Jump to content

Celtic and Rangers B Teams in League Two?


falski

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, FairWeatherFan said:

Ian Maxwell: "The Scottish FA will oversee a discussion in parallel to propose and implement a long-term plan with the objectives of optimising the pyramid"

Thomas Brown: "Importantly we now look forward to working with the Scottish FA, the SPFL and our friends in the pyramid to create some new solutions to some existing challenges which will provide a bright future at all levels of our game."

Neil Doncaster: "The SPFL will commit our energies to a process that will explore options and, hopefully, allow us to move forward various aspects of our game for the benefit of our 42 member clubs and Scottish football as a whole."

Couple of weeks go by

SPFL: Remember SPFL3 with B teams/Highland/Lowland teams?

https://www.footballscotland.co.uk/spfl/spfl-reconstruction-faces-league-two-24338553

😆 My goodness, what an attractive prospect!

Very funny that they still keep falling for this, as if the SPFL will ever negotiate revised relegation/reconstruction plans while colt teams remain in Tier 5.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, RossBFaeDundee said:

😆 My goodness, what an attractive prospect!

Very funny that they still keep falling for this, as if the SPFL will ever negotiate revised relegation/reconstruction plans while colt teams remain in Tier 5.

As if SPFL 2 teams would ever negotiate reconstruction plans full stop. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

As if SPFL 2 teams would ever negotiate reconstruction plans full stop. 

SPFL2 would be quite happy to have another national league to fall into with decent financial support before dropping into regional football. 

Every attempt at this though as involved the inclusion of colts. 

You may have failed to notice a couple of full time kids teams in the pyramid squeezed out all but one team in the Lowland. 

They ain't scared of "ambitious" clubs in the same way the Lowland are. 

Its a dozen full time B teams hoovering up secondary sponsors. The player pool being diluted from fewer pro-youth releases and loan deals. All pushing part time teams further down in relative obscurity. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

SPFL2 would be quite happy to have another national league to fall into with decent financial support before dropping into regional football. 

Every attempt at this though as involved the inclusion of colts. 

You may have failed to notice a couple of full time kids teams in the pyramid squeezed out all but one team in the Lowland. 

They ain't scared of "ambitious" clubs in the same way the Lowland are. 

Its a dozen full time B teams hoovering up secondary sponsors. The player pool being diluted from fewer pro-youth releases and loan deals. All pushing part time teams further down in relative obscurity. 

 

They hide behind the Colts excuse because it suits them, wasn’t it Iain McMenemy who wanted a total block on relegation for years because of Covid?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The whole reconstruction thing is a red herring IMO, those eight clubs in the LL voted in favour because they wanted to squeeze whatever they could out of the OF and to a lesser extent, Hearts - whether that’s a small increase of fans to their games or the whole shaking hands in the boardroom with the guy in the club tie. The likes of Cumbernauld Colts, OG Broomhill, Stirling Uni or Gretna are never going up the way in the league system anyway so they’re not bothered about promotion out of the LL.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

They hide behind the Colts excuse because it suits them, wasn’t it Iain McMenemy who wanted a total block on relegation for years because of Covid?


I disagreed with the notion at the time, but it was part of a reconstruction proposal which would have seen teams added to the SPFL every year for three years, sadly including some colt sides. That sort of blows out of the water your suggestion that they would never vote for any sort of reconstruction.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

They hide behind the Colts excuse because it suits them, wasn’t it Iain McMenemy who wanted a total block on relegation for years because of Covid?

Relegation into the HL/LL. It wasn't about adding another national league. 

Ask SPFL2 clubs about adding SPFL3 with no Colts in the pyramid and the same playoff format as exists within the SPFL lower divisions. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, craigkillie said:


I disagreed with the notion at the time, but it was part of a reconstruction proposal which would have seen teams added to the SPFL every year for three years, sadly including some colt sides. That sort of blows out of the water your suggestion that they would never vote for any sort of reconstruction.

I would disagree, they have never really entertained the notion, regardless of circumstances.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

I would disagree, they have never really entertained the notion, regardless of circumstances.


And yet about 15 minutes ago you seemed to think they did entertain the notion?

  

18 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

They hide behind the Colts excuse because it suits them, wasn’t it Iain McMenemy who wanted a total block on relegation for years because of Covid?

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

Either he wanted to block relegation (as part of a reconstruction plan) or he didn't. Which is it?

I think you are misreading this, my point is that their general attitude towards it is negative, there is always an excuse.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Perhaps the review should have started with tier 5 downwards.  Every man and their dug knows the League Two clubs are not going to entertain change if it includes B teams, and by including the SPFL in the discussions (or trying to), they're deliberately trying to make it fail.

False promises.

Edited by Burnieman
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

I think you are misreading this, my point is that their general attitude towards it is negative, there is always an excuse.

Regardless of another league spfl3 without the colts.the spfl 1 and 2 clubs will vote no because that would dilute the payments they receive from the spfl and the sfa.both spfl 1&2 have a monthly zoom meeting among themselves to discuss various topics.it use to be ken ferguson of brechin who was their spokesman.its  now the stenny chairman.the colts bit is just a red herring, get use to it they just don't want change they've just witnessed 3 of their number relegated and the 3 have never got back up at the first attempt lets see how cowdenbeth do this new term.imo nothing will change once the colts leave after this season.until at least another 2 or 3 get relegated and that will give approx 7 ex spfl clubs in the LL the others will have no option but to go for it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If the SPFL, ideally, want tier 5 to be a "national" conference and the majority of clubs below would prefer a three way regional split* (like the Juniors once had) would that no be pretty easy to do? National league at tier 5 then North, East and West below? 

*This was said to be the preference a while ago anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...