Reserve Team Regular
May 9, 2012, 11:57 AM
Location: exiled in Aberdeenshire
Team(s): Leeds + groundhopping
WITH ANSWERS TO (SOME OF) MY OWN QUESTIONS INSERTED
Re: [mip] Inverness City - Green Light for Bught Development
Deadline was always going to be tight, but it seems bizarre that they never even got going at all !
Here's hoping they do bother working on it over the summer, to try to get it ready for next season, albeit for Div 2, else it's more having to be cuckoos until the cricketers hand back NMP.
The paper's article is unclear how their demotion effects others' relegation from Div 1 / promotion from Div 2.
But (if City do finish in the top two) that there'd be a playoff between whoever finishes 3rd and second-bottom of the Super (which is already known to be Forres Thistle, who finished their season on 28th April) seems strange to me. Why not just say that if City are in the top 2, the 3rd-placed goes up instead ? LEAGUE RULEBOOK STATES PLAYOFF IF ONE OF THE PROMOTED IS INELIGIBLE
Glentanar v City is still to be scheduled after 26th May (surely that should be added to the midweek fixtures of 22nd May, despite the journey length). SCHEDULED FOR SAT 2nd JUNE - TRAVEL (UNDERSTANDABLY) DEEMED TOO FAR MIDWEEK So whether that playoff is needed or not won't be known until into June... over a month after Forres Thistle thought they had done for this season ! FORRES THISTLE HAVE APPARENTLY BEEN KEPT INFORMED THROUGHOUT
And what would that playoff be - a one-off at a neutral venue half-way between the two, or H & A so two more fixtures? And given that Forres Thistle's opponents could be one of the Aberdeen clubs, does that mean too far for midweek, so two more weekends, so even deeper into June...
ONE-OFF AT A NEUTRAL VENUE
An article of clarification is needed on the SJFA North's site.
This could create some June fixtures for those of us who are that way inclined though !
NO GUARANTEE INVERNESS CITY WILL FINISH IN THE TOP TWO ANYWAY OF COURSE, SO THIS PLAYOFF MAY NOT BE NEEDED.
(This post was edited by LeedsPhil on May 9, 2012, 4:29 PM)