Scottish Football: A Seven Point Plan

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Adam says:

    Great article, agree with most of it. However, I do think you could get 3 divisions of 16 out of the existing system rather than limiting it to two divisions of 18.

  2. Ringo says:

    8. Put Gavin in charge.

    Good luck with No.7 though.

  3. Cuccir says:

    On 3, the FA had quite a lot of resistance in bringing the various leagues together to finally have a co-ordinated pyramid. Indeed, it was a process that began with the introduction of the Conference in 1979 and only really finished in the mid 2000s. Some leagues were resistant to change (eg the Northern League) but ultimately the FA pulled a bit of weight and – for once – I think this was the right thing to do. It’s not perfect: Durham City’s debacle, which has been reported on this site, is a direct consequence of some of its failings and probably shows why the Northern League was concerned about joining the pyramid; meanwhile, committees have to decide where the geographical split should lie each June. Ultimately, however, it makes for a more interesting and engaging ‘non-league’ system.

    The SFA/SJFA could bring in a full national league system in place, then, but they’d probably have to accept that there would be some whining and resistance.

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