The death of lower league Scottish football

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by edinburgh_gunner, Aug 18, 2006.

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    Well, lower league football dies today. That twat of a livingston owner Pearse Flynn has shafted lower league teams outwith the 1st division. I hate that shithole of a dump livingston enough as it is, but words cannot describe my contempt for it now. Flynn is only doing this cause Livingston are so crap that they got relegated from the original Self Preservation League.

    This puts my team, Ayr, in exactly the same position as it was a few years ago. When we were in the 1st div it was ourselves and Livingston going for the title. Unfortunatley they were able to clinch the title by a few points, but it was probably due to the fact that our players gave up knowing that they would not be promoted. The SPL has this silly rule for ground requirements, we had to have a 10,000 all seater stadium. Our board applied, it was aproved by South Ayrshire council but blocked by the Executive. Somerset Park is 10,000+ already, but is mainly terracing so we couldn't have gone up. Now, having been relegated (party due to the fact we didn't gain promotion, and spent alot of cash on the squad to get us there and became skint, sold our players and became useless) and trying to get promoted this season, we have to put in around 2,000 seats at Somerset. Somerset is a really old ground and I doubt we'd get the planning permission to get it. Ayr aren't the only team stuck though, plenty of the other teams are nackered.

    SFL and common sense in Scottish football, RIP.
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  3. Bullitt

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    Blimey, I never knew things were that bad.

    Sounds as stupid as when Kiderminster wern't allowed to go up into the football league because their ground wasn't 'up to standsrds'. Ironically, their ground was better then Northamptons, who were reprieved from dropping into the conference in the process.
  4. Well the SPL is run by a bunch of arseholes, it's about time the SFA just said enough is enough, and took charge of all 42 senior clubs in Scotland.
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