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Fixture man strikes again

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If the new sectional league cup proposal is agreed the Evening Times as the sponsor would make sense to me, we also need to somehow give our WOS Cup the recognition it deserves perhaps something could be done with the ET here, that way we could do away with this end of season nonsense. Sure something could be agreed with New Coin Automatics, maybe they would be interested in sponsoring  the big cup as its desperately needs a sponsor and something is  better than nothing. 

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And now we find ourselves without a game on the 19th May. Having played Mon, Weds, Sat for a number of weeks, we now have a free Saturday. U couldn't make it up.

Your lucky after tonight when beith play arthurlie we dont know when our next game is

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The position of all Cup competitions, excluding the Scotish Junior Cup, will be decided by the Clubs at this year's West A.G.M..

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I totally appreciate the Evening Times are a long-term sponsor (any longer running...?) but the cup itself as an end of season tournament is a headache for the fixtures secretary because of the need to get the champions of all leagues confirmed before it can begin. If the SJFA get into the pyramid system intact (as Kennie wishes in the video) at level 6, they are going to be nominating clubs for play offs to level 5, and the top league anyway would need to be done by now as the level 6 Senior leagues had their champions known in April (and since then they've been mopping up the few remaining fixtures, South league finished, EoS a few to go). With the bigger leagues of 16, it will be very difficult to do this. We have a bit of an idea of how larger leagues work with the existing programme by looking at West Super First (14) and Central 1st (15). Going into the midweek games, some clubs were behind because of cup commitments.

The ET like their matches to be on separate days (to maximise coverage) which is another headache. The idea of moving it to pre-season has some merit but it would also have the effect of devaluing it as squads are usually quite fluid at that stage, with trialists coming and going. One of the death knells for the SJFA Super Cup was the need to play signed players. It might make more sense, if it can be done, to play it in the late summer / early autumn or keep it where it is with better scheduling of games leading up to it.

The Sectional should be the first thing in the bin - utter waste of time that could be used for friendlies.

If the SJFA does come into the pyramid they will perhaps need to adjust the calendar to be more in line with the other leagues which all started late July this season, best achieved by removing some additional cups. We're in the 2nd week of May and some leagues are nowhere near done yet across the 8 leagues within the pyramid, there are only 10 games left to go.

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Time to bin the E.T cup , why keep it yet scrap Ayrshire/ central cups?
If the evening times want to sponsor a cup then I'm sure the sjfa would do them a deal on our major cup competition.

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How much cash does Evening Times pump into juniors that they are allowed to dictate when tournament is played and matches have to be on separate days ?

The Sectional league cup simply cannot continue with 30 league matches scheduled... utter madness. Why should we be lumped with umpteen league games crammed into a few weeks at end of season to facilitate this kick about cup that managers use to to get their teams prepared for those very same league matches that it affects.

The league and Scottish Cup ARE the main priorities anything that interferes with these games being played at the best time possible on the calendar should be disbanded.

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et cup could be held up for a long time this season. 

wishaw have still 13 league games to go out of 28 games      just passed halfway

they could still win the league if they win all their games

and are still in the central league cup also

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Biggest day of season for Central First Division, league winners to be decided. Three teams could win it on last day of the season. Fixtures man makes it the day of the Scottish Cup Final 19th May. Neutrals totally taken out the equation. Why are the Juniors dying, this is the reason.  Arrogance or stupidity, take your pick. 

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Biggest day of season for Central First Division, league winners to be decided. Three teams could win it on last day of the season. Fixtures man makes it the day of the Scottish Cup Final 19th May. Neutrals totally taken out the equation. Why are the Juniors dying, this is the reason.  Arrogance or stupidity, take your pick. 



Unless wishaw win all their remaining games.

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3 minutes ago, pollokfan87 said:

One less fixture in the Central League Cup as Thorniewood United has pulled out of the Central League Cup due to injuries so Shettleston have a walkover

Surprising other teams haven't been wiped out as well with 2 and 3 games a week for the last month.

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On 09/05/2018 at 19:10, nicotina said:

et cup could be held up for a long time this season. 

wishaw have still 13 league games to go out of 28 games      just passed halfway

they could still win the league if they win all their games

and are still in the central league cup also

Seriously? 13 league games to go as of 10th of May?

2 hours ago, valeman said:

Biggest day of season for Central First Division, league winners to be decided. Three teams could win it on last day of the season. Fixtures man makes it the day of the Scottish Cup Final 19th May. Neutrals totally taken out the equation. Why are the Juniors dying, this is the reason.  Arrogance or stupidity, take your pick. 

These two posts sum up the chaos that Junior football has descended to. No wonder so many have had a bellyful and got totally scunnered with it all.

I wish your teams no ill, in fact I want them all to prosper, as they are just football teams, same as Celtic, Falkirk, Elgin City and Selkirk. But FFS guys, time's up for this nonsense.

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These two posts sum up the chaos that Junior football has descended to. No wonder so many have had a bellyful and got totally scunnered with it all.

I wish your teams no ill, in fact I want them all to prosper, as they are just football teams, same as Celtic, Falkirk, Elgin City and Selkirk. But FFS guys, time's up for this nonsense.

 

Wishaw are a freak this year tbf. They had 17 consecutive Saturday's tied up with Scottish Junior Cup ties due to postponements, and the fact that they made the semis after that meant they couldn't start playing midweek as they were allowed blank weeks to prepare for the two legs.

 

Edit to add: Wishaw had Scottish Junior Cup ties allocated on 22 Saturdays.

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On 09/05/2018 at 17:08, qwerty said:

Time to bin the E.T cup , why keep it yet scrap Ayrshire/ central cups?
If the evening times want to sponsor a cup then I'm sure the sjfa would do them a deal on our major cup competition.

A National trophy needs a decent amount of cash sponsorship and the sponsor wants to get some  publicity in return. Printed daily media in the form of newspapers is dying on its feet and has little spare cash to splash. The Evening Times only operates within a limited area and what use is there in having its name on a competition in which most of the games are played well outside its district.

A non starter I'm afraid.

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A National trophy needs a decent amount of cash sponsorship and the sponsor wants to get some  publicity in return. Printed daily media in the form of newspapers is dying on its feet and has little spare cash to splash. The Evening Times only operates within a limited area and what use is there in having its name on a competition in which most of the games are played well outside its district.
A non starter I'm afraid.
Conversely though, if they put it all on their website then visitors = advertising revenue.

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17 hours ago, Glenconner said:

Surprising other teams haven't been wiped out as well with 2 and 3 games a week for the last month.

East Kilbride Thistle now pulled out of the Central League Cup so Glasgow Perthshire get a bye same reason as Thorniewood

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Everyone should pull out . What could happen     banned from next years comp if its still on lol

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Everyone should pull out . What could happen     banned from next years comp if its still on lol

Thats wan way of getting rid of unwanted cups

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Everyone should pull out . What could happen     banned from next years comp if its still on lol


It won't be.

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Big changes being proposed for next season in all the cups I hear 

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