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Just now, AML67 said:

You point is .............. ? Hold on you’re waiting to knock the South .......... again , hahaha feel free no one will take an awful lot of notice but fill your boots 👍🏻

I don't want to be in big trouble.

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8 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:

Any Junior moaner moaning about boys clubs hopefully picket Rossvale on a regular basis with 'down with this sort of thing' placards.

DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING...Careful Now" " Poster by jomorley ...

It happens in Bundesliga with hoffenheim and RB Leipzig so why not wosfl 

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It's totally unsustainable for the SofS to remain at Tier 6. I would expect that to change in the next couple of years. How many in the SofS actually want to get promoted? 2-3 at most? 

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7 minutes ago, cmontheloknow said:

Any Junior moaner moaning about boys clubs hopefully picket Rossvale on a regular basis with 'down with this sort of thing' placards.

DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING...Careful Now" " Poster by jomorley ...

Rossvale in the West Premiership, Gartcairn in the West Championship. They've certainly been giving the 'traditionalists' something to complain about over the years.

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7 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

I don't want to be in big trouble.

Honestly it’s not a problem ....... we’ve heard it all before and will again no doubt ! At least it gives folk something to talk about I suppose 

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Still not a whisper of news from the "remaining last seven".

In the meantime a helpful tweet from Vale of Clyde:

 

 

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4 minutes ago, edinabear said:

It's totally unsustainable for the SofS to remain at Tier 6. I would expect that to change in the next couple of years. How many in the SofS actually want to get promoted? 2-3 at most? 

Share your inside info with us ....... who are we talking about here ? I’ve said previously near 200 mile round trips aren’t too appealing for Clubs on limited budgets but hey as you say it may happen and one day soon once all the voting power shifts ! 

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Does everyone that has applied come up to the correct standard. Pitch size 90x 56 metres. Separate changing rooms with seating and clothes hanging facilities for 22 people. As per the Entry criteria set out by the EOSFL. That is to be mirrored across?

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Just now, Andy88 said:

Does everyone that has applied come up to the correct standard. Pitch size 90x 56 metres. Separate changing rooms with seating and clothes hanging facilities for 22 people. As per the Entry criteria set out by the EOSFL. That is to be mirrored across?

That’s Bonnyton out before they’ve started then 

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1 minute ago, AML67 said:

Share your inside info with us ....... who are we talking about here ? I’ve said previously near 200 mile round trips aren’t too appealing for Clubs on limited budgets but hey as you say it may happen and one day soon once all the voting power shifts ! 

You may be right, so why not have it as a regional league within the WoS structure with a pathway for those clubs who do have an apetite and the means to progress?

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5 minutes ago, Andy88 said:

Does everyone that has applied come up to the correct standard. Pitch size 90x 56 metres. Separate changing rooms with seating and clothes hanging facilities for 22 people. As per the Entry criteria set out by the EOSFL. That is to be mirrored across?

The very last critieria for entry to the EoSFL.

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31 minutes ago, BTID said:

Tradition/history can be a dangerous thing for a club. Just because you have a past, doesn’t mean you’ll have a great future.  In fact I’ll bet many fans and committees out there don’t have any growth strategy at all, merely clubs plodding into obscurity. 
 

If Bonnyton are doing great work in their community - good luck to them will serve them well for the future if they get it right.

I'd agree with that - while clubs should celebrate their history, they shouldn't get lost in it. My club was guilty of that a few years back when we plummeted down the leagues...in our first season in the Central Second after an opening day 1-5 horsing at the hands of Stonehouse Violet (RIP), a few of the older boys who were involved at the time were in complete denial: "That shouldn't be happening to us. We're too big a name for us to be where we are...."

I remember saying at the time to them that when all you've got left is your name, you're in big trouble. The fact was that at that point in time we were where we were because we weren't good enough to be anywhere else.

And you do still see that sometimes on here...if a team are in turmoil, as a sort of displacement behaviour some fans go to their happy place: "Aye, but we had a great team in the 70s...remember so-and-so.?" Which is missing the point...you might have had a great team in the 70s, but you've got a shite team in 2020, which is always going to be a more pressing problem.

 

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2 minutes ago, Andy88 said:

Does everyone that has applied come up to the correct standard. Pitch size 90x 56 metres. Separate changing rooms with seating and clothes hanging facilities for 22 people. As per the Entry criteria set out by the EOSFL. That is to be mirrored across?

As many regular posters here already know the EoS criteria are quite flexible so it's highly likely that applications from existing West Juniors won't be rejected. Similarly Bonnyton Thistle who are already in a Tier 6 league. Glasgow University is already licenced so no known ground issues. Drumchapel United PYM have active plans for a new ground and already play at a floodlit all-weather ground which may be(?) acceptable whilst their new set-up is built.

Expect the new league to be positive and to offer guidance to any clubs wishing to join whether now or in the future.

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8 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

You may be right, so why not have it as a regional league within the WoS structure with a pathway for those clubs who do have an apetite and the means to progress?

Regionalised would clearly be a better option although not necessarily to everyone’s liking ! Scottish Cup trips I can assure you are in general extortionate affairs with little chance realistically of success although they are usually the highlight of the calendar and I’d encourage everyone to go for a License if they can. The longest trip for us currently are around 150 miles to Sanquhar for the Nithsdale match and although it’s perfectly acceptable it’s not something anyone financially really needs on a week in week out basis and it’ll be the same for those at the opposite reaches of the South region ( Uppers , Caley Braves and at the time Bonnyton etc ) coming this way to ourselves , Creetown , Wigtown and add another 50 round trip to Stranraer. We actually relished the thought of the new West it was an incredibly exciting option but in all fairness at this moment in time wasn’t the best move for the Club or our young team - another couple of Seasons in the South gaining experience and who knows what the future might hold ! 

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8 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

The very last critieria for entry to the EoSFL.

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I meant coat hangers actually believe it or not 

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If the SoS was to drop down a tier and become a feeder to the WoS Premier I presume it would remain, practically, a D&G league. So the argument about the quality of the league and the area/population it covers would still remain if the other feeder covered Lanarkshire, Clydeside and Ayrshire (plus, potentially, Argyll).

Would you then see tier 7 in the West being split to Central/Ayrshire/South?

It doesn't really answer the questions people have about its placing. Just moves those questions down a tier.

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15 hours ago, superbigal said:

The lowland league were very clear about maintaining integrity of a clear geographical boundary for the new territory.
Presumably for them to keep to this statement the 2 anomalies may need to be "persuaded" to move in due course?
If someone can almost draw a line between the south west and east, how far into the wrong territory would the 2 teams be ?

Are you referring to Kello and Bonnyton ?

Or another club(s) ?

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4 minutes ago, Robert James said:

Are you referring to Kello and Bonnyton ?

Or another club(s) ?

I'm guessing the two would have been Bonnyton and Caledonian Braves SoS. There's just one to consider now and a reserve side that can't be promoted is hardly a pressing concern.

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Just now, FairWeatherFan said:

I'm guessin the two would have been Bonnyton and Caledonian Braves SoS. There's just one now.

Have the WoSFL not said no reserve teams? Braves B couldn't move over even if they wanted to

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