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EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

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Couple of pics showing part of the crowd at Dunbar’s recent home games v St Andrews & Tranent
We do alright, prob about 200 at both games on headcount
Decent crowd v Tranent as we were up against Cup Final on tv and a big,and very worthy, charity event at same venue
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I am a self-confessed "paper-chaser"! Can you help me in establishing those clubs that will be issuing a regular programme for 2018/19 in Conference A? I can then add the info to the EOS clubs breakdown.
Penicuik have confirmed they will be and Newtongrange would be expected to do likewise.

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On 11/06/2018 at 10:53, Pyramidic said:

I am a self-confessed "paper-chaser"! Can you help me in establishing those clubs that will be issuing a regular programme for 2018/19 in Conference A? I can then add the info to the EOS clubs breakdown.

Last season Hawick, Leith, Penicuik, Newtongrange and Peebles all issued programmes. Not sure about the rest.

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On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 14:32, Pyramidic said:

Does anyone have information on average attendances for Group A clubs over the last season in their respective leagues? Do Penicuik Athletic still average over 200 supporters a game? Newtongrange Star around 250 and Musselburgh Athletic around 180?  Hill of Beath Hawthorn around 100? These are old stats from 2 or 3 years ago.

Will Newtongrange be the best supported club in this Conference?

There is then the drawing power and interest created from the new competition.

SOME  junior clubs have seen 25% reduction in crowds/gate money from last season in this group despite all of them improving on the park from the previous season.

Supporters want Local games and proper organisation - these 8 clubs have listened and acted.

Expect Initial improvement in crowds if clubs communicate and promote themselves 

 

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SOME  junior clubs have seen 25% reduction in crowds/gate money from last season in this group despite all of them improving on the park from the previous season.
Supporters want Local games and proper organisation - these 8 clubs have listened and acted.
Expect Initial improvement in crowds if clubs communicate and promote themselves 
 

Few Friday night games around Midlothian will draw crowds Nitten Easthouses Musselburgh Penicuik will deffinately draw crowds 200+. On a Saturday not so sure...

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Few Friday night games around Midlothian will draw crowds Nitten Easthouses Musselburgh Penicuik will deffinately draw crowds 200+. On a Saturday not so sure...

Would be great to see Friday night games.
They definitely would be crowd pullers. Has the EoS shown flexibility in the past if clubs request a date change to avoid clashing with big games on tv etc?

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33 minutes ago, Auld duffer said:


Would be great to see Friday night games.
They definitely would be crowd pullers. Has the EoS shown flexibility in the past if clubs request a date change to avoid clashing with big games on tv etc?

No Friday night league games last year, but both King Cup semis were on the Friday before the Scottish Cup final last month. Under 20s games are on Friday nights.

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I don't think there's any restrictions to speak of. Clubs can agree to move games around however they like, provided there's no ulterior motives and it doesn't clash with anything. It's actually been less common in recent seasons - but a while back you used to get Edinburgh City and Hawick playing on Friday evenings several times a season. Full cards also used to be put onto Friday evenings when Scotland had a Saturday home tie, but with UEFA's TV deal that doesn't happen nowadays. Of course there are no restrictions over playing games by artificial light which gives flexibility for midweeks and Fridays where installed.

Where there is a midweek card it tends to be spread-out over Tuesday + Wednesday. You can see this in the Qualifying Leagues where you've got 5 sections on Tuesday and 5 on Wednesday plus there are 2 games in Midlothian and Fife each night; 1 in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Stirlingshire each night. Most of the derbies are played on international weekends, New Year, SPFL Premiership winter break, etc.

Remember there's also the Groundhop every March/April with half-a-dozen games spread-out across Friday/Saturday/Sunday:
 

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Groundhop 2015
Fri       491     EK v Whitehill
Sat      312     Vale of Leithen v Preston
Sat      281     Selkirk v Spartans
Sat      323     Gala v Stirling Uni
Sun     400     Dalbeattie v Edinburgh City
Sun     462     Threave v Edinburgh Uni

Groundhop 2016
Fri       366     Gretna v Dalbeattie
Sat      324     Whitehill v Gala
Sat      P-P      Preston v Threave (replacement game c200 Civil Service v Leith)
Sat      435     Spartans v Stirling Uni
Sat      418     Edinburgh City v EK
Sun     294     Edinburgh Uni v Selkirk

Groundhop 2017
Fri       263     Preston v Cumbernauld
Sat      227     Eyemouth v LTHV
Sat      267     Coldstream v Tynecastle
Sat      387     Hawick v East Stirlingshire
Sun     259     Ormiston v Leith

Groundhop 2018
Fri       235     Mid Annandale v Lochmaben
Sat      166     Burntisland v Preston
Sat      278     Kelty v Tweedmouth
Sat      207     Heriot-Watt Uni v Leith @ Oriam Indoor
Sat      P-P      LTHV v Tynecastle
Sun     P-P      Peebles v Ormiston

Edited by HibeeJibee

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Thanks for the info Ginaro and Hibee Jibee. Always felt it was a waste sometimes in the Juniors having floodlights and barely using them, there may be more scope in EoS
The ground hop also looks a good idea, was it successful previously as in crowd size etc?

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Looking forward to the season ahead for Oakley. Finished the season very well and have retained all bar 1 from the squad that finished the season. With a few additions I think we could be a bit of a surprise package for the year ahead!

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12 hours ago, Auld duffer said:

The ground hop also looks a good idea, was it successful previously as in crowd size etc?

Crowds are in a quote box in my post, maybe can't see it depending on device.

Average has sunk a few dozen each season but it's been at smaller clubs (plus novelty probably worn off for local "neutrals").

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reckon penicuik r the biggest support 


Agreed. Newtongrange have the smallest support of the teams mentioned IMO.

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