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The quality was permanently blown when the big teams (and Elgin) left.

There’s no more city teams interested in joining.

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Locos and Formartine  have been a win on the last day away from winning a title. Fair point about losing the bigger clubs however there are not loads of locals playing for the bigger clubs that went into the league.  Pele's Inverness team probably had the most.  They majority of the teams players that go in to the National leagues tend to go to other Highland League clubs fairly soon afterwards. The standard in my opinion recovers eventually. 

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8 hours ago, ScottishZizou said:

It sounds like you want the Highland league to be in two tiers then? 

Dyce/Hermes/Culter/Bridge of Don would all beat Fort William, Lossiemouth and Turriff with their current squads easily as well as banks of Dee 

Is your idea that less fixtures with 2 tiers would mean that Shire teams wouldn't have to invest in floodlights and improving their facilities to join the HL? And could replace clubs who had?

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On 25/07/2019 at 18:10, Jimmy Shaker said:

The quality was permanently blown when the big teams (and Elgin) left.

There’s no more city teams interested in joining.

:lol:

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1 hour ago, Whitburn Vale said:

Brora off and running......cant see past them picking up the title this season!!

Too soon to tell from that weirdness of a game. From what I saw of Brora last year, and they've reinforced in the summer, you could be right, but if Fraserburgh develop some consistency I could see them two battling it out. Think only Formartine could be another threat. Wonder if Brora have changed their thoughts about promotion?

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6 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Too soon to tell from that weirdness of a game. From what I saw of Brora last year, and they've reinforced in the summer, you could be right, but if Fraserburgh develop some consistency I could see them two battling it out. Think only Formartine could be another threat. Wonder if Brora have changed their thoughts about promotion?

Let's hope so WB.

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Four games in and the league table has a familiar look. Brora, Fraserburgh and Formartine setting the early pace (although Formartine have lost one it was to Fraserburgh). Locos tucking in just off the leaders as usual. Despite the enthusiasm Fort William remain bottom and pointless.

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8 hours ago, Northboy said:

Four games in and the league table has a familiar look. Brora, Fraserburgh and Formartine setting the early pace (although Formartine have lost one it was to Fraserburgh). Locos tucking in just off the leaders as usual. Despite the enthusiasm Fort William remain bottom and pointless.

Pointless is a distinct improvement on last season...

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Nairn County are still on maximum points having played one less than the leaders. Doubt it will last though.

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8 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Nairn County are still on maximum points having played one less than the leaders. Doubt it will last though.

There's an interesting set of fixtures this weekend with all 4 teams on 9 points facing each other. Locos welcome Nairn to Harlaw Park while Formartine are at Buckie. Big game for all these teams if they want to stay in touch with Brora and Fraserburgh.

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There's an interesting set of fixtures this weekend with all 4 teams on 9 points facing each other. Locos welcome Nairn to Harlaw Park while Formartine are at Buckie. Big game for all these teams if they want to stay in touch with Brora and Fraserburgh.


That’s coming as news to those of us who support Lossie and who are expecting Locos to steam into town on Saturday.

Brora should have the legs to do the season without much fuss. They look like a right shower as well, which always helps.

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36 minutes ago, Jimmy Shaker said:
8 hours ago, Northboy said:
There's an interesting set of fixtures this weekend with all 4 teams on 9 points facing each other. Locos welcome Nairn to Harlaw Park while Formartine are at Buckie. Big game for all these teams if they want to stay in touch with Brora and Fraserburgh.

 

 


That’s coming as news to those of us who support Lossie and who are expecting Locos to steam into town on Saturday.

Brora should have the legs to do the season without much fuss. They look like a right shower as well, which always helps.

 

Yeah, just back from holiday and noticed Nairn County on Locos board as next home fixture and jumped to conclusion!!!

I agree about Brora looking like favourites based on early form (no knowledge to say whether or not they are a shower).

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