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21 Feb 2018 20:53:59
is it time yet again for a league revamp? maybe going down to 3 divisions of 18, 12 and 12 with the two lower leagues playing three times, the third matches to bed rawn like the cup draw to decide which team is at home and a new rule that eliminates plastic pitches from the premier division? just thinking out loud, any better thoughts out there?

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21 Feb 2018 22:08:46
Probably but any TV deal in the future is far more lucrative if we have 4 old firm games rather than 2.
Personally I believe teams playing each other 4 or more times a season (cups) is far too much. Add to that clubs having the old firms traveling support visiting twice rather than 4 times and it would unlikely to receive support from most SPL clubs.

Having said that I would like to see a 16/ 18 team top league and I believe we have enough clubs to support it but only just.

21 Feb 2018 23:47:27
Totally agree with that Only a game. Like you say, unfortunately, it's highly unlikely. In the long run I think it could be good for the Scottish game with the bigger teams being able to blood more youngsters in certain games and weaker teams being forced to expose more youngsters against the top pros due to finances.

You might get the odd giant killing and imo would also make certain derbies mean more, especially in the cup. Agree about grass pitches only in top league ritchie2. Some clever b£stard needs to come up with a cheap way of putting roofs on to these stadiums!

22 Feb 2018 08:08:38
hope hamilton go down this season shambles of a team with a 800 home support and a pitch that should be banned from profesional football not doing the scottish game any favours

22 Feb 2018 08:16:02
Only a game

Spot on the tv deal has to include 4 old firm games and if you take 2 away then it’s likely they will offer even less money.

22 Feb 2018 12:53:06
Read somewhere that viewing figures for old firm game has dropped.

22 Feb 2018 14:02:45

Yeah they have and quite considerably however it’s still the best viewed Scottish game and only having 2 would mean less money.

22 Feb 2018 14:27:26
The league won't work if we exspand it and only play each other twice like what has been mentioned with the four old firm games and the sky deal And then there is the fact that the current system helps the smaller sides in the league financially as four or even 3games against the oldfirm also the likes of Aberdeen hearts hibs exc so if you have more teams in the league and reduce it to playing each other twice then instead of another trip to ibrox or Celtic at home again the likes of Hamilton will play Falkirk ross county instead that week so that will have a nagative impact financially all round.

22 Feb 2018 14:48:31
Current system is rubbish although it has given us some amazing days, i think we won 4 helicopter Sundays, home to Dunfermline, Away at Dundee Utd, Hibs and Kilmarnock. i think they either need to go 10 teams where everyone plays each other 4 times or expand to 16/ 18 and everyone play each other twice. the latter would make the whole league more competitive imo.

22 Feb 2018 15:20:08
A daft draw for the 3rd game to play at home is the daftest thing I have read since Celtic beating Aberdeen will be a doing us a favour. that's up there with the split. Why not just promote the 6 best junior sides giving us 48 teams. 3 leagues of 16, play each other twice at 32 games.

Thus promoting less fixture congestion, incorporating a longer winter break as let's be honest there are more fixture postponements after the winter break due to weather. The only problem would be sky, they like the 4 old firm games. It does get boring playing the same teams 4 times per season. But yes ban these plastic pitches, absolute joke. No one is investing in our game just now so revamping it surely can't make it any worse.

In the Premier League 1st, Champions League, 2nd European Cup 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, play off for the Euro cup slot. Maybe give a Euro slot back to the League cup. Not sure how many Euro places we get but something along those lines. Spice it up a bit. You can't play 3 times or 4 times a season its an eye sore. But then again the vultures that put us down will be up in arms cause they won't have their two cash making home games against us.



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