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With some clubs not finished the season yet should we be looking to try and play league games Saturday Wednesday for the first month of the season so we don't run this long and players can have a longer break?

Definitely. The sectional cups have to go along with the evening times.

3 knock out competitions and the league is more than enough

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its got nothing to do with league cups,,a lot of cancellactions due to the scottish cup,,in the winter,,,,,,,plus a few teams seem to call games off willy nilly,,,,,,,,,,,a personally think,,,if u have a scottish cup tie n say no disrespect,,but games at say stonehouse,example,,,n everyone knows theres a chance if it rains,,it will be off,,,,,,then league should have provisional,fixtures put up ,,,instead of some teams waiting 6-8 weeks to play

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It has been this season its ridiculous clubs are still playing at this time of the year, I am not an advocate for doing away with cups but if they did the league must be run more professionally it can't be run the way it is just now.

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its got nothing to do with league cups,,a lot of cancellactions due to the scottish cup,,in the winter,,,,,,,plus a few teams seem to call games off willy nilly,,,,,,,,,,,a personally think,,,if u have a scottish cup tie n say no disrespect,,but games at say stonehouse,example,,,n everyone knows theres a chance if it rains,,it will be off,,,,,,then league should have provisional,fixtures put up ,,,instead of some teams waiting 6-8 weeks to play

spot on cotter. There should always be a plan B the Scottish taking priority hampers fixtures at times
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The teams that are successful have always had to play many games right into June. That's a bit obvious! There must be plenty of teams getting knocked out in the early rounds of cups that don't need or want the season shortened.

A more peritinent question should be, on average, how many games did a West Region club play this year rather than just talking about a handful of clubs that have had a great season.

Blantyre Vics have played 47 games this season but Cambuslang Rangers have only played 27 in total.

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Before the issues were sorted with drainage at Bellsdale we were always playing well into June.

In 1991/92 we played 13 games in June including playing Mon,Wed,Thu & Saturday in one week to finish the season.

Wouldn't do away with any more cups.

We already got rid of two and I think that is enough.

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Blantyre Vics have played 47 games this season but Cambuslang Rangers have only played 27 in total.

I think there are many teams that would love to be still playing in June. The second division doesn't have enough teams as 10-12 home games a season just isn't enough. Will be helped with the addition of Gartcairn but the leagues need expansion and drop one of the cups.
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Before the issues were sorted with drainage at Bellsdale we were always playing well into June.

In 1991/92 we played 13 games in June including playing Mon,Wed,Thu & Saturday in one week to finish the season.

Wouldn't do away with any more cups.

We already got rid of two and I think that is enough.

Junior clubs love cups for some weird reason, they think winning the Ardagh makes a season. The biggest thing Beith have done since the 60s was winning the Super League...that's where it's at these days. The Ardagh is utter tripe, the West of Scotland had its day since the amalgamation and the Times laughable. The Scottish and Ayrshire is all that's needed with a 16 club league set up...every team would be guaranteed 32 games a season at least and clubs would be able to budget better with 15 home league games and no relying on some decent random cup draw.

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Before the issues were sorted with drainage at Bellsdale we were always playing well into June.

In 1991/92 we played 13 games in June including playing Mon,Wed,Thu & Saturday in one week to finish the season.

Wouldn't do away with any more cups.

We already got rid of two and I think that is enough.

This was caused as well by replays now longer used.

A replay in the Jackie Scarlett Cup semi final.

A West of Scotland Cup replay......which was then protested and replayed.

Two replays in the Ayrshire Junior Cup.

Four games in the Cunninghame District Cup - competition done away with.

Two games in the Ayrshire District - another competition done away with.

Eleven games you wouldn't now have.

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This was caused as well by replays now longer used.

A replay in the Jackie Scarlett Cup semi final.

A West of Scotland Cup replay......which was then protested and replayed.

Two replays in the Ayrshire Junior Cup.

Four games in the Cunninghame District Cup - competition done away with.

Two games in the Ayrshire District - another competition done away with.

