Comment on Gilt-Edged Justice by nowoldandgrumpy.
Date set for Scottish Premier League vote on shake-up plans
By Alasdair Lamont
All 12 Scottish Premier League clubs will vote on league reconstruction on 15 April.
Eleven votes are required for a move to a structure of two top leagues of 12, which would split into three leagues of eight midway through the season.
Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor says he has reservations, especially in terms of what it would mean for the fans.
He said there are a “few issues still to be resolved”.
MacGregor added: “My concerns are for the fans and 80-85% of what’s there I really believe in: the one league body, the redistribution and more competitiveness.
“But I do feel for the fans who’ve been asked to buy a 22-match season ticket.
“It’s short-changing them and I believe that, long term, if that resolution’s not sorted then it could be the end of people buying season tickets.
“The fan is the most important person; it’s not the club or anything else. I do believe the consideration of what the fans are getting is really important.”
MacGregor’s counterpart at St Mirren, Stewart Gilmour, felt the four-and-a-half hour meeting at Hampden was worthwhile, but could not predict if the proposal would be passed.
He told BBC Scotland: “There was good dialogue and differences in opinion. There’s a long way to go, a lot of tidying up to be done.
“I still think the big thing is once the SFL clubs meet. I’m sure they will have their own opinions.
“If you make a decision to change, it’s best to happen right away but whether we get to that in time, I don’t know.”
On leaving the national stadium, Motherwell director Derek Weir did not wish to reveal any details of the discussions that had taken place, but said the plans for league reconstruction are still on track.
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Charlie Mulgrew @charlie_mulgrew
In my opinion the league is more exciting with old firm games any player in Scotland would agree. I didn’t say they should be let back in
The correct way to make friends
Rovers to Help The Pars….off the pitch!!
Monday March 11th 2013
Raith Rovers face Dunfermline Athletic at Stark’s Park this coming Saturday in the final Fife derby of the season. The match is pay at the gate, and full details of admission prices and other match arrangements will be published later in the week.
Along with the rest of Scottish football the Raith Rovers board has been monitoring the very worrying developments at East End Park. Dunfermline Athletic are, and hopefully always will be, our fiercest sporting rivals…. but they are also our friends, and we would like to offer our friends a helping hand in their hour of need.
We have therefore agreed that, immediately after Saturday’s game, we shall donate part of the gate receipts to the Dunfermline Athletic Steering Group led by Jim Leishman. Stark’s Park’s away (McDermid) Stand can accommodate up to 3,250 fans and Raith Rovers will pay over to Jim’s group the admission money received from the Dunfermline support in excess of 2,000.
Of course we really don’t want our own support to be outnumbered… so this is a call to supporters of both clubs to get themselves, their friends and families along to the derby fixture which we sincerely hope will continue for many years to come.
Seems Charlie is looking for a Council Tax rebate.
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Scottish FA statement / Mr Dave King
Tuesday, 19 May
“In considering the request, the Board of the Scottish FA has sought and received specialist independent legal advice, both in Scotland and South Africa”
Was it LNS they asked for legal advice?
Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
Just noticed this on http://www.lse.co.uk/member-info.asp?page=2&nick=Aquaboo
Do not know how true it is or posters reliability.
Self certified yet in contradiction to Article 10.2 (j) of the SFA articles? We have a meeting on Friday to confirm that we are one of 3 clubs who will submit a complaint to the SFA. The grounds of the complaint are based upon his directorship of the BoD of RFC from 2007 onwards when that Club used tax evasion measures which brought Scottish football into serious disrepute and ultimately led to the liquidiation of a very prominent member of the SFA. As a Director, he would be party to and complicit in the tax evasion. He did not take any actions to stop or inform authorities of the act.
Raith and Alloa will make the complaint formally next week. Our biggies tell us that more will be co-signatories. It was funny……a rabid Rangers bigot predicted it would be Celtic, Dundee united & Hibs the three instigators! More his sad way of thinking than reality!!!
Spot the difference?
just seen this on twitter. If true does that mean they still have to pay the two hotels some money?
Andy Newport @AndyNewportPA · 20h 20 hours ago
Understand that the custom and practice of City law means that meetings at Millennium Gloucester and Grange Tower Bridge hotels will…
.still have to be called. They will immediately by adjourned. The custom of it means there has to be time to physically travel from…
…one venue to the other before the next meeting can be opened, which is why the MG meeting was 10am and GTB was at noon. Also why…
..March 4 might be viewed as too soon for the Ibrox date