I can see the semi finals being played over one leg to reduce fixture congestion, assuming we get there.
Will be interesting to see what happens with the remainder of the season. The Premier League clubs down south seem determined to finish their season one way or the other. Will the senior game up here go the same route? Will the Juniors try something different?
Assuming we start playing again by mid-April, I think we could complete the West & Scottish Cups by prioritising the ties for Wednesdays & Saturdays. The league, for me, would be problematical, given the discrepancy between the fixtures that some clubs have still to play. At one extreme, the Bankies have two games left to play & I would imagine they would want them completed asap. At the other extreme, we've still got 14 fixtures to play, with Rutherglen & KRR in a similar position at 13. There's quite a few clubs with only 5/6 games left. If we extended the season to end-June, which is the thinking elsewhere, ourselves & a few other clubs would be playing twice a week for about 8 weeks. Another issue would be the clubs with fewer fixtures than ourselves, Rutherglen & KRR. They could conceivably be left hanging around for several weeks to play one match to complete their season; I can't imagine they would be happy about that. I know we've had fixture backlogs & extended periods of inactivity in prior seasons but this is a lot more difficult to resolve. Have plans already been made for summer breaks by some clubs? Will player availability be an issue? Do we plan for next season to start as normal?
I know we're not even guaranteed to get the season completed, but it would be interesting to hear what other people's thoughts are. We can't watch anything for a while so why not speculate?
Would love to see the football back on but am resigned for it to not happen for a long, long, while yet.
Not only that, how are clubs now supposed to get their member's views about whether we should be joining the Pyramid set up next year or not? These kind of things are no longer important in the grand scheme of things, although to us as fans they will be important in the future. I think if there is football next season it will be under the auspices of the SJFA, as they can't justify moving folk around the country for meetings etc. Hope the eventual outcome is postponed for a year, much as personally I'd like to see us in the Pyramid system. Nothing else really makes any sense. Stay safe everyone.
No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred of the Tory party. So far as I'm concerned they're lower than vermin. Aneurin Bevan.
I think everyone should forget about this season and more than likely next season as well the way things are going I doubt we will see any fitba for a long time, as has been mentioned on another thread fitba's an after thought to what's going on in the world today.
I don't think that is feasible.Who would get 8 home games and who would get 7 away games. There would also be an imbalance of fixtures. Some teams have a handful of games to complete some even less than that. Talbot have 14 KRR 13 Rutherglen 13 to play. Who's to say football will start in the next six months or so the way the current crisis is escalating. FOOTBALL TAKES A BACK SEAT FOR NOW.
If the experts forcasts are true forget about there being a "next season" this virus will be about for some time yet some are predicting the end of this year into the beginning of next year. I just hope we are all here to see the fitba when it eventually starts up again follow the guide lines and stay safe folks.
Post by Isabel Goudie on Mar 23, 2020 13:09:46 GMT
Right now, it is beginning to sink in, that we should all be concentrating on staying well and keeping others safe. It seem by every passing day that normality is a long, long way off. Football has to take a back seat for a while. But, when we do return to a semblance of normal everyday life, our wee club will be even more important to the community that ever.