Archive for December, 2010

News Round-up from Supporters Direct – 17/12/10

Friday, December 17th, 2010

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McLeish report and SPL proposals – your opinions matter!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Supporters Direct are running a poll to gather the opinions of fans around the country on the recommendations of Henry McLeish and the SPL’s working group. By filling out the survey yourself, and encouraging as many others as you know to do the same, you can help make the survey as representative as possible of fan opinion in Scottish football. Please help.

In the last week, the SPL have made their own proposals for the future of football in Scotland, and this was followed today (Thursday 16th) by the second part of Henry McLeish’s report. We will all have our own views about what each has proposed, but one thing that is clear is that neither has consulted widely and directly with Scottish football fans. As William Gaillard (then UEFA Director of Communications) pointed out at a Supporters Direct Conference in 2009, if we only have players then we only have an amateur game. To have a professional game, there must be fans.

So that the fans voice can be clearly heard, Supporters Direct are conducting a survey seeking views on a number of aspects of the McLeish and SPL recommendations. You can find this at:

Get well soon Ronnie

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Raith fans received the sad news last week that former player Ronnie Coyle’s health has taken a turn for the worse, with his body rejecting the bone marrow transplant he received earlier this year. It was thought that he had beaten leukaemia, but unfortunately that now appears to have been just a half-time lead, and he’ll have to put in a good second half performance to see it off again.

All of our thoughts are with Ronnie and his family at this very difficult time. If you would like to help the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity you can make a donation HERE, and if you would like to show your support to Ronnie you can buy one of our icon t-shirts HERE. The Raith Supporters Trust will donate all profits from the sale of these two t-shirts to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

News Round-up from Supporters Direct – 10/12/10

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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Clyde learn their lessons the hard way

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A good article about the off-field progress Clyde have made despite their on-field difficulties recently. Read it here.

News Round-up from Supporters Direct – 03/12/10

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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