Post by hilly1981 on Sept 23, 2007 15:11:42 GMT 10
Is there any promotion/relegation system in place for the mens and womens all age?
I know usually when a team wins the comp or something they usually play in the division above the following season, however is this actually something set in stone or is it just up to the club if they wish to field the team in a higher grade?
thesandman - OK fair enough but you cannot deny there are no cheating refs/linesman out there.
Any rate when I posted this I had a few beers under my belt so after reading this again I did come across as blanketing every single ref under the sun with my comment so I apologise for this. However there are some MATURE age officials out there that need a long hard look at themselves.
midfielder - Over 40 years playing the game is very impressive. Once again I didnt think my comment through before posting. After seeing what happened with my wifes team in a final last weekend with some rather 'odd' calls going against them, and one incident I witnessed between a discussion with a young linesman and fan after the game really put me off. Bit of unneccessary pressure and influence maybe?!? Hence I was venting through my comments.
In regards to winning, that is something you would have to ask the Gosford team whether winning the game was important to them or not. I dont think age would be the defining factor in determining if they would of cared about losing or not.
Hilly your comments regarding the quality of A grade games in comparison to lower grade games is laughable.
The higher the age and the higher the grading leads to an increase in intensity and hence a huge increase in the risk of injury.
Sorry but this is nonsense. The key word here is 'SAFETY'. I cant see how one pitch can be classified safe to play on for one grade and not for another. Intensity has nothing to do with it. All players run, pass etc... hence all players can trip, slip fall whatever... doesnt have anything to do with intensity or quality of play.
Yeah I would also like to know why a ground would have to be considered 'A' grade playing standard safe to be played on, but ok for lower grades?
Thats a pretty ordinary attitude to have. All players safety is important no matter what the skill level. In all honesty after watching a few of these 'A' games I have seen better quality lower grade games. Some kids are only playing in the top grade because mummy or daddy pulled some strings and got them in the team afterall!
I think some people just need to get their head out of their arse and stop thinking their kid is currently playing for Manchester United or Real Madrid which entitles them to play on better quality pitches than lower grade players.
This doesnt surprise me though coming from the CCF.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2007 16:15:28 GMT 10 by hilly1981
What has sparked this question is that a couple of the clubs that I have been associated with, dont really seem to field the best A team in each age group. There are kids that are not up to that standard however because their parents have pulled some strings to get them in there, they are keeping out better players in the lower age groups.
Therefore since some of the better players are in the lower grade, they may play well and shine week in week out in a weaker competition (no disrespect intended when I say this), however dont have much of a chance to progress as selectors would not be interested in watching lower grade games for potential rep players. Please correct me if I am wrong.
This not only hurts the club competition wise, but also for the development of potential rep players in the future. Not to mention the morale and confidence issues that come associated with this playing favourites nonsense that is going on.
In my first year played striker for most of the season, but after only nailing 2 goals all year (with those 2 coming in my 1st game!) I was given a crack towards the end of the season at left or right back.
Played all of 2006 at mainly right back, with the occasional run in the midfield.