What chance we see rival SPLs next season?


I wonder if we will see two rival Scottish Premier Leagues next season?  We could see a SPL consistent with the threats made to SFL clubs last week, let’s call it SPL Loyal, with Hibs, KIlmarnock and a few others.  They would sit atop a feeder league containing whoever they could attract from the SFL and Sevco, who due to fan power would be excluded from the top division, no matter how few teams that division had.

Meanwhile a rival SPL could setup, let’s call it SPL Solvent, with Celtic, those from the Gang of 10 who realise they are better-off participating in a league which is likely to survive until next May, along with the teams who last season finished near the top Scottish Football league.

SPL Solvent would make no threats to exclude SFL clubs who were due promotion on merit, and would therefore attract the balance of SFL clubs; which is likely to be the overwhelming majority.  This league would contain the only club with the ability to underwrite the commitments needed to bring broadcasters and commercial partners on-board.  It would also be free of, moral and ethical questions, where clubs are united with their fans on what it means to organise sporting events.

It’s not the worst idea floated in recent weeks.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 29

  1. Lee McCulloch has said he has ‘Sympathy’ for those players who have left Rangers, –



    *but he hasn’t commented on those Rangers that have left the players*

  2. The continual escalation of stupidity from the game’s leaders mean that ideas which only a few months ago would have seemed surreal actually become plausible. Let’s hope this is a dystopian fantasy rather an accurate prediction, Paul!

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    First AGAIN…..DOO DOOO

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    Ooops …..where did you all come from..?

  5. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Listenin to the ole Shortbread the other day and Paul Mitchell was introduced as ‘football commentator and Kirk Elder’.



    Luckily I was listening in the kitchen and there was plenty of tinfoil.

  6. Whilst we are making leagues what about one for Sevco on its own playing nobody oop is that happening already?

  7. The Honest Cover-up on

    What a farce this is becoming. How difficult can it be for authorities to apply the rules! Newco applies to join div 3. That’s what the fans/ customers want. That’s what most member clubs want. It’s written in black in white. Just bloody do it!

  8. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    So Paul67 – exactly who is in each camp?



    ….and how much longer can Donkey Doncaster survive?

  9. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    A drowning man can struggle so hard there is real danger he can drag his rescuer down with him.

  10. saltires en sevilla on




    For some time now Have been thinking along the lines of parallel leagues



    Where has this idea been discussed?



    One league would not be licensed by FIFA



    But which one?




  11. Hi Paul,



    Sound plan, don’t think the Hibees would be too happy with the thought of SPL Loyal,maybe they should have a word if they don’tl like what Mr Petrie is dishing up.



    Hail! Hail!

  12. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Hi All.



    Have Celtic said anything yet or even looked out the windae?

  13. Re: Solvent Abuse



    I remember reading a few years ago about a craze that had started in Dundee. Young folk were climbing the poles of street lights to smash them and inhale the intoxicating fumes they gave off.



    Much like Rangers, with their No One likes Us outlook, the consequences of this approach were not fully foreseen. :-)

  14. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    Now you are talking Paul.



    Now what should we cal lit?



    The SPEL The Scottish Premier Ethical League?



    The SEPL The Scottish Ethical Premier League?






    The ESPL The Ethical Scottish Premier League.?



    A league like a club with an ethos, in football???



    it will never catch on




    or will it? hmmmmmmmmmmmm



    Sky should be going through hoops (like it?) to be associated with such a product.

  15. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    I hope we win the Champions League this coming season.



    What a GIRUYYFH that would be.



    Bring it on!!

  16. First job of the new ethical league, methinks, would be buying a desert island and going forth and multiplying. That is the only way I see it escaping from the corruption. Remember, the self-interest concept is definitely not limited to ‘Bonny Wee Scotland’. The predatory fish in the UEFA and FIFA seas are far more voracious than those in our tiny footballing ‘community’.



    H H

  17. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    So thats what broon was on the other night?? “ma daughters urr gettin texus” Ill remember that for ever!!!

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 29