Archive for January, 2011

Winter Newsletter

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

We handed out our latest newsletter at the Falkirk game. If you didn’t get a copy or weren’t at the game then you can read it below.

Winter newsletter

McLeish and SPL proposals – your opinions still matter!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The SPL’s proposals have changed again, this time to a 10 team SPL1 and a 12 team SPL2, and again it’s completely against the wishes of the fans. We’d like to know what you think of the latest proposals, and also what changes you would like to see to Scottish football. Use the comments section below, or come and see us at the Trust table at Starks Park on any match day!

SPL continue to ignore supporters’ opinions

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Thank you to everyone who completed the Supporters Direct survey over the last few weeks. You’ll have seen that the last few days’ newspapers gave the survey results very prominent coverage (see the links at the bottom of this post for some of the articles, and enjoy our James’ appearance on Reporting Scotland last night!)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the reports of yesterday’s meeting of the SPL clubs suggests that they haven’t taken the slightest notice of what their customers think. Just to recap the results of the survey:

  • 76% of fans would prefer a 16 or 18-club SPL to the proposed ten teams
  • 88% oppose a reduction from 12 to 10 clubs
  • 76% support the idea of play-offs between the top two divisions
  • 92% believe they have not been properly consulted on proposals
  • 87% believe fans should be represented on the SFA
  • 80% agree that fans should have more say in the running of their club

The SPL’s latest announcements fly in the face of public opinion. So we still need to make our voices heard. There are a couple of quick and easy things you can do:

Media coverage:

Huge majority of fans oppose ten-team top flight

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

A good article in today’s Scotland on Sunday (2 January 2011):
Huge majority of fans oppose ten-team top flight, survey reveals