You want to know the real social cost of Scottish football’s exclusion from the league structure England and Wales share? It’s the lack of pitches, nets, strips, balls and coaching certifications that the £1bn bounty, promised by the Barclay’s Premier League last night to the grassroots game.
£1bn to the grassroots is a huge sum. It dwarfs what taxpayers can afford and will provide a series of benefits our kids and amateur players are denied.
If we’re part of the UK, we should be part of the UK’s commercial opportunities. Every youth team in the land are excluded because of the actions of a cartel.
What are the SFA doing about it? Nothing. Their plans don’t seem to require world-class youth facilities.