South Island League

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Final Table:

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Cashmere Technical 7 6 1 0 20 5 15 19
Nomads 7 4 2 1 23 10 13 14
Ferrymead Bays 7 3 3 1 14 10 4 12
Nelson Suburbs 7 3 1 3 14 10 4 10
Queenstown Rovers 7 3 0 4 14 32 -18 9
Coastal Spirit 7 2 1 4 21 14 7 7
Dunedin Technical 7 1 2 4 11 17 -6 5
Southland United 7 1 0 6 4 23 -19 3

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Stats for the League:

121 goals scored, 53 for home team and 68 for away team at an average of 4.32 goals per game.

52 goals scored in first half and 69 scored after the break.

9 home wins,14 away wins with 5 score draws.

7 penalties, 4 own goals and 11 clean sheets.

Clean sheets - Cashmere Tech 4, Nomads and Suburbs 2 each and Bays, Coastal and Dunedin Tech one each.

Cashmere Tech, Nomads and Bays scored in every round, Coastal and Dunedin Tech six each, Queenstown Rovers 5, Suburbs 4, and Southland Utd 3.

Penalties scored: Cashmere Tech 2,Coastal 2, Nomads 2, Dunedin Tech 1.

Own goals conceded: Suburbs 2, Rovers 1 Southland United 1

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Top scorers for the SFL:

Goals Player Club
10 Byron Heath Nomads
7 Ashley Wellbourn Coastal Spirit
7 Stephen Hoyle Nomads
6 Lyle Matthysen Cashmere Technical
5 Aaron Clapham Cashmere Technical
5 Josh Cartman Queenstown Rovers
5 Eddie Sillars Nelson Suburbs
4 Alistair Rickerby Dunedin Technical
4 Jan Kumar Queenstown Rovers
4 Mark Peers Ferrymead Bays
3 Adam Hewson Queenstown Rovers
3 Haris Zeb Coastal Spirit
3 Juan Chang Ferrymead Bays
3 Liam Hare Coastal Spirit
3 Ryan Stewart Nelson Suburbs
3 Sho Mathieson Ferrymead Bays
3 Tom Schwarz Cashmere Technical
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https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/football/qualification...

Latest update on South Island league - more meetings

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Even if they don't make it the top 3 of the Dunedin League qualify (let's say they just take the 3 teams that are willing to pay and play) they're never going to get around the fact that they aren't going to know the draw until heaps late. With Chch still doing the top 5, the draw will always be up in the air right until the league is cut and dry top 5 bottom 3. It was pretty early enough in 2018 but still... 

I would have thought all of this would be sorted by now. 

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VimFuego wrote:

Even if they don't make it the top 3 of the Dunedin League qualify (let's say they just take the 3 teams that are willing to pay and play) they're never going to get around the fact that they aren't going to know the draw until heaps late. With Chch still doing the top 5, the draw will always be up in the air right until the league is cut and dry top 5 bottom 3. It was pretty early enough in 2018 but still... 

I would have thought all of this would be sorted by now. 

Can any of the clubs in Dunedin actually afford it?

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Noel 76' wrote:

VimFuego wrote:

Even if they don't make it the top 3 of the Dunedin League qualify (let's say they just take the 3 teams that are willing to pay and play) they're never going to get around the fact that they aren't going to know the draw until heaps late. With Chch still doing the top 5, the draw will always be up in the air right until the league is cut and dry top 5 bottom 3. It was pretty early enough in 2018 but still... 

I would have thought all of this would be sorted by now. 

Can any of the clubs in Dunedin actually afford it?

Thats why you should have a format where the fixtures are determined before season starts, have a travel equalisation policy, and negotiate in bulk with the travel providers.  The existing format looks like it was designed by a committee with compromise everywhere.

