Glasgow Cup action
Action from the 2011-12 Final.
Photo courtesy Ian Cairns.
City of Glasgow Cup:
2011-12 Competition format
Because of the support and commitment offered by all five of Glasgow’s clubs, the tournament from season 2010-11 is no longer a knockout competition. Instead, the u17 tournament is played in a ‘round robin’ format with the two highest placed teams competing in the Glasgow Cup Final at the specified venue in April or May.
This represents 10 rounds of fixtures.
The Glasgow FA Cup
1. The Cup shall be called the “City of Glasgow Cup.”
2. The President and the Treasurer of the Association shall be, for all intents and purposes, the legal owners of the trophy, in trust for the Association.
3. The competition will be played annually in accordance with the laws of the game.
All clubs in membership of the Glasgow Football Association shall be eligible to compete for the trophy.
Each club wishing to participate in the Competition for the ensuing season shall notify the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association in writing, no later than the 31st day of May in each year.
The competition will be played on a league basis, with each club meeting each opponent on a home and away basis during the 2011/12 season, giving a total of eight league games for each club. The Final Tie will be contested by the top two teams in the league table at the end of all 40 ties. Should any of the top three clubs have the same points total, the club with the better goal difference shall go through to the final. Should the clubs concerned have an identical goal difference, the team with the most goals scored in all league matches will qualify for the final
In the event of the final tie, being level after 90 minutes, the winner will be ascertained by the taking of penalty kicks in accordance with FIFA regulations.
The Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association will arrange the respective fixtures list and the matches must be played within the dates stipulated by the Committee.
The home venues for each of the competing clubs and advised to the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association prior to the commencement of the competition.
8. Eligibility of Players
(a) Only those players who have not yet reached the age of 16 years prior to the first day of January in the year of the Competition will be eligible to take part in the Competition ie, born after the 1st January 1995.
(b) To take part in the competition, a player need not be registered for the Club he represents.
(c) A maximum of three substitutes can be used from a total of seven players named on the team lines.
9 Team Lines
(a) Not later than 45 minutes before the start of a match, each club shall hand to the referee a list and to its opponent a duplicate, both of which shall be signed by an accredited official of the Club. Names, addresses and dates of birth of the players must be included on this form which will be provided by the Glasgow Football Association
(b) Within three days of the match, the referee shall send to the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association the lists that were handed to him by the competing clubs.
(c) The Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association shall keep a register of names of all players who take part in the competition.
10 Club Colours
In each match, if the colours of the competing clubs are similar, the away club shall change and play in distinctive colours.
11 Match Officials Fees
These will be paid to the match officials by the home club/s on the day of the match and a claim then submitted to the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association for re-imbursement.
12 Appointment of Referee and Referee Assistants
Match officials will be appointed by the Scottish Football Association via the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association.
13 Disagreement on the Date of a Match
If two clubs are unable to reach agreement on the date on which to play, the matter will be referred to the Secretary of the Glasgow Football Association who, in conjunction with the Committee, adjudicate and whose decision shall be final and binding.
14 Condition of Ground
In any match, if there is reason to believe that it may not be in a condition for play, the Secretary shall, at the request of either Competing Club, appoint an official to inspect the ground. The official’s decision shall be binding.
15 Abandoned Matches
In the event of any tie in the competition being subject to abandonment for any reason, the Committee shall have full power to make a decision as to what action should be taken.
16 Presentation and Awards
The Committee shall present to the winners of the Final Tie, the Glasgow Football Association Challenge Cup which they shall hold for one year. The players in the final tie will be presented with medals, as will the match officials.
17 Alterations to the Rules
The Committee shall have the power to alter or add to the above rules as they, from time to time, may deem expedient provided they do not alter any rule adopted at the Annual General Meeting.
Any matters not provided for in these rules shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Committee and upon any question of interpretation of these rules, the decision of the Committee shall be final and binding.
|Final table at 5 April 2012|
|FIXTURES & RESULTS, 2011-12|
|To be played by / Date||No fixture / Venue|
|24 Aug||Celtic||6||Partick Thistle||0|
|24 Aug||Queen's Park||6||Clyde||2|
|14 Sep||Partick Thistle||2||Queen's Park||1|
|9 Oct||Clyde||2||Partick Thistle||1|
|9 Nov||Rangers||3||Queen's Park||2|
|Round 4||Queen's Park|
|31 Jan||Rangers||12||Partick Thistle||1|
|Round 5||Partick Thistle|
|29 Nov||Celtic||2||Queen's Park||1|
|12 Mar||Partick Thistle||0||Celtic||6|
|3 Apr||Clyde||0||Queen's Park||2|
|9 Dec||Queen's Park||3||Partick Thistle||2|
|4 Apr||Partick Thistle||5||Clyde||0|
|19 Mar||Queen's Park||3||Rangers||0|
|Round 9||Queen's Park|
|7 Mar||Partick Thistle||0||Rangers||2|
|Round 10||Partick Thistle|
|3 Apr||Queen's Park||1||Celtic||4|
|16 April||Rangers||1||Celtic||1||Rangers win 4-2