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Looking in my crystal ball I would say that we are on firmly on course for 67 clubs in the 2020/21 WoSFL:
 
Our 63 WRJFA clubs
plus
- Drumchapel United (Central Scottish Amateur League Premier Division)
- Glasgow University (Caledonian League Premier Division)
- Bonnyton Thistle (South of Scotland League)
- Newton Stewart (South of Scotland League)

There again I could be completely off the mark!
I think the only SoS to have an application in are Bonnyton.

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1 hour ago, Whitburn Vale said:

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Four new clubs have already applied to join the North Caley League for 2020/21, namely

Alness United (returning after a year in 'abeyance')

Loch Ness (from Inverness)

Scourie (from North West Sutherland)

Nairn County's Development XI (Highland League club)

There is a very strong case for the SFA/PWG '(north sub') to grant the NCL pyramid status for 2020/21. There have already been "positive" discussions with the SFA/HFL.

It might 'encourage' the North Juniors to do likewise ?  Sitting alongside the NCL (different region).

 

Edited by Robert James
additional question added

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12 minutes ago, AsimButtHitsASix said:

If Newton Stewart have applied for the WoSFL I wonder what the thinking is there...

Newton Stewart to East Kilbride - 1 h 49 min (76.5 mi) via A77

Newton Stewart to Moffat - 1 h 31 min (68.9 mi) via A75 and A701 - If no tractors!

Newton Stewart can offer a football hub in their part of Dumfries and Galloway.

On the other hand the info may be a red herring.

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7 minutes ago, Pyramidic said:

Newton Stewart to East Kilbride - 1 h 49 min (76.5 mi) via A77

Newton Stewart to Moffat - 1 h 31 min (68.9 mi) via A75 and A701 - If no tractors!

Newton Stewart can offer a football hub in their part of Dumfries and Galloway.

On the other hand the info may be a red herring.

During the Kilwinning Q&A there was mention of the number of SOSFL clubs. I wasn't paying close attention so can't recall if the number was in relation to notes of interest or actual applications.

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41 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

Find out the 9th applicant then?

The 9th applicant was Edinburgh south for the eos.luncarty applied to the eos.

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There is a very strong case for the SFA/PWG '(north sub') to grant the NCL pyramid status for 2020/21.

How many are licensed? Just Golspie and they don't have floodlights, yes?

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53 minutes ago, BMan said:
1 hour ago, Pyramidic said:
Looking in my crystal ball I would say that we are on firmly on course for 67 clubs in the 2020/21 WoSFL:
 
Our 63 WRJFA clubs
plus
- Drumchapel United (Central Scottish Amateur League Premier Division)
- Glasgow University (Caledonian League Premier Division)
- Bonnyton Thistle (South of Scotland League)
- Newton Stewart (South of Scotland League)

There again I could be completely off the mark!

I think the only SoS to have an application in are Bonnyton.

I'l  eat my hat if Newton Stewart have applied.

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29 minutes ago, Pyramidic said:

Newton Stewart to East Kilbride - 1 h 49 min (76.5 mi) via A77

Newton Stewart to Moffat - 1 h 31 min (68.9 mi) via A75 and A701 - If no tractors!

Newton Stewart can offer a football hub in their part of Dumfries and Galloway.

On the other hand the info may be a red herring.

Red herring imho.

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5 minutes ago, Doonhamer1969 said:

I'l  eat my hat if Newton Stewart have applied.

I'd be surprised too, but it would be an absolutely cracking awayday! A mate of mine's folks used to live across the river in Minnigaff and I've spent quite a lot of time down there.

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They & the council have done wonders with the ground as well. It was just a public park and now fully enclosed / 3g / floodlights with a wee bit of cover too.

Edited by cmontheloknow

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1 hour ago, 8MileBU said:

You’re an absolute walloper. GTF.

I'd forgotten what a great word walloper is !  🤣🤣

Very apt in this case.

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17 minutes ago, Doonhamer1969 said:

I'l  eat my hat if Newton Stewart have applied.

I do not think you will need to eat your hat. We are looking at a dynamic situation and positions are changing one day to the next.

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5 minutes ago, Hillonearth said:

I'd be surprised too, but it would be an absolutely cracking awayday! A mate of mine's folks used to live across the river in Minnigaff and I've spent quite a lot of time down there.

It's true that they can access Ayrshire pretty quickly, but they would lose games at Creetown, Wigtown , Stranraer, Kirkcudbright etc, all within around 25 miles. Just cant see it.

Even Girvan, the nearest West club to them is 30 miles away, and thats not a great road.

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51 minutes ago, Lowland team said:

The 9th applicant was Edinburgh south for the eos.luncarty applied to the eos.

Edinburgh South have quite a set-up - http://escfc.co.uk/

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We are a SFA Quality Mark Accredited Community Club bringing together the some of the best resources in the south of Edinburgh to create the best possible football environment.

Providing a complete football pathway for all players from soccer school right through the pathway 4s, 5s, 7s, 11s, as well as the girls, ladies and amateur teams.

As a club we currently represent:

  • 62 Teams
  • Over 700 Players
  • 160+ Coaches and Officials

 

11-a-side Teams, 7-a-side Teams, Our Soccer School, Soccer 4’s and Soccer 5’s

We have fantastic facilities at Inch Park Community Sports Club (IPCSC) both in terms of changing rooms and bar/kitchen//function facilites.

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghSouthCFC/

 

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Just now, Pyramidic said:

 

 


 

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Club Statement – WOSFL

St Anthony’s FC has reached one of its most difficult and important decisions in its 118 year old history as a Junior club. We have now officially applied for membership of the new West of Scotland Football League. This move will allow us to take our place in the Scottish Football Pyramid.

We take this opportunity in the knowledge that we can keep our SJFA membership and compete next year in one of the most prestigious trophies in Scottish Football, The Scottish Junior Cup.

Having made our decision, We can now look forward to a new chapter in the clubs history with excitement and anticipation of what lies ahead for St Anthony’s as a senior club, proud of its junior history and its remaining membership of the SJFA, Reaching club licensing will be a priority, which would allow us to compete in another famous old trophy, The Scottish Cup.

Thank You
MON THE ANTS

 

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Surely now is the time (see multiple Daily Record articles written on slow news days during the Glasgow Fair, featuring over 60s celebrities or moneyed Yankee exiles "originally from Cathcart") for Third Lanark to step forward and claim their rightful heritage as part of the senior set up?

Surely rebuilding Cathkin and bringing the old club back wasn't all attention-seeking bullshit?

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