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    Irn Bru Cup

    I see they’ve added 2 Non League English teams. Also as per last season, 12 colt teams from the Premiership. As we’ve done away with the under 21 league, anyone know what age the colt teams will be?

    https://spfl.co.uk/news/article/nati...n-irn-bru-cup/

    https://spfl.co.uk/docs/067_324__irn...1528461631.pdf


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    I didn't like it when they brought in the Welsh and Irish teams, so it's even more nonsensical to invite a couple of English clubs.

    It should be kept as a realistic opportunity for Scottish clubs like Stranraer, Airdrie United or Falkirk to win a cup.
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    I think it's a good edition to the tournament. The Welsh/Irish teams didn't stop the trophy staying in Scotland, so I don't see how English national league teams automatically would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyrie View Post
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    I didn't like it when they brought in the Welsh and Irish teams, so it's even more nonsensical to invite a couple of English clubs.

    It should be kept as a realistic opportunity for Scottish clubs like Stranraer, Airdrie United or Falkirk to win a cup.
    Probably to do with the sponsors wanting their brand extended into England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyrie View Post
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    I didn't like it when they brought in the Welsh and Irish teams, so it's even more nonsensical to invite a couple of English clubs.

    It should be kept as a realistic opportunity for Scottish clubs like Stranraer, Airdrie United or Falkirk to win a cup.

    It is a realistic opportunity for these clubs to win a cup, don't know how the addition of these teams changed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Probably to do with the sponsors wanting their brand extended into England
    Makes sense for Wales and Ireland, although how much attention it will get in England is debatable.

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    It is a realistic opportunity for these clubs to win a cup, don't know how the addition of these teams changed that
    Because the more teams that are in it, the harder its gets. And neither of the beaten semi-finalists last season were Scottish. There could have been a Wales-Northern Ireland final for a "Scottish" trophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    As weve done away with the under 21 league, anyone know what age the colt teams will be?
    It's under-20's.

    Full rules for 17/18 are here - https://spfl.co.uk/docs/067_324__cha...1501603596.pdf

    7.4 In the case of Colt Teams participating in the Competition, Players who qualify as Under20 Players and who would be eligible to Play in the Development League for theClub/club concerned, are eligible to Play in the Competition.

    7.5 A Colt Team shall be permitted, but not obliged, to Play a maximum of two Over AgePlayers in any Match.

    I can't find an equivalent document for 18/19 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyrie View Post
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    Makes sense for Wales and Ireland, although how much attention it will get in England is debatable.



    Because the more teams that are in it, the harder its gets. And neither of the beaten semi-finalists last season were Scottish. There could have been a Wales-Northern Ireland final for a "Scottish" trophy.
    All the Colt teams struggled last year, as it was an under 20 age group. Wonder if its the same this season, if it is we may struggle to get much of a side together for this

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