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Don't know if any of you jeep an eye on the local ex junior scene but thats some squad John Gall and Mick Kennedy are putting together at Darvel for their tilt at reaching the Lowland League.

They've certainly ruffled a few feathers amongst the other ex junior league clubs with their signing.....

Guys like Ian McShane (Falkirk), Gavin Mitchell (Queens Park), Liam Caddis (Alloa), Jordan Allan (Stranraer) could all quite easily be playing at the level they dropped down from or higher.

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Bit in the paper today about them holding training sessions at Mar Hall and breaking the lockdown rules regarding contact training. John Gall denying it was an official session despite the manager being present 

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On 6/29/2020 at 10:37 PM, red_dug said:

Plenty going on off the field too. 

A few clubs noses seem to be out of joint. Good. 

Aye it's not like they are just investing in squad. They're investing in ground, youth, community etc. Good on them. 

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They're providing something positive for the people of the valley which has been lacking for well over 20 years.

Crowds will never be huge but there's scope to get people from newmilns and galston on board. Its a great day out at the games and the football is night & day from what it was even 5 years ago.

There's talk of the manager opening one of his Black Rooster takeaways in the town too. Thats the kind of commitment all clubs want to see.

He also made the effort to attend wee Paddys service on Monday with John Gall. Easy to criticise and ask questions but so far I have no reason to doubt they're in it for all the right reasons.

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Follow them on Twitter if you want a laugh .They seem to be the most hated team in non league football and have been caught training .10 player training at Mar Hall and the coach just happens to be there but it wasn't a training session according to the chairman.They have even hired Mark Guidi as there press officer 

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Suppose it was fine when Hurlford, Medda, Buffs etc were all having money poured in from outside?

Talbot are the only ayrshire junior side who are anywhere near self sufficient at a decent level and their reign of success could end now with the changing of the league structure which could see crowds fall and revenue follow if the trophies stop flowing.

Any football club the world over are viewed with suspicion when they suddenly improve, Darvel are no different. It does concern me a wee bit that there could be a long term risk but if its done correctly there should be no issue. 

Maybe a wee bit of credit where it's due instead of the old green eyed monster rearing its head.

 

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