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SPL Go Their Own Way

January 4, 2011

Oh dear! Despite ‘cross-party’ consensus that SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster and his chum Mr McLeish have got their ideas for league reform all wrong, it would appear that the SPL clubs today are going to bulldoze through change anyway.

The long erm effects of any implementation of the SPL proposals could well be catastrophic for clubs like Dumbarton.

As we have mentioned before, the plans congtained within the McLeish report support regionalisation and reserve/B/Colt teams from the likes of Rangers and Celtic (and others too). Just how anyone thinks that long term those ideas would sustain Scottish football is beyond any reasonable way of thinking.

Supporters Direct and supporters trusts are now fully involved in the debate and there are plans for a campaign to try and thwart the SPL’s suggestions.

At the Sonstrust, we are determined that your views are heard via our elected DFC director and would urge you, if you have not already done so to contribute to our consultation exercise by leaving a comment either on this post or on Simon’s excellent article titled ‘The Future of Scottish Football‘.

Your contribution is vital.

Amongst fans consulted via Supporters Direct’s recent survey, there is a clear preference for a larger top league and wider consultation.

Are we going to let the blazers dictate the future of OUR game?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. sonsdiary permalink
    January 4, 2011 7:14 pm

    Until clubs like ours make public statements where they stand in the debate it will be difficult to know what to do next
    If say our board came out in support of this debacle I personally wont be back and will hit them where it hurts
    What is wrong with the SFL running its own leagues
    Any club leaving to join SPL 2 should not have any say in the matter
    I know a few brown envelopes will be cast down for the wee “diddy ” clubs to scramble for and false hope will be given.
    This is a plea to our club DO NOT SUCCUMB

  2. ferncake permalink
    January 4, 2011 11:09 pm

    This is a reasonable point. Is this topic scheduled for discussion at a future DFC Board meeting, with a public policy statement to follow ??

  3. Alan Findlay permalink
    January 5, 2011 10:16 am

    There will certainly be discussion on the subject, Kit, in the DFC boardroom.

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