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by Scottish
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

Obviously the idea of promotion to the league is more attractive to Edinburgh City than Brora Rangers http://slfl.co.uk/city-chairman-relishing-chance-to-play-is-spfl-2/ My concern here is the change from big fish in small pool. The history of third (and fourth and even fifth) league clubs in Edinbu...
by Scottish
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

For arguments sake lets say Motherwell finish 11th in the Premiership. Between the league competition and the play-off’s conclusion, Motherwell cannot call themselves a Premiership team because technically their league status is unknown until the issue is resolved. Yes they can and yes they would. ...
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

prorege wrote:Edinburgh City (2) = Postal United.
De acuerdo
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

At the end of the season the team finishing bottom of League 2 is technically no longer a member of the league But are they? The other teams going into play-offs in a similar situation - the second bottom teams in the Championship & League One - don't lose their status in their divisions unless the...
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

Only to add that the League officially considers all playoff matches to be fixtures of the higher League. Hence why at the end of last season we played Falkirk in a two legged "Premiership Play Off Match" and despite not being televised it had a 4th official as all Premiership matches do. The Leagu...
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

Another dilemma for the anorakally retentive (i.e.us) is categorisation and nomenclature. Ultimately the winner of the play-off process obtains/regains/retains league status so are these league matches? The first play-off involves two non-league teams but the second one has one non-league and one le...
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

A cynic might say it's far from a formality if they don't want to be press-ganged into league membership.
by Scottish
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Re: Brora Rangers

In an ideal world both Northern & Southern challengers would be able and willing to go for it. In the absence of that there are several alternatives. A) If only one of the two contenders is willing, let them challenge the SPFL club directly. B) In the event of one or both of the contenders being unw...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Brora Rangers
Replies: 22
Views: 14745

Brora Rangers

Surprised to read this: http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spfl-lower-divisions/brora-rangers-not-interested-in-promotion-to-spfl-1-3734007 I was under the (obviously misleading) impression that the play-offs were optional. While I've always believed in a pyramid system, I also think it's a big ...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 18759

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

I had no idea it cost that much. Absolutely scandalous. The total weekend crowd was about the same as the average full weekend's SPFL fixtures. Incidentally, I thought the ROI-Poland result worked very much in our favour. Better a point apiece than for either to take three.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Edinburgh compliments Glasgow!
Replies: 1
Views: 2629

Re: Edinburgh compliments Glasgow!

Apropos of nothing, the first game was the first Scottish Cup Final my father attended.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 18759

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

Incidentally, I don't think that crowd was at all bad, even taking into account the kids. The opposition was monumentally poor. It was played on a Sunday. With a 5pm kick-off. Live on TV. And a full set of lower league fixtures 24 hours previously including home games for Rangers and Hearts.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 18759

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

I agree Anya did well. He beat men, got to the bye-line and put over some decent crosses. What more is he expected to do? Since he came into the team I don't think he's put in a bad performance and after Brown & Naismith must be the next name pencilled in these days. To be fair to Smith & McLeish, b...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 18759

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

34,255. This time it was announced and put on the scoreboard, but just after full-time when the commentators are doing their summaries and the journalists are frantically filing copy. And yes, the 10,000 were included in that figure. Ta. Sky announced the 34K+ some time before the end. Maybe the TV...
by Scottish
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 18759

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

HibeeJibee wrote:
scottish wrote:Minimum five I reckon and a great chance for someone to finally grab the first Scotland hat-trick since Colin Stein against Cyprus in 1969.
Good calls.
Alas, I neglected to visit my stockbroker, Mr Ladbroke.