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 Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:03

Brechin have stated that due to geographical constraints they would prefer NOT to join the Highland League and have instead applied to join the Lowland League instead.

The Lowland League has just recently accepted both the Rangers and Celtic Colts as new members for a trial season at the rate of £10,000 each and have subsequently rejected Brechin"s application.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: pars4life1  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:21

They have a league. They just don’t like it.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:24

More like they fancy the league with the colt teams in it!

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:33

Maybe these leagues should have tested The Rangers/Celtic reasons for being there by putting one in Highland and one in Lowland league.
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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Leamington_sPAR  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:37

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DA-go Par Adonis, Sun 30 May 11:24

More like they fancy the league with the colt teams in it!


It’s a bad precedent to set, allowing clubs to pay (bribe?) other members to vote you into their league. Geographically it’s difficult to accept that Brechin should be admitted to the lowland league. It’s just unfortunate that the road network East to West is horrendous. This is the price you pay for failure within a pyramid system which is fairer in general to all clubs.
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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:40

The rejection from the Lowland League clubs is probably more to do with not wanting to give themselves extra travel when they don`t need to.

Scotland`s geography means it`s a tough one for Brechin - they`re well away from the main cluster of clubs in the Highland League, and a similar distance from most in the Lowland League. There just isn`t an even spread of clubs across the country and for this reason I don`t think the current two-region system is very good. 3 regions (East/West/North) always seemed a better option to me.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:45

Brechin offered a two-fold financial incentive that was ultimately rejected.

1. All visiting away fans would have free entry into Glebe Park and

2. A guarantee to purchase atleast 100 tickets @ £10 each when Brechin visit each of the 17 clubs

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Sun 30 May 11:47

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Jeffery, Sun 30 May 11:33

Maybe these leagues should have tested The Rangers/Celtic reasons for being there by putting one in Highland and one in Lowland league.


^^ The Old Firm would never allow this. They want to play each other.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sun 30 May 12:04

It is very unfair to Brechin that their place was taken by a team from the Lowland league, yet they are not to be relegated to it. However 2 new teams are going to be placed in it.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 30 May 12:12

Agree eeap

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Sun 30 May 12:42

So in 14/15 when Montrose v Brora, if Brora had one where should Montrose gone, as they are South of Brechin.
The geographical boundary has been known to everyone, they just to accept it, remember these promotions have a knock on effect to there feeder leagues and the promotions they also get.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 30 May 12:45

On what criterion were Brechin allocated to the Highland League?

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Sun 30 May 12:55

At the formation of the Highland/ Lowland pyramid, the boundary was decided at the River Tay. With the Midland league (Dundee / Angus Region) joining the pyramid as a Highland feeder, there can’t be a disagreement on there correct allocation.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Sun 30 May 13:22

We could argue playing in the north section of the league cup you better believe if herts or huns were in the first round it would be the north section.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Sun 30 May 13:36

The pyramid system sphinx.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: dafc  
Date:   Sun 30 May 14:05

Brechin knew rules regards which league they would enter last season when they again tried to work their way into lowland league without success, however covid stopped that from occurring last last season. Given their behaviour last season towards both leagues, it is no wonder why the lowland league rejected any idea of their proposal. Highland league will be tough with Brora and Fraserburgh improving year after year.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Sun 30 May 15:25

They are wasting energy on this, when they need minor things such as a manager and, oh, players.

They got relegated and should have gone down the year before, this is entirely in their own hands.deal with it.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sun 30 May 16:06

Topic Originator: Socks
Date: Sun 30 May 11:40

The rejection from the Lowland League clubs is probably more to do with not wanting to give themselves extra travel when they don`t need to.

Scotland`s geography means it`s a tough one for Brechin - they`re well away from the main cluster of clubs in the Highland League, and a similar distance from most in the Lowland League. There just isn`t an even spread of clubs across the country and for this reason I don`t think the current two-region system is very good. 3 regions (East/West/North) always seemed a better option to me.


I agree. Traditionally the "Highland" senior clubs were stronger than the "Lowland" senior clubs, as can be seen by the success of Inverness and Ross County. That ground is shifting, as more of the big Junior clubs in the south of the country are turning senior and progressing up to the Lowland League (eg Bonnyrigg, Bo`ness) and beyond it (eg Kelty).

For the pyramid to be working properly this trend should be encouraged, so that the junior clubs in the west like Pollok and Auchinleck etc do the same, and an East/West/North split is more likely to achieve that. It might mean that some of the Lowland senior clubs will drop out of the Lowland League, but if they do so it will be on performance.

An "East" league would be better for Brechin as well, but it may not happen in time to save them - I fear for their future if they can`t find a route out of the Highland League.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 30 May 16:59

"It is very unfair to Brechin that their place was taken by a team from the Lowland league, yet they are not to be relegated to it:

So when Cove Rangers beat Berwick Rangers in the play-off, Berwick should have been placed in the Highland League? Is that really how you think the system should work?

If Club 42 loses the play off and is above a line of latitude that passes through the midpoint of the Tay Road Bridge (can`t remember the exact figure) they go to the Highland League, below that they go to the Lowland League. If you get all your football news from the imbeciles at Sportsound then maybe you would right enough, they have been useless throughout this.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sun 30 May 17:52

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FRED1981, Sun 30 May 13:22

We could argue playing in the north section of the league cup you better believe if herts or huns were in the first round it would be the north section.


Hearts are in the first round and they are in the northern section. Out of the 8 teams in their seeding group they are one of the 4 that is furthest North. The whole competition isn’t split into North and South only each seeding group.
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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Sun 30 May 22:25

Slip of the finger it should read herts or hibs .

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Mon 31 May 11:22

Geography is (and has always been) a problem at the lower levels – I think it was one reason the old 3rd division failed in the 20s.

The HFL itself covers a huge area. Traditionally there was a divide between the North of Scotland Clubs – basically Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty, Inverness-shire, Nairn and Moray – and the Aberdeenshire (and Banffshire) Clubs.

However, I did some quick sums – Brechin’s average away trip in the HFL would be about 108 miles (and 2 hours 6 minutes) whereas in the Lowland League it would be…112 miles and 2 hours 3 minutes. I’d need to check the figures, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot in it from a fan’s perspective. Basically, in the HFL it is a huge effort to get to Wick and Brora, but there are a lot of clubs in Aberdeenshire that aren’t so far away. In the Lowland League, whilst there are a lot of teams in the East central belt, you also have Gretna, Dalbeattie and Berwick, which are all a fair hike from Angus. In the future there could be clubs from Ayrshire.

I suspect this is really about the playing squad. I’m not sure to what extent Brechin rely on players from the central belt who can save a lot of travelling time for “away” fixtures. Which might make you question any “community ethos” such clubs actually have.

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 Re: Brechin without a Leaugue
Topic Originator: Ladswell_Thistle  
Date:   Mon 31 May 11:35

Think that was a big part of it. Most of the Brechin players are from Glasgow and surrounding areas. So much easier for lowland league travelling.



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