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5 hours ago, gogsy said:

None  of those teams have "propped up the league for years", all have been outside bottom league for a considerable time in the last decade or so. I cant remember but its nearly twenty years since Brechin City were previously in the bottom SPFL league?

Yeah, not a good example in those posts.  This is the first season in the bottom tier for Brechin since 2002.  Cowdenbeath have been back in the bottom tier since 2015 but had a good few years above that (even being in the Championship) before then.  Stirling were also in the Championship (or old first division) only 9 years ago .  Albion Rovers are the only ones that have really struggled although they did get into League One for a few seasons which was a considerable achievement since they'd been stuck in the bottom tier for a long time.

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19 hours ago, Cyclizine said:

No  junior or recently junior clubs have followings in four figures. I don't disagree with your sentiments, but this crowdwanking is bollocks.

Couldn't the likes of Talbot,Pollock,Clydebank etc pull in decent crowds if they got into the spfl ? Just basing it on recent big games that's all  - rather than bollocks.

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4 minutes ago, Andy groundhopper said:

Couldn't the likes of Talbot,Pollock,Clydebank etc pull in decent crowds if they got into the spfl ? Just basing it on recent big games that's all  - rather than bollocks.

No matter who makes it to the SPFL from the non-league will have a sizeable crowd increase but, no, Talbot are not going to be taking 1,000+ fans to games against Cowdenbeath and Forfar.

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17 minutes ago, Andy groundhopper said:

Couldn't the likes of Talbot,Pollock,Clydebank etc pull in decent crowds if they got into the spfl ? Just basing it on recent big games that's all  - rather than bollocks.

You really think the Talbot and Bankies hordes will be rushing to the likes of Brechin, Larbert and Elgin in SPFL2? You can't compare a one off cup match to a run of the mill league game.

And Pollock is a fish.

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29 minutes ago, Andy groundhopper said:

Couldn't the likes of Talbot,Pollock,Clydebank etc pull in decent crowds if they got into the spfl ? Just basing it on recent big games that's all  - rather than bollocks.

 

6 minutes ago, Cyclizine said:

You really think the Talbot and Bankies hordes will be rushing to the likes of Brechin, Larbert and Elgin in SPFL2? You can't compare a one off cup match to a run of the mill league game.

And Pollock is a fish.

Mebbe Andy's imagining Pollock 🦈 vs Turbot 🐠 in the Wet of Scotland League? 

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Thanks just asking,was mainly the home games to be honest. Suppose they may travel until the novelty wears off, some of the spfl 2 places aren't appealing ? ! Always be places out of the way,out on a limb etc, so long as it's not every  other week then I guess the distances look ok. 

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1 hour ago, archieb said:

 

Mebbe Andy's imagining Pollock 🦈 vs Turbot 🐠 in the Wet of Scotland League? 

Oh for cod's hake

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You're floundering now.

 

 

Edited by Monalie

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Nowhere else to put it - North Region clubs have voted for the null and void option.

 

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On 26/04/2020 at 20:46, gogsy said:

Enjoy your pub league next season m8.

Oh the irony.

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1 hour ago, Tutankhamen said:

Is that Luncarty from "North of the Tay" i see joining the East of Scotland League?

Technically west of the Tay in their case before anyone gets pedantic but their registered ground being slightly north of the club 42 playoff rulr boundary provides a glimmer of hope for Dundee clubs.

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4 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Technically west of the Tay in their case before anyone gets pedantic but their registered ground being slightly north of the club 42 playoff rulr boundary provides a glimmer of hope for Dundee clubs.

I wouldn't believe a word you say.

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The North of the Tay line only applies to teams coming down from the SPFL.

Any club is welcome to apply to the EOS and its up to its members if they wish to accept them.

Is that Luncarty from "North of the Tay" i see joining the East of Scotland League?

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North Region Junior Clubs have voted 19/13 in favour of a Null  & Void Season in line with the East Region Management decision. Wont be popular with all and you can see it from both sides of the argument    

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It's doubtful that Luncarty will be a in a position anytime soon (perhaps ever) for promotion from the EoSFL so it's a bit redundant from that point of view. If they were to win the EoSPL then, perhaps, under that scenario the LL could refuse to accept them. In which case the two options would be they have to be taken in the same vein as an unlicensed club (which they are anyway) and there would be no promotion from the EoSPL that year. Or, alternatively, they could be added to any promotion play off for the HL that season along with the winners of whatever is in tier 6 in the North.

Either way we're getting far too far into the land of hypotheticals.

The only other issue could be clubs from Perthshire/Dundee/Angus saying "Hey! How come they're allowed in the East when we're naw" at which point the answer is "The EoSFL is a member led organisation and can accept and refuse new members on a case by case basis so dry yer eyes"

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The difference  with Luncarty is if the wind is blowing in the right direction they could gob over the boundary line. 

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