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@26 dh1963. Have Rangers in SLP1 actually.Be there soon enough. Strachan prompted the SPL/SFL to be “bold” not “tamper” with reconstruction“.Reward full time clubs who “put up the money, necks on the line”. Priorotise teams attracting thousands (Rangers) ,not a few hundred.However, teams should “always” be promoted/relegated/stay on merit. Like Alloa and Cowdenbeath.
#31I was only having some fun when I mentioned the pyramid. It won't happen. And no, I hope Rangers get to the top league on schedule. The big clubs need to be there, not for the money but for the event, competition and status of the league.#32But what l-term for these 13 clubs who voted against? #30 The SFA will back it.
10 clubs who have a tiny number of supporters want to break away? Tell me, what exactly do these clubs bring to the table other than greed & substandard product?
@29 The SPL proposal gave SFL 2 and 3 effectively no voting rights, passed no extra cash to them as it stopped at SFL 1 and introduced playoffs, which SFL 2 & 3 already have. No wonder they rejected it. The SFL 1 break away to SPL 2 only adds to their benefit as they will share the £2m SPL payout amongst less members.
29 What would a pyramid structure into SPL2 look like? Do you mean from current non-leagues and the 20 clubs left in the SFL can never get in??Or did you mean play-offs into SPL2 to give more clubs a chance to get prmoted into it?Can I assume you hope a "casualty" is Rangers never getting to the top league?
#29. In view of what has happened over the last few months, how can anyone say "have no doubt"? The only certanty is that nothing is certain.
The majority of SFL clubs with rights voted for reconstruction meaning almost 70% support across all clubs. Fair enough really, who could argue with this. If they just bolt on a pyramid structure to the new SPFL that would be nice.In every civil war there are casualties and no one would have wanted it to come to this. Well done the rebel SFL:) #25 The SFA will approve it, have no doubt!
27. As you say they listened to the fans last year but it seems obvious that the fans don't think much of an SPL2 so will they listen to the fans now? No chance, vested interest rules.
@19 If we a re laying myths to bed, let's get this one correct. It was within the consitutional gift of the SPL Chairmen to agree to transfer Rangers membership of the SPL to the new company. Under pressure from the fans they chose not to. Remember last summer they had a vote. So yes they chose to reject Rangers from the SPL if the words "kicked ou" are too emotive.
22. If you want only full-time clubs in SPL1/SPL2 and only part-time clubs in the SFL - which league would you place Rangers in?Are you saying they would need to go part-time, are you saying they would go into SPL2 or are you saying you want that set up so you can laugh at them?I don't know - are Alloa & Cowdenbeath fulltime? They would be in SPL2.
@23. It is the SFA who "have" entry to European competitions. If SPL & SPL2 are in breach of SFA rules and become, in effect, a pirate league, SPL clubs would have no entry to European competitions.
I can't believe anyone would want to join the SPL with its current voting structure. Do the Div 1 teams think they will be treated any better?They will be bullied and dictated to worse than ever. The SFL should stand together to break the SPL and get a better voting system in place.
With the Spl top 3 having entry to European competition, it looks like many clubs are saying bye bye to the chance of European football, shame but you reap what you sow!!
Time to forge ahead with SPL 2, or whatever they want to call it. The tail seems to be wagging the dog at present. To echo Gordon Strachan from a few weeks ago, "full time league for full time clubs". The rest, the Community Clubs, have their place in football, but in their own leagues (regionalised perhaps) per the McLeish Report. Too many teams in our "national leagues",for such a small country.
@19. Agreed. Lay the myth to rest. EUFA & SFA have both confirmed that the holding company applied for liquidation (not yet liquidated by the way) but that the football club was the same entity. End of story.
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