Latest News:

The Fans plans for Scottish Football

By Stomp Admin
April 11 2012

Over the past few years Supporters Direct have ran two surveys and have now collated all the information. It's published on the Supporters Direct website.

The Fans’ Plan calls for:

  • greater competition within Scottish league football structures
  • equal funding for each team in a league
  • support for clubs by central league management to increase the average attendance over a season of 20% by 2016, and achieve an average stadium capacity utilisation of 65% within 10 years
  • two leagues of 16 teams, and a qualifying league of 10
  • re-introducing the League Cup, with a mini-league qualifying format structured on a geographical basis with four teams in each group
  • improved training and professional development for all players including greater use of Modern Apprenticeships and post-career planning
  • the establishment and implementation of a strong club licensing scheme

The full document can be read by Clicking Here

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

The Stomp
The Stomp (IP Logged)

The Fans plans for Scottish Football
11/04/2012 12:24
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Mr Clean.
Mr Clean. (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
11/04/2012 13:51
All good ideas but if our our chairman wont speak to his own fans.......................................................

cowboy (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
11/04/2012 22:42
In div 2 every team bar Brechin has something to play for. Larger leagues may mean more meaningless games at the business end of the season.

Tory Boy
Tory Boy (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
13/04/2012 08:23
Larger leagues seem to work fine throughout the rest of Europe.

Also last year in the Championship in England which I believe I'm right in saying is one of the largest league structures in Europe only had 1 meaningless game on the last day of the season. How many meaningless games are we going to have in our 1st division this season?

kalidonian B
kalidonian B (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
13/04/2012 20:10
Im also in favour of a much larger league. Playing each other 4 times a season is not appealing. I like the idea of a 20 team league, that will give us 38 league games a season and each team will play all the others home and away once each. Like Tory Boy says it works elsewhere so why not here?

Dude love
Dude love (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
13/04/2012 20:48
We should play thistle, Motherwell, Aberdeen, hibs, hearts, rangers and Celtic constantly with zero police presence...................... Ahhhhhhhh dreams

jack d
jack d (IP Logged)

Re: The Fans plans for Scottish Football
14/04/2012 17:27
......think we should go back to two leagues,of 18 and 20.
Plus all gate money should be halved .
Also like in England there should be a "pyramid" setting,with East of Scotland,Highland League and Juniors (if they are interested) playing off against bottom two Clubs in the Lower league. No delays start next season once the "new" Rangers are up and running.
Plus bring back standing terracing .

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing

Airdrie Poll

With Gary Bollans Extension are you buying a season ticket?

See results > Submit >>