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 League reconstruction
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Thu 24 Jun 19:59

SPFL clubs to meet tomorrow to discuss league reconstruction proposals which - if backed - would see Old Firm colts being admitted to League 2 the season after next.
Plans would also see Championship expanded to 12 clubs for season 2022/2023. Winners of Highland and Lowland League added to set-up from 23/24 and again for 24/25 making new set up 48 clubs 12-12-12-12

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 09:02

How many times does this have to be voted down before they take the hint?

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 09:27

We need to stop letting the big two use league reconstruction as a way to bribe the wee clubs into giving them what they want.

Scottish football deserves better than that.


"Who you are and what you feel comes not just from inside you, but from where you are in the power structure"
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 16:54

Whatever they want they get, the SFA will keep going until the bigot bros get what they want.

There is no competition for them in scotland

Scottish football would be nothing without them

Every football fan in Scotland secretly supports 1 of them.

Above are just a couple of things I'm fed up hearing. IMHO If they arnt happy they can GTF. We all know England don't want them, the European super league don't want them,
The solution is simple.... let them join the Northern Ireland football league, both sets of fans love the place , they sing about every match they are involved in

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 16:58

Quote:

kelty_par, Fri 25 Jun 09:02

How many times does this have to be voted down before they take the hint?


Was just about to say the same thing. Thought this was dead an buried.
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 17:08

Would really miff me off if this was ever approved.
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Fri 25 Jun 18:06

We need our representative chairmen to Carpe Diem and not only dismiss this proposal outright but to "insist" on league reconstruction.

A bold statement is needed.

League reconstruction is necessary to support Scottish football in the longer term - not a bargaining chip for the greedy to toss at us in a disrespectful manner.

By using league reconstruction as a bargaining chip they are already admitting that league reconstruction is necessary.

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 08:05

All of these plans seem to miss on the expansion of the top league, it’s fingers in ears and la la la whenever that is mentioned but they have a mission to get their own way in getting their kids teams admitted to the league

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: dafc  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 10:34

Not sure why clubs and fans always seem opposed to this idea when raised in Scotland.
It works in other European countries, the Czech Republic and Croatia the two teams which beat us in the euros have some clubs with a 2nd team in the lower leagues. Holland and Spain amongst others too. Some of the worlds best players have played in 2nd teams at some point. The current Dutch and Spanish squads littered with players who’ve played in 2nd teams.

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 10:56

Probably because Rangers and Celtic already have too much control in the Scottish leagues.

Rather than having B teams in the leagues, perhaps they should continue to farm out young talent on loan to lower league sides?

The Netherlands is a completely different culture to Scotland. Far more active.
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 11:41

DAFC in answer to your question, it all boils down to trust - we simply don't trust the old firm to act in any good faith other than their own.

They have far too much dominance in the Scottish leagues and now want to use that dominance to influence the lower leagues to again gain more dominance.

This only benefits them and not Scottish football.

We should be looking to create more competition, not stiffling it.

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 12:34

This only works in these other leagues because the Croats, Czechs and Dutch all base their systems on two top leagues with the leagues below either regoinalised or in the Dutch case amateur.

Scotland in this case should have 2 leagues comprising a total of 30 teams with a pyramid system of regional divisions below it.

But and the this is the biggest but and obstacle to it all is that the majority of clubs ( more specifically their owners) are full of self interest and in no way is this a apology for the big 2 and their bully tactics , unfortunately they are definitely not the only ones .
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 13:14

I’d actually be for a couple of B teams being allowed in as long as it’s not the Bigot Brothers - perhaps Aberdeen and Hibs. Of course this would mean they would not be allowed to be promoted.

We do need something in this country to level up the playing field a bit. The game is pretty dire when only one of two clubs can realistically win the league. When only 2 teams can spend on a single player what the rest of the league can’t even spend on their squad.

With rising entrance prices and realistically nothing to play for for most teams it’s not surprising the game is struggling.

The governing bodies don’t help either with their obvious bias towards the West Coast. Do we spend Multi Millions doing up Hampden or move to Murrayfield? And again with the Euros they had the chance to put forward Murrayfield as the Scottish venue but decided Hampden was for them despite the fact 11k more fans could have been allowed into Murrayfield.

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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 14:14

I'd actually be quite in favour of B Teams being allowed in the Pyramid as long as they can't progress any further than the third tier.
I think what puts me off when this is raised is that it is usually Celtic and sevco putting forward the proposal, and there is always the fear for me that they will use that to try and wangle their way into England or somekind of Atlantic league, while keeping a side here.
If we think about it from the point of view of Scottish footballs future, it would definitely help young players development if they were regularly playing competitive football against men by the time they were 17 or 18, rather than in youth leagues.
Colt Teams should be allowed in, it may be even the case we run a side in the East of Scotland League.
I think players at that level would like to be playing against a reserve side for Hearts or Hibs etc, and would bring in a bit of interest to those leagues, perhaps increased crowds and sponsorship.
The plus side for the big teams is that they can have a B side playing in the same style as the first team play, so they are preparing their players to step up. When you look at a player like Lewis Mayo, they can coach and play him in exactly the position they want him for in the future, rather than loan him out and have him playing in midfield.
They also need to have a think about opening up the bottle neck at the bottom of the SPFL to let the ambitious clubs below fulfill their potential
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 Re: League reconstruction
Topic Originator: evo!  
Date:   Sat 26 Jun 14:57

I`ve got a fair compromise..let them in to the lower league`s and make the league`s bigger..20 teams etc playing meaning play each other twice I stead of 4..but 2 rangers and 2 Celtics equal 4 games a season..which is what TV wants.. .that seems fair.

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