Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Div

      Pie and Bovril Nostalgia Mobile Phone Cases!   12/09/18

      We are delighted to have partnered up with Nostalgia Cases to offer a huge range of fantastic Scottish Football phone cases to our visitors. These high quality cases are available in a range of retro and up to date designs and there variations available for all Premiership, Championship and League 1 clubs as well as four of the League 2 teams. Within each club there are a range of choices. You'll find it difficult to choose! This is an Edinburgh based start-up, and they also provide a custom design service so if there is a kit you don't see that you'd love for your phone you can get in touch with them and they'll add it to their range. Naturally there is a HUGE support for all the major phone manufacturers and models and what's more delivery in the UK is completely FREE. What's even better is that Pie and Bovril users can get 10% off their order using the coupon code PIEANDBOV Take a look and browse the full range for your favourite club by clicking through to the website below. https://bit.ly/2M5laZs
glensmad

Evening Times Cup

Recommended Posts

I've heard that the season's traditional end-of-season Evening Times Cup will now actually be held during next season, with the teams who have qualified for it during this season, in a kind of "qualifying for Europe" style. Can anybody confirm this ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, glensmad said:

 

I've heard that the season's traditional end-of-season Evening Times Cup will now actually be held during next season, with the teams who have qualified for it during this season, in a kind of "qualifying for Europe" style. Can anybody confirm this ?

 

The draw will be made at the start of next season.

It will be played throughout the season on suitable dates.

This eliminates the need for cramming games into an already 'bursting at the seams' fixture list to find out the participants, then playing the full competition within a week.

I believe that doing it this way will allow us to promote the competition better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The draw will be made at the start of next season.
It will be played throughout the season on suitable dates.
This eliminates the need for cramming games into an already 'bursting at the seams' fixture list to find out the participants, then playing the full competition within a week.
I believe that doing it this way will allow us to promote the competition better.
Kennie, thanks for the quick confirmation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great idea
Which is, moving it to during next season, or binning it ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just bin it.
Aye just bin it , sponsorship money etc involved , and the evening times have been great supporters of the junior grade for years an u want to just bomb the competition ? New suggestion sounds a good comprimise imo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Evening Times coverage has been shocking this season, weeks without updates on the website - its a meaningless competition that has ruined clubs seasons over the years as the West region races to fits games in so that clubs can be available to play in the diddiest of diddy cups.

I'd get it in the sea and wont be anywhere near a tie in it next season if the bens get in.

And how much money do teams get for entering it? Winning the league is far far more important to players and fans than the ET.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Evening Times coverage has been shocking this season, weeks without updates on the website - its a meaningless competition that has ruined clubs seasons over the years as the West region races to fits games in so that clubs can be available to play in the diddiest of diddy cups.
I'd get it in the sea and wont be anywhere near a tie in it next season if the bens get in.
And how much money do teams get for entering it? Winning the league is far far more important to players and fans than the ET.
It's been changed so that it doesn't impact on the end to a team's season. Assuming that only the league leaders qualify, then it's only two games maximum spread over the season at a convenient point. A good idea in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. The evening times is putting money into the game by sponsoring the cup therefore we should make sure we showcase it
2. If Mr King is going nowhere near the games even if the Ben's qualify then not much of a fan is he ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not use it as the season opener, played over a week when teams are playing meaningless friendlies, the final being like community shield game in England.Get rid of sectional league cup and go straight to league matches from the off.You could have at least 6 league fixtures completed in the time frame allocated for sectional games.The league as it stands just now  would be bang on schedule if you add 6 games to what theyve played already, something needs to give to  avoid the succesful teams playing 4 times a week, come May and June.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Duraglit shareholder said:

Why not use it as the season opener, played over a week when teams are playing meaningless friendlies, the final being like community shield game in England.Get rid of sectional league cup and go straight to league matches from the off.You could have at least 6 league fixtures completed in the time frame allocated for sectional games.The league as it stands just now  would be bang on schedule if you add 6 games to what theyve played already, something needs to give to  avoid the succesful teams playing 4 times a week, come May and June.

