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It's not up to the Highland League to form a pyramid beneath it, it's up to leagues/clubs outwith the HL to form a pyramid beneath it, then change will occur.

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13 hours ago, Jimmy Shaker said:

‘The likes of Fraserburgh’?

No.

Never. F*********h must never, ever be allowed to join the big teams.

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6 hours ago, blueone said:

Never. F*********h must never, ever be allowed to join the big teams.

:lol: How not? Scared or something?! :whistle

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On 16/06/2019 at 13:15, Jacksgranda said:

It's not up to the Highland League to form a pyramid beneath it, it's up to leagues/clubs outwith the HL to form a pyramid beneath it, then change will occur.

So, @Doonhamer 1969 what's your solution? Do you think it's up to the Highland League to form a pyramid, with or without the consent of the North juniors, the NCL, Tayside/Perthshire juniors?

Does it not make more sense for the juniors et al to get together and approach the HFL with a proposed pyramid?

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The HL did try to a certain extent at one point in the shape of the Sandy Stables (?) plan. That would have split the HL into two tiers with the lower tier not needing to be licensed. If that vote had passed (and it was quite close) there probably would have been a lot more subsequent progress in terms of feeder leagues. As things stand if the NRSJFA aren't bothered about it nothing much is likely to happen unless they are nudged into by what happens in the LL catchment.

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4 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

The HL did try to a certain extent at one point in the shape of the Sandy Stables (?) plan. That would have split the HL into two tiers with the lower tier not needing to be licensed. If that vote had passed (and it was quite close) there probably would have been a lot more subsequent progress in terms of feeder leagues. As things stand if the NRSJFA aren't bothered about it nothing much is likely to happen unless they are nudged into by what happens in the LL catchment.

I’ve been saying this for years!!! But the HL is a mafia and the usual suspects (who I actually have a lot of time and respect for) will be giving you hell...

Ive chosen to stay away from this topic... until that f**king vodka just made me write this!

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26 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

The HL did try to a certain extent at one point in the shape of the Sandy Stables (?) plan. That would have split the HL into two tiers with the lower tier not needing to be licensed. If that vote had passed (and it was quite close) there probably would have been a lot more subsequent progress in terms of feeder leagues. As things stand if the NRSJFA aren't bothered about it nothing much is likely to happen unless they are nudged into by what happens in the LL catchment.

I don't think much will happen unless a large group of East Juniors want to jump ship at the same time rather than just the odd one or two just as what happened last season in the EOSL bringing about three temporary feeder leagues. Eight clubs would be enough to form a league below the HL, including any North Juniors who wish to join and run this league a season with a one up one down between the HL and this new league. The following season maybe more East teams might look to join and this increases the numbers in this second tier, enough to add playoffs as well as the relegation/promotion spot. Clubs in this new league have a season or two to get floodlights etc in place if they want promotion, if they don't then they can remain in this league. I just don't think that the North Juniors are where to look to add more clubs to the HL in the near future.

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On 28/06/2019 at 20:07, LongTimeLurker said:

The HL did try to a certain extent at one point in the shape of the Sandy Stables (?) plan. That would have split the HL into two tiers with the lower tier not needing to be licensed. If that vote had passed (and it was quite close) there probably would have been a lot more subsequent progress in terms of feeder leagues. As things stand if the NRSJFA aren't bothered about it nothing much is likely to happen unless they are nudged into by what happens in the LL catchment.

The Stables plan was terrible, though, from a competition perspective. Find two more teams, to get the numbers up to 20, have two leagues of 10, play each other twice, then pad the rest out with a sectional League cup. 18 games isn't enough to decide a league champion.

The one thing that would have helped back in the day, was if the Highland/Lowland regional leagues had been set up instead of the HFL becoming Tier 5. Then the HFL would've sat alongside the EoSFL and SoSFL at Tier 6, as it technically did at the time anyway. We're beyond that now anyway, can only work with what we've got.

 

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