The AGM was held on Aug 23rd. The rules posted here in draft form were accepted with no amendments so I’ve modified the page to indicate that this is now our active constitution.
Two points were made under AOB, both concerning cup finals. The first was a request to reinstate the practice of having a neutral committee member present at a final. The second concerned the longstanding practice of using a neutral venue for the finals. It was agreed that if both teams involved are in agreement then the toss of a coin may be used to decide which of the two teams involved will host the match.
A quick reminder that the AGM is tomorrow, August 23rd – see you there!
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Now that more people are starting to use the site some teething problems are starting to show up. One was self-inflicted – I updated to a newer version of “skin” for the website and this has problems working with Internet Explorer 6. I’ve gone back to the older version for the time being.
The other concerns the links to maps from the [ Teams ] page. Although they work fine for me, I have had a report that sometimes the same map is always displayed whichever link is followed. I’m going to experiment with using a different mapping service in the hope of getting around this.
You might be wondering why some pages have dates back in February when this is a new website for the 2010/2011 season.
It’s because I started from the skeleton of a working system and then built, configured, edited and adapted it to fit how I wanted it to look. Along the way, some original pages were modified with new content, but still retain their original creation date as part of the skeleton that I started from.
The Farmers Boy will be joining the league in the new season. This will be the 18th team which means that the schedule will not need to have any Byes in it. There will be no effect on the season length. Please welcome them to the league!
I just finished putting in all the links on the Teams page. You can now get a map and photo (from Multimap and Google respectively) for each venue. Leaguepad and the Spreadsheet have been uploaded. Apart from small tweaks, I think everything is here that needs to be now!
The cup competitions are structured around 16 teams. They first play each other with winners going to the team trophy and losers to the R. Pither Cup. Then there are quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final in each stream.
With 17 teams it’s a little more complex. Here is the approach that was used last season.
Two teams are drawn out of the 17. These two play each other, with the loser going direct to the Richard Pither cup stream. The winner is included in the draw for the first cup round. The losing team is not included in the first cup round draw.
After the first cup round has been played there are 8 winners and 8 losers. The 8 winners are handled normally. With the draw for the Richard Pither cup the losing team from the original drawn match is added back in giving 9 teams to draw fixtures for.
Pairs are drawn normally for the first three matches. With the final match the two teams drawn next play each other and then, on the same night, the winner from those two plays the final team drawn. The winner of that double-header remains in the cup competition.
Although this seems complex, it means all teams will get to play at least two cup games – if the initial draw resulted in a play-off and exit a team would be out of both cup competitions after only playing once.
I think the site structure is pretty much there now. The same can’t yet be said of the data however that will come over the next few days now that the structure is settling down. Watch this space…
This site is still new and being set up. Not everything is currently populated with current data, and the LeaguePad and Spreadsheet links don’t yet connect where they should … this will gradually get fixed as the configuration work continues…