in the west on board, think lok will bring a lot to a wosl. Obviously I hope we gub you every time we play you but have a lot of respect for the club. Longer term if you were competing would you really see floodlights as being as difficult to get in as some have suggested? Surely the neighbours would be alright with match day use only for the first team etc?

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Just now, Burnie_man said:

"The Club understand that the SJFA are still trying to facilitate the entry of the Juniors to the pyramid and any developments on this front will be monitored. "

No they're not.

"Talks are ongoing." (Stop sniggering at the back).

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Just now, Burnie_man said:

"The Club understand that the SJFA are still trying to facilitate the entry of the Juniors to the pyramid and any developments on this front will be monitored. "

No they're not.

To be fair Pollok has also acknowledged that is might not be possible.

"Our position has been that a seamless transition of all WRJFA clubs to the Pyramid would be in the best interests of all parties but it is apparent that this may no longer be an option."

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2 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

"The Club understand that the SJFA are still trying to facilitate the entry of the Juniors to the pyramid and any developments on this front will be monitored. "

No they're not.

Can't believe TAJ has just given up though.

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1 minute ago, ShrimpLok said:

Classy statement. As a fan I’m happy with that. Keeps options open but definitely indicates we won’t be left behind.

My understanding is wherever flow goes, we go.

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1 minute ago, cmontheloknow said:

Can't believe TAJ has just given up though.

He hasn't - he'll come back with Option Z again. Maybe the Lowland League will come round to his way of thinking.

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Classy statement. As a fan I’m happy with that. Keeps options open but definitely indicates we won’t be left behind.

Can you actually see any west premier team leaving? I know for a fact just about every club has been in about it like a dug eating beetroot.

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2 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:

Can't believe TAJ has just given up though.

The SFA have told them they're on their own, and there is no longer a PWG. The LL are pushing on with a WoSFL.

Not sure how they can "facilitate entry" into the pyramid, the ERJFA are losing clubs as they know the game is up.

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2 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

The SFA have told them they're on their own, and there is no longer a PWG. The LL are pushing on with a WoSFL.

Not sure how they can "facilitate entry" into the pyramid, the ERJFA are losing clubs as they know the game is up.

Not disagreeing with that, but I think Lok are probably in the same boat as Talbot and Glens - not wanting to rock it too much while still at sea. Get closer to shore and...

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2 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:


Can you actually see any west premier team leaving? I know for a fact just about every club has been in about it like a dug eating beetroot.

Any West Premier team leaving? Unless they come up with a believable solution fast I can't see any West Premier team staying. Every statement has indicated the club are considering leaving if others go. Not one has said they are staying put regardless.

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