Date: 9th April 2020
In light of the SPFL decision asking clubs to vote on the termination of the Championship, League 1 and League 2, we have been inundated with messages from members proposing the best way forward.
The supporters are the key stakeholder for each of our 42 league clubs and we believe that they must have an input on the resolution to the crisis we are currently facing.
Therefore, in the coming days we will be writing to both the SFA and SPFL which we will share publicly.
In addition, we will act to give supporters a collective voice through formally surveying fans in relation to league reconstruction.
In the meantime, the following letter was sent into us by a member detailing their views on league reconstruction:
The current structure has 42 teams in four divisions. The Premiership has 12 teams playing 38 games. The other three leagues have 10 teams playing 36 games. At the bottom of the pyramid are the Highland and Lowland leagues.
The four divisions should be reorganised into three leagues of 16 teams playing 36 games as follows:
Finally, there is the very real possibility that the new season 2020/21 will require to be shortened as a result of the current crisis if football cannot restart until the late autumn (October/November). The revised league structure of 16 team leagues would enable the SPFL to introduce an abbreviated league season of only 30 matches if this was deemed appropriate in its inaugural season.
I hope the above revised league structure does merit serious consideration by the SPFL. As I stated at the outset it ensures that no club in the professional league will be disadvantaged and therefore stands a reasonable chance of obtaining widespread support amongst all of the clubs in the league.
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