Exactly. I don't get why the Sectional wasn't dropped as soon as the league was extended. I liked it previously but now it's just a hinderance to the league. Aye, it's been trimmed but that just takes away the argument that it's a historic tournament. Bears no resemblence to the old Jackie Scarlett now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Evening Times was only a real problem when every team that won anything that season were shoehorned in, leading to teams who had won multiple trophies effectively playing themselves all the way to the final while the other side of the draw could see someone having to play three games in five days - it might be better showcased at the start of a season.

I'm another in favour of launching the Sectional into the sea - in latter years it only really served to perpetuate half-forgotten local derbies between teams who found themselves in different divisions. The old sections had got stale, the rejig hasn't captured anybody's imagination and all it does is waste a few light midweeks when league games could be played.

Edited by Hillonearth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see why carrying it over to the following season to alleviate end of season fixture congestion is being introduced but the teams who actually contest it might be quite different from the ones that actually won the right to contest it.  Players go out of contract and move on at the end of one season and clubs rebuild their squad.  I never did like the format of having all the league winners contesting it, but having said that quite often it was a team from one of the lower divisions who won the trophy. That is how we won it in 2003 as winners  from the third tier of the newly formed West Region.  The Evening Times have a very long history of supporting junior football and we should not discard the connection lightly. It is hard enough to find new sponsors as it is but maybe their sponsorship could be transferred to some other competition. My suggestion would be a short, sharp, straight knock out invitation  tournament for teams who have already finished their involvement in other competitions. Four teams from Ayrshire area, four from the old Central area, to be changed every year except the holders are allowed to defend it, but not more than twice. Sounds a bit complicated I know but it could possibly attract some additional local sponsors  with prizes for top scoring team and player as incentives fior attacking football, just my own thoughts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, garrellburn said:

I can see why carrying it over to the following season to alleviate end of season fixture congestion is being introduced but the teams who actually contest it might be quite different from the ones that actually won the right to contest it.  Players go out of contract and move on at the end of one season and clubs rebuild their squad.  I never did like the format of having all the league winners contesting it, but having said that quite often it was a team from one of the lower divisions who won the trophy. That is how we won it in 2003 as winners  from the third tier of the newly formed West Region.  The Evening Times have a very long history of supporting junior football and we should not discard the connection lightly. It is hard enough to find new sponsors as it is but maybe their sponsorship could be transferred to some other competition. My suggestion would be a short, sharp, straight knock out invitation  tournament for teams who have already finished their involvement in other competitions. Four teams from Ayrshire area, four from the old Central area, to be changed every year except the holders are allowed to defend it, but not more than twice. Sounds a bit complicated I know but it could possibly attract some additional local sponsors  with prizes for top scoring team and player as incentives fior attacking football, just my own thoughts. 

The biggest club tournament in world football, UEFA Champions League works in this way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the club that qualifies, not the players. Some of the players that helped the club win games early on may have moved on by the end of the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, garrellburn said:

I can see why carrying it over to the following season to alleviate end of season fixture congestion is being introduced but the teams who actually contest it might be quite different from the ones that actually won the right to contest it. 

As is the case when teams qualify for Europe at the end of one season, then make a whole new team of signings to play in Europe the following season, e.g. Rangers this season when Gerrard arrived. It happens all the time all across leagues in every country.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 25/03/2019 at 10:29, jimbaxters said:

The biggest club tournament in world football, UEFA Champions League works in this way.

The Evening Times Trophy has been going far longer than EUFA Champions League and is a much bigger competition in any case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1. The evening times is putting money into the game by sponsoring the cup therefore we should make sure we showcase it

2. If Mr King is going nowhere near the games even if the Ben's qualify then not much of a fan is he ?

The West Premier teams should not part of this tournament. It's the equivalent of the petrafac/harry ramsdens cup. Teams below the west premier should be given the chance of a cup trophy and this fits the criteria.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×