News titbits 20-21 ..
         Nineteen drop out .. 
 West League took more hits up to the deadline of Nov 14 to withdraw without penalty .. Benburb join
Dalry, Larkhall, Shettleston, Pollok, 
Lesmahagow, R.Albert, Auchinleck, Cumnock, Glenafton, Kilbirnie, 
Shotts, Arthurlie, Whitletts.Vic, Petershill, Winton, Saltcoats, Cambuslang, Girvan ..  19 clubs ..

World Cup Qatar 2022 ..
 European quals. draw - Zurich, 
Mon Dec 7 - 1800, There will be 
ten pots (5x5 and 5x6) .. top  ten countries in P1 .. we are P2 (14).

      Aberdeens.Cup - rd.1 -
Dyce Juniors - Deveronvale
Inverurie.LW - Turriff.United
Banks o`Dee - Buckie.Thistle
q-finals -
BoD/Buckie - Aberdeen
Dyce/Deveronvale - Formartine
Keith - Huntly
Fraserburgh(holder) - ILW/Turriff
s-finals -
Keith/Huntly - Fraserbgh/InverLW/Turriff
Dyce/Dev/Formartn - BoD/Buckie/Abdn

   South Chall. Cup 20-21
see Diary .. postponed fixtures 
yet to be notified ...

Season Archives
Rothie Rovers, a very successful amateur club from Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire, have been accepted
into the North Juniors,  .. as recent North am Cup winners, we think they will do well in the area ... could they do a `Cove Rangers` ... ?

Formartine United 1 Cove Rangers 1 | Formartine United Football ...
Formartine Un, of Pitmedden,
14 miles north of Aberdeen, were expected to be `next big thing` when they left juniors for Highland League 10 years ago .. but hasn`t quite happened .. yet .. though they were runners-up in 2013, 2016 and 2018 .. and lifted five cups .. 6th in 19-20 ..
   Copa Libertadores  ...
last 16 ... Nov 24 - Dec 3
q-finals .......... Dec 8 - 17
semis ....        Jan 5 - 14
Final .. Maracana, Jan 23-30

Copa Sudamericana ..
re-starts October 27 from 2nd
broadly copy UEFA `CL-EL`
with some clubs dropping from Libertadores and a new group stage followed by 16-ko ..
rd.16 - Nov 24 - Dec 3
q-finals ..    . Dec 8-17
semis ....     Jan 5 - 14
Final .. M.Kempes, Jan 23-30

African Champions Lge ..
coming soon .. sem-finals ..from Oct 17, with two clubs from
Morocco .. Raja and Wydad both
in Casablanca .. and two usual suspects Egyptians Al Ahly and big rivals Zamalek .. see diary.

Concacaf League ..
another part copy of uefa EL, this one starts on Oct 20, without
teams from top nations, USA
and Mexico, and guarantees
the six best teams will qualify
for the 2021 Champions League.
full details here .. and in Diary

     South Chall. Cup 19-20
semis now drawn .. no dates.
BSC Glasgow - E.Kilbride
Hill.of.Beath - Dunipace

Carnoustie Panmure on Twitter: ""IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON" SAYS ...
Carnoustie Panmure should be a
bigger club ... backed long-term by
a major housebuilder, whose name
is on their Laing park .. but lack of
a decent `pyramid` solution for the
Tayside area is likely to delay any
new impetus substantially ... also
preventing more competition in our badly organised and weak game ..

Drone footage May 2020
very little sign of movement over the years up north, but Dyce Juniors have now joined Banks o`Dee in the Aberdeenshire FA .. 
Austalia, Qatar to play Copa America 2020; Argentina, Chile to kickstart  tournament
 
 fixtures of the postponed Copa America 2021 in men`s diary ..  competition to be held alongside the postponed England Euro
(11 june - 10 July) in nine grounds
 of Argentina and Colombia .. opening in Monumental, Buenos Aires on June 11 ..the hosts entertaining, neighbours, Chile ..
also Mario Kempes,Cordoba 
.. Unico, La Plata .. Malvinas, Mendoza .. and most northerly 
Unico, Santiago del Estero.
First in Colombia on June 12 is in El Campin, Bogota when the hosts entertain Ecuador .. also 
Olimpico, Cali .. Metropolitano, Barranquilla ..and Aranasio Girardot, Medellin. The final is
in Barranquilla and 3rd/4th p/o 
in Bogota on Sat July 10 ... 
 18 in Argentina, 20 in Colombia 

Europa Conference ..
Final confirmation Scotland get
 five uefa places in 21-22,  two teams starting in 2nd qualifying 
rd of the new competition. The
14th ranking gained by `old firm` 
also means they will both be in Champions qualifying, 2nd and 
3rd rounds, cup-winner going in Europa League, 3rd qual.round ... 
as per the access list here .. 

Scottish Cup - Nov 28
SFA accepted our idea that there should be, straight draw and no replays .. for 105 clubs ..so after two prelims lose 33 minnows, 
rd.1 is 40 inc Lge 2 ..rd.2 is 40 inc.Championship and Lge 1 ..
 rd 3 is 32inc Premiership 12 ..
Clubs may withdraw and still receive a fee.

Welcome To Buckie Thistle Supporters Club 'Supporting The Jags'
One of the better Highland sides,
Buckie Thistle won HFL in 16-17
and got the chance to play-off with East Kilbride for a shot at SPFL ..
but lost 3-4 on agg. in a tousy tie
... while EK lost to Cowdenbeath.
Finished 5th in 19-20 ..

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