LEAGUE RECONSTRUCTION RESPONSE
Following the news that the Scottish football league will not be restructured Paul Goodwin Head of Supporters Direct Scotland said:
â€œWe are disappointed that the opportunity to reform the Scottish game appears to have stalled. Whilst the majority of fans have consistently wanted larger leagues we believe that the appetite still exists to bring one league body, a better voting structure, better financial distribution throughout all the leagues, more playoffs and a pyramid structure is still there to be negotiated and grasped.
"We believe that the considerable momentum that has been created needs to be maintained. To that effect we would propose that the SPL, SFL and SFA employ mediators to try to find a solution that deliver the critical elements of the current plan. The reasons cited for the lack of progress by both dissenting clubs and many SFL clubs too seems to concern issues raised by their fans. Supporters Direct Scotland is willing to be involved in any form or negotiation and mediation process at local or national level to ensure that this essential restructuring gets back on course.
â€œWe remain committed to working with all fans groups, within our network, to ensure that their views are represented and believe that unless a compromise is found soon then it will have a detrimental effect on the well-being of our game.â€