Winstobronx, I represent a brand new team from Toonie with ages spanning 51 - 17. I myself have come out of the retirement village (O45's) to do battle with the young ones , yes I'm still receiving counseling over my decision. I think with the inclusion of SL and what looks like a totally different bunch of sides, when compared to equivalent Senior 7's comp of last year, this comp will be interesting to say the least. Anyway I'm looking forward to a very different year to my last especially playing against Winsto.
Hey guys i play for one of the pendo teams. not sure what colour we are and i dont know who the other pendo team is either. We won sen 10s last yr. And have played against Bronx team a few times over the last couple of years.
Post by winstobronx on Apr 4, 2012 21:39:24 GMT 10
My understanding is Senior 9's is a similar standard to last years senior 9's (us and the Winsto Blks both played Sen 9's last year and Bobo's Pendle Hill won Sen 10's so have been promoted), Senior 10's is made up of new teams from last years u/21's and some u/18's who have ppl on their team older than 21 (hence couldn't enter u/21), making Sen 11's equivalent to last years 10's (a different Pendo team from last years 10's are in there despite finishing mid-table as well as the bottom ranked teams from 2011 sen 9's). Senior 8's is equivalent to last years senior 7's/8's (the winsto team that won sen 8's is in there plus the RSL and St michael's teams that finished 1st and second in sen 9's).
It's all a bit all-over the shop and I had reservations that in this revamped structure we had been put in a division that would be beyond us, but I spoke to someone who was on the grading committee and he assured me that this years Senior 9's should be of the same standard as last years.
Don't know about that bronx.. My understanding is similar to merv... and part of yours.... My thoughts are similar to merv (although once you get down there the divisions are pretty much all the same anyway)....
With PL and SL becoming divisions 1-4, and taking into account teams from last years Seniors 1 and 2 are probably making up the SL divisions, decreasing 2 divisions should roughly be the same standard. My understanding is that you are correct that AAM 10 is an extra division from U18/21 teams, placed between last years divisions 7 and 8.
This equating roughly to Senior 7 = AAM9, Senior 8 = AAM11 (due to above added AAM 10 from U18/21 pushing them down an extra division) and therefore Senior 9 = AAM12. Not sure why the team that won Sen 8 and the two top from Sen 9 would be in the same division. Assuming they all go up one they should still be one division different, which is why I think those teams more reflect what would be AAM11, not AAM9. Sen 10 to AAM9 certainly seems like a fair leap!
Demonski, having come from where I have come I have no idea of the quality that was Senior 7, added to that I'm part of an un tested squad who won their first trial 4-0 against a AAM7 Roselea squad only to be beaten 2-1 by a AAM10 Rydalmere squad (even though we missed the back of the net 20 thousand times). All this makes for a exciting year as every first half of the season game will an unknown, I can only hope that teams have not been miss graded and become the flogging boys of the comp, including us.
bobo6, i agree with moneyman you guys were trophie hunting last year but will get found out this year in the AAM9's because unlike the 10's last year you wont be able to win many games by "just giving the ball to your striker" who is the only player in your team that would make it in any other team in this league. have a fun season and hopefully we will see you back hunting for trophies next year in the 13's or 12's...