I'd have an 8 team league/conference in each of the two regions, play each time in your conference twice, and those in the opposing conference once, 22 games in total.  This means you have four away games to the other conference.  This can be done as two weekends away which can be played as double-headers on a Friday night and Sunday afternoon.  A final between two conference winners at end of season, possibly even a final for each conference as well.  Relegation from the bottom of each conference to regional league. If you mandate a reserves team as well, the reserves don't need to play the intra-conference games

Co-ordinate with Air New Zealand as to when there four quietest weekends are so that you get a good rate on airfares and accomodation etc, and arrange fixtures accordingly.  Book flights, accomodation, minivans etc in January.

So you know as a club that if you accept entry into the league that your equalised costs for the season are going to include the equivalent of two weekends away to the other half of the island, as a player you may have to take two half days leave on a Friday, and your liver may take a hit on two weekends. 

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reubee wrote:

Noel 76' wrote:

VimFuego wrote:

Even if they don't make it the top 3 of the Dunedin League qualify (let's say they just take the 3 teams that are willing to pay and play) they're never going to get around the fact that they aren't going to know the draw until heaps late. With Chch still doing the top 5, the draw will always be up in the air right until the league is cut and dry top 5 bottom 3. It was pretty early enough in 2018 but still... 

I would have thought all of this would be sorted by now. 

Can any of the clubs in Dunedin actually afford it?

Thats why you should have a format where the fixtures are determined before season starts, have a travel equalisation policy, and negotiate in bulk with the travel providers.  The existing format looks like it was designed by a committee with compromise everywhere.

I'd have an 8 team league/conference in each of the two regions, play each time in your conference twice, and those in the opposing conference once, 22 games in total.  This means you have four away games to the other conference.  This can be done as two weekends away which can be played as double-headers on a Friday night and Sunday afternoon.  A final between two conference winners at end of season, possibly even a final for each conference as well.  Relegation from the bottom of each conference to regional league. If you mandate a reserves team as well, the reserves don't need to play the intra-conference games

Co-ordinate with Air New Zealand as to when there four quietest weekends are so that you get a good rate on airfares and accomodation etc, and arrange fixtures accordingly.  Book flights, accomodation, minivans etc in January.

So you know as a club that if you accept entry into the league that your equalised costs for the season are going to include the equivalent of two weekends away to the other half of the island, as a player you may have to take two half days leave on a Friday, and your liver may take a hit on two weekends. 

If reports from the early discussions are to be believered that what’s varsity wanted football south to promote but none of the other clubs in the area had any interest. 

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But the complicating factor is that it isn't just Dunedin and Chch. You gotta think about Igill Qtown and Nelson too. Not so easy to pre book everything.

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I highly doubt that a format / proposal supported only by Varsity was going to be good for the league / region. Few clubs in Dunedin have the structures in place and want to spend a bit more time / resources to ensure their best teams are playing in the best competitions available to them. 

Its just so frustrating that issues with the league / season ahead are never sorted well in advance. If Football South want to help clubs save money, and therefore be able to spend more on development etc, then sort out what the season looks like before Christmas. Even a plan or draw for half the season would be better, with the rest sorted before season start. 

When does the Mainland comp start? Football South doesn't usually start until March but if I recall, Mainland had played 5 or so games by then last year..

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The MPL draw is out and 1st game is set down for the 9th of March.

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Delta wrote:

The MPL draw is out and 1st game is set down for the 9th of March.

Hence why we can get through 2 rounds of an 8 team league, plus some CC rounds, before the South Island league starts. 

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Tekkers wrote:

I highly doubt that a format / proposal supported only by Varsity was going to be good for the league / region. Few clubs in Dunedin have the structures in place and want to spend a bit more time / resources to ensure their best teams are playing in the best competitions available to them. 

Its just so frustrating that issues with the league / season ahead are never sorted well in advance. If Football South want to help clubs save money, and therefore be able to spend more on development etc, then sort out what the season looks like before Christmas. Even a plan or draw for half the season would be better, with the rest sorted before season start. 

When does the Mainland comp start? Football South doesn't usually start until March but if I recall, Mainland had played 5 or so games by then last year..

Think the comment was lost in translation, was more angling that there’s not a lot of initiative coming out of the area. Which are the biggest clubs now, assume tech are up there.

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