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July 2005


Introducing the FORUM












These days the new season doesn't even wait for the old one to finish. 2004-05's official finale was Brazil's stunning 4-1 victory over Argentina in the Confederations Cup Final on June 29th, eleven days after the Inter-Toto Cup kicked off  season 2005-06! And here at scottishleague.net we don't hang around either.  To celebrate our fourth anniversary this site is going 'live.'

That's right. From now on this site will be open for YOUR contributions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Clicking on the new 'FORUM' buttons at the top and bottom of every page will do precisely that. It will take you into our brand new interactive FORUM. You'll be able to have your say on Scottish football  and see what other site users think about the Scottish game. And that's not all. Our famous SFAQS section is also live in the FORUM. You can ask your questions any time you want and receive answers far faster than you would waiting for the usual weekly update. You can also answer other site users queries yourself.

Just be sure to give the right answer!

While anyone can read comments & questions, only registered users can post contributions. Registration is easy and FREE. All you have to do is click the register button on the FORUM'S main page then click the appropriate part of the next page confirming you have read and understood the forum rules. You will then be asked to enter your details. All you have to provide is a user name, e-mail address and password of your choice. Whether you wish to add any additional details such as location, website, signature etc is entirely up to you. An e-mail will be sent automatically to the address you gave. Once you click on the confirmation in the e-mail, that's it, you're registered and can start to make your own contributions.

The whole process takes less than two minutes.

To return to the regular site's home page either just use your browser's back button or delete everything in the title bar after scottishleague.net and press Enter/Return.

Of course all the regular site features will remain intact. This page and the SFAQS page will continue to be updated with new features and questions throughout the season and newsletter subscribers will keep on receiving regular e-mails informing them of updates.

And, as we always do at the end of the season, you'll notice that many of the club pages have been updated to reflect the ups and downs of the year just gone. Additionally, attendance figures on club pages have also been amended to include more accurate totals received in the past year. All figures for matches from 1961 onwards are now official as opposed to estimated as are many from before that time.

was launched in July 2001 and over the past four years has grown to the extent that it is visited regularly each month by users from around sixty countries. The site is also frequently quoted in the mainstream sporting press both in the UK and overseas. It's been a hard slog at times but worth it to establish a reputation for outspoken comment on the game's present and as an authoritative voice on the past. And this has been achieved without going into hock to commercial interests. This site will continue to maintain full editorial independence. Other than the occasional discreet advert for football-related books, DVDs, videos etc visitors can be assured they can continue to browse this site free from distractions such as pop-ups, 'free' prizes, advice on financial matters or offers of medication to cure any embarrassing physical problems they may or may not have.

That one-paragraph advert for ourselves is the longest you will ever see on this site!

The only difference you will see in the future is that instead of all comments and questions being received and answered via the Webmaster, site visitors will be able to interact with each other via the new FORUM.

It has been undergoing a trial run since the middle of June and many site visitors have already registered and participated. You are cordially invited to join them. Remember, it's Free, it's Fun, it's Football.



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