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Junior football, what is the future?


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3 minutes ago, archieb said:

Also, tweet a short while ago by the SJFA's Alex McDowall

 

This is a move that I and numerous others were advocating 5 or more years ago, before the arrogance and control freakery of Tom Johnstone and his fellow dinosaurs began the dismantling of the  SJFA. Has it been left too late?

I can only hope the communications with the clubs are better. Replying to a tweet that's a few days old seems a strange way to break the news.

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18 minutes ago, archieb said:

Quote above is the blurb for the new P&B Highland Pyramid Forum.

Has the North Region Junior League now been officially renamed the Grampian League?

I think someone mentioned that name in another thread as a possibility and Div went along with it when changing the forums? NRJFA don't seem to have published anything and haven't changed their website to Grampian League.

11 minutes ago, archieb said:

This is a move that I and numerous others were advocating 5 or more years ago, before the arrogance and control freakery of Tom Johnstone and his fellow dinosaurs began the dismantling of the  SJFA. Has it been left too late?

I mean it's always been up to the SJFA whether they change their rules to allow non-members to take part and become a non-league cup - maybe they should contact all non-league clubs and see which ones will be interested in joining. Not sure which clubs would want to rejoin though (if it runs in parallel with the SCC) - given they would lose the chance of playing in the non-licensed cups.

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1 hour ago, LongTimeLurker said:

The common sense outcome would be that the SCC and SJC are simply merged but it's Scottish football...

A couple of the WOSFL blazers have indicated talks about expanding the scope of the South Challenge Cup are in early/preliminary stages.

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Well aware of that but check out what the EoS did with Conference X and King Cup games on the SJC 1st and 2nd round weekends. It would be nice to think that the blazers are suddenly going to get along but it remains to be seen if they will.

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17 hours ago, GNU_Linux said:

A couple of the WOSFL blazers have indicated talks about expanding the scope of the South Challenge Cup are in early/preliminary stages.

SJFA want to expand Junior Cup to include Tier 5, WoSFL want to expand SCC. I can see the Juniors being edged out again.

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Junior football will no longer exist in its current format in 5 years. More ambitious clubs will join pyramid system and the rest will join amateur leagues

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44 minutes ago, Fife Journeyman said:

 

 

 

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Not read that thread before. Interesting that most of the complaints/suggestions in there being addressed in the pyramid!

  • change the junior name
  • summer football (well we're playing a lot of games in July this season)
  • fixture list and marketing
  • freshening up the product
  • pathway from youth football
  • playing under the lights on a Friday night
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7 hours ago, GB65 said:

Does anyone think that the Juniors has any hope of coming back?

Really not a big fan of this Pyramid System

Not a snowball's... sorry dude.

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On 15/07/2021 at 22:55, GB65 said:

Does anyone think that the Juniors has any hope of coming back?

Really not a big fan of this Pyramid System

I think pyramid systems are in place in most countries, so I don't see why Scotland would be any different. Keeping clubs of similar levels apart doesn't make a lot of sense to me. 

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On 15/07/2021 at 22:55, GB65 said:

Does anyone think that the Juniors has any hope of coming back?

Really not a big fan of this Pyramid System

And what's the big problem? Ok, with conferences in the West & East it's still a bit of a transitional phase, but from next season onwards you'll basically be playing the same teams that you were playing before. I'll head to our game v Blairgowrie this afternoon. A team we've played plenty of times before the recent changes. It will still be the same football, familiar opponents. The only change is that there is a chance of promotion to tier 5, but for the vast majority of teams that won't make a difference anyway.

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Think that IF the clubs had stayed as Juniors, then there would have been NO improvements to grounds etc as promotion was limited if not almost impossible from that level. Fully expect any clubs that didn't/couldn't run with the flock - could have gone amateur ? albeit a weaker level.

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Just now, Andy groundhopper said:

Think that IF the clubs had stayed as Juniors, then there would have been NO improvements to grounds etc as promotion was limited if not almost impossible from that level...

Think you'll find improvements were happening anyway at clubs like Whitburn, Dyce and Broughty Athletic but it certainly didn't help. I've never really understood this deep junior vs senior tribalism that some people have on both sides. All just football as far as I'm concerned.

All that's really needed now is some sanity on having a single prestige cup competition for tier 5 or 6 and down with Scottish in its name and not much will have changed for most present and former SJFA members that are unlikely to ever progress into the HL, LL or SPFL beyond catching up with the times on floodlights and fixture lists.

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