Hey Guinness, i was just thinking how come there is no cat thread, nice to see a new thread, and that orthers know there are other divison's in the vsml , i would like to say that in cat ,some clubs who have priemer sides , some of the kids that do play are not that great, and don't show really any potential, i can say this as an older player playing in cat, that most of the teams change week in week out, but overall the teams are the same , i have not played against all the div 1 cat teams but in my side we have and most have a priemer side and the players there i think would have trouble making a div 1 team, the idea of a reserve league (or cat) is a good idea, but the people playing in it should get a chance to play with their first team and not stay in this system,the only way they will get better is to play against better players. I feel that at the start of every season , the clubs with cat teams should have a couple of training sessions where every position is available, to give every lad a chance at making first team, you would be surprised at who gets a wake up call on the first team.
Good to see you have a thread to enjoy and hopefully post in... the CAT system in your club may not be working though... we have 4 or more players that could play on many Premier clubs in the league (right now)... as well it is stacked with young talent 15- 20 years old... I do think one of the most important things for a club to run successfully is to utilise this system effectively... Surrey United's seems to be going in the right direction... good luck this year mate.
didn't see much the game , rufc came back from 2-0 down to get a well deserved draw, dcr only had 11 at start, and one came later, richmond lads start slow and gave 2 goals up, one on a penalty, keeper came out and got the ball and player , but hit player up high on the leg , it was a pk, good game, but dcr took off right away , no beer and they didn't seem to be a close bunch of lads , unlike rufc .
I had to leave early to get Xrays on the ankle, but it is disapointing to hear that the lads didn't stick around for a pint. That is very unlike RUFC to miss an occasion to have a wobbly pop. We made up for it though on Sunday at the Ladies game. We even continued to the Animals for a couple.
i thought that both teams fought hard, indo did deserve the win , our inability to play and control an easy ball , which caused us to give up the ball gave indo lots of possesion.
The ref said after the match that indo played an ineligible player, but in the cat system taking points from a team this way doesn't mean much , because there is no promotion or relagation, unless their first team moves up or down, so i can't see why or if they did indo would do that, we will have to wait and see what happens.
You will get the points won't you? Regardless of relegation/promotion how in fcuk do you play an ineligible player when you have two teams to get players from!!
I should think first- what else would you expect from that particular Indo lot.
I wonder what the future of CAT is when clearly the Div.1 non-Cat side attracts the players and teams that want promotion. The good thing about relegation is that it really keeps it interesting for the bottom teams who are fighting to avoid going down.
Maybe a discussion on this topic might be interesting. I know I'd be interested in others' views on the future of CAT without promotion or relegation.
After a late start today (3:30pm) the lads in Red, Black and White breezed through the match to a 6-1 final... controlled the tempo and ball all day...the Bby lot looked well, SHITE!!! and the keeper's performance (put on by HOS) was not top notch stuff... how's the back mate, (picking the ball out of your net all day)
the half time insertion of Notty and Gordon Chin did nothing for you... too bad Steve "elbows" Miller wasn't there to show all that would take notice of his elbow replay... (Dirty Cnut)