Eleven games you wouldn't now have.

I don't dispute that although there were no replays in semi finals.

It was a quarter final replay in Scarlett plus replays in 2 rounds of Ayrshure Cup.

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I don't dispute that although there were no replays in semi finals.

It was a quarter final replay in Scarlett plus replays in 2 rounds of Ayrshure Cup.

Pitch cost Beith league title that season.

Remember going to Buffs season they won almost everything...fans had no idea what round of what cup they were playing Ladeside in that night..everyone a asked gave a different answer ;)

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Junior clubs love cups for some weird reason, they think winning the Ardagh makes a season. The biggest thing Beith have done since the 60s was winning the Super League...that's where it's at these days. The Ardagh is utter tripe, the West of Scotland had its day since the amalgamation and the Times laughable. The Scottish and Ayrshire is all that's needed with a 16 club league set up...every team would be guaranteed 32 games a season at least and clubs would be able to budget better with 15 home league games and no relying on some decent random cup draw.

So you would class winning an Ayrshire district cup as better than the West? Seriously?

We play games in June as there is too many call offs due to the Scottish, not because there is too many games to play.

Start the Scottish earlier in the season so that we are at least a round further on come the turn of the year and then don't pick it up again until mid Feb.

As posted earlier, provisional league matches when Scottish cup is played over the worse weather months would be a good idea too.

As for the Times Cup, that could be a season opener tournament but with some more relaxed substitution rules rather than playing friendlies.

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Junior clubs love cups for some weird reason, they think winning the Ardagh makes a season. The biggest thing Beith have done since the 60s was winning the Super League...that's where it's at these days. The Ardagh is utter tripe, the West of Scotland had its day since the amalgamation and the Times laughable. The Scottish and Ayrshire is all that's needed with a 16 club league set up...every team would be guaranteed 32 games a season at least and clubs would be able to budget better with 15 home league games and no relying on some decent random cup draw.

So you would class winning an Ayrshire district cup as better than the West? Seriously?

We play games in June as there is too many call offs due to the Scottish, not because there is too many games to play.

Start the Scottish earlier in the season so that we are at least a round further on come the turn of the year and then don't pick it up again until mid Feb.

As posted earlier, provisional league matches when Scottish cup is played over the worse weather months would be a good idea too.

As for the Times Cup, that could be a season opener tournament but with some more relaxed substitution rules rather than playing friendlies.

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So you would class winning an Ayrshire district cup as better than the West? Seriously?

We play games in June as there is too many call offs due to the Scottish, not because there is too many games to play.

Start the Scottish earlier in the season so that we are at least a round further on come the turn of the year and then don't pick it up again until mid Feb.

As posted earlier, provisional league matches when Scottish cup is played over the worse weather months would be a good idea too.

As for the Times Cup, that could be a season opener tournament but with some more relaxed substitution rules rather than playing friendlies.

Naw...where did a say that ?

The West of Scotland is really superfluous since the amalgamation of the regions...prior to that, the West and Scottish was the only time Ayrshire would meet Central...now there are plenty games.

The Scottish is the problem...there should be no rounds during the winter, the inability to get rounds played when they are scheduled is the reason we can't have a fixture list.

Winning the Scottish or the league should be the be all and end all....not bothered about the Ayrshire Cup either tbh...its not the original and really worthless.

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The East have a plan B for postponed Scottish ties. Bo'ness got in two league games while Hurlford postponed for a number of weeks

Problem is that Bo'ness and Linlithgow have good drainage and can get games on when it rains. Look at the fixture profile in the spring when the midweek games started the players from those 2 clubs ended up with a multitude of away games.

We can't keep pretending it's ok to have poor drainage at top league level where teams will expect to play more games.

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licdont know why anyone would want to get rid of evening times cup,,,,cos i have been to 4 games,,and the crowds have been excellent,n games been very entertaining,,,,,,,probaly more at times cup final,,,than west cup final,,,,,,another plus point is the times highlight junior football,,cos me personally think there is not enough publicity for the juniors

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