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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 pm    Post subject: SPFL competitions 2021/22 & 2022/23 Reply with quote

START DATES FOR 2021/22
THE SPFL HAS TODAY ANNOUNCED THE START DATES FOR SEASON 2021/22 AND ALSO CONFIRMED THE RETURN OF THE SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP WINTER BREAK...

All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday July 31, with the Premiership shutting down from Monday January 3 until Friday January 21.

Season 2021/22 will begin with the group stage of the League Cup on the weekend of July 10/11, with further matchdays on July 13/14, July 17/18, July 20/21 and July 24/25.

Dates for next season’s Challenge Cup competition will be confirmed in due course and fixtures for the 2021/22 league season will be published in June.

SPFL start date (all divisions)
Saturday July 31, 2021

League Cup group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 10/11, 2021
MD2: Midweek of July 13/14, 2021
MD3: Weekend of July 17/18, 2021
MD4: Midweek of July 20/21, 2021
MD5: Weekend of July 24/25, 2021
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

League fixtures announced tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CBS Sports and Paramount+ to broadcast at least 85 Scottish games per season


https://worldsoccertalk.com/2021/07/28/cbs-sports-and-paramount-to-broadcast-at-least-85-scottish-games-per-season/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CBS Sports and Paramount+ to broadcast at least 85 Scottish games per season


https://worldsoccertalk.com/2021/07/28/cbs-sports-and-paramount-to-broadcast-at-least-85-scottish-games-per-season/


A lot of coverage for $5 a month not sure if it is available outside the US though
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk in a battle with the SPFL

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The Club wish to provide supporters with an update on Saturday’s League One fixture with Cove Rangers.

As many of you will know the Club was made aware last week, via our routine testing regime, that five members of our first-team squad had returned positive COVID results. As a result of further investigation, an additional nine players from our first-team squad were identified as ‘close-contacts’ and as such were entered into a government-mandated period of ten day self-isolation. A total of fourteen players have been unavailable to take part in any training or match preparation for the past week.

Nine of those players are able to exit the mandatory period of self-isolation at 12:01am on Friday morning, just over 24 hours before our fixture with Cove Rangers. The five remaining players can emerge from isolation at 12:01am on Saturday morning, a mere 15 hours before kick-off (these players are subject to a longer period of rehabilitation in accordance with agreed protocols).

We have been engaged in dialogue with the SPFL for the past week to request a postponement for Saturday’s fixture given the difficult circumstances and on the grounds of player welfare. As a Club, we find it unacceptable that the SPFL expect our players, who will have been isolating for ten days with limited opportunity for exercise or match preparation, to engage in a competitive fixture at such short notice. This pays no respect to either the physical or mental condition of our players.

Our request for a postponement has been rejected by the SPFL, despite the serious medical and welfare evidence which we have provided to them. We have also highlighted several examples of precedent where fixtures have been postponed. Our players have also made representations and sought advice from PFA Scotland to endorse our case for a postponement of the fixture. Our measured requests, accompanied by evidence and suitable alternative dates for the fixture to be played, have been met with the threat of disciplinary action from the SPFL.

Needless to say, we remain disappointed by the approach adopted by the SPFL and should we be forced to play Saturday’s fixture it will be under duress and an action that we believe risks the health and wellbeing of our players and does nothing to enhance the credibility of the league or the decision making process of the SPFL.

We have asked for the matter to be referred as a matter of urgency to the SPFL board, which unfortunately does not meet again until tomorrow (Thursday). Until the board deliberates we cannot provide supporters with a concrete answer on whether Saturday’s fixture will go ahead. We apologise that you as supporters are still without clarity but we hope the aforementioned demonstrates that we have been pushing for clarification on this matter for the past week and that our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and players.

We will keep supporters updated as soon as we can.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfman Jack wrote:
Falkirk in a battle with the SPFL

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The Club wish to provide supporters with an update on Saturday’s League One fixture with Cove Rangers.

As many of you will know the Club was made aware last week, via our routine testing regime, that five members of our first-team squad had returned positive COVID results. As a result of further investigation, an additional nine players from our first-team squad were identified as ‘close-contacts’ and as such were entered into a government-mandated period of ten day self-isolation. A total of fourteen players have been unavailable to take part in any training or match preparation for the past week.

Nine of those players are able to exit the mandatory period of self-isolation at 12:01am on Friday morning, just over 24 hours before our fixture with Cove Rangers. The five remaining players can emerge from isolation at 12:01am on Saturday morning, a mere 15 hours before kick-off (these players are subject to a longer period of rehabilitation in accordance with agreed protocols).

