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Neil M



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:39 am    Post subject: Scottish Challenge Cup 2022/23 Reply with quote

I can't seem to find much on this yet. Does anyone know if it will be Scottish teams only participating or back to Welsh, Northern Irish teams etc?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully just Scottish teams. The 'foreign' sides bring nothing but debt to clubs for trips they can ill afford. Also get shot of the colt sides.
Want to improve it? Add in the SoS League and Highland League top 6 or so sides in place of the colts. (Ignoring the colt sides in the SoS of course!).
Let them all play in the earlier rounds and bring in the top 8 from Championship at a later stage.
I would much rather have a trip to East Kilbride or Brora than to play any second string prem side.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offside! wrote:
Hopefully just Scottish teams. The 'foreign' sides bring nothing but debt to clubs for trips they can ill afford. Also get shot of the colt sides.
Want to improve it? Add in the SoS League and Highland League top 6 or so sides in place of the colts. (Ignoring the colt sides in the SoS of course!).
Let them all play in the earlier rounds and bring in the top 8 from Championship at a later stage.
I would much rather have a trip to East Kilbride or Brora than to play any second string prem side.


I pretty much agree with most of your post, but given there are 30 clubs in the lower leagues, all we need are the team relegated (Cowdenbeath) plus Fraserburgh, and you have a perfect number of 32 teams for a knockout competition.

I would point blank refuse to pay money to watch a colts team in this cup, even in a semi or final.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should keep the other uk sides and colts but change to a group system in the earlier rounds where we play home away (try and get sky or bt sports to broadcast) Seriously though… what the two guys above me said!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offside! wrote:
Hopefully just Scottish teams. The 'foreign' sides bring nothing but debt to clubs for trips they can ill afford. Also get shot of the colt sides.
Want to improve it? Add in the SoS League and Highland League top 6 or so sides in place of the colts. (Ignoring the colt sides in the SoS of course!).
Let them all play in the earlier rounds and bring in the top 8 from Championship at a later stage.
I would much rather have a trip to East Kilbride or Brora than to play any second string prem side.


IIRC the travelling team to and from Scotland receive money from the SPFL to cover expenses.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally would rather see the cup competition ditched
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfman Jack wrote:
Offside! wrote:
Hopefully just Scottish teams. The 'foreign' sides bring nothing but debt to clubs for trips they can ill afford. Also get shot of the colt sides.
Want to improve it? Add in the SoS League and Highland League top 6 or so sides in place of the colts. (Ignoring the colt sides in the SoS of course!).
Let them all play in the earlier rounds and bring in the top 8 from Championship at a later stage.
I would much rather have a trip to East Kilbride or Brora than to play any second string prem side.


IIRC the travelling team to and from Scotland receive money from the SPFL to cover expenses.


That's correct, but ultimately the expenses are coming out of the prize pot, therefore it's still costing the clubs, albeit indirectly.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than a nice day out, I don't have any real interest any more in this cup. We've won it twice, and one of those times was the best way it will ever be possible to win this.

The Colt teams are an absolute sham and nothing more than a justification to get them playing league football, thankfully the attendances are abysmal in those games.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Away to Cove, the joys.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pass
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see us progressing but am hopeful that we can. Will not spend money to go there again this season once was enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haud me back!!
The excitement is palpable!
Not!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we win it this year do we get to keep it Very Happy
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Neil M



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We always seem to be drawn away to them. They have gubbed us three times in a row there. 4th time lucky? They are certainly no longer looking like Paul Hartley's almost unbeatable side that they were over the last few seasons. On the up-side, Cove might see this as a formality now, after so many victories over us there - even the first day of the season and that in their current poor form. By contrast, we are kind of improving.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

red zebra wrote:
If we win it this year do we get to keep it Very Happy


Would we want to? Laughing
Rather have automatic entry to the champions league. Wink Very Happy
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