Welcome to our July Newsletter
Welcome to the latest Scottish Fans Newsletter.
I was sure that the summer of 2013 was going to be a quiet time for everybody involved in Scottish Football. With no World Cup or Euro Championships to distract us the signs were positive that it would be a period of respite.
Of course League Reconstruction certainly changed that and rumbled on into the summer months. The outcome is a starting point for growing the game and with one league body the future direction of the game should be so much easier to shape. I am sure that a pyramid structure will allow for ambitious clubs to prosper with the opportunity to emulate what the likes of Inverness Caley Thistle and Ross County have achieved. The biggest bonus I believe is in protecting those middle clubs that want to remain full time. I really do believe that if we had failed to make a fairer distribution of income then the chances of many of these clubs surviving in their current form would have been pretty low.
Survival and more importantly the hope of bringing their clubs into Community ownership has been the main talking point for Hearts and Dunfermline Athletic fans and our small team have given the entire fans organisation as much help as we could to get the right structures in place. It is of course encouraging that other clubs such as Ayr United and Motherwell are now looking seriously at community ownership model as a long term plan for having a vibrant local football clubs that operates sustainably. I would happily have a discussion with any club and share our experiences.
No doubt much will change in the coming months and I would encourage you to join our network and make your voice heard at what is an important time in Scottish Football.
Enjoy the rest of the summer before the real fun starts in August
Yours in football
Head of Supporters Direct Scotland/Scottish Fans
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