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8pm kick off on a Saturday night !!
Ridiculous idea.
Agree it does seem a strange one on so many levels.

But unlike the juniors we have a good few months to organise and make appropriate arrangements.

However I'm sure I read on their website these games were subject to confirmation.
saturday night lounge regulars wont be too pleased.committee should be asking it to be moved to the friday night.
It's feasible that we could work around this. Which wouldn't impact either.

If anything there are also potential benefits. People staying out after the game swelling the coffers.

If anything Jeanfield are even worse off not travelling home until after 10 pm.

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Linlithgow just in the league and their fans are moaning already, no surprise there.

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Dont think the organisation is the issue but the impact on the crowd. Will their be enough groundhoppers to compensate for regulars who wont be able to make it.

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29 minutes ago, gogsy said:

Linlithgow just in the league and their fans are moaning already, no surprise there.

:lol::thumsup2

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Shire went down to Hawick last year, on a Saturday night, as part of the groundhopping weekend, it was great! 

Got down to Hawick early, roasting hot day, drinking in the sunshine on the outside tables........like being at the World Cup! Still missed the kick off, mind you, over indulging a bit and it got a wee bit nippy in the shorts and t-shirts by the time the game was underway. 

Groundhoppers are always looking for club merchandise, so a good chance to cash in. 

If you're really smart and embrace the weekend, you could to team up with Dunipace and Camelon, supporting each others games, plenty time to organise and save up for it. Shire have a free week that weekend as it's a date set aside to get rearranged games played, so hopefully, we get a home game on the Saturday and I can get to all the games. I'm sure other Shire fans would support it. Falkirk are away to Inverness on the Saturday so you could invite their fans too. 

Make it a local groundhopping day within the larger scheme. 

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I like it.

It's one fixture a year and embraces a growing trend. I don't see a reason why your less likely to make it than any other.

Refreshing that there's new ideas.
Agree totally.

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16 hours ago, FuzzyBear said:

Dont think the organisation is the issue but the impact on the crowd. Will their be enough groundhoppers to compensate for regulars who wont be able to make it.

You're looking at around 150-200 groundhoppers from down south travelling, and more Scottish based ones making a day of it as well.

They'll expect a match programme (sorry) and they'll snap up badges.  There's opportunity to swell the coffers.

We're the 5.15pm KO so they'll head there after our game, after having been at Camelon and Inverkeithing earlier in the day.

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26 minutes ago, Burnie_man said:

You're looking at around 150-200 groundhoppers from down south travelling, and more Scottish based ones making a day of it as well.

They'll expect a match programme (sorry) and they'll snap up badges.  There's opportunity to swell the coffers.

We're the 5.15pm KO so they'll head there after our game, after having been at Camelon and Inverkeithing earlier in the day.

Didn't realise there would be anything like that amount of ground hoppers . Worth the relative hassle of a strange kick off time if that is the case.

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16 hours ago, grinderbrokeyourhearts said:

I like it.

It's one fixture a year

Groundhop weekend happens once a season... but of course for any individual club it's once ever - not once a year. By definition the aim of the 'hoppers' is to visit different grounds every time.
 

2 hours ago, FuzzyBear said:

Didn't realise there would be anything like that amount of ground hoppers . Worth the relative hassle of a strange kick off time if that is the case.

Over the last 4 seasons the average attendance at the Lowland / EOS groundhop games has been 313. That mightn't be earthshattering in Linlithgow terms, but of course a lot of the Lowland and EOS clubs have much smaller home supports so it's better to focus on the uplifts compared to normal. In the Lowland seasons the average was 374 and East Kilbride, Dalbeattie, Threave, Spartans and Edinburgh City all got over 400. In the EOS seasons to date, mainly Border clubs, the average has been 252 and so clearly most of the crowd were hoppers, neutrals or 'irregular' home fans who came for the occasion. Having attended a couple of games myself each season there's usually a mix of hoppers using the official buses and accommodation, hoppers using their own arrangements and interested neutrals. Of course most games not being on Saturday afternoon encourages the latter along as a novelty.

Programme sales also balloon: every hopper buys 1, but apparently very often 2 ("reading" copy + "collection" copy :lol:).

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Over the last 4 seasons the average attendance at the Lowland / EOS groundhop games has been 313. That mightn't be earthshattering in Linlithgow terms, but of course a lot of the Lowland and EOS clubs have much smaller home supports so it's better to focus on the uplifts compared to normal. In the Lowland seasons the average was 374 and East Kilbride, Dalbeattie, Threave, Spartans and Edinburgh City all got over 400. In the EOS seasons to date, mainly Border clubs, the average has been 252 and so clearly most of the crowd were hoppers, neutrals or 'irregular' home fans who came for the occasion. Having attended a couple of games myself each season there's usually a mix of hoppers using the official buses and accommodation, hoppers using their own arrangements and interested neutrals. Of course most games not being on Saturday afternoon encourages the latter along as a novelty.

Programme sales also balloon: every hopper buys 1, but apparently very often 2 ("reading" copy + "collection" copy ).
A footballing version of train spotters.

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All quiet at Prestonfield ahead of Monday's friendly with only 2 confirmed signings so far

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1 hour ago, Auld Heid said:

All quiet at Prestonfield ahead of Monday's friendly with only 2 confirmed signings so far

Who's ur 2 signings. One Kevin watt who's the other

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Who's ur 2 signings. One Kevin watt who's the other
Kevin McKinley from Berwick

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29 minutes ago, findla80 said:

Have we signed a keeper yet?

Livi have signed another keeper.cant see them needing 4

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Anyone looking for a game tonight, get yourself along to Prestonfield of Dreams to watch  Linlithgow Rose v Kelty

7.30 pm Kick Off.  

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Scottish Cup Prelim Round 1 - Bye

Scottish Cup Prelim Round 2 - Preston Athletic/ Glasgow University v Linlithgow Rose

Prelim Round 2 scheduled for Saturday 1 September

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5 hours ago, Auld Heid said:

Anyone looking for a game tonight, get yourself along to Prestonfield of Dreams to watch  Linlithgow Rose v Kelty

7.30 pm Kick Off.  

Cant wait,  after the teams 2 games in 3 days it looks like tonight's squad will be a mixture of our U-20s, Over 35s, womens and walking football sides. So expecting a close game. :)

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1 hour ago, gogsy said:

Cant wait,  after the teams 2 games in 3 days it looks like tonight's squad will be a mixture of our U-20s, Over 35s, womens and walking football sides. So expecting a close game. :)

Mind and bring a second pair of tights,just incase you get a ladder.:P

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