Crunch Time In The Highland League

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Albert Ross says:

    I think to many south of the border the whole setup in Scotland with what constitutes Senior, Junior and Amateur football and the very limited links between them is highly confusing. However I do wonder if there is actually much appetite in the non-SFL Senior Leagues to feed into the SFL anyway.

    I think part of this is geography. Journeys from the central belt up to the Highlands, or vice versa, would add significantly to the costs and make player availability a problem for many sides; given the average crowds in SFL3 for example are around 500, this becomes a significant problem. It’s similar to the situation to the Northern League, where the majority of teams prefer to stay there rather than incur the extra costs of moving to the Evostik.

    There might be an argument for saying that there needs to be regionalism below SFL1 to address this – but then again the English Pyramid shows that isn’t without its problems either….

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