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  1. Can see this going through but with 14/10/10/10 will keep the majority of lower league teams happy, especially the L1 teams who are getting “relegated” in the 14/14/14 set up.
  2. The SPFL seem determined to keep Hearts in the top flight I wonder if there is more to this "donation" from the Hearts supporting benefactor than has been publicly announced, it certainly sounds like a stipulation is that Hearts must be in the Premiership. I can see this passing with a 14 team top league & the current set-up of 3 leagues of 10 below that, too many lower teams currently oppose the 14/14/14 model so the SPFL will amend the proposal to ensure that the teams vote for the 14 team top league.
  3. By the sounds of County along with a host of other clubs will have fairly large reduced squad size for the upcoming season. Are Vigurs, Cowie & Draper all still under contract at the club as have seen no mention of any of those 3 leaving, all are getting on in age & also have all had bad injury records in the last couple of years bit of a risk having all 3 in a more compact squad.
  4. The problem would be the quality of product clubs are able to produce, one man in a stand with a video camera isn't going to attract paying customers or very few anyway. They will also come against the likelihood of the 1430-1700 on a Saturday TV ban being ended, will people pay to watch a Championship or lower live stream when there will be numerous "bigger" games shown at the same time?
  5. Totally agree with the comments regarding the media & SPFL complete disregard of the lower leagues but unfortunately in reality the article is stating facts, lower league teams in Scotland and im including the majority of Championship teams cannot afford to pay 1. players & 2. the necessary testing that are likely to become a legal requirement without the revenue of gate receipts, food & drink etc. The only option to re-start earlier is if clubs are allowed to let fans into the grounds while complying with social distancing regulations which I believe can be done but if they will be allowed to do that or not is a different matter.
  6. The NCL been called as Null & Void for this season, not a good look when they are wanting to join the Pyramid system but as with higher leagues clubs obviously voting with there own interest at heart.
  7. I understand each league have their own governing body & legislation but I still can believe these lower leagues are null & voiding their league's when there is little to no prizemoney involved and higher divisions in this country and around Europe are declaring league winner's etc, I know it means nothing in the grand scheme of things just personally find it very strange. For people more informed than myself what is the main stumbling blocks In the North Juniors wanting to become part of the pyramid as in reality it will affect a handful of teams who could potentially make the step up the majority will still play in the same league's albeit under a different name/governing body and against the same teams they always have.
  8. The L2 teams spouting a 14-14-14 reconstruction are using the very convenient excuse of the potential loss of revenue by adding 2 new clubs, in reality most are scared of the increased standard of teams entering the league therefore increasing the likelihood of relegation in future years and is absolutely nothing to do with diluted prize money. To highlight how bad an excuse this is If you base the costs of having x2 additional teams using this years prize pool, you would need an additional *£80k (circa £40k each to Brora & Kelty, roughly what 10th in L2 received this year) each club would have earned around £2k less this season.
  9. Graham Tatters in todays P&J is dead against any reconstruction due to the current prizemoney pot being diluted with potentially 2 new teams (Brora & Kelty) although I understand his point, there is part of me that thinks this more down to the increased threat of his team facing more competition therefore adding to potentially being relegated at some point in the next few years. Given Elgin's recent form I don't think they have anything to worry about in that regard but with Brora being in the league there would potentially be added competition of signing North based players although Elgin seem to still have a lot of south based players in their current squad and always have had.
  10. Delighted that the HFL is introducing a relegation to the league and it will help to improve the overall standard of the league over the next few years, be it with promoted teams or giving clubs down near the bottom a much needed kick in the a*** my own team included to improve, as we can now no longer rest on our laurels and almost be rewarded for doing so with no threat of relegation.
  11. Have been reading this forum for a while but not posted mainly due to the repeated arguments in the juniors topic of league reconstruction. Being North based I don't have great insight into the Junior setup, what's the general consensus from fans are you happy to have left the Juniors to join the SPFL pyramid system, will the new WOS leagues now follow the rules & regulations of the SPFL or is there still some element of control from SJFA who from stories sound a bit "outdated" to say the least.
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