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    Progress in 'the North'?

    Irish League to move to summer season?

    Article form Belfast telegraph

    Sketcky on details, just says for 2015/16 season.

    Could mean that's the interim season, or as early as next season?

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    I wouldn't call moving to summer football progress.
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    Would welcome that if I was a Northern Irish fan. I also think that Scotland should make that move. The countries who moved in the opposite direction (like Denmark and Russia) have to whether deal with playing under an inclement weather or having the bizarre situation of a 4 month long pause during the competition while just a one month gap between a season and another. Seems to have worked at LoI and the Irish League really needs to do something because their current situation is horrible.

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    Interesting article from a Cliftonville fan here

    http://sluggerotoole.com/2014/04/25/...e-at-solitude/

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    Quote Originally Posted by A N Mouse View Post
    Irish League to move to summer season?

    Article form Belfast telegraph

    Sketcky on details, just says for 2015/16 season.

    Could mean that's the interim season, or as early as next season?
    That article does not represent what was actually presented to the clubs on the night. It badly misrepresents the findings of the survey, in particular what he claims were "fans" results/opinions. Imo, there is very little chance Summer football will come about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luiz View Post
    Seems to have worked at LoI
    It hasn't. One of the most ill-thought out moves the league has ever made.
    If you attack me with stupidity, I'll be forced to defend myself with sarcasm.

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    Glentoran have paid Ballymena £100k for some lad. Does that count as progress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    Glentoran have paid Ballymena £100k for some lad. Does that count as progress?
    I imagine so Bucket look at the interest that BBC NI has in NIFL compared to our national broadcaster with ours. I can imagine that a lot more loi players will make the move up north. Considering the lockdown with away fans down south Im planning to go to NIFL matches in the coming weeks.
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    Which clubs up there do you go to watch Martin? I've never been to one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    Which clubs up there do you go to watch Martin? I've never been to one
    I havent gone up yet Bucket but myself and a Bohs pal are planning to go to a Dungannon Swifts game when season starts. I was in Windsor Park and the oval when we played Linfield and Glentoran in Setanta Cup in 05. I also was in Solititudes ground and drove by Crusaders ground and Newrys ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macy View Post
    It hasn't. One of the most ill-thought out moves the league has ever made.
    I donít know. I think itís had its benefits. Better pitches, leading to better football, and also an improvement in European results ( and Iíll accept that there may have been other factors at play here, but in general thereís been a difference between clubs going into euro matches mid season as opposed to pre season. Itís also a nicer experience going to a match on a June/July evening rather that a December/January one.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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