We have been engaged in dialogue with the SPFL for the past week to request a postponement for Saturday’s fixture given the difficult circumstances and on the grounds of player welfare. As a Club, we find it unacceptable that the SPFL expect our players, who will have been isolating for ten days with limited opportunity for exercise or match preparation, to engage in a competitive fixture at such short notice. This pays no respect to either the physical or mental condition of our players.

Our request for a postponement has been rejected by the SPFL, despite the serious medical and welfare evidence which we have provided to them. We have also highlighted several examples of precedent where fixtures have been postponed. Our players have also made representations and sought advice from PFA Scotland to endorse our case for a postponement of the fixture. Our measured requests, accompanied by evidence and suitable alternative dates for the fixture to be played, have been met with the threat of disciplinary action from the SPFL.

Needless to say, we remain disappointed by the approach adopted by the SPFL and should we be forced to play Saturday’s fixture it will be under duress and an action that we believe risks the health and wellbeing of our players and does nothing to enhance the credibility of the league or the decision making process of the SPFL.

We have asked for the matter to be referred as a matter of urgency to the SPFL board, which unfortunately does not meet again until tomorrow (Thursday). Until the board deliberates we cannot provide supporters with a concrete answer on whether Saturday’s fixture will go ahead. We apologise that you as supporters are still without clarity but we hope the aforementioned demonstrates that we have been pushing for clarification on this matter for the past week and that our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and players.

We will keep supporters updated as soon as we can.


Given that the authorities have, in recent years, allowed Rangers and Celtic to postpone league fixtures in the early part of the season so they could play in so called 'glamour friendlies', I think Falkirk are being harshly treated here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree.

Further to that, Falkirk as an employer have a duty of care to their players and staff in relation to their health and wellbeing. As such, if they believe their players are at risk then they should pull the plug on the fixture. I would like to think other clubs would support them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it was last season and the Covid response was being viewed and managed differently but the SPFL gave us a postponement due to positive Covid cases, I don't see why it can't be done now, its not like Falkirk or Cove have European or major cup commitments right now. Yes its always great to see Falkirk struggle, but not at the expense of player welfare. Having these lads come out of quarantine the day of a game without working with their team mates etc is ridiculous. Even moving the game to the Sunday rather than Saturday would be of more benefit to them.

I notice that the SPFL board is solely comprised of chairmen from clubs within the pyramid with, shock and horror, more representation from the top league than other divisions. I would like to think that they, more than others would understand the circumstances and ask what they would do if it were their club. If not, disband them and populate the board with actual footballing people.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Albion rover v Edinburgh game today they played with only one assisted referee, how can that be allowed?

They were going to use a spare player to run the line but the home team objected. What is that all about????
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://spfl.co.uk/news/key-dates-for-season-202223

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SEASON 2022/23 – KEY DATES

CINCH PREMIERSHIP

Fixture round 1
Weekend of July 30/31, 2022

Fixture round 16
Weekend of November 12/13, 2022

Fixture round 17
Weekend of December 17/18, 2022

Fixture round 33
Weekend of April 22/23, 2023

Fixture round 38
Weekend of May 27/28, 2023

cinch Premiership play-off final
Thursday June 1 & Sunday June 4, 2023


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CINCH CHAMPIONSHIP

Fixture round 1
Weekend of July 30/31, 2022

Fixture round 36
Friday May 5, 2023

CINCH LEAGUE 1 & CINCH LEAGUE 2

Fixture round 1
Weekend of July 30/31, 2022

Fixture round 36
Saturday May 6, 2023


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PREMIER SPORTS CUP

Group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 9/10, 2022
MD2: Midweek of July 12/13, 2022
MD3: Weekend of July 16/17, 2022
MD4: Midweek of July 19/20, 2022
MD5: Weekend of July 23/24, 2022

Second round
Midweek of August 30/31, 2022

Quarter-finals
Midweek of October 18-20, 2022

Semi-finals
Weekend of January 14/15, 2023

Final
Sunday February 26, 2023

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CINCH CHAMPIONSHIP AND CINCH LEAGUE 1 CLUBS AGREE TO REINSTATE FIVE SUBS RULE


https://spfl.co.uk/news/spfl-press-release-48199
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St Johnstone 0-0 Dundee nearly HT, both teams cementing why they're bottom of the league.
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