Archive for January, 2013

Survey Shows Fans Unconvinced By League Shake-Up

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Our recent survey of Raith Rovers fans has shown that most still need convincing on the radical changes to Scottish football being discussed this week.

The survey of almost 300 Rovers fans showed that less than a quarter of fans support the move to a 12-12-18 set up splitting into three leagues of eight (23%). There was more encouraging news on other aspects of the proposals with the move to one league body and a fairer distribution of money in the game both strongly supported (88% and 98% respectively).

87% of fans didn’t feel adequately consulted by the football authorities.

Commenting on the results, Chairman of the Raith Supporters Trust Alan Russell said “I am hugely encouraged that there is agreement on a move to one league body and a fairer sharing out of money. These are two changes that would benefit both Raith Rovers and Scottish football.

Russell added ‘These results also show that there is a lot of scepticism amongst Rovers fans about the proposed league structure and a degree of frustration around the lack of proper consultation with supporters. The most disappointing thing about this whole debate is that yet again the views of fans seemed to have been ignored.  Over the last few years at Raith Rovers we have made great progress with fans and the club working together and fan representation on the Board of Directors. It is just a shame that the wider football authorities still haven’t woken up to the contribution supporters can make. Football is for fans and if those in charge listen to their views then Scottish football can have a much stronger future”.

You can view the full results here

We want your views on league reconstruction!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Raith Supporters Trust are keen to find out what Rovers fans think of the league reconstruction being proposed by the football authorities. We have put together a short online survey which you can access at the link below.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RRFCfansurvey

The survey should only take five minutes to fill in as it is all tick the box questions and all responses are completely confidential.

We will be using the results to let the RRFC Board know how Rovers fans feel on this important issue.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a Supporters Trust member or not, we are keen to hear from as many Rovers fans as possible so please take the time to fill it in and tell as many fellow fans about it as possible. Your views are extremely important to us.

 

 

League Reconstruction – What Do You Think?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

A press conference was held yesterday at Hampden to announce the latest reconstruction plans. Read the article on the BBC website for more information on the key points:

  • SPL proposal is for a 12-12-18 structure
  • Top two leagues to split into three leagues of eight after 22 matches then play a further seven home and seven away games
  • Leagues will be called Premier Division, Championship and National League
  • Top eight teams to play for title and European places; middle eight to contest promotion and relegation in and out of Premier Division; bottom eight to decide who drops into National League
  • 11 out of 12 SPL clubs need to vote in favour of plans, while the proposal requires approval of 23 out of 30 SFL clubs
  • One league body to replace SPL and SFL

We’re talking with the Raith Rovers board to find out their thoughts on the proposal, and would also like to know the views of as many of our members as possible. Use the comments area here, our Facebook page, or come and talk to us at the Trust table in the south stand on match days.